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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

981 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 57
Gots: 73 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of German and Bohemian Pils love. German hops all the way. Sehr mean "very" in German. AKA - "The Crisp"

(Beer added by: confer on 10-30-2010)
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BB1313

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

Best by May 9, 2015. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. This was a gusher, but didn't affect the experience. Pours a pale yellow with a small white head that leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of sweet pilsener malts. Lots of citrus notes. I will say there is a nice hop presence in the aromas and flavors. Some pear in the mix as well. The flavors are great. There's definitely a hop bite to this one, but still remains true to the style. Maybe some black pepper in the mix as well, but it's really not spicy. It's extremely clean and refreshing. The mouthfeel is very nice. It's light with a solid body to it. The carbonation is active and it's very smooth. This is an extremely drinkable brew. It's perfect for the warm weather, but will hit the spot during any season.

I'm pretty much blown away. This is definitely my favorite beer I've had from Sixpoint. I'm disappointed that it took me so long to try this. Awesome stuff. Highly recommended.

08-03-2014 18:33:36 | More by BB1313
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Appearance: A touch darker than your adjunct pilsner, it's crowned by a fairly fluffy head. Good head retention.

Smell: Hops, some biscuit malt, and a little bit of skunkiness that you're going to expect from a German-style pilsner.

Taste: Fresh, ultra-dry hops and a touch of malt. This isn't my favorite style by any means, but this beer tastes refreshing with its floral flavors.

Mouthfeel: Near perfect, the beer truly is crisp without being overcarbonated. It's sessionable despite being flavorful.

Overall: Absolutely the best pilsner I've had and likely to please the IPA fans who are normally wary of malty lagers or pilsners.

07-19-2014 17:26:41 | More by DeFaz
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hopflyer

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +10.5%

Best by 5/8/15

Pours light straw colored yellow. Minimal head. Somewhat hazy

lemongrass and spice in the nose. A hint of lime. Somewhat farmhouse smell.

taste is grassy with the hint of lime picked up in the nose. A touch of bitterness and rounded out with a bit of a sweet green tea taste. A bit of American citrusy hops become somewhat apparent halfway thru.

Light bodied as expected with moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, dry, and really clean finish.

Kind of new to this style but I really like this one. Works great in these hot humid summer days. a lot of flavor packed in to this beer but maintains a light refreshing body. Well done once again by the boys from Sixpoint. Seek this one out!

07-16-2014 01:37:38 | More by hopflyer
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +14.9%

Can with a best before date of May 2015 (drinking in July 2014).

Beer has a typical pilsner head. Beer has a wonderful aroma of hops. Strange because they actually smell more like American IPA hops vs. the usual European Noble variety. The taste is excellent for a pilsner. Very hop forward with maltiness balance. A little over hopped perhaps but a tad more balanced than say, Prima. Overall I thought this was one of the better pilsners out there and a high quality brew from SixPoint.

07-14-2014 21:46:30 | More by bubseymour
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SteveB24

New York

4.69/5  rDev +20.3%

appearance; color is a very clear, pale gold. pours a finger of white head that quickly settles into spotted lacing. a slow, steady stream of bubbles constantly rise to the surface of the beer.

smell; very clean. smooth yeast, kick of floral hops.

taste; clean, yeast flavor, bread, hint of malt sweetness, nice punch of citrus and earthy hop notes.]

mouthfeel; very crisp, light body,medium carbonation. very slight amount of dryness before leaving quite a juicy feel in the mouth.

overall; the perfect american pilsner.

06-12-2014 01:56:12 | More by SteveB24
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Mises85

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%

Appearance: orange hazy with 1 finger head.

Smell: Belgian ale esque, hoppy, lemon, seltzer.

Taste: Thick, lemony, cracker like, grassy hops, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: quite effervescent and very silky.

It was a good pilsner and definitely one of the better ones I have had. Would definitely drink this again.

04-25-2014 22:44:16 | More by Mises85
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +11%

16oz tall boy w/ a best before date on the bottom. Poured half into the glass for look and smell.

LOOK: Mildly hazed golden glow when put up to the light, thin but very sturdy lacing.

SMELL: Fresh cut hay, lemongrass, hop spice, bready, clean, yeast, hop oil

TASTE: Deep crispness, semi-puckering, bitter, grassy, herbal, faint lemon rind, grainy, bready, dry finish

In the fast paced craft beer movement lagers have been trying to catch up, Crisp is proof that things are turning around and gives a better view of what a modern lager can be ... taking from old while brewing from new minds.

02-09-2012 01:55:20 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Bight golden, lively, with a creamy white foam head. Nose is very delicate with soft bready malt and floral hop aromas, and a hint of hard-boiled egg. Prickly carbonation up front. And, like its name suggests, this is one crisp--"very crisp"--beer. Nice bite of herbal and pith, with a quick snap of dry bitterness, and suggestions of mint and green wood. It eventually yields to a smooth, but firm, body. Malt character is expectedly light. Touch of honey and a complementary biscuity note that pairs well with the beer's crispness, and adds more depth to the overall dryness of the beer. Very quenching, more-ish and insanely drinkable. One of our favorite Sixpoint offerings to date. Tastes like a fresh import. Zwei Maß Crisp, bitte!

04-07-2011 00:34:19 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Redbud13


4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-20-2014 22:59:21 | More by Redbud13
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Feel_the_Darkness

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-20-2014 01:34:16 | More by Feel_the_Darkness
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awillick

New York

4.44/5  rDev +13.8%

08-19-2014 23:37:54 | More by awillick
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Alphonse


4.68/5  rDev +20%

08-19-2014 12:27:34 | More by Alphonse
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victorylow


4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

08-19-2014 02:07:54 | More by victorylow
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scinnh

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

08-18-2014 23:44:19 | More by scinnh
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Stevieboi


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-18-2014 11:20:40 | More by Stevieboi
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

A-nice golden color with a tall white head and decent lacing

S-bready malt, floral, little citrus, pine

T-bready malt, floral, little yeast, light pepper/spice, citrus, light pine, moderate bitter finish

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-excellent pilsener, easy drinking and great for a hot summer day to quench the thirst

08-18-2014 11:00:35 | More by MDDMD
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-17-2014 21:43:06 | More by WeymouthMike
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jobrob2587

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-16-2014 18:31:42 | More by jobrob2587
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nickmaco

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-16-2014 01:30:39 | More by nickmaco
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poorbuthappy

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-16-2014 00:56:08 | More by poorbuthappy
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jharmon


4.02/5  rDev +3.1%

08-15-2014 04:09:28 | More by jharmon
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GearHaiku

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-15-2014 00:15:34 | More by GearHaiku
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

a good hoppy American lager, I don't get much german from this at all, maybe a little dusty yellow grain base, but this beer is one heck of a hoppy lager, more so than any from Europe I have seen. nice snow white head, good clarity, and a powerful hoppy aroma of some bigger American hops, maybe simcoe or something similar, centennial or the like. I wouldn't quite call it an india pale lager, but its getting there stylistically with all the hops, for me at least it is. big hop flavors pick up about mid palate where the hefty pilsener malt base leaves off. its never too biter, but has a resinous dank hoppy dominance to it. a little filling, fuller bodied for the style, and I didn't find it to be as crisp per se as advertised, but I like this beer quite a bit. an easier drinking summer hoppy brew than and ipa, but this will likely not please those in search of an authentic german pils.

08-14-2014 14:30:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-13-2014 02:51:00 | More by jaymo18
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-12-2014 20:13:20 | More by Petegrieco
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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.