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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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998 Ratings

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Ratings: 998
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 56
Gots: 82 | 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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New York

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

02-10-2013 04:49:42 | More by sketchyhoodie
Photo of crossovert


1.75/5  rDev -55.1%

473 ml can. Best before NOV 2011.

Pours into my giant pilsener/stange glass a pale gold, perhaps a shade paler than a pils should be with a gorgeous head that leaves actually rather industrial-looking lacing.

Judging by the smell they totally misused the German hops. IT smells like oranges which is a common mistake American lager brewers make, which is hilaroius why they boast how "unmasked" this is. Yeah, it is unmasked, and you don't know how to brew a proper pils. It leans more towards a Czech pils in the aroma though.

The flavor is nothing like a pilsener, it is more like a pale ale. It is orangey with a piercing orange blossom extract flavor. The finish is slightly bitter with some grassiness. Surprisingly there is not much diacetyl. But this is waaaay to sweet for a pilsener.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and watery, the palate is sweet and muttled, pilseners are supposed to be, ironically, and i mean really ironically like the name of this beer, crisp.

Either they just aren't accomplished brewers or were smokin some serious crack when making this recipe.

09-14-2011 00:18:59 | More by crossovert
Photo of maximum12


1.9/5  rDev -51.3%

Thanks to andrewnations for a sampling of Sixpoint brews that arrived in the mail just in time for Christmas. Merry Christmas to me!

Nicely designed 16 oz. can is swallowed whole by my big tulip. Very pilsy to look at, dark yellow, unfiltered apple juice. Smells of lemon, citrus, & a dark-souled unidentifiable raunch. Huh.

Sehr Crisp certainly lives up to the name. Large-format breadiness heads up the line, but it's a hard-baked bread with melted sugar on top. That strange, anonymous funkiness that showed in the nose reappears less pleasantly behind the main ingredients; definitely off, a close cousin to buttery diacetyl. Mouthfeel is thick & close for a pils. I'm not a stickler for style, hell, I don't really care what a brewer calls it, but this is way off. And judging from the off-flavor, seems like this one missed entirely. Too thick, & the butter makes it tough to drink.

Disappointed. After the amazing experience of the Righteous Rye, this is just lousy, enough so that I have no interest in finishing the last twelves ounces. Sadness is a wasted beer.

01-05-2012 03:36:10 | More by maximum12
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

05-12-2012 05:10:56 | More by BeerdNick
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

01-16-2012 02:22:20 | More by sweisel80
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

07-03-2012 00:54:40 | More by Mick-e-d
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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

10-12-2012 23:07:45 | More by anewlanguage
Photo of phishbone23

New York

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

01-23-2013 19:27:48 | More by phishbone23
Photo of Centennial


2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Serving- 16oz can poured into pint glass

Appearance- straw yellow, looks adjunct infused.

Smell- all good old corn and otherwise bland nothingness.

Taste- Was hoping for something like the name...pulled it out for refreshment and all it did was leave a skunky adjunct flavor in my mouth.

Mouthfeel- highly carbonated and thin body otherwise, reminds me of Genesee Cream ale, and that is not a good thing.

Overall- huge disappointment, this does not live up to the name "The Crisp"

08-29-2011 06:03:14 | More by Centennial
Photo of dpasotti


2.28/5  rDev -41.5%

Mostly clear yellow-gold color with a small white cap that fades fast, leaving just enough lace to tell me this was brewed well. Weird nose of sweet malt, corn, and honey/vanilla. Just a bit of grape and noble hops come through a bit later, and allow me to confirm that this is at least a lager, and not some Blond Ale/Belgian Pale hybrid.

Taste is not redeeming. It's sweet with no hop character; just that out-of-place honey flavor. Hops finally come through, but not enough to even make a dent in the sweetness.

Medium body and carbonation would be great in a pale ale or any number of other styles; but not in a German Pils. It's too creamy and, frankly, not crisp enough. In fact it's nowhere near its namesake. I was disappointed by this, especially after hearing many good things about Sixpoint. I will gladly give them another shot though.

01-31-2012 01:22:55 | More by dpasotti
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

03-25-2014 02:55:52 | More by Nemers
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Brilliant gold and great clarity, bright white fluffy head. Earthy and herbal hops. Some phenolic scents as well. Sweet grainy malt bill comes through as well.

Not as carbonated as I feel a Pilsener should be. Sweet grain malt bill, some tart flavor. Herbal and earthy hops finish. Some lemon peel. On the heavier side of medium body. Clean finish. Some lingering grainy sweetness on the front of the tongue. Clean sweet and smooth. I really think something called the crisp should be a lot crisper though.

04-09-2012 02:47:10 | More by jtierney89
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

06-26-2012 03:35:38 | More by Mudawg
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

10-26-2012 00:10:36 | More by yankhawk
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

02-13-2012 12:30:03 | More by s1ckboy
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2.53/5  rDev -35.1%

A- Slightly hazy, dark golden color with a soapy three finger head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing.

S- Honey, golden delicious apples, green melon, white grapes, butter, and just the tiniest hint of grainy Pils malt.

T- Unlike the aroma, I am picking up more malt in the flavor, but it's only there for a few moments before it gets kicked in the nuts by all those funky/buttery sweet flavors that were present in the aroma.

M- Medium to full feel with very little carbonation. It has a syrupy texture.

O- This beer really threw me for a loop. I have not idea whether this beer was designed to come out like this, or maybe I just got a bad can. I'll more than likely get another single of this just to make sure I didn't get a bad can. If it turns out different/better, I'll definitely re-review. Cheers.

01-10-2012 20:46:17 | More by pvsob
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New York

2.63/5  rDev -32.6%

Poured from a 16oz. can into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a light yellow with a thin stark white head and not a lot of retention. Not much lacking, either.

S: Floral hops are the most prevalent, with some misplaced sweet syrup notes in the background.

T: Bready malts with some strange sweet notes and a minimum of bitterness. "Crisp" seems like a misnomer.

M: Medium bodied and sweet. Quite a bit of carbonation.

D: Not at all what I would expect out of a pilsener...

09-18-2011 03:58:34 | More by schlimenhaumer
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2.65/5  rDev -32.1%

Poured 42 degrees Fahrenheit into a shaker pint. Best before 11.11.11

Pours a lucid gold with almost no head. Some small bubbles rising to the surface from the bottom.

Smells of a sweet corn and honey or old syrup. Very well projected, if relatively one-dimensional.

Tastes of sugary adjuncts with maybe some lemon. Soft and relatively dirty feeling. Doesn't clean up well, sticky malts cloying in really a sort of unpleasant way that has nothing to do with the name.

Mouthfeel is a really relatively heavy oil with just a hint of effervescence. This gives it the impression of not feeling super fresh, even if it is the style that it was brewed in

Overall, there is nothing fresh or crisp about this guy. I will not be buying this again, but I'm not really a lager guy. Regardless there is a little bit too much unpleasant about it to make it anything close to $3USD a 16oz.


09-18-2011 22:36:02 | More by Crossmd
Photo of alaimoa


2.71/5  rDev -30.5%

Pours a great golden color. smells like lemon, grass, wheat. Initial taste is one of very little as far as complex flavors but I guess just what it claims to be...'crisp'. Mouthfeel watery, smooth and slightly bitter. Not one of my favorites and likely not added to my must have in fridge list.

05-08-2013 22:55:09 | More by alaimoa
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Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

07-01-2014 00:32:47 | More by Doomcifer
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

06-24-2012 01:30:47 | More by leinie13
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

07-26-2014 18:41:23 | More by Gregvg
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

06-29-2013 21:24:55 | More by blt2646
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

08-02-2014 01:32:11 | More by Meb3
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

01-31-2014 22:34:14 | More by frankflores
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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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