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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
87
very good

908 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 52
Gots: 61 | 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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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow color and a big, frothy, white head to match. Good lacing and retention. Citrusy hop aroma with a touch of spice to it. Biscuit malt backbone and a sweet, slightly peppery flavor. Lively carbonation.

A spot on pilsner that brought me right back to my memories of being in Munich and Prague. Excellent representation of the style and by far the best beer I have had from Sixpoint to date. Highly recommended, especially if you are looking for a quality American lager.

Serving type: can

12-10-2012 17:04:09 | More by Jacobob10
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pilsner glass. Pours a orangish straw color with a white head that all but disappears. Smells of slight citrus but not much else. Tastes of citrus and hops, great taste. Beer goes down smooth for its light body and is perfectly carbonated. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: can

12-08-2012 22:45:20 | More by cyclonece09
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ColSanders


3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-08-2012 03:10:11 | More by ColSanders
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elBecko

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2012 02:41:26 | More by elBecko
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2012 02:37:37 | More by beerme626
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-30-2012 03:18:44 | More by Proclarush
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Spaceangler

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-29-2012 15:15:37 | More by Spaceangler
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adjunctjonez

Maine

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed on tap in a standard pint glass. Pours a rich golden hue, appears clear with some white head that fades, some limited lacing but not much. Smell and taste are very much of clean light malts, a bit more pilsner than lager on the taste. The hops balances out the malts nicely. This one is very easy drinking and could be consumed in quanity or enjoyed as a single.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2012 15:15:17 | More by adjunctjonez
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden-amber with a thin creamy head, nice citric noble hop aroma with notes of sweet, toasted malt. The taste is similar to the nose, it starts with a nice hop bite and then becomes refreshingly grassy and herbal with elements of citrus. The malt is not very prominent but does give a nice balance to the package. Very smooth and almost creamy in comparison to other examples in the style. This is a very good pilsner!

Serving type: can

11-25-2012 18:56:18 | More by Siriusfisherman
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/23/12

Appearance: Clear, slightly hazy, golden orange - a genuinely golden gold when held to the light - fizzy white head, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Bready, grainy, pale malts - intentionally mild - some spiciness from the yeast, works very well - lightly grassy, with some light, sweet citrus - floral notes - lightly sweet

Taste: Pale grains and pale malts - a vague hint of toasted grains, nice malts overall - spicy lager yeast - mildly grassy (in a remarkably clean way) - some sweetness, some light hints of citrus

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of light, could actually be a bit more crisp, nicely carbonated, nicely drinkable

Overall: Easily the best thing I've ever had from Sixpoint

This is a lovely pils. Very clean and very drinkable. It is definitely reminiscent of a German lager, but it has some serious American influences. I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 04:02:51 | More by angrybabboon
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-21-2012 18:42:12 | More by beerman999999
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a little bit of haze to the body and a robust effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam with good retention. Attractive!

Smell: slightly grainy, slightly bready malt aroma with a hint of that lager-yeast scent. Hops are herbal and earthy. Overall, a nicely earthy blend, but it's a bit messy for the style -- not precisely "crisp" as the name would have it.

Taste: interesting malt flavor that starts off on the dry side but then exposes its sweetness. Hops are earthy but prominent with a hint of sweet fruitiness which really works here. Bitterness is relatively high. Perhaps not quite the clean, crisp Pilsner style exactly, but a good take on what can be done in those parameters. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess. Works for me!

Overall: tasty and drinkable ... what more do you need? I'll definitely look for this again the next time I'm in New York.

Serving type: can

11-20-2012 20:12:51 | More by flagmantho
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-17-2012 17:38:29 | More by sneaks2210
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Crisp is crisp....not very smooth. The appearance is clear yellow with thin creamy white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell is mostly wet grain. The taste is sharp with Saaz hops and tinges of alcohol...plus a lingering aftertaste. After several swigs the beer smooths. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with good carbonation. Overall it is ok.

Serving type: can

11-15-2012 00:44:47 | More by WoodBrew
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-14-2012 01:36:50 | More by Milkysunshine
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Vonstein15

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2012 02:25:59 | More by Vonstein15
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2012 00:53:34 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-11-2012 19:19:12 | More by csmartin6
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-11-2012 17:38:55 | More by BrazilianAussie
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-10-2012 17:56:10 | More by SadMachine
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stephengraniero

New York

5/5  rDev +28.5%

11-08-2012 03:05:24 | More by stephengraniero
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-06-2012 16:46:25 | More by mfigueroa713
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-05-2012 22:51:40 | More by dumptruck81
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal-clear, golden-yellow with a big, foamy, fizzy white head that leaves behind good lace, retention, and chunky foam on top once the head settles.

S: Crisp pilsener malt with grass, hay, barn, and light, citrusy, fruity hops.

T: Fantastic flavor. Spot-on with the hops, malt, and lager yeast. They all come together to form a very pleasant drinking experience. The finish is exquisite. This beer is how I imagine the two styles to taste like in their countries of origin.

M: Super smooth, crisp, and refreshing. The finish is fruity and clean. Not nearly as dry as the original styles. Drinkability is off the charts. Great lingering lager feel and taste.

O: Another extremely well-crafted beer from Sixpoint. I'm loving the cans and I'm loving what this brewery is doing.

Serving type: can

11-04-2012 04:57:44 | More by Gatch
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zberger

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-04-2012 04:21:24 | More by zberger
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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