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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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391 Reviews

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Reviews: 391
Hads: 1,519
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 23.48%
Wants: 103
Gots: 278 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener | 5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: confer on 10-30-2010

Old world craftsmanship with new, clean flavors. Bright pilsner malts meet Noble hop character. The Crisp, American Pilsner innovation.
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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: light straw with a thin head

S-definitely some toasty malts and minerality upfront followed by some musty/ funky fruity notes

T-It definitely is crisp. Straw-like maltiness and toast notes upfront leads into a gentle sweetness that lingers on the palete after swallowing

M-light and bubbly just like a pilsner should be. Definitely has a high drinkability.

O-A solid pilsner from sixpoint. Reminds me of something you would drink from a german farmhands cellar. It has a certain pleasurable hay/straw note that takes you to the country. Would definitely reccomend.

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can purchased from Whole Foods and poured into a stemmed Spiegelau Pilsner glass. Interesting spin on German Pilsener -- sort of German Pilsener meets pale ale. Enjoyable and would drink again, but would go with a Victory Prma Pils if that were available.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Revisited 09-29-2015 :

This beer is much improved. look is less hazy - nearly clear with a yellow orange. The coriander is balanced. There is a bit of banana light on the front. For a pilsner, this beer is a good beer.

Orig. Review from 2013:

l = hazy, low carbonation

s = coriander why did it have to be coriander.

t = it is a pils - not a big pils fan - coriander taste

f = alcohol is not hidden.

o = not my favorite style.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is my third beer from sixpoint. Last week I had Resin and was a little let down. This one reminds me of Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads but isn't as tasty. A bit of grain bill coming through and a hint of hops at the end. Crisp and dry finish, but I feel like it just doesn't live up to the other heavy hitters. I will try Bengali next. This one's good but not remarkable.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

look - clear straw color with white head

Smell - grains, grass, cracker

Taste - lightly sweet upfront, grains, biscuit/cracker, wheat, grass, grain

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly sweet upfront, hoppy on the back end

Overall - decent interpretation of a German pilsener

Price Point - $6.99/6 pack 12 oz cans

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Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. slim can into a mug.

A: Pours a lively gold color with a 1 finger head of white foam. The head quickly fades to a thin film on top of the beer. Lots of carbonation bubbles and a good amount of lacing.

S: Aromas of herbal hops and biscuity malts.

T: Flavors of herbal hops with a solid backbone of biscuity malts. Good balance with moderate bitterness.

M: Crisp mouthfeel with a light body and high carbonation. The body is light but doesn't feel thin on the palate.

O: Overall I thought this was a good lager with crisp flavors of herbal hops and a solid malt backbone. It is perfect on a hot summer day and very refreshing. Another great beer from Sixpoint, I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Davidstan
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ok so I got a sixer at a bottle shop and saw the BB date was Sep 15 and also got a fresh sixer from a friend with a BB APR 2016. The fresher beer was fantastic in fact one of the best Pils I have had. The older beer was ok but you could tell not fresh had kinda earthy taste. Good job Sixpoint!

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Thanks again, Cliff.

A: An almost clear light yellow with a white one-finger head that dissipates quickly. Medium lacing.

S: Wheat, honey, apples, some light malts and very light hoppiness.

T: Almost too light and crisp. Biscuity malts meets a field of wheat. Great for post-outdoor work.

M: Light to medium with light to medium carbonation. More carbonation would make this one more stand-outish.

O: Just OK. I'd prefer more punch, but it is what it is.

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Photo of PatrickKellyCT
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I just never seem to love Sixpoint's beers as much as I should based on their ratings on here. Drinkable on hot summer days but there are definitely other pilsners I prefer - Sierra Nevada Nooner for instance.

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Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw color with thick white head. Fruity aroma with apple cider, pear and honey and a touch of hops and doughiness. Bready flavor, with stale hop bitterness in the aftertaste. A little too stale and not quite crisp enough to my taste, but overall still very good. (Best by date's still over 5 months away.)

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Photo of crenegar
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Certainly not a traditional pilsner by any means. A little too much alpha/citrus in the hop for the style. IMO it hurts drinkability, after 2 or so I'm moving on. Not a bad beer at all but don't buy it expecting a clean, "crisp" traditional pilsner.

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Photo of kculrich
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can't say much about how it looks because I drink this one right from the can. It comes in a box of six which works out well as I've never wanted to drink fewer than six at a time. This is a beer for sitting outdoors in the sun and cultivating skin cancer.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 1-17-15; best by 7-23-15; pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy gold with ample carbonation and a 2-3 finger foamy off-white head. Very nice retention. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Very crisp pilsner malt. Slightly citrusy, fruity hoppy aroma - very clean - lemon. Floral. Perfect lager aroma. Clean.

Taste: Dry citrusy arrival, dry mid-palate, very bitter, floral finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavier than expected. Lots of carbonation, but a soft, slightly slick feel.

Overall: Comparing this to the German pilsner (Bitburger) and Hofbrau Original I had [on tap] last night, this is missing something in terms of body, and is over-hopped. Really a great beer, but not one I'd buy regularly. Like Prima Pils - goes for "craft" points by pushing the envelope at the expense of drinkability.

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Photo of lic217
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: yellow, clear, little foam that lasts and leaves lacing
Smell: citrus, flower hops
Taste bread, citrus hops, sweet then bitter
Feel: soft and easy drinking
Overall: nice warm weather beer

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Photo of Beric
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 16oz can
Served: 14 March 2015

Appearance: Nice and bright golden color with a soft head. Looks like your standard pils, but nice depth to the color.

Smell: Grassy hops with a touch of citrusy lemongrass. Standard lager breadiness.

Taste: Holy crap, one of the best US made German Pilseners hand down. Really nice bready, biscuity lager notes which are complimented by an assertive herbal/citrus hoppiness. A bit hoppier than continental versions, but very well done. Finishes semi-dry. Extremely impressed.

Mouthfeel: Light with high carbonation makes this one easy to put back. Does not feel thin, even as it warms and looses some carbonation.

Overall: One of the best US-produced German pilseners available. If you're a lager head, you've got to try this one.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$ 1.99/12 oz can at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Can at 45 degrees into shaker
Aroma of light piney hops
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, slooowly diminishing
Lacing none
Body straw, clear
Flavor starts slightly sweet with some pine, ends bitter; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 4

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Photo of Urk1127
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

had three so right about now this may be a little biased. finger of head with yellow body. good carbonation. dry bitter smell. taste is hoppy and dry at first but it doesn't linger. crisp as advertised. very good beer just wasn't expecting it to be so bitter but I should've noticed the 44 IBU on the label which is fine but just not expected. more of an IPA to me than a pilsner but lighter. good beer but I like other pilsners more

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Photo of leantom
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eh, probably not my favorite sixpoint brew to date. Prefer the likes of Resin, Sweet Action, and Bengali to this one. Here goes:

Edit: The beer is growing on me as I'm drinking it. I improved the taste score.

A: Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a decent head. The lacing is good but the carbonation is somewhat lacking.

S: Grassy hops, citrus and hay. Some biscuit as well. Not bad but pretty average relative to other pilsners (scents are a little muted).

T: Good. Follows the nose. Has a nice, crisp bite to it that makes it very drinkable.

F: Only drawback of the beer. Not carbonated enough, making the mouthfeel rather flat (especially compared to other pils).

O: Good beer. Not one of 6point's better offerings, though. Definitely prefer sweet action to it.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent pilsner. I can't believe it took so long for me to try this. Clean pilz flavor with a nice hop presence, which is standard for sixpoint at this point. Will definitely become a year round in my fridge. Thanks sixpoint for another amazing beer that takes up little fridge space

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow with a think white head and lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops and wheat/grassy notes

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes.

Overall: Ok brew. I would have again if I was offered.

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Photo of woemad
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can provided as part of a “sample” (read: sixpack) by @sixpoint. An expiration date of “23 Sep 15” is stamped upon the bottom of the can.

Poured a somewhat chill-hazed golden amber color, with a big, long-lasting, sudsy white head. Lots of lace.

Soft, herbalish “Euro” hop scents are what floats up to the nose initially. As it warmed up a little there was a modest piney hop scent more reminiscent of those grown in the New World. The two hop worlds seem to meld together well.

Herbal and slightly peppery hop flavor hit the taste buds first. It’s restrained in the way a good pilsener tends to be. Likewise, a bready maltiness is present in the same way. Things end on a crisp, slightly dry note.

Fairly light bodied, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel.

Whether it’s the brewery or the BA, Sixpoint rocks! Unlike many American pilsener-style beers, this retains the classic feel and drinkability of an Old World example, but has some American hop character as well. Eminently drinkable, I could consume this all day. When the summer weather is here, I know I’ll miss having this on hand.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a shocking bright golden color with slight orange hue. Tons of carbonAtion. Bright white fuzzy white head.
S- smells of malt, slight hop, busicuit, very refreshing smell.
T- hoppy pilsner in which bitter bite sticks. A lot of taste for a pilsner.
F - Not its best point. Not as refreshing as most pilsners.
O- Great taste for a pilsner, but mouthfeel not what expected in a pilsner.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with very little head and a hazy, very medium pale complexion.

The nose is crisp piney hops up front and a bit of malt. Its smells great!

The taste is a very crisp hop snap up front, nothing too extreme, but very crispy lightly piney hops initially, this quickly fades to a mildly hoppy flavor. Overrall, flavor is lightly hoppy, very crisp malt, and low bitterness on the aftertaste.

One of the better pilsners out there that you can buy nationally.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

Too much pine, not enough pilz. Drinks more like a clean, hoppy wheat beer or IPL. Hops seem to be pretty "new world," not "noble" as noted in the description. The hops actually have a bit of that lemony, herbal Sierra Nevada quality. And of course, pine. Lots of it.

There may be a decent pilsner hiding somewhere beneath the piney hop haze, but it's impossible to tell. Any mention of "pilz" or "pilsner" on this beer's labeling is misleading. Not a bad beer, just not a great one.

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +1%

This is my first time trying a beer from Sixpoint.
Came flying out as soon as I cracked open the can. But I caught it all in my goblet. Of course this resulted in a beautiful 1" foamy head. Typical aroma that you would expect from a German pilsener. Flavor wise there is nothing surprising here, it's just a very clean, refreshing pilsener. Very drinkable, went down very easy. Looking forward to my next beer from Sixpoint.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.