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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
87
very good

907 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 52
Gots: 59 | 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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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-06-2012 21:49:06 | More by BarryMFBurton
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rcjennings

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-06-2012 02:22:33 | More by rcjennings
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warnerry

Michigan

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

A - Pours clear golden brown with two fingers of creamy off-white head. Head has decent retention and leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S - Aromas of Pils malt and bread, with a nice compliment of cirus and lemongrass. Very nice aroma.

T - Nice, crisp taste that follows the nose pretty closely. Good combination of malt and hops, with a nice breadiness, Pils malt, and a bitter edge with grapefruit zest and lemongrass.

M - Medium, crisp mouthfeel with a nice creaminess. Finish is quite dry.

O - Nice crisp pilsener that is quite refreshing on a hot day. I would definitely get this again.

Serving type: can

07-04-2012 23:00:41 | More by warnerry
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wingman14

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker yellow with a small frothy head that fades fast. Smell is not very potent, bready with a slight hop presence as well as yeast. The taste is sweeter than expected, with the bready flavor coming through followed by a slight bitter but nice hop flavor. The beer finishes with a more classic lager feel, light mouthfeel, and the hops coming on a bit stronger in the aftertaste. Overall a nice beer, the flavors are great and not overpower, a nice beer for the summer.

Serving type: can

07-04-2012 21:06:46 | More by wingman14
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Tank77

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-04-2012 03:33:49 | More by Tank77
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Clear but very golden with a bright and lightly frothy white head. Upon thining out some good lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Biscuity, light grain, pear, the citrus notes are spot on. Light bready malts with a twinge of dryness in the nose.

Taste: Very crisp mouthfeel that has a great citrus bite and even a dam good dry finish. Notes of pear, biscuit, grapefruit, piney, wisps of bready grain. In the back there is a little bit of a buttery texture that tops it off.

Notes: Dam this German Pilsner is tasty in other words it's freaking remarkable. The dry finish is incredibly spot on. Oh yeah and one other thing I wanted to mention it's a Lager oh hell yeah. Cheers.

Serving type: can

07-04-2012 03:31:28 | More by horshack7
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meanmutt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.9%

07-03-2012 03:17:54 | More by meanmutt
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Mick-e-d


2/5  rDev -48.6%

07-03-2012 00:54:40 | More by Mick-e-d
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can into tumbler.
Best before date of 11FEB2013

A- Crystal clear golden pour with a half finger off white head. Quickly drops to thin cap. Lacing is minimal.

S- Sweet biscuits, slight grass and floral hops.

T- Grassy and floral up front. Not as sweet as the nose leads on. Lingering bitter finish.

M- Light and refreshing, carbonation seemed a little low to me.

Serving type: can

07-02-2012 18:38:12 | More by korguy123
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single 16oz can from Fishpaws, best by 27 May 2012, which makes this about a month over the hill.

Mostly clear golden orange with an off-white head that recedes surprisingly rapidly, leaving no lacing. The nose is surprisingly bright and snappy. The hop character is strong, with a blend of dusty, earthy notes along with a moderate lemony and grassy character. The malt profile is mild with a blend of doughy and honey malt character. Pretty clean IMO.

The palate opens with a moderate bitterness with flavors of lemon peel, really green grass and dusty earth. Very snappy IMO. The malt profile is a blend of pils, honey and a little bit of caramel-like malts. The pilsner malt does taste a little raw, lending a mild doughy flavor. However, the sweetness is a little bit on the high side (and the solution isn't to amp up the hops, which are already a little too high for the style), but still does work. With flavors of mild honey and a lingering bitterness (lemon peel, earth) on the finish, this light bodied beer is pretty clean (I can't pick out any sulfur) and enjoyable. The mid-palate is faintly watery, but it isn't too much of a distraction. Light in body, moderately resiny and with a medium-high level of carbonation, this feels good on the palate. In some ways, it seems like the higher hopping level was chosen to add a snappy, resiny feel to offset the relatively soft water, and it does strike me as a bold and distinguishing step. Nicely done, this is possibly the most enjoyable Sixpoint beer I've had.

Serving type: can

06-27-2012 04:12:31 | More by DefenCorps
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

06-26-2012 03:35:38 | More by Mudawg
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BEST BEFORE 03DEC2012

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of bubbly head that settles down to about a half inch and stays at that level for a while

S: Lager yeast, some graininess, light spicy hops, and some grassy/earthiness as well

T: Slightly bitter, with the hops lending a nice herbal tone. The yeast is definitely in the back seat, behind both hops and the overall graininess. Finishes dry and lightly bitter

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Again, dry

O: I love the fact that the lager yeast takes a back seat in the flavor department, allowing the real flavors of the beer to come through. Crisp, enjoyable, and easy to drink. Definitely worth a try

Serving type: can

06-26-2012 01:24:42 | More by BEERMILER12
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KornWallace

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-26-2012 01:07:37 | More by KornWallace
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leinie13

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

06-24-2012 01:30:47 | More by leinie13
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-24-2012 01:27:11 | More by GreyGhost4
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the can into a footed pilsner glass at Lizardville

A- Poured a clear copper color with lots of visible streaming carbonation, frothy head that left some droppy lace

S- Super fresh aroma of lemongrass, pilsner malt, light grapefruit, and bready notes

T- Very fresh lemongrass notes, big pilsner malt character, nice grapefruit punch on the finish. Pretty high bitterness for a pilsner

M- Very crisp, refreshing, dry, and lots of tongue tickling carbonation

O- This is really an outstanding, fresh, flavorful, refreshing, and like the name implies a crisp pilsner.

Serving type: can

06-24-2012 01:00:50 | More by Hoptometrist
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium yellow gold color with 1 finger yellow-tinted head. Not much retention and very little lace.

Nose is fairly pronounced lemon and grass. You can really feel the lemon here.

Very nice blend of flavors. Lemon kicks in, but follows quickly with sweeter fruit. Faint hint of sour apple, too. Nice, earthy finish.

Medium to heavy body for the style, without overbearing.

A great hot weather drinker.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 00:54:36 | More by beer2day
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KCM

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-19-2012 02:13:58 | More by KCM
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Brenden

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A yellow-tinted head starts at 2 fingers tall and fades to about one before dropping to a thick foam, resting over a clear, bright gold brew. Lacing is left in a mixture of spotting and patching.
The aroma is stronger at first and tapers off a little, but offers a tantalizing blend of grassiness, light floral bitterness, and a touch of malty sweetness with some breads.
The taste follows suit; this is a nice, level, balanced pils. It's not uber-hopped, and certainly not as powerful as some German pilsners (Prima's got a bit more power where hops are concerned), but its bright, clean and gentle but assertive hops presence is welcome. The malts, bready and mildly sweet, make for a very nice balance. Grassiness lingers throughout and complements nicely.
The body, light but almost medium, is extremely refreshing, balancing a constant crispness with a likewise constant smoothness that makes for easy sipping and refreshment. While a very nice beer all around, the feel is perhaps its best aspect.

Serving type: can

06-18-2012 01:06:36 | More by Brenden
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de322

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-17-2012 16:12:38 | More by de322
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-17-2012 00:25:03 | More by disemgrowler
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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2012 19:46:00 | More by CaptDavyJones
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-15-2012 21:25:51 | More by muskiesman
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IPRayRay


5/5  rDev +28.5%

06-14-2012 19:47:35 | More by IPRayRay
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, pours a darker golden color with a fizzy white head that holds decent retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Aromas are fresh with pilsner malt, grass, yup - crisp. Tastes are, well, crisp. Pilsner malt, grassy, sharp hop bite on the finish. Mouth-feel is thin-to-medium, but sharp, crisp, and clean on the slightly drying finish. I had this one last week, but didn't give it a full review; then picked up another one yesterday when I thought I missed something when I saw the high scores it has received. I still think it's good, not great.

Serving type: can

06-11-2012 03:41:33 | More by barnzy78
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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