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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,182 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 66
Gots: 135 | 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:
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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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy golden, it keeps from being that cheap yellow Pilsner color. The head was frothy and stiff and looked good as it crowned the color.

The aroma was a little weak with grain and cereal malt. Slight fruit aroma mixed with a bit of wheat.

Light crisp Pilsner taste and feel with a bend towards lemon zest or lemongrass. Malty cereal grains hold the backbone but the light lemon fruit keeps the taste and feel properly refreshing. Nice summer quencher that accompanies smoked pork or beef very well.

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank on-tap at Tavern in the Square, Burlington, MA
Served in a pint glass

Slightly hazed, golden-amber appearance. A thin white film topped the liquid but left no lacing.

The nose was spot-on for the style. Lots of rich, bready, German-style malts. Doughy and semi-sweet. Smooth and buttery with a touch of sulfur.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but a bit more interesting. Bready, biscuity, German-style malts came through strong on the front end. Some powdery, lager-like yeast notes. Lemony and tart in the center. Crisp and refreshing. Earthy, noble hops appeared in the slightly bitter finish.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Smooth and creamy with a fairly standard carbonation.

Overall, this is a really solid German pilsener that nails the style perfectly. If you happen to be looking for a flavorful summertime beer, this one could definitely fit the bill.

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3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best before 9/15/13.

Appearance: Neon yellow with a touch of honey. Surprisingly hazy, maybe some sediment in the can. One finger cap of slightly off-white foam.

Aroma: A lot of lemon and lime juice with a dab of wheat.

Taste: Refreshing upon the first sip. Starts with a nice bittersweet lemon hop character that really wakes up the palate. The hop flavor continues throughout and really covers any malt flavor besides a slight peppery taste near the finish. The description on the can mentions that there is no where for flaws to hide in this beer and I can't find any off-flavors, which bodes well for this craft connoisseur. Hops don't linger for long and the aftertaste is practically non-existent.

Mouthfeel: Hovering around medium in body with pretty smooth carbonation for the style and easy drinkability. A tad filling but sessionable.

Final Thoughts: My first ever Sixpoint beer and definitely lived up to my expectation. Nice and flavorful. Would I drink it again? Yes.

The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.