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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
88
very good

991 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 56
Gots: 78 | 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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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-18-2012 05:36:49 | More by 1p5v
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

A: Glowing yellow pour, really impressed by the color this has. Hazy, with a nice white head and thin lacing all over the glass. You can almost see the bottom of the glass looking down from the top. It's really a nice looking beer.

S: Sort of has a funky aroma, with a big pilsner as the base. Sweet with a ton of lemon, it smells a bit strange overall.

T: The Crisp is a great name for this beer. It goes down tasting like a clean pilsner with side notes of lemon, funk, and some hops. It seems to be a bit watery at times, the beer still tastes pretty good.

MF: Crisp, clean, light body with a lower than average carbonation. Nothing left lingering on the palate.

O: I can't believe how big the smell is, and how small the taste is. I could literally drink this until I couldn't move any longer. Just so smooth, tasty, and smells great. Absolutely recommend you try this.

03-16-2012 23:37:20 | More by russwbeck
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-15-2012 05:10:00 | More by Hessian257
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

On tap. Pours a semi-translucent dark amber with an inch of head. Tons of lacing. Aromas of citrus, grass, malts and a bit sour. Taste is a nice sweet maltiness with some citrus hops. Flavors of grains and cereal. Almost a cookie aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. This sure does taste like a hopped up Pils. Overall, a Pilsener worth trying.

03-14-2012 15:59:44 | More by PicoPapa
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%

For the lighter side of craft beer enjoyment, Sixpoint borrows the tried and true brewing techniques of Germany in the development of this full flavored and sturdy malted lager that straddles the fence of crisp and hoppy German Lagers and richer Czech Pilsners.

As with most well crafted Lagers, The Crisp releases a spirited carbonation that infiltrates the bright clarity of golden rod hues. The carbonation builds a creamy, almost fluffy head character of cottony foam and with classy lacing as the beer fades.

The beer approches the nose with a supple bready scent that carries a blend of pilsner malt and raw barley for a pleasant grainy-malty balance. Herbal and nearly floral in hop character, the earthy scent is in perfect contrast to the bready-sweet grain scent. Very clean and simplified, this promises to be a relaxed and easy drinking session.

The Crisp flavors are designed for ease of consumption as the first drink nearly takes down a third of the volume. The crisp dance of grain and malt continue in its flavor profile with a cracker-like shortbread-sweet malt taste upfront and a slightly cereal grain taste in the back end. The semi-floral character in aroma turns to light honey for a delicate honey suckle flavor that develops into an earthy bitter taste to balance the malts in finish. Very elegant and approachable throughout.

Medium bodied for the Lager styles, the hearty malt taste seems to push slightly toward the Vienna Lager character with a body that's moderately creamy and almost buttery. But the rise of a noble hop profile, along with the fleeting malt and carbonation allows for a decisively clean and refreshing finish of very mild alcohol warmth and an almost minty-cool sensation.

Although The Crisp shows a lot of finesse, many of the minor nuances may go largely unnoticed to novice drinkers of those of us who are not in analysis mode, I would prefer to see a more assertive balance toward hops while keeping the stern malt profile constant. Perhaps I just prefer drier and hoppier German Lagers, but this is no slouch as it reels closer to Dortmunder Exports at least in malt profile.

03-13-2012 19:04:12 | More by BEERchitect
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-13-2012 01:54:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours nice golden yellow with a nice off-white head. Some nice grainy malty notes and slightly sweet. Goes down smooth but some nice grassy hops throughout each sip. The mouth feel is light bodied and crisp with the persistent carbonation and it ends on a slightly sweet note. I was surprised that Beer Advocate classified this as a German Pilsner, it reminds me more of a Helles - maybe because of its soft sweet roundness. My palate loves the North German pils (Prima Pils and Jever). Overall, it is a good lager though.

03-08-2012 02:11:07 | More by Fcip78
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

A - clear light golden yellow, very clean looking beer. small amount of head

S - orange peels, sweet malts, hints of hops

T - sweet, malty, light floral and bittering hops. very light tasting beer.

M - very refreshing. lives up to its crisp name. sweet with a dry finish

O - this is a perfect anytime beer. had it last summer and it was great in the can. poured this one in a glass and it's march - still perfect!

03-04-2012 17:27:07 | More by facundoCNB
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-04-2012 03:39:33 | More by RoryOMoore
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Tim27

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-03-2012 23:45:38 | More by Tim27
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Jparkanzky

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-03-2012 03:14:51 | More by Jparkanzky
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-29-2012 20:52:53 | More by HumanParaquat
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Served in a tulip glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is nice clearl golden color with a fluffy ¼” white head that soon recedes living a small ring around the glass. The head leaves some lacing that is gone relatively soon and sipping leaves only tiny specks of lacing that either slide back down into the glass or disappear leaving the sides of the glass clean.

Smell: The aroma is a bit light but is filled with grain and bread that that have some herbal, grassy hops mingled in.

Taste: As expected from the nose the flavor is grainy/bready with some herbal, grassg hops and a wee touch of earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is light bodied and crisp with the persistent carbonation. The finis is medium length that begins with the bready malt and herbal hop flavors, shows of a bit of earthy bitterness and ends on a lightly sweet note.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I thought this a quite drinkable Pils and one I’ll be happy to have again. That said when given a choice I’d opt for either Prima Pils from Victory as a North German style Pils or the Stoudts’ Pils as a more South German style. Both are a bit more crisp that this. My overall impression of the beer is that this is a good one and while not my favorite Sixpoint beer one that is well made and enjoyable. It would be especially nice to have at a dinner that features good food and good conversation with friends.

02-27-2012 19:32:45 | More by drtth
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macshark

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-27-2012 03:06:02 | More by macshark
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JasPAr


4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-27-2012 00:41:44 | More by JasPAr
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, golden in color, clear, medium-high carbonation

Smell: grass, pear, and oddly licorice

Taste: sweet caramel, grass, and tobacco

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, light bodied, sweet start, big bitter middle spike, less bitter end

Overall: Truth in advertising. This is a nice and crisp lager. I could have several of these especially in the summer. Nothing mid blowing like some other Sixpoint brews, but solid.

02-24-2012 17:29:38 | More by tigg924
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sneth019

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-22-2012 03:44:36 | More by sneth019
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-20-2012 14:34:28 | More by olympicgatorade
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Served in a tallboy can purchased in gct.

Yellowish straw color with white foam. Relatively clear. Smell is a grassy straw color, fairly faint.

Taste is a crisp delicious lager, nice firm backing hop, blends in perfectly. Light lemon flavor. Crisp finish.

Excellently made lager. Fantastic lager.

02-17-2012 02:04:56 | More by KTCamm
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-17-2012 01:15:21 | More by SPRichard
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2012 21:31:01 | More by DSlim71
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Tschnab

New York

3.9/5  rDev 0%

A- a yellow straw color with a nice bone white head and a lot of lace, very typical of the style.

S- nice grainy aroma with a hop bite and some light spice, grass, and lemon.

t- a lot of grassy and floral hop, juicy grapefruit, cereal grain, nice malt background that provides a doughy quality, and it lives up to its name with a clean, crisp finish.

o- really nice to see a craft lager with a punch of hops, I always love when I run into one of those.

02-15-2012 15:00:26 | More by Tschnab
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

02-13-2012 12:30:03 | More by s1ckboy
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

02-09-2012 05:15:11 | More by msarver16
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VaTechHopHead


3.23/5  rDev -17.2%

Can says best before October 28, 2011

Slightly hazy dark straw yellow in color with aggressive bubbles of carbonation but the head doesn't seem to last.

Aromas of lemon, fermented oranges, light hay. Hardly any floral or spicy aroma from the hops used, especially given the style.

Taste is similar to the aroma...fermented oranges, old lemons, a little hay/wheat flavor. Very light flavoring and again no real hop presence.

Medium to light body with good carbonation but the aftertaste is somewhat undesirable and not very inviting for another sip.

I'm assuming because this is out of date it's no good but I don't think fresh my scores would improve much.

02-07-2012 01:06:24 | More by VaTechHopHead
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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