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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,035 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,035
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 60
Gots: 93 | 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:
Old world craftsmanship with new, clean flavors. Bright pilsner malts meet Noble hop character. The Crisp, American Pilsner innovation.

(Beer added by: confer on 10-30-2010)
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Photo of woosterbill
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can into a plastic pint at the Madison Square Shake Shack.

A: Clear pale amber body with a thin head of fine off-white bubbles. Ok retention, light lace. Pretty average.

S: Very fresh, light, and balanced aroma featuring both hearty bready malt and aromatic herbal hops. Simple and great.

T: Starts out sweet and malty, with almost a butterscotch note leading in to a crisp, herbal, hoppy finish. A bit of citrus flavor on the tail end, too. Light bitterness on the aftertaste. Refreshing and tasty. Wonderful Pils.

M: Light and well-carbonated: very fine, lively effervescence. Good.

O: This lager managed to be both refreshingly crisp (as one would hope, given its name) and extremely flavorful. The fact that it comes in a pint can is just a bonus. I can't wait to go disc golfing with a few of these bad boys later on this summer once Sixpoint comes to CT. Depending on the price, I could see this one getting into regular rotation alongside Narragansett Summer and NEBCO Elm City Pilsner as one of my go-to refreshers.

Cheers!

woosterbill, May 21, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Poured out a lightly hazed pale straw color with a fizzled collar for a head and only minimal lacing. Aroma is very florally hopped over the top of a biscuity / cracker malt and at times the flavor reminded me of chamomile tea with a side of honeyed buns for breakfast. Yet the hops retain a spicy character through and through. Body is light and just as crisp as the the name promised. Overall this is an excellent pils in a can.

WastingFreetime, May 20, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is a moderate aroma of grainy malts and grassy hops.

T: A very balanced flavor of bready malts and grassy hops. Some very light amounts of bitterness are present and this is a very refreshing flavored beer.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very crisp with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a really enjoyable, easy to drink, and refreshing beer. This is definitely sessionable and a very well balanced beer with respect to flavor. I have had this one many times and will likely have many in the future as well.

dbrauneis, May 18, 2012
Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Brushkanna, May 18, 2012
Photo of cburns48
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

cburns48, May 17, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

standardcherry, May 16, 2012
Photo of younger35
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My last of the 4-pack generously sent to me by one Mr. BeerTruth. I’m not a huge Lager fan of any kind but if you add enough hops, me likey. This has enough hops. Drank from my Surlyfest mug while watching the 2012 Players.

Appearance – Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a nice frothy half finger bright white head. The head fizzles away fairly quickly leaving a pretty solid collar and a spotty bit of lacing.
Smell- Very earthy and Noble with that unmistakable German lager nose. Slightly sweet smelling with a touch of bready malt underneath. Fresh cut grass and hints of lemon zest sneak in as well. The nose is exactly what you’d expect – solid.
Taste- So earthy and lightly bitter it borders on Imperial Pilsner territory when it comes to the hop bite. Somewhat herbal and medicinal as well with a spicy bite midway through. Despite the hoppiness that makes up the majority of the beer there is a light bready base that adds a dollop of sweetness. I’d even dare to say maybe a touch of toast. The finish is brightly hoppy with more of that lingering grassy earthiness.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied beer with a nice aggressive bite of carbonation.
Drinkability- Easy drinking, nicely hopped Lager. It’s got enough of a hop bite to keep me interested yet still remains crisp and clean. I really enjoyed all 4 cans and will get more of this when I can. Thanks Adam!

younger35, May 13, 2012
Photo of BeerdNick
2/5  rDev -48.7%

BeerdNick, May 12, 2012
Photo of brealbg
4.25/5  rDev +9%

brealbg, May 11, 2012
Photo of Amalak
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Deep gold and clear. Sporadic bubbles that leave a thin bubbly head with some lacing.

S. Malty and lemon.

T. It has an interesting lemony taste. There's a spiciness to it. There's a nice malty taste that is sweet.

M. Tingly and carbonated.

O. This is an interesting beer that has a nice refreshing sweet lemony taste, but it's got an American craft beer feel to it. Kind of like a Brooklyn Bitburger or something.

Amalak, May 07, 2012
Photo of Ted
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ted, May 06, 2012
Photo of jkrich
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can: bright, clear and deep golden with a quickly fading white-head. The hue reminds me a lot of golden color of Pilsner Urquell.

The aroma was rather faint but clean with hints of noble hops. Overall, the weakest link of this otherwise thin pilsner.

The flavor begins with a very nice, smooth malty palate with mild, tangy hop bitters lingering on the tongue. This is certainly one unique pilsner. The rounded cookie-like malt profile reminds me of a Czech pilsner rather than a German.

The body was heavier than typical of the style with a round, supple and bittersweet mouthfeel. The carbonation is quite restrained with a faint bitterness lingering on the palate.

This "pilsner" is not for the purist, but it quite enjoyable and refreshing just the same. I would not describe it as crisp as there is a somewhat heavy sweetness present.

jkrich, May 06, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 Oz can poured into a pilsner glass

A- Crystal clear golden yellow with a modest one finger head. Good visible carbonation.

S- Sweet matiness and very grainy as well. A nice clean hoppy bitterness. A simple, yet fantastic smelling pilsner.

T- A smooth grainy taste comes in followed by a light bitterness. A great yeast flavor and a wheatiness. Not great as describing tastes from pilsners but this is superb.

M- Smooth, light and full of flavor. Clean and refreshing, the perfect pilsner.

O- This is the best pilsner I have ever had, hands down.

TwelveOunces, May 04, 2012
Photo of patmcd
4/5  rDev +2.6%

patmcd, May 01, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +9%

ShemRahBoo, May 01, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by "03DEC2012" on bottom of the can, so it's fresh.

Soft honey goldenrod color with fine clarity. Frothy head of white foam that billows up to the rim of the glass and stops short of spilling over. The head fades after a couple minutes, leaving behind flecks of spotty lace. Eventually the foam ebbs away completely.

Aroma is soft and bready with a pleasant lemony dry-hop addition.
Flavor is similar with grassy hop bitterness and light crackery pils malt, and a bitter crispness that certainly lives up to it's name. Light and easy drinking with plenty of hop character, unique and flavorful in the vein of Prima Pils, maybe slightly more balanced and less bitter. Definitely traditional though, and plenty drinkable.

emerge077, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of codon2004
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

codon2004, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 07 Aug 2012 can poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear gold beer, but darker shade of gold. Plenty of bubbles coming up through the beer. Very thin white head across the top with some occasional strands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Mild - clean and crisp malt with the barest hint of earthy hops. A tiny bit of sweetness in with the malt, but a mild (well, maybe weak is a better term) smell overall.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma it makes up for in taste. Crisp start, very smooth transition into pilsner type malts - nice balance of malt against the crisp start and then the bitter German hop finish which is part crisp and part lingering spicy/earthy finish. Quite nice pilsner full of flavor, but smoothly and nicely done.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice thickness but smooth after the carbonation leaves the tongue. Definitely not too much carbonation. A little bit of stickiness on the teeth though.

Overall / Drinkability: A very good and flavorful pilsner. Quite drinkable and well done overall - things nicely in balance and yet forward in flavor rather than going too smooth and mild. I think my only disappointment is the aroma, which is quite mild and only gets a tad better as the beer warms up. Otherwise definitely worth the 4-pack I purchased so I enjoy it a few more times.

damndirtyape, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of joesc230
4/5  rDev +2.6%

joesc230, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another treat from Dino! Thanks man! A style I wouldn't normally turn to but that's ok! Poured to Pilsner glass the beer is crystal clear straw with a nice 1.5 finger white head, good retention, and some lacing. The nose is as the name suggests, crisp, clean, a hint of earthy hops accompany the pilsner malts, makes for a very inviting beer. The flavor is very much the same, very approachable. Lighter bodied and very refreshing with a clean, sharp flavor, not too much, it's really good. Overall, this was a treat!

hopfacebrew, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of notdriving
4.25/5  rDev +9%

notdriving, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
4.25/5  rDev +9%

hilgart1, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is golden yellow with a nice white head. There is some stickyness.

The aroma at first is full of sweet malt, but eventually all I smell are spicy, zesty hops.

The taste is mild in the start. The finish is mildly bitter with a touch of spicy hops.

This is a little full bodied for the style; this can still be refreshing though.

Not bad. I may get this again in the future given the right circumstances.

andrewinski1, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

nathanjohnson, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of wspscott
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can in pint glass
best by Aug 2012

A: Dark gold color, crystal clear, a very thin white head.
S: Sweet malts, a little bit of bread, the hops are very much in the background, somewhat surprising since the can mentions it was dry-hopped.
T: A definite shot of hops followed immediately by a wave of malty sweetness. The hops are the herbal and spicy category, very style appropriate. The hops are not overwhelming, but might be a little too much for someone who likes more malt driven styles (i.e. my wife).
M: A slightly creamier mouthfeel than I expect for a german pils, seems more like a czech pils. The carbonation leaves a nice tingle on the back of the tongue. The hops seems to leave a little bit of a mouth coating, the bitterness lingers.
O: I really like this beer, if I can't get Prima Pils in KY (and I can't) then I will happily "settle" for The Crisp. This is going to be a summer staple for the pool and yard. Excellent beer, worth seeking out if you like a good pils.

wspscott, Apr 15, 2012
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,035 ratings.