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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

1,206 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 70
Gots: 150 | 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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Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mnrider
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. Tallboy. Freshness date on bottom.

A: Pours a hazed golden yellow. Nice carbonation with a creamy
white head. Good retention and very nice lacing.

S: Crisp. lemon, light spicing, yeast. Has an overall fresh aroma.
Also a hint of bready malt.

T/M: The name does not lie. Crisp! Normal bitterness for the style.
Herbal hops, grains, lemon, yeast, bitter and light malts. Good feel
with a semi-dry aftertaste.

Overall: A well above average Lager from Sixpoint. It's refreshing,
and not just the beer but also the fact that this is a nice craft brew
lager. Something that to me has been put in the back burner over
the years.


Photo of mikehillman
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of phishbone23
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of AdamBear
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-light yellow. Has a haze. Nice stable white head

S-aged grains. Slightly tart. Very herbal. Some lemon grass. Medium strength

T-comes in with a sharp and aged taste of bitter lemon grass and grains. Very herbal. Doesn't taste quite right really. Seems to have a bunch of off flavors if this is supposed to be a pilsner. It's definitely a crisp beer though! Not bad, just unusual for a pilsner and has an aged aspect in the taste. Matching after-tase.

M-medium carbonation with a nice dry finish

O-it's an okay beer, reminds me more of an herbed/spiced lager than a pilsner. Maybe it's just not fresh. Still an easy and fun drinker though.

Photo of TeeJay
4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Darker color than I anticipated but golden, a bit of head that quickly dissipates

Nose: Oh wow you know you are in for a treat with the complex aromas coming from this one! Fresh cut grass, Citrus, hops, pepper and lots more

Mouth feel: Round nice balance med to full bodied

Taste: Precision flavors crisp a great name for this one as it is right to the point with bold flavors and a nice lingering finish which I can certainly appreciate out of a lager.

Would recommend straight from the 16oz can So Satisfying

Photo of Tucquan
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of joeseppy
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A deep golden yellow beer.

Has a bright aroma with hints of citrus.

Mildly sweet with citrus. Has some earthy zest to it. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a clean bitterness. Dry finish. Decent balance with the hop and malt. I find it to be a nice change of pace between stouts this winter. A well done pilsener.

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of CanisMajor
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of cornpone
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. BestBefore10Apr2013. THIS LAGER WAS DRY-HOPPED WITH FRESH HOPS. 5.4% ALC. BY VOL. 42 IBU. 5.9 SRM. LAGER.

Appearance: Pours an extremely carbonated yellow body with a nice white head. The carbonation makes this beer look beautiful, let's hope it doesn't ruin the mouthfeel.

Smell: Metallic hops with a mild malt sweetness. Almost an IPA level of hop aroma.

Taste: I'm not digging the flavor so much. Sweet like champagne. Musty herbal hop flavor. This beer tastes unorganized and unbalanced. Unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: A little slick, but light and refreshing. The intense carbonation has not overwhelmed the mouthfeel, which is good.

Overall: I appreciate a more American take on an Old World style, but this attempt fails in my opinion. The dry-hopping sounded like a good idea, but the flavors and balance are all off. If I am going for an Americanized pale lager in 16 oz tallboy, I'll take a New Belgium Shift any day.

Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Auror
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jadedlilmonkey
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of nafredet1
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of CB_Crowe
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Sipchue
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of matjack85
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this at the new Tommy Nevin's Brewery and Brewpub in Plainfield, Illinois. They are going by the initials of NBC (Nevin's Brewing Company) on all their products. This beer was presented in a 16oz aluminum can and poured into a pint glass. Best before date of June 2013 stamped on the bottom of the can.

The beer poured a clear golden color with a 1½-finger white head on top that lasted a few minutes. Lacing was decent.

Noble hop aroma with bready malt and even some citrus notes. Very nice smell.

Lots going on in here flavor wise. Hoppier than most pilseners with plenty of herbalness and spiciness. Malt is on the bready side with a touch of honey added for sweetness. I also pick up some lemon rind and orange peel for both fruitiness and bitterness.

Medium bodied and crisp, as the namesake would suggest. Carbonation on the high side, but not insanely so. Goes down smooth.

A different but welcome take on the style.

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of abVT
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of FLima
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color, a bit hazy, with a good thick head with good retention.
Delightful hoppy aroma, floral and fruity.
Delicious refreshing feeling with a crispy taste, grassy and fruity hops combined, perfect balance with a mild malt sweetness. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with a good carbonation with small bubbles that keep climbing the glass.
Excellent drinkability, could be a session beer or for a slow enjoyment. Slightly different from a traditional pilsner, given the fruity and citrusy tweak. A pilsner with an American twist, in my opinion enhanced. Didn`t get any off-flavor and has less than 2 months to expiration date.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow color and a big, frothy, white head to match. Good lacing and retention. Citrusy hop aroma with a touch of spice to it. Biscuit malt backbone and a sweet, slightly peppery flavor. Lively carbonation.

A spot on pilsner that brought me right back to my memories of being in Munich and Prague. Excellent representation of the style and by far the best beer I have had from Sixpoint to date. Highly recommended, especially if you are looking for a quality American lager.

Photo of cyclonece09
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pilsner glass. Pours a orangish straw color with a white head that all but disappears. Smells of slight citrus but not much else. Tastes of citrus and hops, great taste. Beer goes down smooth for its light body and is perfectly carbonated. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.