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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,079 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 60
Gots: 98 | 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 warnerry
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

warnerry, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of wingman14
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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.

wingman14, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Tank77
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Tank77, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of horshack7
4.98/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

horshack7, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
3/5  rDev -23.1%

meanmutt, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Mick-e-d, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of korguy123
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

korguy123, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

DefenCorps, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Mudawg
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Mudawg, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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

BEERMILER12, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of KornWallace
4.25/5  rDev +9%

KornWallace, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of leinie13
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

leinie13, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

GreyGhost4, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Hoptometrist, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of beer2day
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

beer2day, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of KCM
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

KCM, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Brenden, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of de322
4/5  rDev +2.6%

de322, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of disemgrowler
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

disemgrowler, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

CaptDavyJones, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +9%

muskiesman, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of IPRayRay
5/5  rDev +28.2%

IPRayRay, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

barnzy78, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of kevgod
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

kevgod, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of CHADMC3
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich gold body with a fluffy white head that dissolves to leave a scattered lacing.

Aromas of fresh German malts, clean yeast, and lemon grass.

Equally clean flavor that is equal parts grass, yeast, And grain with just a touch of bitterness.

Lighter in body with medium carbonation a dn as named a clean, crisp finish.

Just a plain good pilsner with tons of flavor and perfectly clean.

CHADMC3, Jun 09, 2012
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.