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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 66
Gots: 136 | 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 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.

Photo of ColSanders
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of elBecko
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of beerme626
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Spaceangler
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of adjunctjonez
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed on tap in a standard pint glass. Pours a rich golden hue, appears clear with some white head that fades, some limited lacing but not much. Smell and taste are very much of clean light malts, a bit more pilsner than lager on the taste. The hops balances out the malts nicely. This one is very easy drinking and could be consumed in quanity or enjoyed as a single.

Photo of Siriusfisherman
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden-amber with a thin creamy head, nice citric noble hop aroma with notes of sweet, toasted malt. The taste is similar to the nose, it starts with a nice hop bite and then becomes refreshingly grassy and herbal with elements of citrus. The malt is not very prominent but does give a nice balance to the package. Very smooth and almost creamy in comparison to other examples in the style. This is a very good pilsner!

Photo of angrybabboon
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/23/12

Appearance: Clear, slightly hazy, golden orange - a genuinely golden gold when held to the light - fizzy white head, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Bready, grainy, pale malts - intentionally mild - some spiciness from the yeast, works very well - lightly grassy, with some light, sweet citrus - floral notes - lightly sweet

Taste: Pale grains and pale malts - a vague hint of toasted grains, nice malts overall - spicy lager yeast - mildly grassy (in a remarkably clean way) - some sweetness, some light hints of citrus

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of light, could actually be a bit more crisp, nicely carbonated, nicely drinkable

Overall: Easily the best thing I've ever had from Sixpoint

This is a lovely pils. Very clean and very drinkable. It is definitely reminiscent of a German lager, but it has some serious American influences. I could drink a lot of this.

Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a little bit of haze to the body and a robust effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam with good retention. Attractive!

Smell: slightly grainy, slightly bready malt aroma with a hint of that lager-yeast scent. Hops are herbal and earthy. Overall, a nicely earthy blend, but it's a bit messy for the style -- not precisely "crisp" as the name would have it.

Taste: interesting malt flavor that starts off on the dry side but then exposes its sweetness. Hops are earthy but prominent with a hint of sweet fruitiness which really works here. Bitterness is relatively high. Perhaps not quite the clean, crisp Pilsner style exactly, but a good take on what can be done in those parameters. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess. Works for me!

Overall: tasty and drinkable ... what more do you need? I'll definitely look for this again the next time I'm in New York.

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Crisp is crisp....not very smooth. The appearance is clear yellow with thin creamy white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell is mostly wet grain. The taste is sharp with Saaz hops and tinges of alcohol...plus a lingering aftertaste. After several swigs the beer smooths. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with good carbonation. Overall it is ok.

Photo of Milkysunshine
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Vonstein15
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of stephengraniero
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of dumptruck81
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

A: Crystal-clear, golden-yellow with a big, foamy, fizzy white head that leaves behind good lace, retention, and chunky foam on top once the head settles.

S: Crisp pilsener malt with grass, hay, barn, and light, citrusy, fruity hops.

T: Fantastic flavor. Spot-on with the hops, malt, and lager yeast. They all come together to form a very pleasant drinking experience. The finish is exquisite. This beer is how I imagine the two styles to taste like in their countries of origin.

M: Super smooth, crisp, and refreshing. The finish is fruity and clean. Not nearly as dry as the original styles. Drinkability is off the charts. Great lingering lager feel and taste.

O: Another extremely well-crafted beer from Sixpoint. I'm loving the cans and I'm loving what this brewery is doing.

The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.