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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,226 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 71
Gots: 161 | 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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Ratings: 1,226 | Reviews: 339
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.

Photo of zberger
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of xacidx
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of dunix
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of coldriver
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can pours a medium amber with persistent fluffy white head - truly a beauty of a beer. Aroma is grassy with lemon, and caramel malt. Bitter pepper and grassy hops mark the flavor, although a bit soapy. Crisp is a perfect description for the mouthfeel - a nice hoppy bite, sharp to the tongue, mellowing in the finish. German Pilseners were my first "quality" beer love after making a trip to Deutchland and this one is a nice representation of the style. Would think this would make a great session beer for both craft and Miller Lite drinkers.

Photo of yankhawk
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Mikeynas
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.