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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,023 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,023
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 60
Gots: 92 | 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 KTCamm
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Served in a tallboy can purchased in gct.

Yellowish straw color with white foam. Relatively clear. Smell is a grassy straw color, fairly faint.

Taste is a crisp delicious lager, nice firm backing hop, blends in perfectly. Light lemon flavor. Crisp finish.

Excellently made lager. Fantastic lager.

KTCamm, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

SPRichard, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev +2.6%

DSlim71, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Tschnab
3.9/5  rDev 0%

A- a yellow straw color with a nice bone white head and a lot of lace, very typical of the style.

S- nice grainy aroma with a hop bite and some light spice, grass, and lemon.

t- a lot of grassy and floral hop, juicy grapefruit, cereal grain, nice malt background that provides a doughy quality, and it lives up to its name with a clean, crisp finish.

o- really nice to see a craft lager with a punch of hops, I always love when I run into one of those.

Tschnab, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of s1ckboy
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

s1ckboy, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of msarver16
5/5  rDev +28.2%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%

Can says best before October 28, 2011

Slightly hazy dark straw yellow in color with aggressive bubbles of carbonation but the head doesn't seem to last.

Aromas of lemon, fermented oranges, light hay. Hardly any floral or spicy aroma from the hops used, especially given the style.

Taste is similar to the aroma...fermented oranges, old lemons, a little hay/wheat flavor. Very light flavoring and again no real hop presence.

Medium to light body with good carbonation but the aftertaste is somewhat undesirable and not very inviting for another sip.

I'm assuming because this is out of date it's no good but I don't think fresh my scores would improve much.

VaTechHopHead, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of hockenbeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

hockenbeer, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%

This beer just arrived in Indiana last week. It pours a light bodied honey gold in color with a one finger head. The nose is essentially smooth and mellow pale malts with a touch of honey. The flavors are mild and dry. You get plenty of pale malts with a touch of honey and it finishes dry with moderate bitterness. The level of bitterness is surprising, and more than I anticipated. The more I sip it the more floral components I get, yet not in a hoppy manner. The hop presence is minimal. This beer drinks light in body with a dry finish. The dryness and bitterness keep me from really endorsing it but it’s a decent pils in a can.

aasher, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Whimpers
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Whimpers, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of dpasotti
2.28/5  rDev -41.5%

Mostly clear yellow-gold color with a small white cap that fades fast, leaving just enough lace to tell me this was brewed well. Weird nose of sweet malt, corn, and honey/vanilla. Just a bit of grape and noble hops come through a bit later, and allow me to confirm that this is at least a lager, and not some Blond Ale/Belgian Pale hybrid.

Taste is not redeeming. It's sweet with no hop character; just that out-of-place honey flavor. Hops finally come through, but not enough to even make a dent in the sweetness.

Medium body and carbonation would be great in a pale ale or any number of other styles; but not in a German Pils. It's too creamy and, frankly, not crisp enough. In fact it's nowhere near its namesake. I was disappointed by this, especially after hearing many good things about Sixpoint. I will gladly give them another shot though.

dpasotti, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of modernartblues
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Can Purchased at DeCicco's Brewster ($2.79)

A: golden body with hints of amber, very clear (can see hand on other side), some head, recedes, not much lacing

S: grassy with hints of citrus, a good start for a pilsner, hints of breadiness, good for the style

T: follows the taste, hops are in front, rounded out nicely by the biscuity malt

M: good carbonation, but this body is really light, I feel like I'm drinking water.

O: a good pilsner, I quite like this beer and will be tempted by it on tap, but its not worth the price for 4 pack. It is not, however, among my favorite American pilsners (Prima, Sly Fox, Stoudts, Holy City).

modernartblues, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of pburland23
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured from a 16 ounce can into my Victory Pilsener glass.

Beer pours a light, clear gold with a finger of snow white head and tight carbonation.

Smell: A touch bread with some floral hop notes. Has a very distinct German pils aroma to it.

Taste starts off with some prickly carbonation. It's crisp, clean and dry. Some biscuity cracker malt and a delicate hop presence. Really great tasting pils.

The mouthfeel is light bodied and very refreshing. The drinkability is through the roof on this one.

Overall, a great pils. Clean, crisp and full flavored. You're not going to get much more flavor in a 5.4% beer. Delicious.

pburland23, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ceraphin
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

ceraphin, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

16oz can into short stemmed scrimshaw pilsner glass.

A: carbonation is ripping through this body. there looks like there is a slight haze. might just be a little chilly still... bright white head plumes on top. retention is good and leaves sticky lacing.

S: earthy and herbal. green tea. lemon. subtle hops work well with the grain. lightly toasted whole grain.

T: the lemon is certainly present on the palate. a little bit grassy. bitterness is there but similar to the nose, they work well together and are very balanced.

M: crisp bubble carbonation on this light bodied brew.

D: these are very, very crushable. well balanced flavors make that possible. tasty brew.

Jimmys, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%

Thanks to for the can in a recent BIF!

Pours a cloudy dark straw with a massive creamy white sticky head.

Smells of some bready grainy malt with some noble hops thrown in for good measure. Also a hint of wheat.

Starts off with a sweet bready maltiness rounding into a semi-dry finish and some spicy hops. Bitterness is low.

Expectedly light mouthfeel although not paper thin which is perfect for a pilsner. Medium carbonation levels.

Technically classified as German pilsener on here even though it's a mix. I get more of the Bohemian side out of it as it's got more bready character is less clean with less hops. Gut, but sehr gut would lean more toward the German pils side.

jmarsh123, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured out as a nice golden color. The head was creamy and white in color. The head settles and just leaves a thin retention on top of the beer. The smell of the beer is a loaded with some noble hops. It's got the pilsner\lager aromas as well. The taste of the beer is pretty solid, good amount of bitter hops in there along with a malt bill that leaves your taste buds tingling. The mouthfeel of the beer was light and soft, it leaves a sharp tingle on the tongue that I liked a lot. Overall it's a pretty damn good brew honestly. I was impressed.

Knapp85, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours a dark golden orange color with yellowish edges and a one finger frothy white head that very slowly fades into a thick lasting ring. Streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with hints of grass and straw along with a crisp(duh), spicy hop presence. Floral with subtle pine and light fruit notes. Faint buttery character but not enough to kill the nose.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a good balance of earthy notes, pale malts and crisp, earthy hops. Slight dry bitterness up front with a spicy, pine hop presence that is nicely balanced by pale, biscuity pilsner malt, grass, straw and light fruit. Well balanced and sessionable but kind of standard for the style.

corby112, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of bobhits
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours an orange body, extremely lively carbonation forming a nice thick white head. This one leaves lacing everywhere. A touch darker than many pilners I’ve had, looks rather refreshing.

The nose is earthy grass and hints of citrus. About what I’d expect from a Pilsner.

The flavor is much the same. A bit of bready malt, a good bite from the hops, and a lot of earthy and citrus notes.

The finish on this one is crisp and clean as hell. The name is truly earned here.

I really wish this were available around here for a hot summer day. I’m not a big Pilsner guy, but this one would hit the spot in June vs this cold January afternoon.

bobhits, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of RodSmith
5/5  rDev +28.2%

RodSmith, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of splendidsplinter
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

splendidsplinter, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of sweisel80
2/5  rDev -48.7%

sweisel80, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of timbre
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

timbre, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of RyanCMcGovern
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

RyanCMcGovern, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

2dogbrew, Jan 12, 2012
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,023 ratings.