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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

944 Ratings

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 51
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of German and Bohemian Pils love. German hops all the way. Sehr mean "very" in German. AKA - "The Crisp"

(Beer added by: confer on 10-30-2010)
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2011 04:52:59 | More by mjtiernan
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 23:28:30 | More by Lawnboy33
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 22:43:16 | More by halfshell
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 20:44:50 | More by BelgianDip
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-14-2011 19:28:49 | More by sideshowe
Photo of Mar02x


3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this beer from my beer buddy Thijs, thanks man for sharing.

A - A golden yellow pint, with a white head and some carbonation bubbles racing to the top. Just like a good pilsener should do.

S - Pine and citrus they are a beautiful combination.

T - A good pilsener, nicely hopped, fresh tasting, a little sweet and bitter in the finish.

M - Medium carbonated and a nice bitter finish.

O - A nice pilsener, perfect amount of hops used = worth buying.

Serving type: can

11-14-2011 18:39:12 | More by Mar02x
Photo of Jspriest


3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-14-2011 17:46:54 | More by Jspriest
Photo of CHickman

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange-ish gold color with a huge 2 finger cloudy white head that faded very slowly and left excellent lacing coating the sides of the glass; a real impressive looking beer out of a can.

Smells very sweet and funky, and almost skunky; aroma consists of sweet malt, caramel, candied sugar, yeast or a metallic funk, light citrus hops and wet bread with honey or apricot jam. The nose is strange, so I focused on the flavor.

Tastes of very sweet malt, sugar, candy like a sweet tart, bubblegum, yeast, grass, hay, citrus hops, orange peel, honey, light spices like coriander and a funky finish that borders on tart. Kind of a strange taste, but the beer goes down very easy.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth as it slides over the tongue, with high fizzy carbonation, a medium chewy body and a tart sweet finish that is on the dry side.

Overall it was good and enjoyable, but I'll need to try this again as there seemed to be something just a tad different (don’t want to say “off”) about the taste so I need to give it another chance.

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 04:47:02 | More by CHickman
Photo of EgadBananas


3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to woodychandler for another CAN!

Pours a hazy, slightly darker sunny color. Very beautiful fluffy cloud-like finger and a head of stark white head. Lace? You know it.

Aroma is sweet citrus, with a bit of breadiness.

Subtle bitterness on the tongue, sweet citrusy hops, and a slight bready malt sweetness. Slight banana/yeasty note.

Crisp, but creamy, and overall light bodied.

Sixpoint marches to the beat of their own drum, and this offering is no different. Not quite to style, but a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 00:17:42 | More by EgadBananas
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another east-coaster in trade.

Not sure why BA calls this Sehr Crisp Pilsner (mixing languages) whn the can just reads "The Crisp."

A -- Hazy, golden color with a very firm & dense off-white head that leaves great lacing in a tall Willi Becker glass. I'll give on the haziness for being dry-hopped.

S -- Spicy and perfumy hops -- even some light pine -- with the lightest graininess eeking through.

T -- Good balance of bready malts and spicy hops up front; then the hops win out, but the malt makes a comeback in the finish. There's a mild fruity ester character in the aftertaste of this beer that reminds me more of an American Pale Ale than a true Pilsner. Not quite clean and malty enough for a good Pils.

M -- Soft and smooth mouthfeel with a light to light medium body with a dry finish.

O -- The complexity balanced with light body make this a very interesting and tasty beer. The balance of flavors and fruit esters aren't terribly clean for a Pilsner, so that loses points, but this is well worth recommending to anyone looking for a lighter-bodied, yet far from bland beer.

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 21:21:28 | More by steveh
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very blonde with a thin white head.

S - Grassy and grainy, slight smell of malts.

T - Initial taste malts and bread, which leads into the grassy and dry.

M - A pretty light body with decent carbonation, crisp finish.

O - Nothing special for me, can't quite put my finger on it, but it didn't do it for me.

Serving type: can

10-30-2011 12:44:43 | More by mattyb
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: straw golden yellow/finger white head,
splendid lacing encased pint glass

S: light grain, hint of earthy malt, herbs

T: sweet grain, malt, light bitter, semi-dry smooth finish

M: light/med body, hint of tongue prick,
dry/crisp mouth

O: POW! What a fine session brew.
Run out and buy this for your BMC friends.
This will open their mind to a nice, local,
pilsner. I will be getting this again, bet on it!


Serving type: can

10-26-2011 15:20:51 | More by BeerLover99
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New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can packaged.

A: The crisp is a Bengal tiger orange with a slight obscurity visual wise, but enough so to witness a micro-fine mist of excited effervesce quickly rising within. The head is impressive, a foamy pillar of 2 fingers plus in height, eggshell white coloring, and lengthy lasting on the hold. Window dressing is also very good, spongy multiple bands that occupy a good coverage rate. Ideally I like to see my lagers pale, as well a german style pilsner, the overuse of speciality grains and lack of craftsmanship to brew a pale beer is getting more and more cumbersome while tradition is being lost. Never the less a good example with good head retention that lasted throughout the course of the drink, but rating per style a bit off the color mark.

S: Wet grass and oranges, cereal grains manage to sneak out garnishing some attention from the otherwise deeply colored presence of the speciality grains. Hops seems a bit off, not as noble smelling nor sharp as either an german or American style respectively.

T: Grainy flavor, surprisingly im picking up some good signs of pale and pilsner grains despite the orange coloring. Pale oranges, light wet grass hopping is quite evident on the swallow. A bit bittering, tasting more like a pale lager perhaps? Some sweet toasted grains, white toast bread and flowery hops conclude things.

M: Dry flowery oranges grace the tongue on the mouthful. Despite a strong visual sense of carbonation, things are fairly quite on the hold. The crisp doesn’t appear that crisp despite its name that just begs to be used otherwise in review form, sorry. Bubbly around the edges turning creamy.

O: Overall bittering, but the grain base and hop palate seems to fall south of expectations of german standard pilsners. Drinks better as a pale lager in my opinion. Not ideally what I envision when grabbing for a german style pilsner. A bit outside the box, but maintains a decent enough flavor to warrant purchase as long as you are not as concerned about the style as the flavor or enjoyment. Drinks a bit big style, not your typical light summer time affair.

Serving type: can

10-18-2011 22:55:19 | More by beerthulhu
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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 10/15/11

Best before 11 Nov 2011

Thank to MbpBugeye

Juicy-looking golden orange color with some haziness throughout. One finger head thins to a smaller layer, but leaves the beginnings of lace right away. Close groupings of smaller specks of lace; gets thicker half way through the glass.

The aroma is a convergence of clean, tight, hoppy and grainy. Orange peel and lemon zest hops notes are matched perfectly with pilsner malt; toasty and vaguely suggesting dough. Overtones of pine as it warms.

Juicy citric flavors wash over the palate and last throughout; mostly the aforementioned orange and lemon. This is definitely a hopped up pilsner. Grainy flavors round out the middle; a bit toasty and offering notes of crackers. Piney bitterness moves in on the latter half and carries the finish. Grassy tones emerge as it warms.

Medium-light body; perhaps closer to medium for the style. The feel is focus and snappy. Carbonation is driving and expressive; never, though, does it seem to be too much. Clean finish and pleasantly dry.

Too hopped? Maybe. Doesn't much matter to me; The Crisp is really good one way or another. I would drink it regularly if I could.

Serving type: can

10-16-2011 00:41:14 | More by Ryan011235
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy blonde with a thin white head of different sized bubbles. The aroma is grainy with a touch of lemony citrus. Untoasted grain and plenty of funky herbal hops, this beer is unlike any German Pils I've encountered but I like it. Lightly creamy and effervescent with a hop oily finish. Good stuff albeit a little weird tasting in a good way. Recommended.

Serving type: can

10-10-2011 23:14:49 | More by biggred1
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden/straw with 2 fingers of fluffy, white head that dissipates very slowly. Moderate-heavy carbonation. Nice thick layer of fluffy lacing hangs to the sides of the glass.

N: Pilsner malts, pear, honeydew melon, a hint of bubblegum and some light grassy hops.

T: Good dose of biscuit and grains upfront along with grapefruit and a hint of bubblegum. Some bright citrus comes in after; mostly lemony but also a bit of orange. Grassiness is also very apparent. Finishes with biscuit, sweet caramel and a fresh amount of grassy and somewhat spicy floral hops.

M: Light-medium bodied, smooth, crisp, clean, dry and moderately bitter.

O: Nicely balanced between the malt and hop bills. There's some huge flavors in this for a Pilsner. The dry hopping is very apparent in the finish. Very light, easy drinking, refreshing and sessionable. A very satisfying Lager!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 02:11:20 | More by justintcoons
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured into a regular old pint glass, this one shows up with a nice foamy roughly 2 finger high white head. Color is a nice bright clear golden yellow. Lace is plentiful. Looks actually very appealing.

Smell - Aroma is actually quite nice and better than I was expecting. Smells like a nice, light, sweet, malty, and bready pils with nice light floral and grassy hop notes behind it and some lemon/citrus in there as well. Also a bit of spice and yeast smell to this. I like the aroma.

Taste - Taste follows the aroma pretty closely. There's plenty of the sweetness, light malt qualities, bready notes, grainyness, and floral, grassy, and lemon/citrus hops that are on the lighter side but still pretty apparent, and a little bitterness (a bit more so on the finish). I may be enjoying this pils a little more than I expected. I really like the combo of a good pilsner with a bit more hop qualities to it.

Mouthfeel - Feel is smooth, not quite "Crisp" as the can might suggest. Either way, enjoyable and refreshing Consistency is smooth, carbonation is light-medium, body is light-medium as well, and the finish is a little bit longer than average with just a bit of lingering dryness and bitterness.

Overall - Overall, a damn good pilsner in my opinion. Such a wonderful change of pace from what I have been drinking (things like big stouts, imperial porters, DIPAs, and stuff like that). Would I session a number of these cans? Probably not, but this is a darn good pils, especially for what the weather is here right now (hot as hell, with some humidity to boot). I'd say this one is certainly worth a try. Thanks trxxpaxxs! Also as a side note, I just have to say I love that these come in 16oz cans! That's probably my favorite container type out there currently!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 18:16:19 | More by matttttYCE
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has recently become my go-to after work beer.

A- Pours with decent white head and hazy yellow/orange color.

S- Faint smell of hops, not a lot going on here.

T- True to the name: great, crisp edge with smooth release of flavor making you thirsty for more.

M- Low and well-balanced carbonation allows for easy drinking without taking away from the taste.

Great beer, best served outdoors in the sun.

Serving type: can

09-29-2011 01:08:13 | More by bierdabbler
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 16 ounce can from FluffyMcTingle; thanks! Best by October 28, 2011 is indicated on the bottom of the can, so about a month out from now. Poured into a Deschutes pint glass because it was already sitting on the counter having dried and I was too lazy to go get anything else.

Pours a clear yellow and orange color and grows a massive, three-finger head that is pillowy, eggshell white, and fluffy. It hangs around for quite some time, and leaves generous patches of bubbles on the glass. It smells of orange, lemon, watermelon rind, some wheat, straw and grasses, and a touch of yeast. Some bread and hop notes find their way into it as well. Tastes of citrus (orange and lemon), bread, yeast, floral hops, some grass/straw notes, and finally a bit of malt in the very rear. Mouthfeel is light, crisp on the tongue, smooth going down, and clean on the finish. Very refreshing. Overall, a very good pilsener that is going to get me back into the style.

Serving type: can

09-28-2011 02:57:04 | More by eclipse54
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a pounder can into a Guinness imperial pint glass. Creamy, light-straw colored with a great, sticky, 2-finger head. Ample lacing.

S: Smooth and crisp smells of hallertau hops, cut grass, bread, some yeast, and fresh cracked grains.

T: Light and refreshing on the front, with a smooth middle, and a bright, clean, crisp finish. This beer has a clean ride that initially feels less-than-satisfying, but totally delivers when the bite kicks in on the swallow. Flavors of straw, peaches, sediment, bright dry hops, with a flavor akin to the aftertaste of walnuts lingering.

M: Bright and crisp, yet smooth and creamy. This beer runs the gamut from beginning to end. It is well balanced in that no feels are disproportionate to the flavors.

O: A very drinkable, delicious beer with just enough complexity to keep you interested. Mostly, though, it's all about the aftertaste.

Serving type: can

09-27-2011 21:16:22 | More by TangTKE402
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New York

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

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright orange golden color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing and little head retention.

s - Smells of light fruity malts, bready malts, grain, and light hops. Very nice and refreshing.

t - Tastes of bready malts, grains, fruity malts, light floral hops. Again, very nice.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Super smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall a really good pilsener from Sixpoint. Very refreshing and some nice fruit and hops with the usual grains and bread. Could definitely have a few of these and would want to. Would have it again.

Serving type: can

09-26-2011 19:28:06 | More by mdfb79
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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am happy Sixpont has started canning their beers but this one is nothing special even though it has the style profile that I am wanting to try. See Oskar blues yellow pils to hit this style in the can correctly. The canning is a completely different factor that I am maybe not considering but I love canned beer. I know Sixpoint has not been at it as long as some of these others so it may improve over time.

It does pour a nice gold color with a good amount of head -soapy and foamy. Aromaa is clearly the German/Czech type hops and it is delivered in the taste too. I guess its the drinkability where this beer suffers as I just dont want more than 1. I am confident that these will only get better as Sixpoint is a brewery I think quite highly of. It almost seems that these are better than the same beer off the same 4-pack were a cpl weeks ago

Serving type: can

09-24-2011 22:47:32 | More by rousee
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3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First off, why the hell is this listed as "Sehr Crisp Pilsner?" The damn can says "The Crisp." Does this web sight have anybody watching, except for when you use too many bad words? Sheesh and sheesh already. "Sehr" crisp...oh mother...

Looks yella. Slightly hazy yella.

Smells like diacetyl, hay, unlit cigarette (I don't smoke, nor is there any cigs near me lit or unlit) freshly lit cigarette (ditto) something reminiscent of a German pils, and a soapy note.

Tastes like diacetyl, with a soapy lemony character and some light toasty malt.

Light-medium body with a hop bitter, then soapy and sour finish where I can even detect some alcohol.

It's still kinda OK tasting, but it's not really good. Maybe a visit to the brewery would reward me with an amazing fresh version, but this just goes back and forth too much between being "yeah this is pretty good" and then suddenly going "yuck."

Serving type: can

09-20-2011 01:26:59 | More by dedrinker
Photo of Crossmd


2.65/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured 42 degrees Fahrenheit into a shaker pint. Best before 11.11.11

Pours a lucid gold with almost no head. Some small bubbles rising to the surface from the bottom.

Smells of a sweet corn and honey or old syrup. Very well projected, if relatively one-dimensional.

Tastes of sugary adjuncts with maybe some lemon. Soft and relatively dirty feeling. Doesn't clean up well, sticky malts cloying in really a sort of unpleasant way that has nothing to do with the name.

Mouthfeel is a really relatively heavy oil with just a hint of effervescence. This gives it the impression of not feeling super fresh, even if it is the style that it was brewed in

Overall, there is nothing fresh or crisp about this guy. I will not be buying this again, but I'm not really a lager guy. Regardless there is a little bit too much unpleasant about it to make it anything close to $3USD a 16oz.


Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 22:36:02 | More by Crossmd
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New York

2.63/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16oz. can into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a light yellow with a thin stark white head and not a lot of retention. Not much lacking, either.

S: Floral hops are the most prevalent, with some misplaced sweet syrup notes in the background.

T: Bready malts with some strange sweet notes and a minimum of bitterness. "Crisp" seems like a misnomer.

M: Medium bodied and sweet. Quite a bit of carbonation.

D: Not at all what I would expect out of a pilsener...

Serving type: can

09-18-2011 03:58:34 | More by schlimenhaumer
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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