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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

1,078 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 314
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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2/5  rDev -48.7%

BeerdNick, May 12, 2012
Photo of brealbg
4.25/5  rDev +9%

brealbg, May 11, 2012
Photo of Amalak
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Deep gold and clear. Sporadic bubbles that leave a thin bubbly head with some lacing.

S. Malty and lemon.

T. It has an interesting lemony taste. There's a spiciness to it. There's a nice malty taste that is sweet.

M. Tingly and carbonated.

O. This is an interesting beer that has a nice refreshing sweet lemony taste, but it's got an American craft beer feel to it. Kind of like a Brooklyn Bitburger or something.

Amalak, May 07, 2012
Photo of Ted
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ted, May 06, 2012
Photo of jkrich
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can: bright, clear and deep golden with a quickly fading white-head. The hue reminds me a lot of golden color of Pilsner Urquell.

The aroma was rather faint but clean with hints of noble hops. Overall, the weakest link of this otherwise thin pilsner.

The flavor begins with a very nice, smooth malty palate with mild, tangy hop bitters lingering on the tongue. This is certainly one unique pilsner. The rounded cookie-like malt profile reminds me of a Czech pilsner rather than a German.

The body was heavier than typical of the style with a round, supple and bittersweet mouthfeel. The carbonation is quite restrained with a faint bitterness lingering on the palate.

This "pilsner" is not for the purist, but it quite enjoyable and refreshing just the same. I would not describe it as crisp as there is a somewhat heavy sweetness present.

jkrich, May 06, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 Oz can poured into a pilsner glass

A- Crystal clear golden yellow with a modest one finger head. Good visible carbonation.

S- Sweet matiness and very grainy as well. A nice clean hoppy bitterness. A simple, yet fantastic smelling pilsner.

T- A smooth grainy taste comes in followed by a light bitterness. A great yeast flavor and a wheatiness. Not great as describing tastes from pilsners but this is superb.

M- Smooth, light and full of flavor. Clean and refreshing, the perfect pilsner.

O- This is the best pilsner I have ever had, hands down.

TwelveOunces, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

patmcd, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ShemRahBoo, May 01, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by "03DEC2012" on bottom of the can, so it's fresh.

Soft honey goldenrod color with fine clarity. Frothy head of white foam that billows up to the rim of the glass and stops short of spilling over. The head fades after a couple minutes, leaving behind flecks of spotty lace. Eventually the foam ebbs away completely.

Aroma is soft and bready with a pleasant lemony dry-hop addition.
Flavor is similar with grassy hop bitterness and light crackery pils malt, and a bitter crispness that certainly lives up to it's name. Light and easy drinking with plenty of hop character, unique and flavorful in the vein of Prima Pils, maybe slightly more balanced and less bitter. Definitely traditional though, and plenty drinkable.

emerge077, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of codon2004
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

codon2004, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 07 Aug 2012 can poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear gold beer, but darker shade of gold. Plenty of bubbles coming up through the beer. Very thin white head across the top with some occasional strands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Mild - clean and crisp malt with the barest hint of earthy hops. A tiny bit of sweetness in with the malt, but a mild (well, maybe weak is a better term) smell overall.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma it makes up for in taste. Crisp start, very smooth transition into pilsner type malts - nice balance of malt against the crisp start and then the bitter German hop finish which is part crisp and part lingering spicy/earthy finish. Quite nice pilsner full of flavor, but smoothly and nicely done.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice thickness but smooth after the carbonation leaves the tongue. Definitely not too much carbonation. A little bit of stickiness on the teeth though.

Overall / Drinkability: A very good and flavorful pilsner. Quite drinkable and well done overall - things nicely in balance and yet forward in flavor rather than going too smooth and mild. I think my only disappointment is the aroma, which is quite mild and only gets a tad better as the beer warms up. Otherwise definitely worth the 4-pack I purchased so I enjoy it a few more times.

damndirtyape, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

joesc230, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another treat from Dino! Thanks man! A style I wouldn't normally turn to but that's ok! Poured to Pilsner glass the beer is crystal clear straw with a nice 1.5 finger white head, good retention, and some lacing. The nose is as the name suggests, crisp, clean, a hint of earthy hops accompany the pilsner malts, makes for a very inviting beer. The flavor is very much the same, very approachable. Lighter bodied and very refreshing with a clean, sharp flavor, not too much, it's really good. Overall, this was a treat!

hopfacebrew, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

notdriving, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

hilgart1, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is golden yellow with a nice white head. There is some stickyness.

The aroma at first is full of sweet malt, but eventually all I smell are spicy, zesty hops.

The taste is mild in the start. The finish is mildly bitter with a touch of spicy hops.

This is a little full bodied for the style; this can still be refreshing though.

Not bad. I may get this again in the future given the right circumstances.

andrewinski1, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

nathanjohnson, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of wspscott
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can in pint glass
best by Aug 2012

A: Dark gold color, crystal clear, a very thin white head.
S: Sweet malts, a little bit of bread, the hops are very much in the background, somewhat surprising since the can mentions it was dry-hopped.
T: A definite shot of hops followed immediately by a wave of malty sweetness. The hops are the herbal and spicy category, very style appropriate. The hops are not overwhelming, but might be a little too much for someone who likes more malt driven styles (i.e. my wife).
M: A slightly creamier mouthfeel than I expect for a german pils, seems more like a czech pils. The carbonation leaves a nice tingle on the back of the tongue. The hops seems to leave a little bit of a mouth coating, the bitterness lingers.
O: I really like this beer, if I can't get Prima Pils in KY (and I can't) then I will happily "settle" for The Crisp. This is going to be a summer staple for the pool and yard. Excellent beer, worth seeking out if you like a good pils.

wspscott, Apr 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

erlenmeyer, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

weaselchew, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

edraz1224, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to djrn for sending this beer in a box full of goodies from Sixpoint.

The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of grass and bready pilsner malt, as expected. The flavor is very clean and crisp. I get a lot of malt, with some grass and a lot amount of bitterness. Easy to drink and quite refreshing. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

ejimhof, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brilliant gold and great clarity, bright white fluffy head. Earthy and herbal hops. Some phenolic scents as well. Sweet grainy malt bill comes through as well.

Not as carbonated as I feel a Pilsener should be. Sweet grain malt bill, some tart flavor. Herbal and earthy hops finish. Some lemon peel. On the heavier side of medium body. Clean finish. Some lingering grainy sweetness on the front of the tongue. Clean sweet and smooth. I really think something called the crisp should be a lot crisper though.

jtierney89, Apr 09, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to d0b for tossing me a can of this recently. Served in a pilsener glass.

A - Finger-plus of white foam quickly dissolves to a thin cap and a few spots of lace. Transparent golden body, with plenty of fast-moving tiny bubbles. The last pour is yeasty, as this is can-conditioned.

S - Crisp clean lager aroma, with some fruity notes and light herbal hops. Buttered biscuit malt with perhaps a touch of banana bread.

T - Taste is a pleasant mixture of lightly sweet biscuit and grain malt bill with mild herbal and orange peel hop bitterness that grows in intensity over time and becomes a tad fatiguing.

M - Pleasant active carbonation, bready and chewy medium body, and some mild lingering stickiness and oily hops in the finish.

D - Pretty easy to drink - I had no problem finishing the entire 16oz can while watching a TV show. I enjoyed this significantly more than Resin, but I prefer Metropolitan Flywheel which is available to me locally.

MasterSki, Apr 07, 2012
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.