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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

1,228 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 340
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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this 16 oz. can in a tulip pint well before the best by date. The body was a deep golden hue. Clear of sediment. The white head faded quickly but a gentle swirl brought back a cap of foam.

The smell was lemony with a slight vegetal character. Lightly grainy.

The taste was also lemony and somewhat vegetal. There was a distinct hops spiciness. Crackery malts and citrus peel. Solid construction, well balanced components. There was a grassy, bitter aftertaste which lasts a long time. Very drinkable.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. This is a good go to pilsner.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16oz can

Pours a pale yellow color with hardly any head, no lacing on the glass at all.

Smell is mostly sweet malt, has a bit of a corn like presence as well, can says it's dry hopped so I would imagine a large hop aroma but I'm having difficulty finding any hops at all in the nose.

Taste is like the can says, crisp, very very crisp, carbonation is sharp and active, sweet malt presence up front and very clean, a bit bready, hops are still subdued but there is a light grassy bitterness in the aftertaste, finishes very dry.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a tall pilsner glass. Good till March 2013.

Real great looking beer. Booming brass deep gold color, very clear. Great mix of slow and fast rising carbonation coming up. Most of the carbonated bubbles are pinhead size. Head is very soapy bone white and shampoo like, but actually clumps and has lots of retention surprisingly. Some good clumpy lacing to boot as well.

Great sticky/sweet malts and dry grassy hop action. A real nice spicy and sweet undertone to this. powdered sugar and cinnamon toast. Real nice nose, truly smells like a German import.

Palate is very clean, dry and hop forward. Grass like hop and true to its name, very crisp. A little bit of stickiness lingers on the teeth from some malt coating. Prickly carbonation and feel but not gaseous. Malts take a backseat a bit, but the hop angle seems to be much more aggressive.

Overall a real solid lager/pils. It's more hop than I think malt, and I usually like more balance and I want everything and the kitchen sink, but this is a worthy drink.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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A: Clear, fairly light in color, maybe a slightly amber hue, nice frothy head with retention, appears fairly carbonated.
S: Noble hops, maybe a bit cidery and a slight hint of DMS, not much malt or bready aroma.
T: Spicy noble hops, tettnang maybe. More malt in the taste, a smooth malt backbone. Some bitterness is evident. Aftertaste of - celery? The taste is ok, but I don't feel the malt, bitterness and hops flow real well together, even though they are all independently discernable.
M: Light, drinkable, the carbonation is a bit lower than I would have expected.
O: A decent beer, but there are much better examples within this style. I don't think I would recommend this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Perfectly clear with an equally flawless coloring. Two fingers of firm frothy head and good lacing. Delicate clean aromas show the art in this one. Light bready malt underpins a melange of hop notes with lemon and grass giving a delightful fruitiness with a spicy a faintly peppered edge. Taste has me teetering on the fence of perfect. Balance is superb with a light sweet malt base that pushes into lemon and grass. Firm bitterness is quite smooth followed by a gentle buttery biscuit that lingers after the swallow. A bit of drying mintiness a herbal hops as well in the finish and swallow. Feel is crisp with a softness on the tongue from the mild but active carbonation. Deeply thirst quenching and satisfying. Medium light weight is spot on. Drinkability is off the charts as is the overall character to this beer. A Darn near perfect pilsner imo.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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