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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,206 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 70
Gots: 150 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a can of Sixpoint's The Crisp at the Salty Pig last weekend (August 25). Poured the 16 oz. tallboy into a Boulevard tulip glass the bar kindly supplied. Review is from notes.

Appearance (4/5): The Crisp pours a clean and clear yellow and is topped with a frothy head of two and a half fingers. Active carbonation is evident when holding the beer up to the light. I don't drink pilsners that often, but I've seen enough to know this is a good looking one.

Smell (4/5): Earthy, herbal/grassy, and lemon notes from the Noble hops rise from the glass. Crisp notes of grain. It definitely exudes the aromatic characteristics of a classic pilsner, but the intensity is kicked up a notch. Very nice.

Taste (4.5/5): The Crisp lives up to its name: it's lightly hoppy, a little fruity (lemon, grapefruit), earthy, has that distinctive "cool" lager taste, and is–you guessed it–quite crisp, indeed. I am impressed not only by the balance of grainy, bready flavors and the mild, herbal hop flavors, but also by how flavorful the Crisp is for its alcohol content. Finish is brief but dry and leaves you wanting more.

Mouthfeel (4/5): The Crisp is perhaps a little less carbonated than I had expected it to be, but that's nitpicking. The mouthfeel is actually quite good. It is light-bodied, cool, smooth, and drying in the finish. Nice and easy, and extremely drinkable. I like.

Overall (4/5): The Crisp might not move the needle that much amongst craft beer enthusiasts, but it's a pretty special, respectable beer–one that gives craft lagers a good name. Eminently drinkable and refreshing, and conveniently packaged in 16 ounce tallboy cans, I would go to this if ever I want a change of pace from the hop monsters and bold Belgian ales I normally drink.

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3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, hazed, orange-copper color with a filmy, sparse, white coating on the surface. Aromas of roasted grains and buttery sweetness. Light and subtle. Flavors are buttery, as well, but with a crisper feel at the end with some heavy roasted qualities. Slightly tangy with some floral highlights throughout, also. Buttery and tangy aftertaste leading to a slick, crisp, clean finish. Heavier than most Pils brews, but tasty.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange yellow with about a 1/4 inch thick head. Head faded quickly. A few tiny carbonation bubbles running from the bottom to the top.

S: I'm getting a nice hop character with some hay/grass undertones.

T: Much like the name, the first drink was very crisp and refreshing. Nice hop profile with a solid bitter finish.

M: Easy drinking beer, that as mentioned before is very sharp and crisp on the palate.

O: Nice summer beer.

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

Best by Feb, 2013:

Into a pilsener:

A: light golden yet hazy orange/yellow colored body that leaves a two and a half finger white foamy head appears and lasts for about a good three minutes before it dies. Carbonation is very light and seen rising slowly. There is some nice spotty ringy lacing left.

S: Czech or I think Saaz hops coming out fairly strong, yet there is still a good sweetness in the smell. I like it.

T: definitely blends the Czech and German styles very nicely.

M: light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, just an all around good feel. It leaves a slight dry aftertaste.

O: I like how I notice the blends of the German and the Czech styles of pilseners. I know its labeled as a German, but that doesn't bother me. I would have this again.

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3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a large white head and some light lacing.

Aromas begin with a light bit of toast, yeast and some floral hops. There's a fair amount of grass to the nose as well as just a hint of citrus peel.

The tastes begin with some light candied orange peel on the front end with lots of bready malts. Toasted cracker and lager yeast and lots of biscuit. Minimal hop bitterness and just a little bit of floral hop character.

The mouthfeel is light to medium in body with a medium carbonation. Finish isn't much of anything to be honest. A little watery and crisp clean lager yeast.

Overall, this just isn't my style of beer. Pilsners just do not do it for me in any way shape or form. The flavor is sapped by the lager yeast and it just tastes like lightly hopped water. Water is cheaper and better for me so I will stick to that and look elsewhere to satisfly my session ale necessities.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.