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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

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Ratings: 1,000
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 56
Gots: 82 | 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:
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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Photo of Kegatron


3.2/5  rDev -17.9%

16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with a couple fingers of bright-white foamy head. This simmers down to a frothy ½ finger, which soaps the sides of the glass with a sticky latticework of lace. The aroma is floral and spicy, with an earthy citrus presence and them some tarter lemon notes that emerge as this warms. Sweet toasted grains mix in to add a bit of a twang across the back. There is maybe a faint metallic twinge here to the nose but it’s nothing too intrusive feeling.

This carries over to the taste, with an earthy citric bitterness that melds with the grainy sweetness of the Pils malts to impart a green twang to this that trails a little toastiness as well. Like the nose, some zesty lemon flavor emerges as this warms up and there is a general spiciness to this throughout the profile, which really comes out strong in that dry and earthy finish here. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a light prickliness on the tongue and then more of a crisp creaminess that rounds out the edges of the feel.

This was an OK quaff but seemed to play a little too loosey goosey in the flavor and feel department for a Pilsener. This could be tightened up a good bit in spots.

12-07-2011 15:29:37 | More by Kegatron
Photo of rab53


4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2011 02:36:59 | More by rab53
Photo of argock


3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from 16oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by Nov 2011 on bottom of can. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $2.60.

A: Pale golden with 1-finger of nearly white tightly bubbled head with good retention and a crusty layer of lacing. Quite a few floaties hurt the appearance somewhat.

S: Sweet honeylike cereal graininess with pungent orange and honeysuckle hoppiness. The maltiness also contributes some crackery breadiness, almost like a pretzel. A nice American twist on the German pilsener style.

T: The flavor is very floral and hoppy with definite orange and lemongrass types of flavors. Not too strong but enhancing the total package. The maltiness is a bit too sweet but robust with a lot of sweet honey biscuit and crackery-bready types of flavors.

M: THe feel lives up to the name with very clean and refreshing feel with active carbonation and moderately dry aftertaste.

O: A unique American-flavored German pils with a lot of maltiness but a bit too much sweetness for me. Still a very nice brew.

12-06-2011 04:29:51 | More by argock
Photo of Bendurgin


3.18/5  rDev -18.5%

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a hazy golden straw with a thin cap of white head. It settles almost right away leaving nothing behind.

Grassy hops on the aroma with some toasty malts. A bit of a lemon aroma in the background. A sweet lemon though, like a lemon meringue or something to that nature. The flavor is a lot like the aroma. It has some nice grassy hops start to finish with a doughy flavor. Same lemon meringue sweetness in the background.

Light body with good carbonation. Overall this one isn't anything special, but I don't hate it. I could see myself getting this again on the right occasion. It's sure easy to drink.

12-06-2011 03:18:36 | More by Bendurgin
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2011 17:07:08 | More by asparkoflife
Photo of cwguy5

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured from can into Mother Earth kolsch glass.

A - golden color with slightest haze; 3/4 inch white head that settled to a nice cap; lots of dense lacing
S - light and fresh; lemon peel, grass, grain
T - as name suggests it is crisp; slight lemon and malt up front with slight floral notes; slightly drying towards end but avoids bitterness or bite
M - low super fine carbonation; light bodied; "soft" mouthfeel but still manages to be "crisp" overall
D - very likable beer with delicate pilsner flavors; not too malty, not too floral, no bitter bite at end but just hoppy and tangy enough to maintain balance; similar to a Belgian golden pale without the Belgian yeast and ripe fruit flavors; very drinkable

12-04-2011 16:36:34 | More by cwguy5
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-03-2011 22:26:20 | More by calmstock
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-03-2011 17:22:48 | More by deapokid
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2011 01:33:39 | More by THECPJ
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-30-2011 21:23:48 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of sholland119


3.15/5  rDev -19.2%

A-Pours a just slightly hazy straw gold with a frothy white head and a nice sheet of lacing.

S-Grassy hops, biscuity malt.

T-The taste is weird on this one for me. The first couple of sips are indeed crisp, refreshing, classic German pils. But the more I drink, the less satisfying the flavor is. The crispness lags and the grassiness takes over. I have no explanation for why this is, but I have experienced this beer the same way before.

M-Medium bodied but long in the finish for a pils, I think.

O-Just ok for me, really. A strange beer to my palate.


11-30-2011 00:54:49 | More by sholland119
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-29-2011 22:02:21 | More by jk3
Photo of HopHeadRyan


4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

Excellent american pilsner...

A - slight hazy yellow...typical pilsner color, minimal head, slight retention at the surface.

S - Subtle herbal/grassy notes, fruit, lemon peel, and grains

T - Much more pronounced herbal/floral/grassiness, definite lemon peel bitterness, and bready-biscuit grains. Very nice.

M - Typical of the style

O - A great repesentation of the style. Exactly what I would expect from the name...CRISP. As usual sixpoint does not dissapoint at adding their own unique twist and prefecting the style. Very good...I will revisit this brew next summer.


11-29-2011 02:57:12 | More by HopHeadRyan
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-28-2011 03:47:50 | More by setonhallbluehen
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New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-25-2011 13:26:42 | More by nh2032
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-22-2011 05:46:00 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-22-2011 03:12:54 | More by pgofman
Photo of Duff27


3.45/5  rDev -11.5%

Best Before 28OCT11

A- Half inch fizzy white head on a cloudy pale yeloow body. Very small sediment in suspension. Average head retention and lacing.

S- Very floral aroma, perhaps some light citrus.

T- Starts off sweet then evolves into bitterness. Basically a German pils with a hint of orange in the hops. The citrus note on the tail end comes across a little strange tasting to me for whatever reason.

M- Medium mouthfeel, I thought the carbonation could be a little stronger given the style.

D/O- First Sixpoint beer. I thought it was good for what it was. The weird citrus thing going on at the end of each sip...wonder if it could be remedied by a fresher can, I shall find out someday. If so, I'd like to put down quite a few of these. Thanks mcb4538!

11-22-2011 02:59:55 | More by Duff27
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Very nice beer.
Hazy orange color with a small white head that left just a bit of lace.

Sweet malt aroma. Grassy, herbal hops.

Biscuit taste. Tasty piney/herbal hops.

Nice crisp, refreshing beer. Enjoyed it a lot, and I still have another 4 pack to drink.

11-21-2011 22:23:25 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%

A can. From Finger Lakes.

A: The pils is an apple juice yellow, unfiltered with a pronounced haze. A white head, over two fingers on first pour, have left thin islands at the rim of the glass.

S: Plenty hoppy, earthy and bitter. Biscuity breads follow but the crisp hoppiness works best.

T: The hops certainly are crisp, earthy with herbal flavors. The light biscuit base of the pils has just enough sweetness to cut through the hops. The result is a sweet body that ably supports the hops. The sweetness stands out in the finish, finally pushing past the hops. Floral bitterness comes back in waves after a sip is swallowed.

M: A good beer, sweet malts and enough hops to leave a mark.

11-21-2011 00:52:43 | More by akorsak
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-20-2011 23:06:30 | More by Rempo
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New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%

16 oz. can

A hazed-out golden color, petite and active white foam cap.

A buttery, caramel malt effect, sweet hop, fruity and tangy and sour-fruity yeast. nice

A slick malty kick at first, big sweetness in the malt and hops with honey and red fruits. A sharp and crispy bite in the middle, the hops are ripe fruits, bold and dry finish. Buttery, toffee and sour yeast seems to go in different directions but is pulled together a little with a nice hop complexity. Not enough earthy-sour yeast for me and a bit too sweet overall. It is rather unique for the style and will grown on you after you get used to it's differences. The yeast reminds me very much of the infamous"wormwood" yeast that has a distinct English flavor.

I really warmed up to this one after a few servings. A nice beer to bring hiking and make a fine treat on the summit.

11-20-2011 20:05:34 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-20-2011 15:57:18 | More by Another6Pack
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3.15/5  rDev -19.2%

A: Golden straw color, half finger of bubbly, fizzy head that dissipates quickly, sticks to the glass well.

S: smells pretty funky like a belgian, lemony and biscuity, but has a weird skunk to it though that was pretty offputting.

T: Funk, lots of it, crisp lemon and lots of biscuit on the end. Kinda skunky as well.

M: Really zingy from all the bubbles. A bit over carbonated in my opinion, but in line with the style.

O: Didn't care for this, a shame because Sixpoint comes so highly recommended. I don't drink pilsners that often and this isn't helping the cause, would be a great beer for someone just getting into craft beer.

11-19-2011 04:26:56 | More by kevanb
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2011 23:52:29 | More by jeffthecheff
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