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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

1,179 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 132 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a large, fading, white head.
Nose shows hay, spicy hops, grassy notes and light grainy malt.
Flavours are very hop-focused. Big spicy, floral, citrus-y and grassy notes. Little else. Some light malt. Assertive bitterness.
Nice high carbonation.

Photo of BikeChef
2.85/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a wonderfully malty pilsner smell. The hit of honey-like sweetness up-front in the taste is off-putting. The bitterness eventually balances it out. Extremely short finish. Can't get past that initial sweetness, though, which seeming jarringly out of place in a pilsner. Might be good outside on a hot day, though

Photo of TheGordianKnot
2.88/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Finally my first Sixpoint beer thanks to myspoonistoobig! Best by 9.29.2011 dated...

A- Pours a strawish orange color. Not clear, but very bright with a small white head.

S- Fairly plasticy and a bit vegetative takes the forefront of the smell. Hops are floral and delicate but the malt is just off. Still it is not horrible, just different with slight flaws

T/M- Very grainy and a lingering citrus, but its a watery estery citrus. There is something very weird in the malt, again its like plastic. Hop bitterness is very low for a craft pilsener. The low amount of a grassy and flowery hop flavor doesn't make up for lack of IBU either. This is just a malty pilsener, which isnt bad, just not what expected given its name Carbonation is on the light side of medium; I would, like it to be more prominent.

O- Would be so much more disappointing if I tried this outside on a hot summer afternoon. Just too heavy and not refreshing or crisp like a pilsener should be with this name!.. Damn, this beer is officially NOT Crisp

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Standard looking pilsner, could have been something from Miller for all I know, just a little bit darker with better head. Smell was amazingly like Budweiser. Didn't see how this differed as a 'german pilsner' from the American adjuncts here, same smell. Industrial corn. The dry hopping claim seemed facetious after smelling this.

Upon drinking it, I kept wondering the same thing. Was disappointed, after having Righteous and Bengali 2 weeks earlier, how tame this was. Didn't pick up anything crisp at all from it, if anything it was more like dead weight, some heft to a pilsner I wasn't used to, and a an aftertaste mouthfeel that came dangerously close to being below average.

Too bitter for style if anything. Overhopped, maybe, would just appreciate being able to distinguish the hops in here.

Photo of magnj
2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


A - Clear Golden body is a shade or 2 darker than your standard pils, produced a nice frothy head but it dropped fairly quickly from my glass leaving some lacing and a thin protective film.

S - Malty nose is vaguely reminiscent of a malt liquor for some reason up front. Closer inspection reveals a nice floral hop note.

T - Again there's a little something to the taste up front that's turning me off. But it leads to a nice hoppy midsection and ends with some bitterness but also slight butter.

M/D - Medium body, no residual sugar, maybe a tad undercarbed. Ok to drink, hoping my palate is off or something because I love the 16oz cans.

Photo of dgilks
2.99/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden colour. Great brightness. Nice foamy white head with good head retention.

Lightly hoppy aroma which complements the rich malt character. Very simple but no evident flaws.

Rich malt character but this falls apart with a harsh bitterness and some acetaldehyde. The green apple character is particularly offputting.

Moderate body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A disappointing beer. The aroma and appearance are great but the presence of acetaldehyde in large quantities seriously lowers the palatability of this beer.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.