The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

344 Reviews
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Reviews: 344
Hads: 1,348
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 88
Gots: 213 | FT: 3
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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Photo of allengarvin
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a standard pint glass. Crystal clear light gold color, with fine streaming bubbles flowing from the bottom. Large initial head, though it fades somewhat quickly. The nose features plenty of hop aroma--very nice, though more American than German, with grassy piney notes. Oh, this is a fine hoppy pils, with lots of bitterness and grassy hop flavors. Malt is light but holds up reasonably well. Light, clean finish. Nice spritzy carbonation level. One of the best pils I've had in a while. (500 characters)

Photo of indiapaleale
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - golden, a little darker than straw colored with a nice inch of fluffy white head on top. This is clean and clear and looks mighty tasty.

Aroma - wooah! Talk about a sulfuric, earthy aroma kicking out of this can. This is the real deal. There are some grassy/citrusy hoppy notes and light maltiness as well but more than anything this one smells like a very fresh, well-brewed lager beer.

Taste - from the first sip of this beer you'll know you've entered the lager zone. Void of the sweetness associated with many ales this is indeed a beer that has nothing to hide behind. This bounces off the tongue with nice floral/grassy hop flavors, a bit of a mineral bitterness and just a touch of malt. Each sip seems to satisfy just a little bit more. This has a very defining dry, earthy sweet finish and nice bite. I am a fan.

Overall - very enjoyable pilsner. This is indeed "crisp" and very refreshing. If you're a pilsner person this will certainly make you happy as there aren't too many top notch American versions of this style, especially ones that are canned.

Would I buy more of it? - definitely. Great beer. Loved all 16 oz. of it and will certainly be buying more cubes! (1,190 characters)

Photo of zrbeer1579
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Appearance: Poured a nice gold with a slight straw. Good clarity. Two and a half finger white fluffy head.

Aroma: Pils malts. Light bread. Herbal/earthy hops with a very slight floral.

Taste: Similar to smell. Herbal/earthy hops upfront along with a slight floral as well. Light breadiness; it leans more cracker-like. There is a slight lemon/honey thing going on, but it is not much. Just barely there.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Feels full. Goes down smooth.. Finish has light herbal bitterness.

Overall: Crisp as properly named. A nice canned pilsner that seem to have everything a pils should and tastes good. Definitely would have again. (662 characters)

Photo of wingman14
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker yellow with a small frothy head that fades fast. Smell is not very potent, bready with a slight hop presence as well as yeast. The taste is sweeter than expected, with the bready flavor coming through followed by a slight bitter but nice hop flavor. The beer finishes with a more classic lager feel, light mouthfeel, and the hops coming on a bit stronger in the aftertaste. Overall a nice beer, the flavors are great and not overpower, a nice beer for the summer. (478 characters)

Photo of BMoldy
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks like BA's gonna have to add "nanokeg" to the "Serving Type" list...

Pours a very pale gold with very fine carbonation and a fizzy white one-finger head that takes some time to go down. Decent stickiness on the glass, but no really defined lines. Some biscuity malt in the nose, but citrusy hops predominate. The barley initially covers the palate in a soft, smooth blanket, before the hops quietly and slowly take over, giving the beer a great bittering on the finish. Medium to light mouthfeel combines with the hops to add to the beer's much-hyped "crispness", which I believe is well-earned.

Overall, this beer tastes very fresh, very crisp, and goes down very smoothly. Each ingredient really stands its own, yet the whole package just goes so well together! Though a relatively simple lager, there is nothing cheap about it. Really a fantastic session beer. (870 characters)

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful looking can poured into a standard pint glass....

Hazy orangey golden color with some brown mixed in. Cream colored head which stuck around for almost the entire beer. Some lacing. Smell was sweet and grainy. Flavor was malty at first but finished up with some dry hops. Sticky mouth feel at times but smooth overall. Sweet, bitter, flavorful, and fresh. CRISP is a perfect name. Really enjoyed this beer and I plan on seeking this one out again. Happy to see Sixpoint on the shelves. (495 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light pour, golden straw in color with a tight fizzy head of white foam that quickly gained ground and rose up through the glass. Nice an light aroma, clean, light spice and yeast notes, hints of light citrus, wheat, light cloves, really well done. As I take the first sips, clean, crisp flavor, tight citrus, rich light grains, spakrling carbonation. Really it just worked. Light bready finish left a light touch of flavor on the palate but mostly clean after the last sip. (479 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: straw golden yellow/finger white head,
splendid lacing encased pint glass

S: light grain, hint of earthy malt, herbs

T: sweet grain, malt, light bitter, semi-dry smooth finish

M: light/med body, hint of tongue prick,
dry/crisp mouth

O: POW! What a fine session brew.
Run out and buy this for your BMC friends.
This will open their mind to a nice, local,
pilsner. I will be getting this again, bet on it!

SENSATIONAL, MUST TRY! (436 characters)

Photo of joeseppy
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A deep golden yellow beer.

Has a bright aroma with hints of citrus.

Mildly sweet with citrus. Has some earthy zest to it. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a clean bitterness. Dry finish. Decent balance with the hop and malt. I find it to be a nice change of pace between stouts this winter. A well done pilsener. (322 characters)

Photo of Act25
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can w best before date on bottom. Pours a beauty.

A: Clear golden body with appropriate energetic carbonation, and white head w sturdy lacing.

S: Fresh cut hay, grass, hop spice, bread, clean, yeast. Very refreshing and great with food.

T: Crisp, lemony, solidly bitter, grassy, herbal, w lemon rind, and base of grainy, bready, malt. A very dry finish. ie CRISP! As crisp as any German or EU pilsner, and it helps to start on this side of ocean and with our Adirondack water (in Brooklyn).

F: Perfect? Close to perfect, light without being thin. Excellent finish that pairs so well with any food, in this case pizza & salad, and makes you want another.

Up there with the best. Love this brewer. (708 characters)

Photo of larryarms847
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a very pale yellow with nice carbonation and a fluffy single finger head.

Very clean and refreshing quaffs of sweet and floral malts with a slight hop finish.

Very light, very refreshing, clean lager malts are slightly sweet, but met halfway with a nice hop character.

Mouthfeel is bright and cleansing that goes down like water.

Overall a darn good lager, just very well done. (387 characters)

Photo of pburland23
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into my Victory Pilsener glass.

Beer pours a light, clear gold with a finger of snow white head and tight carbonation.

Smell: A touch bread with some floral hop notes. Has a very distinct German pils aroma to it.

Taste starts off with some prickly carbonation. It's crisp, clean and dry. Some biscuity cracker malt and a delicate hop presence. Really great tasting pils.

The mouthfeel is light bodied and very refreshing. The drinkability is through the roof on this one.

Overall, a great pils. Clean, crisp and full flavored. You're not going to get much more flavor in a 5.4% beer. Delicious. (627 characters)

Photo of lovindahops
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finishing off the night with some the crisp while watching the season premiere of tru blood season 4.... I love german pilsners

A- the crisp pours a golden yellow with progressive carbonation and a slight head of foam that is a complete spider web of lacing on the side. Looks like a shot gun brew

S- strong floral hops dominate with a slight grassiness and spicy note dominate. It is a make your mouth water kind of german pilsner. I love it

T- perfect! Tasty floral hops are mingled with a slight pale wheat taste involved with grassiness. There is a mild bitterness that finishes and keeps the brew great. Especially the "crispness" of the brew

M- great carbonation, great feel. This is a good mouth feel

D- the crisp is a great german pilsner. Put it next to prima as the ultimate lawn mowing brew. I want more (820 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of white head. The head fades fairly quick down leaving behind some lacing in the process.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet malt and some light lemon. There is also some hops and a touch of breadiness mixed in as well.

T - Starts off with some nice lemon flavor and sweet grain and malt. Through the middle some light hops and a bit more citrus flavor comes through.The finish is a mix of some sweet malt and bready flavor and a bit of citrus flavor that lingers.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels lively and refreshing on the tongue. The finish is a nice mix of sweetness and stays fairly clean.

D - Very drinkable. Nice mix and balance of flavors that mix together well and avoid from feeling empty. It also stays super light and crisp without feeling empty. (841 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can best before August something...

a - popped the can and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. beer was a clear straw with a thin bubbly head. visible carbonation throughout.

s - as expected malty with a pilsner tang to it.

t - crisp is a great name for this beer. that pretty much sums up the flavor. tastes crisp...brisk...pilsnery.

m - mouth is nice and thin but thicker than most pilsners. feels like there is a bit more body which works well with the style.

o - overall wanted to try this, but not a huge pilsner fan, this beer however shone through as fairly solid in my opinion. it really hit the spot. (616 characters)

Photo of Brad007
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild yellow gold color with a nice frothy head into my glass. It came from a can too!

As the name implies, it is certainly crisp in the nose. Buttery bread and a light hop kick conspire to inspire desire.

Taste is pretty much what I expected with buttery bread as the dominating characteristic. It's similar to Prima Pils but without the strong hop bite. That is until it hits the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel is a different story with a nice touch of creaminess to accentuate the buttered bread and hops. It's a better finish than that of either Prima Pils and Noble Pils. Just the right amount of hops linger.

A marvelous crisp lager in a can! I think I'll spring for a 4 pack next time instead of singles. (721 characters)

Photo of Jmamay22
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hay colored yellow with a white fluffy head. Has a nice saaz hop scent with a faint grassy mellowness.

Well balanced with an initial doughy sweetness followed by a crisp clean hoppy finish. Light and zippy mouthfeel with effervescent carbonation. All around great beer. Probably the best American made German pils I've ever had. (337 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow with a short-lived white head.

S - good German pilsner smell, Euro hops are blended with some sweet malty aromas.

T - very nicely balanced and if I tasted this blindfolded I'd swear it came from Germany.

F - medium bodied with a "crisp" feel.

O - a fine example of the style. (333 characters)

Photo of AmitC
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a snifter.

Nice golden-amber color. Clear with very fine suspensions. A few bubbles seen rising up. About two fingers thick off white head with decent retention. Excellent lacing on the sides.

Aroma is of noble hops and pils malt. Excellent flowery and herbal hop notes. A very good mix of hop and malt aroma overall. Strength is good.

Taste is very much the same as the aroma suggests. A nice crisp malt body supported really well by the hops. A very moderate bitterness. Nice bread like flavor.

Mouth feel is light to slightly medium. High carbonation. Effervescent.

One more good brew from Sixpoint. (640 characters)

Photo of DeFaz
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A touch darker than your adjunct pilsner, it's crowned by a fairly fluffy head. Good head retention.

Smell: Hops, some biscuit malt, and a little bit of skunkiness that you're going to expect from a German-style pilsner.

Taste: Fresh, ultra-dry hops and a touch of malt. This isn't my favorite style by any means, but this beer tastes refreshing with its floral flavors.

Mouthfeel: Near perfect, the beer truly is crisp without being overcarbonated. It's sessionable despite being flavorful.

Overall: Absolutely the best pilsner I've had and likely to please the IPA fans who are normally wary of malty lagers or pilsners. (640 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale yellow with a good foam head with big holes in it. It collapses but still remains. Some lace.

Grassy, herbal notes, with nice malt profile and metallic aromas.

Nice malt forward, but good herbal bitterness. Fresh baked bread, some grass, some grain husk, and then the bitter grass. Nice.

Lean and light, but well carbonated.

A very easy drink, and a nice clean finish. Nice version of the style. (410 characters)

Photo of BB1313
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by May 9, 2015. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. This was a gusher, but didn't affect the experience. Pours a pale yellow with a small white head that leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of sweet pilsener malts. Lots of citrus notes. I will say there is a nice hop presence in the aromas and flavors. Some pear in the mix as well. The flavors are great. There's definitely a hop bite to this one, but still remains true to the style. Maybe some black pepper in the mix as well, but it's really not spicy. It's extremely clean and refreshing. The mouthfeel is very nice. It's light with a solid body to it. The carbonation is active and it's very smooth. This is an extremely drinkable brew. It's perfect for the warm weather, but will hit the spot during any season.

I'm pretty much blown away. This is definitely my favorite beer I've had from Sixpoint. I'm disappointed that it took me so long to try this. Awesome stuff. Highly recommended. (975 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent head with some lasting power. The liquid is dark straw with a touch of haze. Leaves some chunky, spotty lace on the glass.

Very nice start of a semi-grainy and fully malted pilsner barley. But the hop is like smelling fresh hop cones. Delicious.

This is a highly hopped pils. Good starting pale malt flavor (no grain as in the smell). Peppery bitterness that lasts long after the swallow. Very rich for a pilsner. A very special beer to drink if you prefer your pils bitter. (483 characters)

Photo of tylerprince
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a fresh tallboy can with chicken fajitas.

A: Pours a slightly golden-straw color with ample bubbling. One-finger slightly-off-white head with fair retention gives way to thin but persistent lacing.

S: Above all else, extremely fresh. Light bready malts with faint lemony hops. Lager yeast is evident but smells to be of a foreign strain. Reminiscent of drinking fresh lagers in Germany.

T: Bready malt becomes sweeter over time and is well complemented by a citrusy hop bite. Dry, lager-yeast finish. Hint of saffron. Extremely fresh.

M: Carbonated well. Lots of zing but slightly thin-bodied. Warming alcohol at end is pleasant and mild. Very sessionable.

O: I seldom reach for a lager, but this is an exception. The evident quality of ingredients and hoppy twist make this a new favorite for this IPA-lover. I will be going back to this again and again. (870 characters)

Photo of hopflyer
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 5/8/15

Pours light straw colored yellow. Minimal head. Somewhat hazy

lemongrass and spice in the nose. A hint of lime. Somewhat farmhouse smell.

taste is grassy with the hint of lime picked up in the nose. A touch of bitterness and rounded out with a bit of a sweet green tea taste. A bit of American citrusy hops become somewhat apparent halfway thru.

Light bodied as expected with moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, dry, and really clean finish.

Kind of new to this style but I really like this one. Works great in these hot humid summer days. a lot of flavor packed in to this beer but maintains a light refreshing body. Well done once again by the boys from Sixpoint. Seek this one out! (705 characters)

The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.