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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

391 Reviews
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Reviews: 391
Hads: 1,522
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 23.48%
Wants: 103
Gots: 280 | FT: 3
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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

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 rodney45
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Very light yellow, with a mediteranian sea foam colored head.

S: The aroma at first is of honey and lime, with a small touch of sawdust.

T: Has a crisp summer citrus flavor up front with a light touch of pine forest floral. Has a lavender and wheat side note. The beer finishes dry with more citrus, malt and banana bread flavors.

M: The carbonation level is mild to moderate and it suits this beer well. This beer goes down on a warm summer night like the best of them.

O: This is what you imagined beer tasting like, when you were a young lad, and you saw the big imposing American macro advertisement in your favorite team's ball park. Until the day you realized that the american macro is for frat parties, and beer pong, and to be disrespected. This is what a pilsner should have been my first time around.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer made me wonder if they named it after tasting. It is an appropriate name. The beer is clean and sharp - crisp! There are just a bit of nice finishing hops to give it an appropriate pilsener aroma and taste. There are no funky tastes.

The appearance is approriate for the style. As it warms, this gets bettetr, as you would expect for the style. I have tried 5 Sixpoint beers and they all have been outstanding beers that I intend to buy again.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with very little head and a hazy, very medium pale complexion.

The nose is crisp piney hops up front and a bit of malt. Its smells great!

The taste is a very crisp hop snap up front, nothing too extreme, but very crispy lightly piney hops initially, this quickly fades to a mildly hoppy flavor. Overrall, flavor is lightly hoppy, very crisp malt, and low bitterness on the aftertaste.

One of the better pilsners out there that you can buy nationally.

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Photo of Awolter
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First time ever trying, and was pleasantly surprised in every way. Nice spicy and "crisp" noble hop flavors, a good malt backbone, and overall a very sessional and enjoyable lager. I'm a huge fan of the can profile, I wish more breweries used these can dimensions.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another treat from Dino! Thanks man! A style I wouldn't normally turn to but that's ok! Poured to Pilsner glass the beer is crystal clear straw with a nice 1.5 finger white head, good retention, and some lacing. The nose is as the name suggests, crisp, clean, a hint of earthy hops accompany the pilsner malts, makes for a very inviting beer. The flavor is very much the same, very approachable. Lighter bodied and very refreshing with a clean, sharp flavor, not too much, it's really good. Overall, this was a treat!

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Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. slim can into a mug.

A: Pours a lively gold color with a 1 finger head of white foam. The head quickly fades to a thin film on top of the beer. Lots of carbonation bubbles and a good amount of lacing.

S: Aromas of herbal hops and biscuity malts.

T: Flavors of herbal hops with a solid backbone of biscuity malts. Good balance with moderate bitterness.

M: Crisp mouthfeel with a light body and high carbonation. The body is light but doesn't feel thin on the palate.

O: Overall I thought this was a good lager with crisp flavors of herbal hops and a solid malt backbone. It is perfect on a hot summer day and very refreshing. Another great beer from Sixpoint, I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz pounder poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear yellow color with two huge fingers of foam. Bubbles rush to the top of the glass vigorously and violently. Aroma is full of noble hops.

First sip is clean, pleasant, with a big hop flavor in the finish. Nice earthy hop tones, minimal sweetness. This is a pilsener on hop steroids... quite refreshing on a hot July day.

Another success from Sixpoint - the hops turn this from another bland lager into a flavorful, refreshing treat. Would get again.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BEST BEFORE 03DEC2012

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of bubbly head that settles down to about a half inch and stays at that level for a while

S: Lager yeast, some graininess, light spicy hops, and some grassy/earthiness as well

T: Slightly bitter, with the hops lending a nice herbal tone. The yeast is definitely in the back seat, behind both hops and the overall graininess. Finishes dry and lightly bitter

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Again, dry

O: I love the fact that the lager yeast takes a back seat in the flavor department, allowing the real flavors of the beer to come through. Crisp, enjoyable, and easy to drink. Definitely worth a try

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Photo of tko741
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

In the glass, it's a lively brew, with lots of clingy lace and a one-finger rice colored head that dissolves into a thin wisp. Deep gold in the middle with straw around the outsides.

Smells of fresh grain, faint lemon zest, and hops.

Put simply, it's a terrific take on a German classic. The hops and malts are balanced perfectly, but also there in very large amounts; it's a bold one, but very drinkable and refreshing. There's also a pleasant note of caramel apples that linger in the background, and more dry apples in the finish.

Very tasty and a worthy dedication to its German brethren.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L (4.25) - Nice clear light yellow/gold colored beer. Little bit of thin white foam.
S (4) - Very subtle aromas here. Light light light malt with slight amount of hop. About what it should be.
T (4.25) - A nice, clean tasting beer. Proper to the style. Very well balanced.
F (4.25) - It is a very "crisp" drinking beer. Smooth with light carbonation.
O (4) - I really like Sixpoint beers and this one is good for what it is supposed to be. It's a Pilsener, and a respectable one at that.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tallboy can purchased in gct.

Yellowish straw color with white foam. Relatively clear. Smell is a grassy straw color, fairly faint.

Taste is a crisp delicious lager, nice firm backing hop, blends in perfectly. Light lemon flavor. Crisp finish.

Excellently made lager. Fantastic lager.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance: deep orangish yellow color. A full 3 finger foamy head that fades fairly quickly and leaves just a small lacing behind. Strong, almost perfect clarity. 3.75/5

Smell: earthy pilsner malts. Hops mostly spicy but with a slight hint of citrus. 4/5

Taste: a nice light pilsner malt sweetness, some earthy and grassy hints. Lots of strong and bold hop flavors. Starts off with a fairly subtle citrus and quickly becomes a bold and strong spicy noble hops. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: light to medium light body. Good crispness. Slight dryness, slight lingering bitterness. It's a certainly refreshing. Pretty good clean feel. 4/5

Overall: a solid pilsner offering. Great to see a nice refreshing well done lager so easily found. Great for a barbeque or post run in the summer.

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Photo of FLima
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color, a bit hazy, with a good thick head with good retention.
Delightful hoppy aroma, floral and fruity.
Delicious refreshing feeling with a crispy taste, grassy and fruity hops combined, perfect balance with a mild malt sweetness. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with a good carbonation with small bubbles that keep climbing the glass.
Excellent drinkability, could be a session beer or for a slow enjoyment. Slightly different from a traditional pilsner, given the fruity and citrusy tweak. A pilsner with an American twist, in my opinion enhanced. Didn`t get any off-flavor and has less than 2 months to expiration date.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours clear and straw yellow in color with a white, finger width head. Fair retention, then dissipates to a thin, broken layer of suds and a

Smell - Sweet breadiness, slightly skunky and a bit of grassy character.

Taste - Clean, bready malt and prominent hop flavors that hit on leaf, grass and minty character. Simple, clean, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with bitey carbonation. Crisp, clean and smooth with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - One of the better pisners I've had, and really just about everything you'd want from one. Crisp, clean and prominently flavored. Don't pass this one over.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a shocking bright golden color with slight orange hue. Tons of carbonAtion. Bright white fuzzy white head.
S- smells of malt, slight hop, busicuit, very refreshing smell.
T- hoppy pilsner in which bitter bite sticks. A lot of taste for a pilsner.
F - Not its best point. Not as refreshing as most pilsners.
O- Great taste for a pilsner, but mouthfeel not what expected in a pilsner.

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Photo of younger35
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My last of the 4-pack generously sent to me by one Mr. BeerTruth. I’m not a huge Lager fan of any kind but if you add enough hops, me likey. This has enough hops. Drank from my Surlyfest mug while watching the 2012 Players.

Appearance – Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a nice frothy half finger bright white head. The head fizzles away fairly quickly leaving a pretty solid collar and a spotty bit of lacing.
Smell- Very earthy and Noble with that unmistakable German lager nose. Slightly sweet smelling with a touch of bready malt underneath. Fresh cut grass and hints of lemon zest sneak in as well. The nose is exactly what you’d expect – solid.
Taste- So earthy and lightly bitter it borders on Imperial Pilsner territory when it comes to the hop bite. Somewhat herbal and medicinal as well with a spicy bite midway through. Despite the hoppiness that makes up the majority of the beer there is a light bready base that adds a dollop of sweetness. I’d even dare to say maybe a touch of toast. The finish is brightly hoppy with more of that lingering grassy earthiness.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied beer with a nice aggressive bite of carbonation.
Drinkability- Easy drinking, nicely hopped Lager. It’s got enough of a hop bite to keep me interested yet still remains crisp and clean. I really enjoyed all 4 cans and will get more of this when I can. Thanks Adam!

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Photo of adjunctjonez
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed on tap in a standard pint glass. Pours a rich golden hue, appears clear with some white head that fades, some limited lacing but not much. Smell and taste are very much of clean light malts, a bit more pilsner than lager on the taste. The hops balances out the malts nicely. This one is very easy drinking and could be consumed in quanity or enjoyed as a single.

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Photo of LaCoursiere
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to trxxpaxxs for this one.

16oz can poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with orange hues. It formed a half-finger head after a gentle pour then dissipated quickly. Hardly any lacing.

S - Smells of clean grains and fresh citrus hops. There are notes of fresh cut grass and lemon zest.

T - Biscuity malt up front with peppery lemon spiciness in the middle followed by a polite hop bitterness in the finish. Slightly sweet malt flavors linger in the aftertaste.

M - Nice and smooth at the start with a nice bloom of light carbonation in this medium-bodied brew. Alcohol presence is mute.

O/D - What a refreshing and drinkable brew. It is a nice hop forward pilsner that has big flavor yet does not dominate the palate. This was my first Sixpoint beer and it has got me amped to try more.

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Photo of Ryan011235
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 10/15/11

Best before 11 Nov 2011

Thank to MbpBugeye

Juicy-looking golden orange color with some haziness throughout. One finger head thins to a smaller layer, but leaves the beginnings of lace right away. Close groupings of smaller specks of lace; gets thicker half way through the glass.

The aroma is a convergence of clean, tight, hoppy and grainy. Orange peel and lemon zest hops notes are matched perfectly with pilsner malt; toasty and vaguely suggesting dough. Overtones of pine as it warms.

Juicy citric flavors wash over the palate and last throughout; mostly the aforementioned orange and lemon. This is definitely a hopped up pilsner. Grainy flavors round out the middle; a bit toasty and offering notes of crackers. Piney bitterness moves in on the latter half and carries the finish. Grassy tones emerge as it warms.

Medium-light body; perhaps closer to medium for the style. The feel is focus and snappy. Carbonation is driving and expressive; never, though, does it seem to be too much. Clean finish and pleasantly dry.

Too hopped? Maybe. Doesn't much matter to me; The Crisp is really good one way or another. I would drink it regularly if I could.

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Photo of JizackFH
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a nice clear golden straw color. It has a 2-finger sudsy white head on it. The head has good retention, and leaves some scattered lace on the glass.

S - It smells of floral hops and some bread like qualities. There are some nice notes of citrus and yeast. I am also getting some spiciness and a very earthy wet grass aroma. The smell is very appetizing.

T - the flavor starts off with a big bready malt flavor and some earthy fresh cut grass. There is also a nice hop presence, as well as some citrus. The finish has some dryness to it, and it leaves a lingering earthy flavor on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and nice carbonation. It goes down easy and has an extremely smooth and creamy feel to it. There is a nice earthiness and hop spiciness. This is really crisp and refreshing. This just has a great feel to it.

O - This has great drinkability. I could put down a 4-pack of this stuff easily on a hot summer day. This is a perfect beer to sit back and enjoy on a hot day in the sun. I definitely recommend trying this one.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bright gold. Head is vibrant white. Faint touches of lacing on the glass. Lively carbonation. Slight haze.

Smell: Slightly floral, bready and biscuity. Hops are delicate and floral, backed up by a slightly sweet malt base.

Taste: Faintly sweet and loaded with fresh floral hop flavors. It's all well-balanced and delicate. A touch biscuity with something that reminds me of menthol/mint.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation. Crisp, super clean, and dry. Body is on the light side.

Overall: Definitely a great take on the style. Easily one of the best offerings from Sixpoint at this point. A very solid beer overall, and almost crazy drinkable.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Previous review (bad) is below but it appears Sixpoint has revamped some recipes and this is one of them. The most recent batch that I had is exactly what I expected the first time around. it is very bright and clean with a solid (not watery) malt backbone. executed very well with a great drinkability. would most definitely buy again.



Pours a great golden color. smells like lemon, grass, wheat. Initial taste is one of very little as far as complex flavors but I guess just what it claims to be...'crisp'. Mouthfeel watery, smooth and slightly bitter. Not one of my favorites and likely not added to my must have in fridge list.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not much of a pilsner drinker but the grassy flavor of this is different, and better, than most to my taste. Nice hop bite, and just thick enough on the tongue.

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Photo of lic217
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: yellow, clear, little foam that lasts and leaves lacing
Smell: citrus, flower hops
Taste bread, citrus hops, sweet then bitter
Feel: soft and easy drinking
Overall: nice warm weather beer

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.