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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

1,004 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 56
Gots: 84 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.1/5  rDev -20.5%

16oz can

Pours a pale yellow color with hardly any head, no lacing on the glass at all.

Smell is mostly sweet malt, has a bit of a corn like presence as well, can says it's dry hopped so I would imagine a large hop aroma but I'm having difficulty finding any hops at all in the nose.

Taste is like the can says, crisp, very very crisp, carbonation is sharp and active, sweet malt presence up front and very clean, a bit bready, hops are still subdued but there is a light grassy bitterness in the aftertaste, finishes very dry.

10-01-2012 21:34:23 | More by deltatauhobbit
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3.13/5  rDev -19.7%

First off, why the hell is this listed as "Sehr Crisp Pilsner?" The damn can says "The Crisp." Does this web sight have anybody watching, except for when you use too many bad words? Sheesh and sheesh already. "Sehr" crisp...oh mother...

Looks yella. Slightly hazy yella.

Smells like diacetyl, hay, unlit cigarette (I don't smoke, nor is there any cigs near me lit or unlit) freshly lit cigarette (ditto) something reminiscent of a German pils, and a soapy note.

Tastes like diacetyl, with a soapy lemony character and some light toasty malt.

Light-medium body with a hop bitter, then soapy and sour finish where I can even detect some alcohol.

It's still kinda OK tasting, but it's not really good. Maybe a visit to the brewery would reward me with an amazing fresh version, but this just goes back and forth too much between being "yeah this is pretty good" and then suddenly going "yuck."

09-20-2011 01:26:59 | More by dedrinker
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3.14/5  rDev -19.5%

Another disappointment from what I had expected to be a really great brewery based on the buzz out there. This was a weak-tasting, underpowered beer that left me with a feeling of loss and unfulfilled potential. It didn't taste bad, just muted and diluted. And it was very fresh. I liked the larger can size, I will say. For a beer that you'd want to session, that was perfect. But for me this was not only forgettable, but somewhat lacking. Would not buy again even for outdoor sunny sessioning, which I had figured it would be perfect for.

05-30-2013 17:28:54 | More by BrownNut
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New York

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%

While sixpoint does many wonderful things with this beer, I think it is important to point a few things out. Lager beer is not traditionally dry-hopped. Dry hopping is traditional in english ale brewing. I find that the aroma in the crisp is too ale like. While the mouthfeel and taste are purely pilsener like, the aroma is misleading. Also, Lager beer should be drank cold. The 16 ounce can gets too warm before you get down to the end, releasing that DMS flavor, they so cleverly tried to mask by dry hopping. Great can. great story. But the crisp is too malty sweet. The bitterness is an after note. There are some great Lager moments in this beer though.

07-07-2011 01:49:33 | More by james35
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South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%

16 oz can served in a nonic glass.

Pours light amber in color with a good head that has decent retention and some lacing. Little in the way of rising carbonation bubbles for style. Poor clarity.

Aroma: mixed grains, soft fruits and herbal hops.

Flavor: Fruity for style.

Feel: light body and medium-low, too low, carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

O: a decent pilsner, but compares poorly to the SN/Firestone Walker Beer Camp Torpedo Pilsner that preceded it.

07-29-2014 00:17:56 | More by chinchill
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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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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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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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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
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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