The Crisp
Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #68
Ranked #15,116
3.92 | pDev: 11.48%
Mar 22, 2023
Oct 30, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: Old world craftsmanship with new, clean flavors. Bright pilsner malts meet Noble hop character. The Crisp, American Pilsner innovation.

We were sixty feet underground when the beer came calling. While sinking tankards in ancient beer caves near the foot of the Alps, inspiration struck -- and at that exact moment, THE CRISP® was born. The can in your hand turns obsession to reality. Now that's Crisp.
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Rated: 3.73 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Tmatthew

4.93/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Lived in Germany loved the pils, came back to states, only ipas and pale ales would suffice after that, but too heavy as I got older, drank this, just love it.
Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by DarrellK from Florida

Mar 04, 2023
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Reviewed by pliv from Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
After years of drinking IPA’s, most of which I like, I’ve been searching for a quintessential Pilsner. I wanted to find the old magic of what I used to drink but with more punch and crispness. I’ve had little success but this is it and I loved it from the first sip (well, gulp).
Feb 28, 2023
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Rated by JayDubTrub from California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Delicious. Top three Pilsners out there. Crisp, great hop snap (saaz?). Well Done
Feb 20, 2023
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Rated by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
More in line with an actual german export. Extremely solid for those that don't like overhopped american versions
Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can best before date Feb 11, 2023 into a tall Pilsner glass.
L: Pours clear light golden caramel w some large carbo bubbles, a 1/2" white head w good retention to edge foam, rhythmic skeletal lacing.
S: Grassy, a hint of bread, moderately floral, perfume, wildflower, a suggestion of green apple, light caramel.
T: Gentle sweet malts in a bright hoppy shell, a hint of citrus fruit, a wisp of apple, very clean finish with very little aftertaste. Non-resinous.
F: Crisp, medium-light bodied feel and clean w a med-fast lightly drying finish.
O: A fairly tame Pilsner with excellent light taste and feel. It dries out a little at the end. Totally crushable and clean drinking. It is excellent in its style.
Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Evaler from New York

3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from can into a mason jar, best by 3/29/23

Look: light golden brown, with a decent amount of totally white head
Smell: very hoppy, a little bit fruity (like citrus or apple). Reminds me a decent amount of cider
Taste: similar to aroma - hops and fruit are the most notable flavors. A little bit of sweetness, but it's mostly overwhelmed by the hops and slightly sour fruitiness
Feel: pretty watery and light, with pretty heavy carbonation
Dec 21, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 13, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by h4ger from Connecticut

Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look...copper yellow more towards the copper. white foamy clear beer head
Smell...Light smell as usual as with this style seems to be. Faint hint of hop and caraway seed. A bit sour
Taste...bitter bitter to start and pretty much does a lot of that haha interwoven wit ha little juice with a drying inviting finish
Feel...a thin vibrant head that culminates nicely in the body of the beer. Leaves lacing on the glass and eventually disperses as time passes
Overall... you could drink a ton of these and the good part is you want to. On the proper instance you want a nice pils or lager this is well suited.
Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Yaroslav from New York

4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I must explain my high marks for this brew. I realized I haven't had a beer in a long time. I had a craving for an old school macro.. I recalled the beer of my distant past. Bud, Miller, I'd even enjoy a Schaffer or Ballentine Ale to remind me of my original love of brew. One may enjoy the large juicy pub burger but at times might crave a smushed McDonalds cheeseburger. I'd tried this before but it resulted in disappointment. Either they're not as good as they were or my tastes have become more refined and grown up. . Until I bought the crisp. Name was promising as crisp is the attribute I recall about this mass class of brews. I cracked it open, took a small guzzle then came a flood of memory's of old pleasure. A good not great beer. I was looking for good not great. Crisp hit the spot!
Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
"Best by 8/10/22"; drank 6/4/22 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull yellow/orange appearance.

An even pour yielded a big off-white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Rye bread, old book & mild lemon notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Oak and old book flavors up front; mild lemon & apple notes on the finish.

This doesn't taste like a German Pilsner to me...but I must say, it was bold and interesting.
Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bright clear gold with lots of visible carbonation. Small but persistent head and nice lacing. Herbal grassy noble hops in the nose. Taste has a little malt sweetness which is swept up in a bracing spicy crisp hop bitterness. You know, these old school hop german hop flavors are nice after drinking about a hundred NEIPA's recently. Full bodied for the style but easily drinkable. Pretty much dead on version of the style so if you're looking for a pils this is a good choice.
May 26, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
refreshing pilsner style beer could drink all day
May 06, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tall thin can into a pint glass yesterday evening. Best by February 2022, so a little late on this one.

Looks pretty good. Faintly hazy yellow body. Decent bright white head leaves scattered lacing.

Malty aroma with a faint whiff of hop.

Well, as the name suggests, its crisp, quite clean, very malty, but there are hop notes woven in, especially towards the end.

Mouth above medium, finish hop/malt mix, does dry out a little.

Overall, have been after this one for a while, happy to find it in my grocery store's mix a six. Decent beer, would certainly have again.
Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by eluvah from New York

Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Taenim from New Jersey

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Winzlow from Florida

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Nov 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
355ml can. A Brooklyn take on a German pilsner. Fresh and crisp but less steely and more floral. Lots of lemon (both pith and zest). Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonation is relatively low. This could be described as a modern American pilsner, I suppose. A lager with APA hop characteristics. Good.
Oct 15, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by doctorgary from New York

Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked this up as part of a mixed 15 pack from TW Greenville, SC 7-19-21 for $21.49. Best by 11-13-21; consumed 8-15-21.

Beer poured clear gold with a very nice white head with the original pour.

Nose is nice, grainy and white crackery.

Taste follows the nose with a light pale malt base that displays the Noble herbal and grassy hops that leave a trace of lemony bitterness that balances out the beer nicely.

Mouthfeel follows the naming of this brew, light and crisp with a very refreshing finish.

Overall a crushable well made beer!
Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz slim-line can dated best by 10/13/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a translucent golden yellow with about three fingers of white head. Decent enough retention and lacing.

Smells of spices/pepper, bread, grass and a hint of lemon.

While the aromas were pretty distinct, the flavor is not. A bit of spiciness, light skunkiness and bitterness. Very faint bread. It is tasteful, just not much differentiation.

Pretty strong bitter aftertaste and pretty full-bodied for a pils. Medium to high carbonation.

This isn't that bad. Would have loved a bit more on the taste side as compared to the nose.
Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by moodenba from New York

3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I received a "The Crisp" Pilz can in August, 2022 (best by 12/21/22). I'm revising my previous review and rating (see below). The aroma is inviting and the flavor is nice, with quite a bit of hop flavor. The bitterness is still lacking, but the aftertaste here is lasting and inviting. I would have liked more malt body and bitterness, but overall it's quite drinkable.
Sixpoint "the Crisp" lager can opened in May 2021. The beer pours nicely, a rich golden body is accompanied by a white foam the recedes fairly quickly. The aroma is beery. The flavor starts well, a medium body with a good hop bitterness. The bitterness fades, and that's where the trouble starts. I was left with an unpleasant floral sweet taste in my mouth that really took me by surprise, since I expected the bitterness to linger pleasantly. The sweetness even affected my perception of the ensuing sips, degrading the experience further (Overall rating 2.95).
May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours light yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing to the end.

Aroma is bready, light citrus, slight spice, grass.

Taste is biscuit malt, slight lemon, hay.

Thin bodied, light carbonation. Dry finish.

For a pilsner, it's pretty decent.
May 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
355 ml slimline can, as Sixpoint The Crisp Pilsner, from Vinmonopolet Verksgata, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Sweetish aroma, with notes of grassy and floral hops. The flavour is medium sweet, and not as crisp as the name suggests. Decent bitterness in the finish though. Okay, but hardly a beer I’ll buy again.
Apr 29, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Gubblecote from New York

Mar 22, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by Mikexw from New York

Mar 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
-golden can pour with a slight haze hosts a 3 cm cap of pillowy foam.
The aroma is faint with woody hop notes.
The flavor is of bready malt and the same hop notes.
The “Crisp” lacks the dryness of some others of this style.
Feb 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pale gold with a frothy off white head, that leaves a trail of lace.

Bright citrus, cereal grain, flowery bitter herb hop.

Lemon, bitter herb with floral notes, and cereal grain malt Bill.
Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 3.46 by Kingmoonracer from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2020
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Rated by markwmcbride from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
160 calories / IBU=44
Dec 02, 2020
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