The Crisp
Sixpoint Brewery

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German Pilsner
Ranked #16
Ranked #9,124
3.95 | pDev: 11.39%
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
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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Photo of ChristopherProvost
3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear gold color; nice cascade of carbonation; thin head that dissipates quickly

Smell: a nondescript bready aroma (maybe rye bread?)

Taste: bready; slightly bitter; a little metallic

Mouthfeel: light; crisp; easy drinking

Overall: a lager masquerading as a pilsner; not terrible, but doesn't knock my socks off either; easy to drink

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) into a Sam Adams, taster pint glass; canned on 09/21/19.
A: Pours a ever so slightly hazy, golden color with a one to two finger, foamy,-white head, more than a cap retention, and solid, if broad lacing..
S: Aromas derived from lemon, caramel, and white pepper.
T: Dry. Palate follows the nose. Solid peppery bitterness with a nicely crisp finish, therefore the name..
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: This is pretty much what I want from a German Pilsner. Subtly flavorful, engagingly bitter, and eminently approachable. Kudos to Sixpoint.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw and is very floral on the nose. It is assertively noble hopped and that shines through out. It's is zesty and floral with just enough unsalted saltine cracker backbone to keep it afloat. This was canned less than a month ago and I think that makes a huge difference. This is a beer worthy of its name cuz, ya know, it's crisp.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz can, BB30SEP19; purchased single off shelf... poured into fluted goblet)

L: polished-clear, gold liquid; tall, tight, steady, silky foam sponge... head lasts beautifully, while imprinting a thick band of crusty lace at the pour line; messy cap maintains

S: perfumy floral, lime peel(?)... subtle hint of herbal, zesty spice... faint sugar cookie malt note, but otherwise a delicate, elegant display and restraint (and age?) hop and grain

T: ripping, pungent, citrus-peel spicy jolt upon first sip, with its electric hum lasting long past its dry, peppery finish; soft tropical fruit chew note (a la Starburst) swells in a few moments into the aftertaste, rolling off to the sides of the palate... bit of a Euro pale lager malt richness in its foundation, along with nuances of said genre's spicy phenols (here likely enhanced or totally supplied by hop intensity)

F: silky caress, spicy heat, smooth clip to its finish - a sipper all around... envelopes the palate, cooling ghostly retreat

O: another one of those 'wish I would've known' beers, as immediately upon first sip I regretted not having bought a whole sixer, damn... fairly remarkable, even as this can was slightly past it's sell-by, it's still fantastically crackin'; I'll get more asap (1562)

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Crystal clear gold. One finger of foamy white head with good retention. No real visible carbonation bubbles in the glass.

Smell: Bright and hoppy with orange and lemon peel notes.

Taste: Mild bitter hops at the front, followed by a biscuity undercurrent. Generally balanced and crisp flavor.

Mouthfeel: Decent body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall: A refreshing, balanced summer lager.

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Photo of officerbill
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: wheat color with a thick white head that quickly dissolved to a film with a little clinging to the glass
S: pine with a hint of lemon, new mown grass and wheat
T: hops with some lemon, crackers, and bread in the background
F: crisp and dry, low moderate carbonation. Some astringency with background hops and a slightly tart aftertaste.
O: Yhis is a good example of the American pilsners which are more hop forward than their European counterparts.
Not as hoppy as an IPL and with less malt than a German Pilsner.
This is a refreshing beer, but with a little more “bite” than I prefer.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed this in Bryant Park. Excuse the curt review as I’m writing this from the bar. Light gold color. Poured from the tap medium head that receded fairly quickly. Malt and citrus flavour and aroma. Low bitterness, medium carbonation.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite possibly my favorite Sixpoint offering...

Right out of the can I was impressed - a golden colored hue of liquid topped off with a foamy head and lacing that goes on for days. The smell was filled with lemongrass and hints of citrus, with a mouthfeel that was, well, crisp and light as well as being lightly carbonated (even though I noted much carbonation through the clear liquid.) Taste was full of lemons without being overpowering and it was infused nicely, unlike the forced lime or lemon taste they like to send your way at a bar when ordering a Corona or some Shock Top or other. Anyway, this was blended well and added to the normal pils flavoring. Overall, I truly enjoyed it, and I'm glad I'll have a few on hand in the days to come.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliantly clear. Medium golden with a nice thick chalk white head. Good retention.
Nose is bready, biscuit, cracker malt character.
Taste is bready, cracker malt character followed by a pleasant light bitterness and grassy hop character.
Clean, crisp body. Lingering cracker and a light spicy hop.

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Photo of yuriyt
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into glass from can. Pours a pale yellow. Earthy and slightly citrus aroma. Firm bitterness with pronounced sweetness from the malt. Medium mouthfeel. One of my favorites, a fantastic modern take on a traditional style.

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Photo of unlikelyspiderperson
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours a crystal clear rich yellow with a big bubble white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a decent lacing.
Smells pleasantly crackery and biscuity with just enough little bitter hop bite.
taste starts sharp and eases into a clean crisp malty finish. some light fruitiness in the middle but a largely uncomplicated and easy drinking brew.
Mouthfeel is wonderful, light and appropriately crisp. the full flavor makes its way across your tongue and cleans up before it leaves.
Overall this is a really nice american pilsner. Super drinkable super smooth lovely taste lovely all around.

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Photo of Amendm
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. tall can CANNED ON 09 JUL 18 needed a stern pour to get a 1/2 finger sized short lived egg shell white head with ridges of lacing, a ring lasts on.
Clear golden straw appears yellow in front of light. A few fizzy bubbles rise along the edges.
Lager yeast, sweet malt, floral hops and some spice greet the nose.
A tangy citrus peel flavor begins the taste as semi-sweet malt and abundant carbonation rounds out the middle with an apple juice sweetness . Floral and bitter hops return at the clean semi-dry finish. A faint peppery/spicy aftertaste lingers a bit.
Bigger than light bodied from the malt, smooth and CRISP. Alcohol is hidden.
Balanced and easy on the eyes and palate, perfect for football and pairs well with almost any food.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice snappy pilsner. "Crisp" is an excellent description of this brew. Great super cold and goes well while sipping a brandy or bourbon on the side. Highly recommend.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was in the mood for a pilsner and noticed I hadn't tried this one yet. Crystal clear golden color with abundant carbonation. I didn't get much of a head and only got minimal residual lacing. A little more citrus on the nose than I was expecting. Taste also has a bit more of a citrus note than I was expecting, but it mixes well with those traditional Noble hop flavors. Overall, a really solid pilsner that I would seek out again.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold , orange color. Close to a medium body, with about medium carbonation which adds up to a nice feel .
Aroma was floral hops, cereal, grain, yeast, and some malt.
Taste was similar to aroma. Was more bitter than the aroma hinted at but excessive and there was malt to balance it out. Was a little dry, bitter, but very flavorful and easy to have more than one.
This would have made a great summertime beer but could easily be enjoyed year round

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a medium clear gold color. The head is off-white and dense with awesome retention. There is a good amount of sticky lacing to boot.

The floral with a hint of citrus and grains. Smells great. Its easy to pick out each individual quality without having to dig to much. Also very aromatic.

The taste bitter floral and citrus. Sweet citrus notes. Grains come through nicely. Everything meshes well together.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Carbonation is summer time like.

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Photo of Ricochet
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark yellow, good head with thick and lasting lace.
S: Light fruit, but full and appetizing
M: Candy like sweet. Telltale dryness in the swallow
T: Pilsner with a kick. Solid hops with Pilsner dryness with a rear end of alcohol that sometimes makes a Pils lose some of it's impression. Not this one. Very tasty stuff. I'm not a huge Pils fan, but when I get one that is crafted like this, I'm a repeat buyer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


On tap at the ginger man, nyc.

Aroma...strong citrus, grapefruit a sea breeze. Some ether.
Appearance....yellow, clear, smallish white head. acidic citrus, tart and a little refreshing.
Feel...light, crisp...medium carb.

Not bad, good summer beer. Some good qualities, but not the whole package.


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Photo of JimKal
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darkish yellow. Nice head and lively carbonation. It made a big appearance at the local grocery store and I've been able to buy it pretty easily. Good mouthfeel from that carbonation and a nice bitterness to it that lets you know you have a beer in your glass. This will be a real summertime favorite at my house.

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Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright light yellow color with white cap.

Aroma of sweet malt, caramel then floral spicy hops.

Flavor is caramel malt but not sweet, hops jump in almost at once and last to the finish. The hops are more spicy than floral and are about even with the malt for flavor The aftertaste shows just a bit more hop firmness and a slight touch of honey.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A lot to like about this one though I was surprised at the perceived level of hop bitterness. Not necessarily a bad thing but a bit over the top.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear bright yellow with a thick white head that recedes quickly to a thin cap with decent lacing. The aroma is floral and European noble hops. Flavor follows the nose with a bit of honey and lemon as well. The feel is "crisp" well carbonated. Overall an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks a 7 on the SRM index, smells somewhat neutral, hops,wet crackers. Taste is a actually nice hoppiness with quality caramel malt finish. A strong hoppy pungent taste followed by nice creamy malt finish.Feels crisp and well carbonated. This is a great Pilsner type. This is one of the most "sessionable beers I have ever encountered in decades". My favorite German style Pils so far by a wide margin.

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Photo of Holderness
2.36/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

L — Very slightly turbid straw body with a two-finger white head produced with gentle-moderate pour. Good retention and lacing
S — Wheat, skunk(?weird for a can), cat piss, lemon, doughy pilsner malts
T — Herbaceous/grassy hop, lemon, honey, faint coriander, metal
F — Crisp and dry. Medium mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Too bitter for a pils
O — Not sure if this is an old can or if there’s too many Noble hops added but this is not a smooth, easy drinking experience like pilsners should be

< 60/100

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Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Morris Tap and Grill in Randolph. Pours a golden effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into pint glass

Pours a pale straw yellow color with a bright white creamy head, decent amount of retention and lacing, looks a bit thinner than other German Pilsners I've tasted. Lots of aroma, floral hop notes with a touch of spice, bready malts, hay, lemon, grass, smells very promising. Floral and spice hop notes are strong throughout along with some honey and lemon, moderate amount of bitterness for a pilsner, finish is bright, crisp, and clean, very nice. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a crisp clean finish.

Really drinkable beer that I would crush outside while smoking or grilling or just doing some yard work, lots of flavor, easy drinkability, and a great mouthfeel that's easy on the palate.

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