The Crisp
Sixpoint Brewery

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #28
Ranked #12,406
3.94 | pDev: 11.42%
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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Spike from England

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
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. Pretty good.

Friday at 11:48 PM
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
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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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
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
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moodenba from New York

2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

May 11, 2021
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Peach63 from New York

3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
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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Sigmund from Norway

3/5  rDev -23.9%
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
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Bluecrow from New York

3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1%
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
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Real nice smell wafting offa this one; very bready, floral and with some caramel as well. Taste follows, though the caramel kind of dominates, at least up front. Floral hops shine on the back end. Very crisp, clean and smooth. Just an exceptional pilsner.

Oct 20, 2020
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $1.99. Canned on 8/4/2020, so this is just over 8 weeks old.

Look: Perfectly clear, nice looking golden / deep yellow color. Lots of tiny bubbles rising up the glass. A one inch head upon the pour has reduced to a fluffy, very small meringue looking head just over the surface.

Smell: Not such an expressive nose. There is some grassy, spicy hop aroma along with a bit of subtle floral notes. There is also a crackery or bready malt aroma that smells nice. Smells the part of a crisp pilsner.

Taste: Very refreshing and flavorful. Extremely drinkable as well. Some sweetness and maltiness up front that quickly washes away by the spicy, earthy, moderately bitter finish. This beer is crisp and clean and the finish is dry and makes you want to take another sip. It's a very well balanced pilsner.

Feel: Medium bodied for a pilsner. Decent level of carbonation.

Overall: It's a solid pilsner. For an American take on a classic German pilsner style, it tastes pretty authentic to me. Not the most interesting beer that I've had lately, but sometimes a beer that's not so interesting is just what you need. I think that I would buy this again sometimes.

Oct 01, 2020
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Mugman8 from New York

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orangy-copper on the pour with a some head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is bready. Taste is caramel malt and floral hops. Smooth, clean finish. Very good crisp pils from a great brewery.

Sep 27, 2020
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Profundobaso from New York

4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - classic golden color, clear, with a nice two finger head and lots of lacing retention.
Smell - clean, with notes of straw and a bit of spiciness. faint smell of grassy and floral hop notes as well.
Taste - generously hopped, yet very well balanced with plenty of malts. finish is very clean with malty flavor remaining on the palate.
Feel - light bodied, average carbonation, and a standard suspect in booziness at 5.4% ABV.
Overall - this is a damn good pilsner. Sufficiently hoppy, great malt flavor, and nice clean finish - this one checks off every box for the style.

Sep 13, 2020
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slight haze in a an orange-copper color with a pillowy white 1 finger head that leaves a little lacing. Bread and yeast on the nose, wheaty notes come to mind. Little bit of caramel maltiness, some floral hops as well. Bread notes up front that give way to some perky hop notes just after. That leads into a soft and smooth finish, like a classic lager. That crispy hop bite in the middle gives the beer it's name no doubt and is a pleasant punch of bitterness in the lager vessel. Starts to lose its punch a little as it warms and finishes a little longer and slower, but good little beer here

Jul 14, 2020
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very very solid pilsner from the folks at Sixpoint...

Extremely well-balanced and extremely floral...

Very very well done and a beer that I could absolutely drink all day at the beach...

One of the best American offerings...

Jun 21, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright gold appearance with a small white head and little lacing. Faint floral aroma that turned a bit soapy. Unremarkable, inoffensive flavor with a grainy aftertaste. Light bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to a short lived finish.

Apr 14, 2020
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3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

The color is very light and transparent, strong smell of any kind not present. The quality in taste saves the overall rating on this one. It is your basic, light lager. Very crisp, as the name implies, yet does not satisfy the requirements for being above average.

Mar 16, 2020
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ChristopherProvost from Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
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

Feb 12, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Feb 07, 2020
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Jan 09, 2020
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
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)

Oct 10, 2019
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chitoryu12 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Jul 30, 2019
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officerbill from New York

3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Jun 29, 2019
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Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.82/5  rDev -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.

May 18, 2019
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

May 05, 2019
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Apr 19, 2019
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