The Crisp
Sixpoint Brewery

The CrispThe Crisp
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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #84
Ranked #14,887
3.92 | pDev: 11.48%
Nov 06, 2023
Oct 30, 2010
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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Ratings by moodenba:
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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
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3 by db9000

Nov 06, 2023
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.32/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Tall can to the face. Fruity scent, very hoppy but not overdone. The taste can sadly be described as 'rust water'. It's as if there is an excellent pilsner buried underneath, alongside an extra dose of hops, but it's mostly off-flavors (spoiled fruits) galore
Oct 15, 2023
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
This is a clear-golden brew with a thick, lasting white head; it *looks* fantastic. However, there's a weird fruitiness to the nose. The carbonation is good. There's an agreeable, appropriate-to-style bitterness in the finish. The malt-hop balance is also good. Yet there is some of that weird fruit quality on the palate.

I suspect there's something "off" about this sample. I'll try it again.
Oct 03, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 05, 2023
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
BB date :10/27/23 . I've had this plenty of times , but apparently never reviewed it. Just ran across it not-ancient [YEARS out-of-date,in some cases] for the first time in a LONG time so grabbed it. Let's see if it lives up to the memory of it . ;)

Slightly hazy gold, with not quite one finger of very fine white head.

Smell is straw, biscuity malt, a slight sweet floral aroma, and a bit of coriander and black pepper.

Taste is light cracker, a tiny,brief bit of sweetness, finishing with the spiciness. Essentially, all of the elements present in the aroma, but less intense, and more balanced/blended. Light bitterness.

Feel is light and smooth, initially soft and lightly-creamy, finishing dry, with very,very fine carbonation tingle. Lingering drying effect at, & after finish.

While not as "Wow" as I remember it, it's still pretty good, and would be welcome anytime. :)
Sep 03, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Sep 02, 2023
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Rated by hybridentropy from Djibouti

4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Great Pilsner, doesn't get much better than that!
Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4 by hockeypuck from Maine

Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jul 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Brewsome from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Serving: This beer was sampled from both a keg and a can, recent can best by 9/23. Another tasting took place in July 2018.

Appearance: It has a medium golden hue and medium-high carbonation. When poured into a chilled Pilsner glass, it produced an impressive cumulus cloud-like head with complete retention and lacing.

Scent: The beer has a captivating citrus, floral, and pine hop aroma.

Taste: The flavor profile displays a medium maltiness, while the hop blend emphasizes notes of citrus, pine, and spice. There's also a notable fruity/sweet presence, likely from the yeast, or perhaps leaning towards a Helles style. The piney hop provides a somewhat bitter aftertaste. The beer maintains a very clean, balanced, crisp, and refreshing character, just as a Pilsner should.

Overall: This is a very good beer. The can packaging managed to preserve a flavor profile similar to the keg serving, which is a testament to the effectiveness of cans and dry hopping in retaining flavor. One of my favorite Pilsner’s
Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Beecham from California

Apr 18, 2023
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Reviewed by DMFF from New York

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Received this as a sample, so why not test it out for my "Perfect German Style Pilsner"?

L: Pours a crystal clear golden with a two finger, rocky, white head that dissipates moderately to leave behind moderate, yet delicate lacing.

S: Smells of bread and noble hops. Pretty forward hoppiness on the nose overall.

T: Most of the malt that was on the nose is notably absent. Extremely mild malt is overtaken by floral, earthy and mildly citrusy noble hops. Taste pretty good, but lacks the refined balance that the German imports have. However, this is one of the better US brewed Pilsners I have tasted.

F: Medium-light bodied, crisp, refreshing and finishes fairly dry. Spot on for feel.

O: For a US brewed German Style Pilsner, this is pretty good. Definitely not as good as authentic, but still a great showing from the US!
Apr 09, 2023
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
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1952 ratings