The Crisp | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,748 Ratings
The CrispThe Crisp
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old world craftsmanship with new, clean flavors. Bright pilsner malts meet Noble hop character. The Crisp, American Pilsner innovation.

Added by confer on 10-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,748
Reviews:
434
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
379
For Trade:
3
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

Photo of Rddymk
1/5  rDev -74.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst beer I have ever consumed. I'd rather redrink my own puke. Horrible, horrible and it is a lager, not a pilsner.

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Photo of sketchyhoodie
1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of crossovert
1.77/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

473 ml can. Best before NOV 2011.

Pours into my giant pilsener/stange glass a pale gold, perhaps a shade paler than a pils should be with a gorgeous head that leaves actually rather industrial-looking lacing.

Judging by the smell they totally misused the German hops. IT smells like oranges which is a common mistake American lager brewers make, which is hilaroius why they boast how "unmasked" this is. Yeah, it is unmasked, and you don't know how to brew a proper pils. It leans more towards a Czech pils in the aroma though.

The flavor is nothing like a pilsener, it is more like a pale ale. It is orangey with a piercing orange blossom extract flavor. The finish is slightly bitter with some grassiness. Surprisingly there is not much diacetyl. But this is waaaay to sweet for a pilsener.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and watery, the palate is sweet and muttled, pilseners are supposed to be, ironically, and i mean really ironically like the name of this beer, crisp.

Either they just aren't accomplished brewers or were smokin some serious crack when making this recipe.

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Photo of BeerdNick
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of sweisel80
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of Mick-e-d
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of anewlanguage
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of phishbone23
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of dpasotti
2.26/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mostly clear yellow-gold color with a small white cap that fades fast, leaving just enough lace to tell me this was brewed well. Weird nose of sweet malt, corn, and honey/vanilla. Just a bit of grape and noble hops come through a bit later, and allow me to confirm that this is at least a lager, and not some Blond Ale/Belgian Pale hybrid.

Taste is not redeeming. It's sweet with no hop character; just that out-of-place honey flavor. Hops finally come through, but not enough to even make a dent in the sweetness.

Medium body and carbonation would be great in a pale ale or any number of other styles; but not in a German Pils. It's too creamy and, frankly, not crisp enough. In fact it's nowhere near its namesake. I was disappointed by this, especially after hearing many good things about Sixpoint. I will gladly give them another shot though.

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Photo of Centennial
2.27/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving- 16oz can poured into pint glass

Appearance- straw yellow, looks adjunct infused.

Smell- all good old corn and otherwise bland nothingness.

Taste- Was hoping for something like the name...pulled it out for refreshment and all it did was leave a skunky adjunct flavor in my mouth.

Mouthfeel- highly carbonated and thin body otherwise, reminds me of Genesee Cream ale, and that is not a good thing.

Overall- huge disappointment, this does not live up to the name "The Crisp"

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Photo of Nemers
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brilliant gold and great clarity, bright white fluffy head. Earthy and herbal hops. Some phenolic scents as well. Sweet grainy malt bill comes through as well.

Not as carbonated as I feel a Pilsener should be. Sweet grain malt bill, some tart flavor. Herbal and earthy hops finish. Some lemon peel. On the heavier side of medium body. Clean finish. Some lingering grainy sweetness on the front of the tongue. Clean sweet and smooth. I really think something called the crisp should be a lot crisper though.

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Photo of Mudawg
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of bfitzge2
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of s1ckboy
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of pvsob
2.54/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Slightly hazy, dark golden color with a soapy three finger head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing.

S- Honey, golden delicious apples, green melon, white grapes, butter, and just the tiniest hint of grainy Pils malt.

T- Unlike the aroma, I am picking up more malt in the flavor, but it's only there for a few moments before it gets kicked in the nuts by all those funky/buttery sweet flavors that were present in the aroma.

M- Medium to full feel with very little carbonation. It has a syrupy texture.

O- This beer really threw me for a loop. I have not idea whether this beer was designed to come out like this, or maybe I just got a bad can. I'll more than likely get another single of this just to make sure I didn't get a bad can. If it turns out different/better, I'll definitely re-review. Cheers.

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Photo of Beerlover
2.54/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Ive REALLY been diggin good pilsners lately, so im pretty stoaked about this one. I had never heard of the brewery until our store was told we were goin to get it in last week, here goes...

L: has a nice clear golden color with a thin white head, carbonation looks medium light which excites me, not a fan of heavey/bloating carbonation.

S: It does smell "crisp" but also a little hoppy which is fine by me as long as its done right, the pilsner yeast is faint but definatley there

T: ahhh come on!! Whatever hops they used in this have avery strong florally taste, i HATE floral hop flavors!! Ick!! It over takes it completely. Lame sauce.

F: carbonation is medium/high to high, but normal for a pils, has a nice smooth after taste, almost slick.

OA: could be a much better pilsner if it wasnt for the floral hops!

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Photo of EuellGophar
2.56/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of PMarcy78
2.6/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Crossmd
2.62/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured 42 degrees Fahrenheit into a shaker pint. Best before 11.11.11

Pours a lucid gold with almost no head. Some small bubbles rising to the surface from the bottom.

Smells of a sweet corn and honey or old syrup. Very well projected, if relatively one-dimensional.

Tastes of sugary adjuncts with maybe some lemon. Soft and relatively dirty feeling. Doesn't clean up well, sticky malts cloying in really a sort of unpleasant way that has nothing to do with the name.

Mouthfeel is a really relatively heavy oil with just a hint of effervescence. This gives it the impression of not feeling super fresh, even if it is the style that it was brewed in

Overall, there is nothing fresh or crisp about this guy. I will not be buying this again, but I'm not really a lager guy. Regardless there is a little bit too much unpleasant about it to make it anything close to $3USD a 16oz.

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