The Crisp | Sixpoint Brewery

The CrispThe Crisp
BA SCORE
77.4%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 1,780 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
Ranking:
#5,375
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
1,780
Liked:
1,377
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
11.7%
Alströms:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
391
Trade:
3
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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NiceTaps
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz skinny can in a long tall tapered pilsner glass.

Clean and inviting pale golden color with a 1F white cap that tapers to a film and leaves some spot and ring lacing. There's constant fresh bubble activity. A looker for a light lager.

The hops work the floral, spice, grass, and dry herb aromas without blocking out the fresh baked light malt aroma. Very pleasant.

More of the floral and spice hops with a generous pils malt bill.

"Crisp" and fresh upfront with a dry yeast and hop finish. Lingering flavor.

Sturdy and drinkable lager.

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Photo of taters21
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a one finger head, quickly receding leaving some lacing.
Smells of lemon, pepper, and some grassy hops, very light malt in the background, nice.
Taste follows exactly, with the hops lingering nicely on the palate while not being too bitter, great balance.
Mouthfeel is nice and light, smooth all around.
Overall an excellent German pilsener!

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Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Apellonious
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can from 6/16/17 poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale clear golden with a half finger head that dissipates immediately. The aroma is lemon citrus, grains, and faint pepper. The taste is of floral and lemon hops with a undercurrent of bread/grains. Maybe some mint. I am assuming this is a new formulation, as I recall having this previously and it being much more hoppy (like Bengali) and not as close to a traditional Pilsner, more like an IPP (yeah you know me). The mouthfeel and carbonation is medium light. Drying on the palate. Overall, an interesting Pilsner worth trying.

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Photo of Brewsome
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Keg & Can: dated June 14 & June 16, 2017

A: medium golden color, medium-high carbonation. Medium+ head. Head retention & lacing in chilled Pilsner glass.

S: Citrusy/Pine hop aroma.

T: With medium maltiness, the hop flavor combination is focused of citrus and pine. There is some fruit presence from the yeast. A somewhat bitter aftertaste from the piney hop. Very clean, crisp and refreshing the way a Pilsner should be.

O: Very good. Packaged can also has a similar flavor profile to the keg serving - Props to cans and the dry hopping to preserve flavor.I would rate this beer above Brooklyn Pilsner because BP taste varied significantly served via a bottle vs a keg. I do prefer the BP flowery hop vs Crisp piney hop which leaves a more bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pro45
2.97/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Canned May 15th. I've had this beer in the past and it was better when I had it about 18 months ago even though it probably wasn't as fresh. I describe it as an average pilsner, far from my favorite. The best quality about this beer was that it was crisp and dry. Lacks the flavor of other average German pilsners. Won't seek out again unless there is no better offering at a bar.

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated June 17th 2017 - Poured into a Pilsner glass - I received this sample from Sixpoint for review.

L - Pours a gorgeous clear gold, bubbly 1 finger head that dissipates quickly leaving intermittent wispy lacing as it goes down.

S - Earthy bitter hops and toasty malt.

T - Pleasant mild hop bitterness, and toasted malts. Finishes nice and dry.

F - Light bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - This beer surprised me, when I think Pilsner I think of St. Pauli Girl or Pilsner Urquell, neither of which is all too great, this however was very clean and drinkable. A great intro to the world of craft beer for those seeking refuge from big beer and their stereotypical adjunct lagers.

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Photo of novamat
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wattie83
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New formula. Looks like the old beer. Smells a bit better than the old beer. Lightly toasted simple grain, lemon zest and earthy noble hop bitterness. Somewhat dank. Very light bodied. Refreshing.

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

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a two and a half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and left a really nice looking intricate speckled lacing coating the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice crisp settling aroma of Germany malts blending super nicely among some light spicy hops. The taste was basically balanced well between the malts and hops. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability running about it. The carbonation is crisp but not harsh. Overall, this one lives up to its name as it’s everything one could ask for in a Germany pilsener.

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Photo of arr3388
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesGrove
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karenremom
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coltron23
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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