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The Crisp | Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
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1,791 Ratings
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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:
#5,683
Reviews:
448
Ratings:
1,791
pDev:
11.45%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
397
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,791 |  Reviews: 448
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

Photo of AlexFields
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of pale malt and floral hops.

Tastes of the pale malts layered with the hops. Malts lead off with grainy sweetness and some doughy bread. Hops add in with floral, grassy, and lemon notes. Plenty of hops to it. Finishes fairly clean with a bit lingering hops.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done pilsner but definitely leans on the hops.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautifully clear, crisp and floral. Outstanding example of the style. Picked up a sixer of Sixpoint's newly formulated batch. Fucking love the date-mechanism on the box; so innovative and simple. The beer pours out of the can with awe-inspiring clarity. Beautiful summer-gold hue that's crystal clear. Soft puffy head props itself up and then slowly sags over the course of a few minutes. Aroma is toasted bread, myer lemon, cracker and floral hops. More citrusy than spicy, the hops add a (wait for it) crisp-ness to the beer that makes it so appealing on a hot day. I pick up a little tart kiss from the lemony flavors. Light bitterness that doesn't last or linger. Snappy carbonation. Easy to pound but more enjoyable to take your time and enjoy the nuanced flavors.

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Photo of LeRose
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a nice golden color with a two finger soapy head.

On the nose, the beer is light - bready malt and very floral hops. Just a faint hint of sulphur.

This is a very dry beer - I guess crisp is the right name. Herbal and floral notes with a hint of citrus. A pretty hard hit of bitterness in the middle and little bit of grain that is bread-like in character. Just a hint of sweetness that reminds me of honey. Green grassy notes and I think I get just a bit of a minty taste.

It is drying and quenching, amazingly drinkable.

A very well-done beer. Recommended.

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Photo of Nate139
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kflorence
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden in color with ample head. Smells of light malts and grassy hops. Taste follows the nose well; sweet grains and grassy, lemony hops which linger on the tongue. Loving the mouthfeel of this one; light bodied and creamy with a bit of chewiness and perfect carbonation. This is not a complex beer by any means, but it's very drinkable and very polished. This is definitely one of the better light beers I've tried lately and I can see this easily becoming a defacto fridge beer for me. This is the first I've had from Six Point, and I'm impressed. Will have to look for more of their offerings. Cheers!

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,791 ratings
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