The Crisp | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,778 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:
1,778
Reviews:
447
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
390
For Trade:
3
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Photo of CraftySir22
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Date: 04-01-2016
Storage vessel: Can
Drinking vessel: Tulip


The Crisp poured a opaque but not cloudy hue. For me, the coloring was evocative the perfect pils pour. The 1/2 inch eggshell-white head slowly dissapates soon after pouring - a few minutes maybe.

The Crisp has a strong yeast characteristic on the nose. The yeast is definitely not funky-farmhouse -- or even reminicent of traditional german pilsner. However, the strong yeast smell is pleasant and clean. Hops seem to take a quiet back seat to this yeast-forward pils.

The level of carbonation seems very high but back-of-the-tongue bitting over-carbonation adds the appeal of its description and moniker. The "crisp" of The Crisp is presented to your pallatte on a heavier than I'm used to in a pils body, but this also adds the "bold" characterization Six Point seems to be going for.

This pilsner is not very bitter, (at 44 IBU) however, there is a distinct hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste, which comes across as a bit of an afterthought. With that slight negative aside, The Crisp displays a simple yet well-executed bouquet of flavors including, lemon-y citrus, earthy tones of fresh grass and lightly-roasted malt. The sweetness of this pils is it's strong suit and the fruitiness is prominent intially and throughout the swallow but is not cloying and actually becomes muted deeper into session and as the beer warms.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer significantly and would definitely buy this again and would love to try it on tap.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Emoney1975
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickCT
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregBeer
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nevbo
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kennethzelljr
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trbtodd
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold to straw yellow in color with excellent clarity. There's an inch of frothy dishwater white on top. Aroma is of crisp, clean pilsner malt. I taste plenty of pale pilsner malt and gentle well water flavored German lager yeast. The mouth is fairly smooth, crisp, and quaffable.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light, tad Sour.

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Photo of Foley67
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevehagy
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexworsnip
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coastiebob
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtw21
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw color with about a half finger of head. The body is light as is the flavor profile but there is a nice hop presence on the finish.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terpdog
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,778 ratings.
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