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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Ratings: 1,748 |  Reviews: 434
Photo of TerryMills
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Meh..

Light yellow color , minimal quick fading white head, bunch of fine floaters in it..

Has the typical cheap lager/pilsner smell, little tiny bit of hops smell but mostly just that wet corn chip smell .

Taste follows the nose but there is a bit of bitter bite from the hops on the finish, more than I would have thought from the smell.

Feel is like bubbly water .

Overall I just grabbed a single to see what it was about.. Wouldn't buy it again, wiseacre tiny bomb was 100% better hoppy pils imo .

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Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npala86
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Sampled at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Clear golden pour with a white head. Notes of citrus and floral hops, light grains. Bitter-sweet leaning towards sweet.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a "go to" for me in NYC bars, especially in the summer. Most Sixpoint brews are pretty strong but this one really hits the style exactly. Huge bubbled white head and sparkling golden body. Nose is fresh floral and herbal hops alongside citrus, biscuit, and honey notes. Really strong.

Bitter initially, but not blisteringly so. This is followed by solid balance throughout. Could stand a touch more stiffness in the sip but it's a fairly small complaint. This is every bit as good or better than all but a handful of the best imported German and Czech pilsners.

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Photo of Genx
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McStagger
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Slim can. BB10MAY2017. Poured into a stein because it's Christmas.

A: Aggressive pour gives me a finger and a half of foam. Head is slightly off white. Moderate dissipation. Good lacing. Beer itself is several shades darker than macro yellow. Some orange and red. Moderate carbonation in the glass, with many tiny tiny bubbles lazily rising to the surface.

S: Smells like a hoppy pils. Lemongrass, lemon, crackery/bready maltiness. Citrus comes out more with a few swirls. Definitely more assertively hoppy in the nose than many German pilsners.

T: Big hit of bitterness up front. The usual noble bitterness (herbal, lemon oil, etc) but with a distinct citrus punch on the back. Mid palate brings about a slight respite of green grape and malty sweetness before the lupulin oils devour this one on the finish. Finish is both dry and resinous, with more new world hoppiness coming through.

M: Well, crisp. Medium bodied for a pils. Carbonation isn't overwhelming, but definitely scrubs the palate between sips. Dry on the finish. Crushable.

T: 8/10 would crush a six pack while mowing the lawn. Pricey at 11.49 a six, but still worth it.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid gold color with a fair amount of foam. Kind of has a grassy smell and a tinge of an after-bite. Overall it is dry and crisp.

Interesting taste, not sure I would drink a lot of these.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bongobeer
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,748 ratings.
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