The Crisp | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,762 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:
1,762
Reviews:
439
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
385
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,762 |  Reviews: 439
Photo of ManapuaMan
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +1.5%
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 +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kflorence
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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 -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of IBUBrew
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Six Point creates some great beer. The Crisp is one of those creations. Pils meets Lager and Lager meets Pils. A hazy light golden color. Nice head on the pour. This was a great tasting beer that started out as a lager taste , then the Pils taste came through and a bit of citrusy hops on the back end. A great beer for sure.

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Photo of HellsRanger
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great Pilz/Lager as it says lager on can. I am not a Pilz guy, but this was a very tasty beer. It has a nice yellow color with nice foamy head and nose to match. The taste was a true German style Pilz with a very smooth crisp mouth feel. Actually can't wait to get more... I will be splitting a case with a Pilz fan of mine, Maybe hahaha! For those who are not Pilz drinkers it is a must try beer... you will be pleased.

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Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brob245
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DesertFox24
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Local in Newton, MA. Crisp and light as described.

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Photo of MoeSzsylak
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bitter up front that sharply runs off, a citrus note takes over. It is crisp, they do not lie,

Taste Rating in Words: It's a bronco ride, takes balance, there is up and down movement, with excitement, and if you're riding with my brother yelling.

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

Photo of Tarheel219
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I drank a lot of The Crisp while on spring break with the family this year. I was looking for a hoppy pilsner and this really fit the bill.

First off, I’m not a huge fan of the skinny cans, as they don’t really fit in my cozie when I’m beach or poolside. Poured into a glass, the beer is a hazy medium yellow with decent off-white head. It leaves spots of lacing.

The beer has an aroma of mild grains and spicy hops.

This is an amped up pilsner at 44 IBUs. The taste leads with some upfront bitterness that manages to be both sharply spicy and slightly citrusy. There is a cereal like taste from the malts that add some balance.

The mouth is medium with sharp (or is it crisp?) carbonation. It’s a touch astringent and cuts the grease in BBQ or a burger.

I like this beer and wish I had access to it on a regular basis.

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Photo of williahd
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdub
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXMRTN
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DallasK
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I admire what this brewery has done with this Pilsner. Hazy. Light, golden amber with a foamy head & streak lacing. Aroma is floral and fruit, with hints of citrus, grass, and biscuit malt. The flavor is herbal and floral, with grass and berries as well. An excellent beer overall, quite enjoyable.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,762 ratings.
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