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The Crisp | Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
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:
#5,757
Reviews:
448
Ratings:
1,791
pDev:
11.45%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
398
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,791 |  Reviews: 448
Photo of ajm5108
2.63/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden pour with great visual head. Aroma features lots of straw & some spicier herbs. Taste is maybe a tad too bitter for me, it's more of a soft anise bitterness, but goes against the refreshing approach of the beer. A little medicinal. Body is great though.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
2.64/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16oz. can into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a light yellow with a thin stark white head and not a lot of retention. Not much lacking, either.

S: Floral hops are the most prevalent, with some misplaced sweet syrup notes in the background.

T: Bready malts with some strange sweet notes and a minimum of bitterness. "Crisp" seems like a misnomer.

M: Medium bodied and sweet. Quite a bit of carbonation.

D: Not at all what I would expect out of a pilsener...

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a large, fading, white head.
Nose shows hay, spicy hops, grassy notes and light grainy malt.
Flavours are very hop-focused. Big spicy, floral, citrus-y and grassy notes. Little else. Some light malt. Assertive bitterness.
Nice high carbonation.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.82/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Does every style need to be over-hopped? NO!

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.91/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Standard looking pilsner, could have been something from Miller for all I know, just a little bit darker with better head. Smell was amazingly like Budweiser. Didn't see how this differed as a 'german pilsner' from the American adjuncts here, same smell. Industrial corn. The dry hopping claim seemed facetious after smelling this.

Upon drinking it, I kept wondering the same thing. Was disappointed, after having Righteous and Bengali 2 weeks earlier, how tame this was. Didn't pick up anything crisp at all from it, if anything it was more like dead weight, some heft to a pilsner I wasn't used to, and a an aftertaste mouthfeel that came dangerously close to being below average.

Too bitter for style if anything. Overhopped, maybe, would just appreciate being able to distinguish the hops in here.

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Photo of magnj
2.91/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nanokeg

A - Clear Golden body is a shade or 2 darker than your standard pils, produced a nice frothy head but it dropped fairly quickly from my glass leaving some lacing and a thin protective film.

S - Malty nose is vaguely reminiscent of a malt liquor for some reason up front. Closer inspection reveals a nice floral hop note.

T - Again there's a little something to the taste up front that's turning me off. But it leads to a nice hoppy midsection and ends with some bitterness but also slight butter.

M/D - Medium body, no residual sugar, maybe a tad undercarbed. Ok to drink, hoping my palate is off or something because I love the 16oz cans.

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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 MaxT
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I did not like this one at all

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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