The Crisp

New York
United States
The Crisp Sixpoint Beer Pilsner
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

From underground Czech caves through the vector of a garage in Red Hook, BKLYN... an old school pilsner with a new age bite. What do you get when you fuse old world craftsmanship with new, clean, & bold flavors from right raw materials? The Crisp. It's Mad Science.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
44
Served at: 
40° F
Hops: 
Tettnanger, Hallertauer, Citra
Malts: 
German Cargill Pilsner
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This cleanly-lagered beer has upfront herbal, peppery hops with notes of bell pepper along with a very faint grainy malt aroma. Pretty to look at, the golden beer sits underneath a stand of white bubbles that’s fairly persistent but isn’t as clear as the best examples of the style. 

The subtle grainy malt quickly gives way to a dominating, generic herbal hop flavor, and notes of lemon verbena emerge as it warms. It’s balanced with moderately-low bitterness and finishes crisp and dry like all German Pilsners should. The beer is a bit big on the tongue being medium-bodied and without higher levels of carbonation to aid in creating the illusion of a lighter beer. 

A modern day interpretation of a German Pils, Sixpoint’s The Crisp is a very hop-forward representation of the style and doesn’t allow for the typical grainy, graham crackery malt to get in the way.