The Crisp is a German-style Pilsner that’s brewed by Sixpoint Brewery. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a pilsner glass from a 12 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
The Crisp utilizes Tettnang and Hallertau hops that are completely sourced directly from Germany. The hops give the Pils its floral aroma while Cargill Pilsner Malt makes up the backbone that helps make its finish snappy and clean. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
This Pils pours a crystal-clear pale gold and is topped by a thick stack of rocky white foam. The head persists briefly and leaves behind a generous amount of sticky lace along the sides of the glass. Fine bubbles continuously stream upward.
The aroma is faint but it does have a pleasant scent of peppery hops.
The palate of The Crisp is led by a simple cracker malt base that shifts to a nice bite of peppery hops with a touch of lemon citrus. Its bitterness is balanced by a nice malty backbone of white bread that’s been slightly sweetened with honey.
The feel of The Crisp has a smooth draw that turns slightly grainy on the back end. Its light body and medium-high carbonation are perfect for the style.
The Inspiration Behind the Beer
The brewers were on a trip to Germany and were visiting underground caves situated near the Alps. They were knocking back tankards sixty feet underground that became their inspiration for The Crisp.
Sure, its head retention could be better and its aroma is missing its malt character, but otherwise, The Crisp is a lovely Pilsner. The feel is spot on and its palate is absolutely delightful. The ABV runs a little high for the style but this is otherwise a light, easy drinking brew that could be sessionable.