The Crisp is a German-style Pilsner by Sixpoint Brewery that’s light and refreshing with peppery hops, lemon citrus, cracker, and honey.

Share This Review

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.

Packaging art for the The Crisp by Sixpoint Brewery

Packaging art for the The Crisp by Sixpoint Brewery

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.

Appearance

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.

Check Out the Latest News Article

Almanac Beer Co. released its first batch of Strawberry Sournova — a bright, tart, and astronomically fruity, making it perfect for sipping on a summer day. Read More

Aroma

The aroma is faint but it does have a pleasant scent of peppery hops.

Flavor

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.

Label art for the The Crisp by Sixpoint Brewery

Label art for the The Crisp by Sixpoint Brewery

Mouthfeel

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.

Overall

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.

Have You Tried The Crisp?

What did you think? Give a rating, share your opinion in the comments below, or add a link to your own offsite review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

News

Latest Craft Beer News

Beer Lab HI Releases “Chai Yo” Belgian-style Blond Ale

The latest limited release from Beer Lab HI, the “Chai Yo, Thai Tea & Milk Sugar Ale”, a Belgian-style Blond Ale, is now available from the Honolulu-based brewery. Read More

Bell’s Brewery to Auction Two Hearted Ale Hockey Jerseys to Benefit Local Organizations

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and Kalamazoo Wings have teamed up to support two local organizations with a special, limited edition Two Hearted hockey jersey auction. Read More

Upper Hand Brewery Expands Distribution to Michigan’s Mitten

Upper Hand Brewery will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge with the distribution of its beer to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula this Fall. Read More