Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sixpoint The Crisp Review

Name: Sixpoint The Crisp
Style: Pilsner
ABV: 5.4%
IBUs: 44

Time for another beer from Sixpoint Brewing, who just became available in our area just a couple months ago. This time around, I have The Crisp, and yes, there is a "The" in the name. I dunno, seems a bit tacky to have a "The" in a name that would otherwise only have one word. Though I can see it being utilized in conversation, like this: Hey Mitch, have you had The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewing yet?

As for the beer itself, the can refers to it as a lager but when I looked it up on BeerAdvocate and the brewery website, it was lovely referred to as a Pilsner. Though BA specifically referred to it as a German Pilsner, I will be referring to it as a Pilsner for convenience.

Appearance - Bright yellow with a mild amount of visible carbonation and just a slight bit of haze. The head is pretty foamy, more-so than it is full of volume and there's a very high amount of lacing left behind along the sides of the glass

Aroma - Pilsner malts and yeasts upfront. Getting some mild floral hops in the middle along with some light biscuit notes

Taste - Floral hops and Pilsner malts start things off, before a sweet lemongrass flavor takes over the middle of the palate. Towards the back, I'm starting to get more floral hops again but this time, it's that biscuit/yeast flavor that I'm getting instead of that maltiness. Aftertaste is pretty dry, save for some light yeasts and pale malts.

If there's one thing this beer proves, it shows that they can make a very good Pilsner and the addition of some more prominent floral hoppiness really adds some dimension to this beer. Even if there weren't any noticeable hop flavors in here, I'd still say this a very good Pilsner. It goes without saying that this is one of the best pilsners I've had in a long time and it's one that's worth your attention.

Oh, in case you're wondering, it does in fact, feel crisp on the palate.

Sixpoint The Crisp - 9/10

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