The CrispJuly 10, 2014
Brewed with noble hops, The Crisp is one of five year-round beers available on draft and in cans from Sixpoint.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: NA
AVAILABLE: CT, DE, FL, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, UK, VA, VT, WI
It’s straw-colored, with rich toasted malt on the aroma, suggesting a true double-decoction mashing regimen. There’s a good balance of peppery hops on the nose. The hops build with tangy bitterness in the mouth along with honeyed and juicy malt. The finish is dry, hoppy and spicy with a delightful honey note and is finally very bitter in the end. An excellent interpretation of the true Pilsner style.
- Roger Protz
One of three beers imported into the UK by the Wetherspoon pub chain, The Crisp is a bright yellow lager bursting with character from the moment you rip open the can. The aroma is full and enticing, both spicy and floral, with juicy notes of lemon and lime and just a faint suggestion of bubble gum. The taste is bittersweet and satisfying. Floral notes again lead the way, backed by more than a squeeze of lemon. Tangy herbal hop notes push through, drying the palate and leading to a solidly bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
- Jeff Evans
Author of 300 Beers to Try Before You Die and 300 More Beers to Try Before You Die. Respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and www.protzonbeer.co.uk.
Jeff Evans is author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide, The Book of Beer Knowledge and Beer Lover’s Britain. More of his writing can be found at www.insidebeer.com.