Monday, June 20th 2011
(Sixpoint Craft Ales)
I'm still finding a bit hard to believe that Sixpoint cans are actually a real thing. When I visited the tiny brewery back in 2005, when it was hardly a year old, I'd have never guessed they'd be selling cans of their beer in the not too distant future. In the short history of the brewery they've definitely earned the respect of the beer drinking populous in NYC and beyond. These guys are hard working and care about not only the beer they're brewing but also about being a part of a community. If you're ever in New York definitely make the trip out to Brooklyn and visit this brewery. Cheers!
From the back of the can:
"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. Crisp Lager has nothing to hide behind - no makeup to cover up any flaws. Raw ingredients and their essence, full and unabated...uninhibited...CRISP."
Here we go...
Pour - golden, a little darker than straw colored with a nice inch of fluffy white head on top. This is clean and clear and looks mighty tasty.
Aroma - wooah! Talk about a sulfuric, earthy aroma kicking out of this can. This is the real deal. There are some grassy/citrusy hoppy notes and light maltiness as well but more than anything this one smells like a very fresh, well-brewed lager beer.
Taste - from the first sip of this beer you'll know you've entered the lager zone. Void of the sweetness associated with many ales this is indeed a beer that has nothing to hide behind. This bounces off the tongue with nice floral/grassy hop flavors, a bit of a mineral bitterness and just a touch of malt. Each sip seems to satisfy just a little bit more. This has a very defining dry, earthy sweet finish and nice bite. I am a fan.
Overall - very enjoyable pilsner. This is indeed "crisp" and very refreshing. If you're a pilsner person this will certainly make you happy as there aren't too many top notch American versions of this style, especially ones that are canned.
Would I buy more of it? - definitely. Great beer. Loved all 16 oz. of it and will certainly be buying more cubes!
Note - Sixpoint is currently canning four of their beers. These include; The Crisp (Pilsner), Sweet Action (Cream Ale), Righteous Ale (Rye Beer) and Bengali Tiger (American IPA). Collect and enjoy them all! Cheers!
Posted by Russ
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