WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Fresh 16 oz. can - Pours a deep golden with some minimal white head which quickly disappears. Some lacing when swirled. Aroma is light malt, and a big nose of grassy/earthy hops. Taste is slightly sweet malt upfront, then huge hop punch in the back-end. Although it’s only 42 IBUS, with only a little and light pale malt to hide behind - the bitterness comes through huge. While I would definitely say this is "not to style" or an "Americanized" verison of the style - at the end of the day it is still an awesome, easy-going, hoppy lager. If you are into German or Czech Pils and are looking for a really nicely priced session with a hop punch this is highly recommended.
Having this beer again - It’s almost September and this beer went "Out of Date" in June. I’m really convinced that is one of if not the best pale lagers on the market. Dry, bready, semi-honeyish malts upfront - even being this old (although clearly fading/faded) this brew is still grassy, green, bitter, herby with a clean dry finish. The only beer comparable to this in my local is New Belgium "Shift" - Crisp not only blows it out of the water (even out of date) but also costs $1 less! This beer deserves more respect.
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can in JDW. Sweet malt and lemon aroma and taste. Rounded and full bodied, with a slightly medicinal finish, that has blackberry and honey notes. Tasty.
Mr_Pink_152 (709) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from JDW as The Crisp. Pale yellow gold colour with foamy head. Sweet grainy aroma with some hops. Taste is crisp (as the name suggests) and sweet, with a bitter finish.
alex_alkis (294) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As the name says, it’s very crisp. Actually the beer is quite nice for being a lager.
BlackHaddock (3767) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
23 Aug 2014 can: Wetherspoons in Shrewsbury. Poured into a ’Duvel’ shaped glass. Looks like a lager/pilsner, light golden with the usual white top. Funnily enough it had a crisp feel to the palate but little taste or aroma, some citrus and hop notes but very little of anything else.
sic1314 (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As The Crisp. Poured light amber with a huge, frothy off white head. Aroma of light citrus and sweet caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can - Sweet citrus and pale malt. Clear gold with a rich white head. Sweet and bitter fruit, more like an APA. Quite decent and unusual for a pils.
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can. Pours an orange-yellow colour with medium white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, grass. Taste is malt, moderate hops. I like it!
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl can @ JDW Shrewsbury Hotel. Pours hazy yellow with foamy white head. Looks like a pilsner, tastes like a pilsner.. bland inoffensive pilsner.
samsmith33 (375) - - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma...strong citrus, grapefruit pineapple..like a sea breeze. Some ether.Appear....yellow, clear.Taste...sharp acid citrus. Feel...light, crisp...medium carb.Not bad, good summer beer. Ontap at the ginger man, nyc.
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly clouded, with a decent bit of white head. Touch of sour apple, fresh hay. Lightly bitter, some sourness, quite malty. Effervescent, fairly acidic, light carbonation. Nicely balanced, very drinkable.
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