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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
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 Having this beer again - It’s almost September and this beer went "Out of Date" in June.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 The only beer comparable to this in my local is New Belgium "Shift" - Crisp not only blows it out of the water (even out of date) but also costs $1 less!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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
Small coarseish white head. Clear paleish amber body with light carbonation. Earthy mealy aroma with fruity sawdust notes. Dry resiny earthy floral taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, astringent mouthfeel. Dry-acidic resiny fruity aftertaste with earthy metallic notes. Tastes like it’s too old or something, but it’s not. This one seems really off to me, but not sure why. (0.355l can, from Systembolaget, Torp. BBD 2016-07.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (393) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Nice lager with very hoppy tones. More like an IPA. Citrus and pine. Pretty carbonated, not much head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axl (268) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
355ml can. Clear golden with one finger white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, mango, tropical fruits, citrus and orange as well as a soft maltiness in the background. The taste is, believe it or not, rather crisp with citrus, pine and a semi-aweet maltiness. The mouthfeel is refreshing but not too thin and the carbonation is rather noticeable and semi-lively. Actually quite a nice pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
Il Birrificio bottle(13-Nov-15)Herbal light sweet fruit aroma.Cloudy amber,white head&suds lace.Big herbal, light fruit flavour.Bitter herbal hop finish and spice mineral aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
Hop malt aroma. Murky yellow colour great head and lacing. Sour fresh hop malt flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ninecats (345) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
Can. Clear to semi-hazy yellow, fairly big white stable head, lots of lacings. Aroma is grassy, slight sweet malt, bready, new world hoppy with flowers. Taste is malty, bready, grassy, semi buttery, citrus, medium bitter with long duration. Medium body, medium carbo, crisp albeit oily texture. Decent, stylistically a hybrid between a german and czech pilsener but with a fair amount of new world hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikeyo1 (487) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Can @ home. Clear golden with a medium off white head. It’s a dry, sweet, and hoppy pilsener. Decent with a prolonged duration and dry finish. Aroma and taste of grass, citrus, flowers, bread, grain, earth. Medium bitter finish with pine apple and grape and earth lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1892) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
@ Havregatan 151029. Can (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty, grassy and fruity with citrusy notes, sweet and crisp, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and grassy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1223) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2015
Poured a crystal clear amber with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced poorly. Carbonation moderate and with medium sized bubbles. Aroma subtly of fruity hops and pilsner malt with hints of citrus and passionfruit. Taste straight up of a pleasantly nice slight bitterness, not much in the way of malt characters but with a hint of lemon/citrus. Light body. Crisp and smooth with a nice lingering moderate bitterness. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
355ml can, 5.4%. Dark yellow, pretty clear, still, small foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is indistinct citrus and caramel. Body is medium, spritzy carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is caramelly sweet, damp flannel, sugar crystals, a touch sooty with a dry flowery finish. Crisp and clean. OK hoppy lager.

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