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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 15
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: PaulStoneAnchor on 09-22-2011

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Ratings: 363 | Reviews: 94
Reviews by watermelonman:
Photo of watermelonman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow with a ring of head, this looked and smelled a little lighter than I expected, but certainly within the normal range.

Aromas were dominated by floral hops. Not bad, but again playing up the light angle more than I find ideal. The taste hits home with pale malt, biscuit, and enough hop bitterness to hang on and remind me it is a proper pilsner. Slightly sharp in the mouth, this is a good representation.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like a well made sturdy pilsner and this fits the bill,Iam not sure if I have had the Liberty hop variety yet.Poured into a pilsner a clear light to medium golden with thinner but well put together white head that lasted for quite awhile.Freshly baked crispy bread malt aromas along with leafy/herbal hops in the nose,the malt aroms are very fresh and appetizing.Crisp and "hefty" malt aromas at the onset,not as delicate as most pilsners,a healthy dose of leafy hops in the finish.This is a big pilsner,some may say to big...not me.I think it would pair great shellfish.

Bottled on 9/23/11

Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at ROGUE Ales Publick House in San Francisco.

In a pilsner glass the beer was a golden color. The head was white, medium-sized, and left a bit of lace. Pretty carbonation. Sweet, bready aroma. Grassy, outdoors hops. Bready taste followed by grassy hops, with some late citrus hops. A crisp,refreshing beer.

Brewed using 5 ingredients: Weyermann acidulated, Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare Floor Malt, Rogue Micro Hopyard Liberty Hops, Czech Pils Wyeast 2278 and Free Range Coastal Water. Specs: 13º PLATO 40 IBU

Nice pilsner but nothing special.

Photo of GreaseShark
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear yellow, straw like, really good Pilsner color. White head sticks around for a bit, nice lacing.

S- Bread, Hops, floral a bit herbal

T-So good, best Pilsner i've had, refreshing, clean and crisp with a definitive hopiness that i havent seen in other pilsners.

M-Light but just about perfect for what it is, good carbonation and clean finish.

O- Just one of those beers that I love, so refreshing, has a hop flavor to it but not a heavy one, very drinkable. give this a shot it wont disappoint.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pilsner glass the beer was a golden color. The head was white, medium-sized, and left a bit of lace. Pretty carbonation.

Sweet, bready aroma. Grassy, outdoors hops.

Bready taste followed by grassy hops, with some late citrus hops.

A crisp,refreshing beer.

Nice pilsner.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours with a slight chill haze with a bright lemony body, head forms thick, a tight bubbled thicket that really works well. Even lacing lines the sides of my new nonic pint glasses this is a beautiful looking beer. Aroma is packed with herbal/spicy hops even a bit of lemongrass notes kicking, with perfect biscuit malt breadiness. This is top notch pilsner, more authentic then most of the Euro pils trash that is sent over stateside. Straight up effortless to consume, the best pils of 2011 easily in the last ten years of my beer tasting top 5 favorite for the style and brewing this quality of an overlooked style screams about everything I love about beer. The next extreme barrel aged with dates and figs, with vanilla beans doesn't do beer the type of justice that an honest to goodness...flawless beer has to offer. Has qaulities of the first run of Noble pils but perfects it on a couple leveles by simply streamlining and adding a touch of mineral/sulfur infused water with the perfect level of hops balanced with straw biscuit malted barley that they are doing themselves. I don't associate Liberty hops with a pils usually Saaz come to mind with some other Noble hop variants. This nails the flavor, body is perfect crips rounded bitterness that keeps you wanting to drink and drink. Maybe a case of this will be out there, but the downside comes with the fact that I paid around 7.99 a bottle. Pittsburgh is known for their mark ups, I'd picture this beer to ring up around 4 to 5 dollars a bomber.

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Asheville.
Looks light a light lager with a small but durable head.
The aroma and flavor reflect a delicate, rather light pilsner. Nicely clean and refreshing. Longer lasting hop finish than expected. Light body but not watery. A little dry in the finish.

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 5.3% ABV, per the good folks at the AGLC. The newest in the First Growth series to hit the local shelves.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with one finger of thin, tight foamy white head, which leaves an undulating wash of low-lying lace around the glass for its meager efforts.

It smells of white bready, grainy malt, a bit of aged citrus, and musty, earthy, somewhat leafy hops. The taste picks up the slack in a commendable way - the grain slides nicely into a decent crispy crackery nature, the citrus becoming more lemon-like, but still sedate, and kind of oily, with a twinge of petrol. The hops provide a more than adequate bitterness, borne of leaf and grass, ensuring Pils worthiness.

The carbonation is moderate, with a zingy palate twist at times, the body a sub-medium weight - no shame there, given the attendant smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the malt losing a share of its crispness, but the hops sticking to their contract, and hey, another dose of it all is imminent anyways.

A decidedly good drinker, good 'domestic' pilseners being not that common. I could do with a tad more bitterness, but that's just splitting hairs at this point. I like the old-world gasoline and hops leanings, so good on Rogue for going that way. Pretty good chit, indeed.

Photo of McD0uche
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light amber in color with a moderate head. Not much retention. Lots of good lacing here.

S: Floral notes, butter and cream, light hops.

T: Pretty similar to the smell. A grassy, light hop flavor makes up the backbone of this one. Finishes bitter.

M: Medium carbonation, light body, and a dry finish. Crisp, refreshing, and quite drinkable.

O: This wasn't bad at all. Not something I would be keeping an eye out for in the future, though.

Photo of Drew03cmc
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Of all of the Czech Pilseners I have had, this is likely my favorite. You will not regret this purchase.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It should be noted I'm drinking this at near room temperature.

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden yellow. For a pilsner, it's the most impressive head I've seen. 2 fingers thick, excellent retention, and the lace is spotty but semi-sticky.

Smell - Tart, green apples. a touch of spice.

Taste - Tart, with grassy hop notes. A touch of citrus. A touch of spice. Beautiful complexity, especially considering it's style.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Crsip. Clean. Beautiful.

Overall - Yeah, this is everything Rogue's Kells promises, but fails to deliver. This is a pilsner to be revered. Almost ale-like in it's complexity and deepness. By far my favorite 'bottom fermenting' beer. I encourage you, drink it only a touch chilled. You won't regret it.

Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serviceable drinkable pilsner. A little farm grown aroma to go with floral notes. Long lasting creamy white head on light yellow. Middle mouthfeel. Hits the mark in style, and at least an average beer.Assertive carbonation. Hops are significant, as is the taste of hay (not that I didn't like it).

Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Liberty St. Tavern. Went great with a large cheese pizza. The hops here are relatively rich for the style, but damn it's delicious. The crisp, clean bready malts are quickly rolled over by strong earthy and floral hop oil. There's a milder grapefruit edge, but it's not fruity like an American IPA. The mouthfeel was spot on and Good Chit, coincidentally, paired fantastically with my pizza. Give this a try if you like a good, hoppy pils.

Photo of Fatehunter
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsener glass. A solid three fingers of head on top a hazy, golden body. It's beautiful with the bubbles coming up.

It smells like wet barley, like a field just rained on.

Biting bitterness up front that holds on to the end. A balance of sweet malt comes in but can't hold up to the hops. Really good flavor, impossible to ignore.

Crisp and medium body, moderate carbonation.

An excellent pilsner that you can't go wrong with.

Photo of russpowell
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent straw color with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Slightly cloudy , nice head retention & lacing

S: Bready, crackery & soapy

T: Follows the nose, plus leafy hops up front. Flinty dryness, leafy hops & soapiness as this warms, some yeastiness. Finishes dry, soapy with some chalkiness & leafy hops

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, alright balance

This isn't really working for me, probably the liberty hops. Just not a very good pils, not terrible, almost tastes stale. Drinks okay, not easy. I grow more skeptical of Rogue with each new beer I try, so many dissapointments, so few good ones

Photo of bum732
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

S: Pleasant, slightly herbal and earthy hops with some bready maltiness. Clean overall.

L: Hazy straw yellow, big white fluffy head with great retention and lacing.

T: Bready, slightly fruity malt, with a prominent, spicy, herbal hop flavor. Medium bitterness with a big herbal/spicy note into the finish. An almost tart finish, quite dry.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Ok, a little too hoppy and quite bracing for what i prefer for this style.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color pilsner with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet malt base with nice floral notes and some light dry Noble hops presence. Taste is an easy drinking mix of lightly sweet malt with some light dry Noble hops presence with a nice light floral undertone. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed and quite enjoyable pilsner.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw color with a frothy white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing.

Smells of grassy and lemon notes.

Tastes of the grassy hops with some light malt sweetness. Hops lead off with grass and lemon notes along with floral qualities. Malts add in with some light grainy sweetness and a bit of bread. Bitterness takes the edge when compared to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is above average, but the price ($7.00) doesn't really warrant a pickup unless you are really curious.

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Really good looking here. Wonderful light super clear crystal brass lemon and gold body, with cola rising carbonation. Head is classic simple shampoo white and forms nicely, with good retention. Real nice looking here.

Nose is sort of unexpected. Very large grass and manure earthy dirt. Very dirty and manure like smelling. This is kind of unexpected. This is sort of a put off for the style to me.

Taste thought brings classic Pilsner styles but very aggressive. Hop crisp forward lemon and light breaded malts finish on the palate. Slight density overall in the feel with chewy grass like hop. Slight lemon juice finish without the bittering astringency, this is all very nice!

Overall nose seems slightly off putting, but the taste more than makes up for it. Great Pilsner!

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 picked up tonight at the Boise COOP.. The pour is beautiful... very pale golden/yellow... great 2-3 finger white head shows tons of lacing and retention.

Nose shows a decent Czech style pils with a pronounced pale malt and a slightly spicy/maybe even flora hop note.. but there is far too much DMS in the nose.. pretty corny with warmth.... I enjoyed it much more when cold.

Flavor has a good malt balanced by a decent hop bitterness... the hops form mid palate and finish a bit lite. Again there is an offputting corniness that I am getting that lingers and lingers..

Body and carbonation are both close to perfect.... but when it warms up, the corn comes out... drink it cold.. otherwise, it is getting close to a drain pour for me.

I would be amazed if a lager yeast was used on this one... it seems more like a "steam" yeast that got too warm.

Despite my above complaints.. it is very drinkable and surprisingly so for 6% .. but I doubt I will buy this batch again.

4.5/3.5/3/4.5/3.5

Edit: My wife had a pint of this at Bitter Creek tonight and I had a few sips and still stand by my review.

Photo of Immortale25
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. There's a sticker on the bottle put there by the liquor store that says 11/16/2011.

A- Pours a light gold color with a 1/4 inch head that bears little retention and subsides to a thin ring around the edge of the glass while leaving a patch of surface foam and below-average lacing.

S- Smells clean and has that signature Czech pils aroma.

T- Pretty good. Light and crisp but has enough flavor to entice more sips. And, where other Czech pilsners just don't do it for me, this one has a nicer quality of bitterness and a lesser amount of the taste I've only ever been able to describe as "dirty." Maybe it's because Rogue's using their own hops and there are no Saaz hops.

M- Very spritzy and vibrant. Medium carbonation. Leaves the tongue a bit dry but it's so easy to drink that it's remedied by taking more sips.

O- I admit, when I realized this was a Czech pilsner, I was worried. I don't know if I've just had bad versions, bad bottles or what, but I just don't usually dig them. Still trying to figure it out. Good Chit is definitely an exception, though.

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down a bit but consistently left a quarter finger high head covering the surface and lots of thin rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of bready malts. There’s a light amount of bitterness, but it is relatively prominent given the lighter-bodied nature of this beer; the bitterness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and a bit dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather bitter for the style and seems like it would be a pilsner that a hophead might even enjoy. It is very easy to drink and rather sessionable.

Photo of rosshudgens
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid overall Pilsner. Nothing outstanding but very drinkable. Hints of grass stand out but aren't overly aggressive.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 ml brown bottle, import label stub lists abv. at 5.3%. Pours out a bright yest slightly hazed deep straw colour, tall fluffy white head that settles to a thick cap.

Clean grainy and biscuity malt on the nose, soft grassy hops.

Soft bready, biscuity malt up front in the flavour, dries out in the middle with leafy, grassy, mild herbal hops on the finish, a bit of spiciness into the aftertaste.

Light-bodied mouthfeel, silky texture, and assertive pin-prickly carbonation that adds some extra body.

Approachable, drinkable, no serious flaws. Doesn't strike me as a first pick when I'm craving a Pils, however Rogue does good by this one, the Liberty hops add a unique yet appropriate character to it.

Photo of megahurts4
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue First Growth Good Chit Pilsner

Appearance: straw yellow, large head, and good lacing.

Smell: apples, nice grain, and slight malt.

Taste: good apple, grain, and faint hop.

Mouthfeel: medium-light and full flavored.

Overall:
This is a really nice pilsner. The apple flavor complements the grain and hops which are right behind.

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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
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