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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 90
Hads: 375
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 27.94%
Wants: 18
Gots: 34 | 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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Reviews: 90 | Hads: 375
Photo of Brand
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Good Chit and Single Malt Ale by Chatoe Rogue are the two best beers I've ever had for general beer consumption. Occasionally I like heavier and lighter beers, but for the standard, their single malt ale and the good chit are the best. Since I first tried these beers no other beer satisfies me, in the general range of beers, excluding heavies and true lights.

Here's my E=mc^2 description of this beer, and 'the good chit', which are both nearly indistinguishable, btw:

OMG, amazing, the best beers. The only beers that I have thought "How can I make these beers, these are the best I've ever had!" Because the balance of the flavor-nourishing-quality-feel is the best I've ever had.

Poured into a Jameson Irish Whiskey glass:
- Light golden liquid, medium white head.
- Beautiful light hoppy floral fruity aroma. Top quality.
- Amazing balance, only lightly sweet, grapefruity flavor, noticeable acid, but not too acid(whereas for example, S.N. Hefeweizen is too acid). For the alcohol content it has, it is not 'too sweet', and it is not 'mellow'. This is a lively refreshing and very nourishing feeling beer(though on the lighter refreshing side, but not too light, it has standard punch),...as part of a balanced diet.
The best. Amen!

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Photo of guityler83
4.77/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Briliantly clear straw yello color with tiny little bubbles shooting up from the bottom of the proper pilsner glass. The head poured an inch tall and receeded at a moderate pace leaving behind vertical striping lacing and a clump of foam on the top of the beer.

S: Very prominant noble, spicey hop aroma. very clean. Hints of zesty lemon and yeasty bread aroma

T: Omph! Refreshingly clean and moderatly bitter bitterness that stays consistant with the noble aroma. The hop flavor stays firm all the way through to the end but never gets over bering. The malt flavor is light and but never sweet. And there is an extremely clean fermentation character making this very very drinkable.

M: Light body with a very dry finish. moderate carbonation with some dryness left on the tounge from the bitterness.

O: Oh how I love a good pilsner, I definatly overlooked this one, but no more!! Clean, flavorful refreshing lager. Any one that clames to be a hop head and can't apreciate a good pilsner.. I just don't understand. Prost!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

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Photo of rogueleonardi
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review = from notes
Had on Draft at SP pizza tavern

A - Perfect golden blonde with a pure white head with about a fingers worth of pure white head.

S - A nice sweet fruity aroma. Coming from Rogue i'm assuming it's juniper berries.

T - It's not strong but there is some sweet fruit flavor to this. The sweet malt overwhelms most of the fruit, but has a good balance. (Not to sweet) Nice hoppy taste with a good bitter finish.

M - Perfect beer for a summer ball game. Nice crisp clean feel. The carbonation was spectacular. Such an easy drinking beer.

O - Fantastic beer, lots of floral, and sweet taste in a good balance. Not a lot of aroma, otherwise I would've gave it a perfect 5.

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Photo of NStLincoln
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice light gold color with the slightest bit of haze in the body. Head is white and foamy. Smells of sourdough bread, crackers and crisp hops. Crisp and biting on the back end. There's some brightness on the midpalate, the lightest bit of citrus. Tastes like an awesome Czech Pils.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

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

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a straw-hued body, great clarity, and topped with a rather foamy, white head.

Smell: Fairly pleasant aroma, accumulated bakery notes smelling of yeasty dough, raw grains, and fresh-baked breads. Also some floral, citrusy hop hints.

Taste: Crisp, crackery malts with a bit of slackened honeyish sweetness. Soft doughy undertones. Floral, lemon-tinged hops with sufficient bitterness. Very, very low trace of sulfur. Drying, crisp, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Flavorful, easy drinking. Just a good beer all around. With many in the Atlanta area going bananas over the CBS hysteria, running around like mad trying to score a bottle before they seemingly all end up on eBay, it's nice to be just enjoying a good beer on the porch in this perfect weather.

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Photo of mjryan
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into an imperial pint glass. Huge, long lasting head. Won't quit. Sticky lace. Sweet grain and floral hops in the nose. Beautiful flavour. Tastes of fresh baked artisinal white bread, floral hops and honey. Crisp bitterness finishes the sip and lingers. Light bodied accompanied by ample carbonation, but with a well rounded, pleasingly full mouthfeel. Impressed. Bottle states this beer was fermented with Rogues proprietary Pacman yeast. Versatile strain to be able to pull off such a clean, clean beer. Skol Rogue, well done.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another score courtesy of The Fridge! I really want to keep on top of Rogue's GYO and John John series, whether on-tap, out of a bottle, or a combination of both.

From the bottle: "Made Usin Rogue Farms Floor-Malted Barley"; "Dedicated to Farmers and Fermenters"; "Good Chit Pilsner is made with Rogue Farm barley that we Floor-Malted in small batches. Fllor Malting is an old fashioned, 8 day process that includes steeping, germination, raking, roasting, bagging and hands on love 24 hours a day. 'Chit' refers to the start of the rootlets that emerge from the embryo of the kernel once steeping is complete and germination begins."

My pour netted a solid finger of dense, foamy, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a pretty sunshine yellow with NE-plus quality, allowing me to see into the future, where I have some pizza to go with this beer, as soon as the oven heats up. Nose was like a scent of heaven to this jonesin' hophead. It smelled so grassy that I thought that I was at my uncle's place in the summer. Holy new mown grass/Saaz hops, Batman! BTW, I just saw previews for The Dark Knight Rises today, due in 2012. Count me in. Have I ever offered my opinion on drinking beer while at the movies? It is a close second to sexual relations! My personal best at the movies was second base, but unless it were some Hollywood blockbuster that I probably would not want to see in the first place, I do not like being distracted while attending a cinematic showing. Beer does not distract me, except when I have a full bladder and need to use the head unexpectedly. The lacing that developed as I typed was beautiful and I was really enjoying this beer. Mouthfeel was medium with a definitive grassy/Saaz hops bite that makes me want to scream when I am subjected to yet another AAL on The CANQuest (TM). No wonder so many smirked when I took up the gauntlet that evening. This was the real deal! Get Wildroot Cream Oil, Charlie. Finish was dry. Bone dry. Dry as the winds that were picking up on this approach to Winter this afternoon. For all of you Rogue hatas out there, give this one a shot - it may bring you back around.

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Photo of Brad007
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clever name! And it's a pils! Yayy!

Pours a crisp golden yellow with a small white head into my glass. Very much a pils.

Crisp malt that's bready with a good touch of hops in the nose. Grainy too.

A wall of grainy, crisp malt with a mild hop bite that compliments the malt. Balanced and full of flavor at 6%.

Lingering crisp, grainy malt and hops make up the mouthfeel. Carbonation level is perfect.

I really like this. I wish Rogue had a standard pils because this would fit the bill perfectly!

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Photo of vitrael
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served poured from bomber into Pilsener glass.

A: Beautifully clear, straw-colored body with a 1-finger dense, creamy white head. Extremely appetizing.

S: Whiff of lemon zest, faint breadiness. The subdued nose I expect from the style.

T: Superb mixture of spicey & lemongrass hop flavor balanced on a delicate malt background. Light and high carbed body. Just an exceptionally clean and refreshing beer all around, pulling off a knockout pilsener that rivals some of the finest European examples. The lemongrass character reminds me of Spaten's Helles, but it's far better.

M: Light & bubbly, easy-going for this easy-drinking pils.

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Photo of GreaseShark
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of shand
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a fresh 22oz bottle into a perfect pint.

This brew has an attractive golden-white pour. The nose is grainy and bready, with some herbal hops punching out. The taste is fantastic, this beer has an absolutely perfect pilsner malt taste. It's not too sweet or too grainy, it's just right. The hops are also very good, they're sharp and herbal, just like they should be. The mouthfeel is crisp and light, and the drinkability is very good. There's really not too much to say about this one except that it is an absolutely excellent pilsner. It doesn't do anything out of the box, but it is perfectly refined.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Shiner Helles pint and it produced a minorly hazey Gatoraid yellow brew with a 1/2" slightly off white head with nice ringed lacing as it is consumed.

The aroma is malts and grassy hops as is the flavor. There is no doubt that this is spot on for the style.

The mouth feel is medium with a dry hoppy finish. This is an easy drinker and enjoyable brew, killing the bomber is no problem at all. The only drawback that I see is consuming this the week of Christmas as opposed to the 4th of July when it probably won't be available.

This great beer gives Urquell a run for it's money. Well done Rogue !

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of Hawksfan79
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glass: Pilsner glass

Appearance: light crisp clear yellow, with a thick creamy white head. Good amount of lacing.

Aroma: balanced hops and malt aroma.

Taste: crisp, clean, very smooth beer. Slight spice character with a very clean hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, and slick clean texture.

A very smooth easy drinking beer that still has some interesting flavors.

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Photo of Shadman
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New in town. I like a good pilsner so hope this one is worth the price.

Nice bright amber gold colour, great clarity. Sizable bone white head. Good web s of lacing.

Typical czech pils aroma. Cracker malts, slightly yeasty grains, and a grassy/slightly lemony kick to it.

Nice! Good balance between the crisp cracker malts, doughy breads and the slightly lemony hops.

Certianly tends towards a solid medium in the feel department. Almost a meal in a glass.

Very good take on the style. Liked this one A LOT.

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Photo of Bobheed
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Somewhat typical of a pilsner, bright golden, small foamy white head, lot of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Lemony, slight citrus hop character behind it, semi-floral. Smells quite sweet with a good tartness behind it.

T: Really get a lot of lime flavors initially, goes into some earthy notes as well with some breadiness lingering at the end

M: Very creamy with a nice citrus bite

Overall this was quite nice. I usually don't really go for pilsners too much, but I'm glad I took the chance on this one.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bomber bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a big, tight,bright white head of foam. Classic pilsner look.
Aroma-Pilsner malt, freshly mown grass/hay
Taste-Slightly toasted malt,fresh bread, pleasant hop bite in the fading finish. Refreshing and very drinkable. Well-balanced and flavorfull. Pretty spot-on for the style. A fine fresh-tasting pilsner.

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Photo of Offa
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is excellent.

Pale straw gold, big white head fairly quickly shrinks to a foamy ring and weak hint of lace.

Aroma is slightly funky vegetables, wet earth, hint of sulphur, yeasty bread dough noticeable after a minute, then mellows to a "wonderbread"-like element.

Taste is unusual, bitterness just barely, gently dominates from the start to finish. It is balanced with light sweetness, mineral, yeast. Hop bitterness is grassy-herbal, faintly medicinal and sticks to sides of tongue & cheeks gently in a nice, engaging way. Light sweetness and minerally yeasty bread dough dominate the centre of the tongue through thr aftertaste. It is engaging, lively, highly drinkable.

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Photo of travolta
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

App: "Fizzy Yellow Beer", almost clear, solid white head with some very nice lacing and retention.

Nose: Lemon, pungent yeast, salty crackers.

Taste: Clean, crisp, banana nut bread, calm, and a smooth malty texture.

Notes: This is what a pilsner tastes like when professional brewers concentrate. Worth the price, whatever it was.

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Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours with almost no head whatsoever, and some light lacing along the edges. It pours a very bright golden color as well.

S: A lot of sweet pilsner malt in the nose, and some nice hoppiness

T: A really nice balanced beer with a great earthy hoppiness and sweet maltiness. Some of the hoppiness has a nice citrusy, earthy characteristic to it as well

M: It has a really creamy mouthfeel with a medium-low carbonation

O: This beer is probably one of the best Pilsners I have had, except for the Sudwerk Imperial Pilsner which is the best Pilsner I have had to date. I am really impressed with this beer from Rogue, and it is probably one of the best Rogue beers I have had to date.

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Photo of HappyPappy2X
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, light orange hue. Not golden crystal like Pilsner Urquell,

Aroma: Strong Czech pilsner malt aroma. Grapefruit. Floral.

Taste: Hop bitter, bready malt balance from start, malt fades while hop bitterness stays. Grapefruit. Biscuit. Bready yeast end.

Mouthfeel: A tad stickier than Pils. Urq. Thicker.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

flat out the best pils ive had in ages. why? because its something totally different. huge props for malting your own grains, and this is unlike any pilsener ive had. it pours a hazy yellow, not quite mountain dew, but equally electric and almost artificial looking, cloudy, and light airy white bubbles on top. the nose is almost tart, acidic in some ways, hoppy, liberty hops I believe they use here, and its quite a bit more aggressive the original Czech versions. yeast is nice too, and works perfectly with a very interesting grain bill. the malt is very light, almost like wheat, but more potent in flavor and more acidic. very light and drinkable though, and the yeast gives it a bready complex that adds depth and body to an otherwise very light glass of beer. carbonation is excellent, and this just feels great in the mouth. this is a great series rogue puts on, and this is one of the best beers in it. I will start drinking this regularly if I can find it, just fantastic beer, an art form really.

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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
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