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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 Thorpe429
2.39/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.

Pours a clear golden color with a decent white head. A bit of retention and lacing. The nose carries quite a bit of diacetyl. Butter is by far the dominant character, though there is a touch of pilsner base there somewhere. Flavor has a bit of hop component, but is mostly still diacetyl. Light body. Meh.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.76/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can you say butter? Served on draft in Churchkey in a tiny snifter. At the time of this review, this is the #14 beer on the "Top Beers - Czech Pilsner" list. I did not enjoy this beer.

Beer is yellow and mostly clear, lazy head, no lacing, moderate carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is sweet and buttery, I fear this may have some diacetyl.

Beer is creamy and bitter wtih a strong diacetyl flavor to it. Very strong, hard to drink, nope.

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Photo of Dave1999
2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a very clear pale yellow, a little cloudy.

The smell was mostly yeast, quite sweet but very subtle.

The taste was also very subtle there was some faint hops, grass and lemons.

The mouthfeel was pretty thin with medium carbonation.

Overall not that bad, but the smell and taste are far too weak.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Back for another Bliss tasting after taking a week off for recovery/reflection from the Accidental Highway to Hell Tour. Good to be back, especially when the first beer on the docket is a new one all-around. It pours a clear pale peach-straw (not really peach, more like the controversially-named Flesh crayon from back in the day) topped by over a finger of bright white foam. The nose comprises white bread, cooked rice, light grass, light flowers, and musty mineral water. The rice really packs quite the punch. The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch of sulfur (or something like that) coming through, almost like the hard water somehow got a lot harder. Shit, I probably didn't explain that properly, but it's all I can come up with at the moment. Suffice it to say it didn't sit too well on my tongue. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda creamy feel. Overall, an okay pils, though something about it (I'm guessing the malts?) just didn't sit right with me all the way through. Just not a fan, myself.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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Photo of ChrisPratz
3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale yellow with a slight haze. Two fingers of head dissipates to a thin foamy cloud that covers the entire top and clings all the way down.

S: Not as aromatic as I expected, catching bready malts with a slight hint of tart and some floral hops.

T: Some of that bready malt up front, with a hint of citrus, goes right to hoppy bitterness. Kind of bland, not overly impressed, there really isn't much going on here either.

M: Average carbonation works with the bitterness, leaves a creamy taste in your mouth.

O: Surprised, I was expecting more flavor from this, instead I just got a bland bitterness.

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Photo of ajanesz
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle and served in a pint glass...

A - Yellow golden color. Extremely clear with a nice creamy head that lasts all the way through the beer.

S - Rich floral aroma. Clean and light fragrance. Nothing overwhelming.

T - A little bit spicy, and some nice bitterness. Hoppier and a little bit fryer than I was expecting, but still a refreshing beer.

M - medium body with some creaminess. Heavier mouthfeel than I am used to with a pilsner, but I have not had many 6% pilsners.

O - An interesting first experience with a Bohemian pilsner. Good balance of hop and malt character. Not something I would necessarily go after again, but an experience nonetheless. I expected something a little more refreshing. What I got was a tad dry and more filling

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Photo of McD0uche
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
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

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Photo of Stevedore
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle, unclear bottling date. Thanks Shaun. Poured into a TG snifter today, 3/20/2014.

App- Slighty hazy straw-yellow body, minimal one finger white head that dissipates quickly. Looks refreshing. Some spots of lacing but otherwise not a ton.

Smell- First thing that comes to mind is tart. A lemon zesty tartness that made me immediately wonder if this beer was infected. But otherwise it fades as it warms, with a nice dank noble hoppiness and breadiness.

Flavour- Bready, noble hops, otherwise forgettable. Solid pilsner flavour that would work well on a hot summer day rather than a winter day like this.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, a bit more fuller bodied than the European examples. Good carbonation. Easy to drink and not particularly bitter.

Overall- Decent American take on the Czech pilsner style, a bit different than what I'm accustomed to. Decent pricing as well, $5 for a bomber. Not the worst in any criteria you can use for this beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good Chit Pilsener pours a clear golden color, lots of carbonation, and with a nice long lasting lacing head. The smell is rather weak, and slightly offensive, reminds me of road kill. The taste however is very crisp, and has a good malty spike to it. Good full flavor, very crisp and refreshing. Overall a nice malty pils.

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Photo of rangerred
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a nearly clear straw yellow with a half finger fizzy white head. Not very good head retention and no lacing to speak of.

There is bread and a little bit of biscuit in the aroma with a heavy hint of grassy hops.

There is a bit more malt in the flavor than I was expecting with caramel and biscuit. Grass and hay make up the hop flavor along with an assertive bitterness. It ends with some lingering sweetness and is moderately sticky.

Overall, an ok pils but far from my favorite. Glad I got to try but it won't become a regular.

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Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
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).

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
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.


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

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Photo of harrymel
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at flying goat

A: yellow straw with excellent clarity and spotty lace.
S: grain, slightest of old world hops. Vert subtle overall.
T: sweet grain and bitty touches of tannin. A little estery.
M: thin with smooth carb. This is spot on.
O: good example of the style. Seems a hare dry on the flavor, but otherwise good pilsner.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice, clear and deep yellow with great carbonation leaving a nice white cap and bookoo lacing

S: Grains and grass with a whiff flowers

T: An astringent feel and bitter. Grassy and floral elements, a bit of grains.

M: Light to medium body, nice amount of flavor.

O: Pretty good overall

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear solar yellow with a fairly thick white head - doesn’t do much for me, but give it a break, it is a pils and I prefer dark beers. Malty, yeasty, sunny flavor has a subtle note of pear. Flavor is malty with a strong hoppy edge, a fair amount of bitterness, a metallic tang and a whisper of fruit. Texture is smooth, average-bodied and fairly fizzy. Pilsners aren’t my favorite, but this one is fine.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a clear straw color with one finger of sticky and rocky white head. Good lacing.

Aroma of saltine crackers, fresh earth and just a light whiff of grass and herbal notes.

The taste is fairly light and wet with sweet grains and a hint of grassy hops and herbs.

Light bodied and clean with a moderate carbonation.

A very easy-to-drink and easier-to-enjoy Czech Pilsener from Rogue.

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Photo of FLima
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a frothy head with good retention and leaving laces. A few floating particles.
Aroma of bready malt, vanilla and some citrusy.
Sweet malty taste with a hint of citrus and herbal and floral hops. Just a hint of sweet spices.
Dry and bitter aftertaste, not aggressive but lasts forever.
Medium body with a low carbonation and a relatively smooth feeling.
A mellow and very fresh pilsner, extremely easy to drink, even with its 40 IBUs.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I appreciate the Chatoe Rogue "First Growth" series of ales. Although a couple of them have not quite panned out for me, the attention to the care, cultivation, and unaduturated growth and processing of ingredients give these beers a fresh and overall 'raw' character that's very much appreciated.

Good Chit looks like your quentessential Pilsner. Bright straw in color and without any hint of haze. A froathy and somewhat liquified head of tightly knit white foam sheets the beer with a few clusters of thicker foam than in other areas, creating an uneven surface to the head character. Very solid lace leaves behind the story of the session as the foam clings to the side of the glass in rings denoting each sip.

Grainy sweet aromas reveal a deeply malted aroma of raw and lightly kilned barley. Light breads, yeasty dough, and cereal grains give a majorily pleasant but mildly grainy nose. Earthy hops deliver a spicy note to the nose that works well with a lemongrass scent that's backed up by lemony esters.

Grainy sweet taste is even more elevated than the nose suggests. The mix of raw barley and light breads carry the flavor profile while the spicy hops decorate the peripheries with herbal grasses of the freshly cut variety, leafy, and almost minty at times. It's hard to tell if the lemony, rind-like, lime bitterness is entirely hop derived or if theres a play of esters and sulfur compounds that create the impression of citrus. A crisp, grassy, lemony finish seems to enliven the rich and almost wort-like flavor to start and leads into mid palate, favoring a fleeting and clean bitterenss late.

Medium-light from start to finish, but there seems to be a bohemian buttery malt flavor and feel early and in the middle. High attenuation of sweetness leads to a malty-dry finish that's heightened by the scrubbed sulfury feel and grainy bite that stops just shy of astringency.

The raw and bohemian character of this beer gives a rustic charm that's undeniable. But the odd culmination of slight butter or unfermented beer along with the minty/grassy Liberty hops denote a schizophrenic clash of character and is a touch unsettled to the style buff in me. But the beer is enjoyable, drinkable, and sessionable especially when the relief of thrist beckons.

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Photo of bum732
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 l bottle from a local convienience store just yards from my apartment S.Salem. $5.69 Looks good and to style bright light gold with a nice sized pure white head. Nice lager aromas.cereal ,biscuit,hay some small grassy hop Taste is very thick caramel,biscuity malt.,vegetable.with some grassy hop at thw end. Nice and fresh,. Ok on the palate..pretty smooth Overall a nice beer..but for me this want a pilsner..more of a helles.

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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.