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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner - Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%


Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: PaulStoneAnchor on 09-22-2011)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -36.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 11:36:23 | More by Thorpe429
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.73/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2012 04:27:43 | More by drabmuh
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 02:33:56 | More by TMoney2591
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Dave1999

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 13:01:00 | More by Dave1999
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2012 03:20:22 | More by ExtraStout
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 04:37:42 | More by ChrisPratz
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ajanesz

Kentucky

3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 04:02:55 | More by ajanesz
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McD0uche

California

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 00:02:20 | More by McD0uche
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

At When Pigs Fly (Kittery, ME):

In a pilsener:

A: clear yellow body with a film of a head, light spider web lacing, carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace

S: light malts and hops combined

T: slightly spicey sweet through previously mentioned flavors

M: light, sessionable, carbonation is adequate

O: this is good for the style and good for me

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 23:34:47 | More by BeerKangaroo
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 03:04:52 | More by russpowell
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 05:12:12 | More by Stevedore
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 03:31:47 | More by vette2006c5r
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 00:48:14 | More by rangerred
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.43/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 05:39:07 | More by JohnGalt1
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -9%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 04:04:25 | More by barleywinefiend
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2013 17:26:50 | More by chinchill
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
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).

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:06:06 | More by Sammy
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 03:11:43 | More by harrymel
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 19:21:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 23:44:56 | More by Cyberkedi
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 22:14:06 | More by Monkeyknife
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 05:14:48 | More by BEERchitect
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 01:45:43 | More by IronDjinn
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FLima

Brazil

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 23:07:35 | More by FLima
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bum732

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 00:37:15 | More by bum732
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