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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner - Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PaulStoneAnchor on 09-22-2011)
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Photo of GreaseShark

New York

4.45/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2013 15:37:51 | More by GreaseShark
Photo of 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
Photo of thecheapies


4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold color with a soft chill haziness. Laces with a thick coat after the inch of foam reduced to a sheet.

Super dry aromas of grassiness, mineral water, mild pepper, light vegetable quality, some earthiness, and a familiar yeast character. Nice.

Really zippy with a crispy bite. Grassy, with an apple skin fruitiness that is very light. Earthy hops have that peppery quality that I noted in the nose. Latent floral finish with yeast esters that evolve from early fruitiness to dry spice. Excellent.

Carbonation is a tad too low, but the body wetness is great. Has a mouth to it. Really drinkable. 4

Awesome pils. Tastes great.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2013 02:35:22 | More by thecheapies
Photo of watermelonman


3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 22:08:39 | More by watermelonman
Photo of BeerKangaroo


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
Photo of tempest


3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2012 02:04:13 | More by tempest
Photo of ExtraStout


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
Photo of 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
Photo of AdamBear


3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head

S-light tangy wheats, almost like a witbier. Corn and lemon. Faint. 

T-comes in with a very decent taste of lemon and fresh slightly bitter grass. It's a very good and crisp taste that leaves the perfect amount of bitterness on the tongue. The after-taste is of fresh corn.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a good crisp finish

O-actually this is pretty awesome. It's refreshing. It tastes like a cross between a witbier and a pilsner. It's very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2012 02:08:36 | More by AdamBear
Photo of lacqueredmouse


3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Rogue Brewery in Newport, OR.

Pours a pale yellow colour, remarkably clear, with a light body and a fine, full head of white. Lacing leaves patterned rings down the glass. Looks good.

Aroma is bitey and sharp, with zesty lemon providing the bulk of the flavour. There's some pleasant pils grain undertones to it as well, and a hint of wet grass. Solid aroma overall: the characters are quite robust, more so than usual for beer that's not hop-dominant.

Palate is quite light, but there's flavours and complexities there when you look for them. Light organic matter on the front melds from grainy to peppery mid-palate. Some sharper material on the finish, with some slight phenol action giving up some anise and a lingering medicine character. Feel is very light, but surprisingly, not all that crisp.

Overall, it's very drinkable and enjoyable, and what's more it has a lot more interest than your average pils. Not bad, overall.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 05:20:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of rogueleonardi


4.6/5  rDev +22%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2012 16:21:11 | More by rogueleonardi
Photo of Thorpe429


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
Photo of drabmuh


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
Photo of harrymel


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
Photo of erosier


4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice clear golden yellow color with a medium size and short white colored head that leaves a little bit of lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, a nice mix of earthy, grassy, and floral hops.
T: Tastes of sweet toasated malts and then a nice mix of earthy and grassy hops. Nice and light tasting.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, light bodied.
D: Overall a pretty decent beer, good flavors and feel, a nice session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2011 11:28:47 | More by erosier
Photo of adam42381


4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 11/3/11.

Poured on draft into a Brooklyn pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a light/medium gold with a 1/finger foamy snow white head. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Typical Czech pilsener aroma. Sweet bready notes with a touch of florals and sweet fruit.

Taste: Pale malt and bready notes up front followed by bitter grassy hops in the middle before ending with bitter citrus and a light bready sweetness at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability. Goes down smooth.

Overall: Good beer overall. Not my favorite Czech pilsener, but it's worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2011 00:43:40 | More by adam42381
Photo of TheMultiYeast


3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured clear bright orange/yellow with a nice white head. Pretty pils.

Smell is crisp and clean. Fresh biscuits and a little hop bitterness.

Taste follows the biscuit trail, then slightly sweet malts, and a touch of hop bitterness to balance out the end.

Mouthfeel was thirst quenching and authentic. Certainly embodies a Czech style pilsner.

Overall this was good. Not my style of beer but would drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2011 17:24:14 | More by TheMultiYeast
Photo of Stevedore


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
Photo of Ego

New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle embossed: n21 0-| p-4

this thing exploded out of the bottle... has me worried as this shot all over the place (this has been sitting in my cellar for some months), hazy golden straw color, a decent amount of carbonation, small white head that does retain very nicely, good lacing as well, a good looking

earthy, grainy, baked hearth bread, if you hunt for it there is a honey note playing hide and seek with your nose, nice

taste etc...
really smooth, almost silky, not overpowering flavor but kind of a really lingering string of notes, you get some biscuity grain (almost chewy), some slight bitterness, some nice malt flavor as well, this really sticks to the palette, it is at once refreshing but also satisfying for a pilsner (without destroying the style), this might be fuller than most pils you run across but the balance is just right as to not be a detriment, and oddly enough with the veritable explosion when I opened this the carbonation is pretty tame.

eminently drinkable, super smooth, maybe not the most complex thing around but the malt is really a star here, looking forward to having this in the summer watching jeter's last hurrah or at a BBQ

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 05:27:29 | More by Ego
Photo of phideltashaggy


3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my oversized pilsen glass.

Poured a slightly hazy yellow color, maybe a tiny bit of orange. The fluffy, billowy head stuck around for a while and just barely popped out of the glass, beautiful. White lacing stuck around for a while. The nose has some cool herbal, grassy hops that remind me of a field after a rain storm. There's more grass/hay taste in the beginning, and finishes with some bitter fruit (grapefruitish). The mouthfeel is a bit creamier than expected, but still fairly thin. carbonation is on the lower end of pilsners.

Overall, this is a nice pilsner. I wanted to save it for slightly warmer weather, but I have trouble letting craft pilsners sit around. The abv keeps this from being something I drink in the middle of a Memphis summer, but its a nice spring evening brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 00:02:27 | More by phideltashaggy
Photo of danxbar


4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

If you don't like delicate, flowery and wet, cracker-hued pilsners then this is not the beer for you. While not assertive in any way, it drinks clean and is ridiculously refreshing. Worth the price, but the desire for an immediate 2nd is what costs you.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 08:04:33 | More by danxbar
Photo of FLima


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
Photo of Slatetank


3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this bomber at Giant for 6.99, enjoyed chilled in a pair of glasses, shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is golden like white grape juice with light haze and thick 2 + fingers of pillowy white cap with average bead. The smell has a mineral note up front with subtle herbal /floral odor and subltle fruity yeast aroma. The feel is very good with moderate bitterness and light resinous texture with mild malt sweetness and medium carbonation with slightly full feel.

The taste is very green with slight fruity flavor with and mild creamy yeast notes with a good amount of pilsner malt flavor and slight spice tinge with mellow dry herbal flavor that lasts after the swallow. The hops give a strong green tea-like taste with mild pear tinge from the yeast. The drinkability is pretty high considering the abv of this strong pilsner. It is no Imperial Pils, but there is enough hop taste to stand up and I would drink this again considering it fits the style well

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 14:08:19 | More by Slatetank
Photo of StonedTrippin


4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 19:30:07 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of guityler83


4.76/5  rDev +26.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 01:18:39 | More by guityler83
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