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


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

Pours a slightly hazy light gold color with a nice bright white head.

Aromas are floral, doughy, with some light spice notes.

Taste is very clean and crisp. Light bread dough, mineral water, some creaminess, and a nice floral hop bite.

Mouthfeel is nice, good body, and nice crisp carbonation.

Overall, a very nice pils. I usually pass right by Rogue bottles in the store, but this was on sale, so I figured I'd give it a try. And I have to say, I am glad I did, nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 03:58:13 | More by flexabull
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


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

Nice looking, tan and very clear with a nice white two finger head that lasted, leaving nice lacing.

Smell and taste: smooth and subdued, bready and lightly hoppy, grainy, lightly sweet and just a touch of something almost funky.

Body is very full and thick, almost slick, carbonation very smooth and more stout-like than the usual you'd expect from a pilsner. I almost want to say that the body doesn't match the style really, but it's damn fine and goes down great.

It's a damn likeable beer. While rogue is sometimes hit and miss for me, I think this one is quite tasty and well within the expectations for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 00:45:07 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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 Offa


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 23:38:59 | More by Offa
Photo of nickfl


3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of dense, white foam on top of a clear, light golden body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves excellent lace.

S - Musty pilsner malt with notes of honey and herbal hops.

T - Lightly sweet malt up front with some herbal hop character coming out in the middle. More musty, herbal hop flavor in the finish with dry, thin malt.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - Pretty nicely made, the hop character is right on and though the malt is a bit thin in my opinion but it is still very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:49:16 | More by nickfl
Photo of kylehay2004


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

A: single finger head with nice retention and good lacing on a clear bright straw-gold body.

S: grains and pale malts. just not very fruit, some spices.

T: very nice version of the style. The bitter hop character is well represented, the malt and grain base balance the hops well. a little spicey with mild sweet corn sweetness mostly in the middle.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation, semi dry finish.

Overall: I like this one for the style. Its drinkable and well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:44:25 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 23:52:21 | More by metter98
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 shand


4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 23:52:35 | More by shand
Photo of Zorro


3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a tall white head. A little disappointing expected at least a golden color.

Smell is grain and sharp noble hops. Scents of saffron, hay, flowers and minerals. Smells spicy with a nice fresh biscuit malt aroma.

Starts out biscuits and caramel with a mineral water flavor. Hard water and hops gets less sweet as you drink it. Bitter, herbal and even a little soapy.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer I would drink more often if it didn't cost so much.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 02:42:01 | More by Zorro
Photo of Brad007


4.45/5  rDev +18%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 21:53:10 | More by Brad007
Photo of MrHassellYaHurd


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass a rather hazed straw-yellow with a thick and dense cap of pure white head.

The first aromas I got from the brew were those of sharp citrus-like notes and a simple but pleasant cereal grain sweetness.

The hops were on the forefront of this beer, for me. Slightly bitter, peppery, maybe grassy notes from the hops were balanced quite well by the sweet malty backbone. The carbonation gave the brew a prickly and grainy texture.

Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 05:31:50 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
Photo of megahurts4


4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 05:53:47 | More by megahurts4
Photo of Fatehunter


4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 02:03:44 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of ChrisPratz


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
Photo of TheSixthRing


4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 08:26:47 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of Stinkypuss


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

Chatoe First Growth Good Chit Pilsner
Rogue Ales
Style: Czech Pilsener
ABV: 6.00 %

LOOK: Pale yellow color, fair clarity, bone white soapy head forms and leaves plenty of lacing.

SMELL: Lager yeast, very bready malts, and herbal hop notes all emit from the glass. Smells like an import pils.

TASTE: Bready malts upfront, with a solid dose of leafy hop flavor. Herbs, earthy pine and resin flavors all pull through from the hops. Slight buttery note, a byproduct of lager yeast.

FEEL: Light bodied, crisp, carbonation at a high medium.

OVERALL: This is good Chhhit. A very serviceable pilsner that tastes much like an import. Would go just fine with many seafood dishes as well as some Asian entrees.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 16:43:37 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Bobheed


4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 03:25:34 | More by Bobheed
Photo of greencovesteve

North Carolina

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

A: golden with a medium head

S: spicy piney hop smell.

T: citrusy orange peel taste including the bitterness to finish.

M: smooth bubbly start with a bitter direct ending.

O: true to the style. Smooth easy drinking and a little something extra.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 01:01:23 | More by greencovesteve
Photo of Brand

5/5  rDev +32.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 17:21:43 | More by Brand
Photo of travolta


4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 04:09:28 | More by travolta
Photo of Kromes


4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A straw color with a slight chill haze and a finger's width white head that laces the glass.

S: Bready malt with a fresh earthy, grassy hop aroma.

T: The hop is immediately noticeable with a floral and earthy flavor that overpowers the malt. There is a very slight bready malt flavor and a slight sweetness. It finishes clean with a slight floral hop.

M: Light with good carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: I like the aroma and flavor of this beer. Pilseners can be hit and miss. This was a good one.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 23:28:33 | More by Kromes
Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.