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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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very good

331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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 Thorpe429
2.4/5  rDev -36.5%

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.

Thorpe429, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Shadman
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

Shadman, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
2.73/5  rDev -27.8%

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.

drabmuh, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Brewcifier
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Brewcifier, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev +5.8%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of wildshire
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

wildshire, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of topgun1911
4.5/5  rDev +19%

topgun1911, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of McD0uche
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

McD0uche, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of lumpy1126
4.5/5  rDev +19%

lumpy1126, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
5/5  rDev +32.3%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +5.8%

ejimhof, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of tryhansen
3/5  rDev -20.6%

tryhansen, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of isaiahcutright
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

Part of the grow your own first growth series of Rogue.

A: light pale color, see through, beautiful with a two finger white head. Nice lacing throughout.

S: grassy, nice noble hop smell (nothing too overpowering) with a bit of sweetness.

T: nice light flavored malt body, noble hops with nice lemon notes.

M: nicely carbonated, easy drinking, wish I had on tap brew.

O: session type brew, typical with the style with a lot more flavor compared to the BMC. Would recommend to anyone, especially people new in to craft brews.

isaiahcutright, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

BEERchitect, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of vitrael
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

vitrael, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jeffthepony, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Telestic
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Telestic, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%

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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%

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 !

RedneckBeerz, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

woodychandler, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of ocelot2500
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a clear straw color with a frothy white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing.

Smells of grassy and lemon notes.

Tastes of the grassy hops with some light malt sweetness. Hops lead off with grass and lemon notes along with floral qualities. Malts add in with some light grainy sweetness and a bit of bread. Bitterness takes the edge when compared to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is above average, but the price ($7.00) doesn't really warrant a pickup unless you are really curious.

ocelot2500, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%

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

barleywinefiend, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

Monkeyknife, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jeanphony, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Tackle42
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Tackle42, Dec 05, 2011
Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.