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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

337 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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 woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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%
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

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

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
Photo of HellesGood
4/5  rDev +5.8%

HellesGood, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of winklebrau
4/5  rDev +5.8%

winklebrau, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Beertracker
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of modernartblues
4/5  rDev +5.8%

modernartblues, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Lantern, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -20.6%

BeerThursdays, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of NStLincoln
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice light gold color with the slightest bit of haze in the body. Head is white and foamy. Smells of sourdough bread, crackers and crisp hops. Crisp and biting on the back end. There's some brightness on the midpalate, the lightest bit of citrus. Tastes like an awesome Czech Pils.

NStLincoln, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of wmrogers11
4/5  rDev +5.8%

wmrogers11, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Travisnin, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of harrymel
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

harrymel, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Yoshio
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Yoshio, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of terrapinfan88
4/5  rDev +5.8%

terrapinfan88, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

TMoney2591, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of JMWEB2
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very nice looking pils here.. golden yellow body witha white pillow like head, and all around nice retention.

S: Very crisp and clean like pils should be...earthy and bready, but also some hop bitterness.

T: Breaded malt taste and some sweetness, with the hop bitterness in the finish.. classic czech pils, well done.

M: Light to medium body with medium carb.. clean and crisp, very refreshing.

O: I'm impressed, very nice czech pils its clean, crisp, and will drink a few more in the future.

JMWEB2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of erosier
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

erosier, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Nice pilsner.

lordofthewiens, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of bierbrauer
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. No freshness info, but a new arrival this week in a date-conscious bottle shop.

A: Yellow, very slightly cloudy; white head with large bubbles that settles gradually and leaves very sparse lacing.

S: Crisp, fresh crackers; some sweetness, slightly herbal.

T: Crisp, momentary lemony sweetness, quickly followed by growing and lingering bitterness.

M: Light/medium bodied, medium carbonation; creamy and smooth, with refreshing finish.

O: Crisp and clean, refreshing. Bitter enough.

bierbrauer, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of adam42381
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

adam42381, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like a well made sturdy pilsner and this fits the bill,Iam not sure if I have had the Liberty hop variety yet.Poured into a pilsner a clear light to medium golden with thinner but well put together white head that lasted for quite awhile.Freshly baked crispy bread malt aromas along with leafy/herbal hops in the nose,the malt aroms are very fresh and appetizing.Crisp and "hefty" malt aromas at the onset,not as delicate as most pilsners,a healthy dose of leafy hops in the finish.This is a big pilsner,some may say to big...not me.I think it would pair great shellfish.

Bottled on 9/23/11

oberon, Nov 04, 2011
Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.