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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

346 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PaulStoneAnchor on 09-22-2011)
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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades rather quickly leaving a fantastic level of foamy lace rings on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready and cracker like smell mixed with some light sweetness of a peach and apple nature. Along with these smells are a bit of hay and grass as well as some aromas of a more floral nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a crisp bready and more biscuit like flavor with some light fruit flavors of pear and a bit of peach. Right from the start there is a bit of earthiness that persists throughout the taste. A hint of caramel develops later in the tongue, but some of the fruit flavors are lost, with the flavor remaining overall very crisp. Some other hop flavors of a floral and grassy nature join the tongue later on as the taste advances. Some light grainy flavors and a some more fruity flavors come to the tongue at the very end, sweetening the taste a touch and mingling with the rest of the flavors to still leave a very nice crisp and refreshing taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fantastic for the moderately drier, crisp, and refreshing taste of the brew and create a nice overall feel.

Overall – A rather tasty and refreshingly crisp brew. Great for the summertime and a nice one to try if you get a chance.

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3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle embossed: n21 0-| p-4

eyes...
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
pils

nose...
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.

verdict?
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

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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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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.

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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.