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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner
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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PaulStoneAnchor on 09-22-2011

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Reviews: 94 | Ratings: 383
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Bobheed
4.24/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Brand
5/5  rDev +30.9%
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!

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Photo of travolta
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of Kromes
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of rogueleonardi
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. There's a sticker on the bottle put there by the liquor store that says 11/16/2011.

A- Pours a light gold color with a 1/4 inch head that bears little retention and subsides to a thin ring around the edge of the glass while leaving a patch of surface foam and below-average lacing.

S- Smells clean and has that signature Czech pils aroma.

T- Pretty good. Light and crisp but has enough flavor to entice more sips. And, where other Czech pilsners just don't do it for me, this one has a nicer quality of bitterness and a lesser amount of the taste I've only ever been able to describe as "dirty." Maybe it's because Rogue's using their own hops and there are no Saaz hops.

M- Very spritzy and vibrant. Medium carbonation. Leaves the tongue a bit dry but it's so easy to drink that it's remedied by taking more sips.

O- I admit, when I realized this was a Czech pilsner, I was worried. I don't know if I've just had bad versions, bad bottles or what, but I just don't usually dig them. Still trying to figure it out. Good Chit is definitely an exception, though.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 ml brown bottle, import label stub lists abv. at 5.3%. Pours out a bright yest slightly hazed deep straw colour, tall fluffy white head that settles to a thick cap.

Clean grainy and biscuity malt on the nose, soft grassy hops.

Soft bready, biscuity malt up front in the flavour, dries out in the middle with leafy, grassy, mild herbal hops on the finish, a bit of spiciness into the aftertaste.

Light-bodied mouthfeel, silky texture, and assertive pin-prickly carbonation that adds some extra body.

Approachable, drinkable, no serious flaws. Doesn't strike me as a first pick when I'm craving a Pils, however Rogue does good by this one, the Liberty hops add a unique yet appropriate character to it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 5.3% ABV, per the good folks at the AGLC. The newest in the First Growth series to hit the local shelves.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with one finger of thin, tight foamy white head, which leaves an undulating wash of low-lying lace around the glass for its meager efforts.

It smells of white bready, grainy malt, a bit of aged citrus, and musty, earthy, somewhat leafy hops. The taste picks up the slack in a commendable way - the grain slides nicely into a decent crispy crackery nature, the citrus becoming more lemon-like, but still sedate, and kind of oily, with a twinge of petrol. The hops provide a more than adequate bitterness, borne of leaf and grass, ensuring Pils worthiness.

The carbonation is moderate, with a zingy palate twist at times, the body a sub-medium weight - no shame there, given the attendant smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the malt losing a share of its crispness, but the hops sticking to their contract, and hey, another dose of it all is imminent anyways.

A decidedly good drinker, good 'domestic' pilseners being not that common. I could do with a tad more bitterness, but that's just splitting hairs at this point. I like the old-world gasoline and hops leanings, so good on Rogue for going that way. Pretty good chit, indeed.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.39/5  rDev -37.4%
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.

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Photo of Shadman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

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Photo of McD0uche
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of isaiahcutright
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of vitrael
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 !

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
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

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of NStLincoln
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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Photo of harrymel
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.