Review of Chatoe Rogue First Growth Good Chit Pilsner

12 Jul

Hello everyone.  I appreciate you checking back in on another craft beer review.  Today, I’m going to be drinking the Chatoe Rogue First Growth Good Chit Pilsner produced by Rogue Ales situated in Newport, Oregon.

We all know about Rogue, so let’s just go ahead and jump to the website,, and see what this beer is all about.

Good Chit Pilsner is made with Rogue Farm barley that we Floor-Malted in small batches. Floor 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.

Ok.  Let’s get it in a glass.


This beer came in a 22 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of around 5.2%.

It poured a clear, golden/yellow color with some brighter yellow highlights around the edges of the glass.  The well sized cap was bright white with a soft and fluffy composition.  Both the retention time and the lacing were solid to the core.

The nose smelled of clean grains and grassy hops.  Some semi-sweet malts and tones of wafers or crackers followed.  A light hint of lemon and some floral fragrances brought up the rear.  Nice, soft and balanced in my opinion.  I liked it.

The taste was almost exactly like the aroma.  The only exception may have been that it had a touch more of the grassy hops.  Other than that, the clean grains and cracker like complexities held true while the lemon citrus complimented the soft malts.  Again, very nicely balanced and proper.

The mouthfeel was medium to thin bodied.  Smooth, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching.  A nice, fairly lively amount of carbonation was to be had also.  An ok amount of flavor was left behind after each sip too.

Overall, I found this to be a solid beer for sure.  Absolutely perfect for Spring and/or Summer.  It had plenty of character for discussion, yet retained an ease of drinkability that fell in line with a beer of this style.  To be honest, this is one of the better Pilsners I’ve had in sometime.  I’ll definitely pick it up again next Spring for sure. I would advise you to do the same.  Especially, if you are looking for a sturdy Pilsner with a subtle hop kick. So, if you guys happen to try the Chatoe Rogue First Growth Good Chit Pilsner let me know of your opinion.  I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really, really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.85 out of 5

Grade:  B+

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Posted by on July 12, 2013 in Country: USA, Rogue


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