Terminus (3702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Tap at Hoppy Monk El Paso, TX-Hmmmm, as with ALL beers from Rogue (minus the porters/stouts), I get that same dirty, not very well refined profiles in this beer. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a half insh soapy white head with generous carbonation. Nose is of wet grains, DMS, lite spicy hops but the DMS really strikes me here. Lots of DMS, veg, lite earthiness, with a huge punch of spicy hops on the end. Long bitter finish however, needs alot of refinement and a cleaner ferment. Very over-rated! Sierra Nevada Summerfest and New Belgium Shift will be my lagers of choice this summer! Both run circles around this! jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a clear gold with about a finger of white head. Aroma is mostly grass with some light citrus. Taste is light bitter. Grass and citrus. Medium bodied with a thin but creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, not bad. I would gladly drink this again. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: beautiful straw and brilliant yellows under a pillowy white head which fades into random blotches of white foam. Patches of lace stick to the side of my glass while a slow stream of bubbles keeps the head alive.
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
Nose: white breads fresh from the oven – Italian and French and Cuban need apply. Lemon skin in the back. Sweet dew-dropped freshly mown grass. Golden husked grains. Whisper of yeast and sourdough bread.
Palate: bready through and through – chewy Italian, French, Cuban, and sourdough. Bitter finish of dried grass and straw, finishing with lemon pith and lemon skin. Sweetness in the middle of honeyed breads while bread crusts crunch in the back of each swallow. Just a faint hint of cheek tingling sourdough bread.
Final Thoughts: not too shabby. In fact, the Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue’s Chatoe line of beers is really good. A pilsner I’d happily quaff again and again.
Bottle. I am not a big fan of pilsners but I do really like this one. Seems to have the right balance, light with good taste and a finish that is clean with pleasant mild lingering flavor. I would ask for this when looking for a pils. csaso (2320) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle - good size thick head, light straw color, nice balanced aroma and flavor, mild hops & malt, crisp
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - APR 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Clear gold, lasting white head, awesome lace. Lightly toasted crackers, bit of honey, and snappy herbal hops in the nose. Taste is lightly sweet, medium bitter, with plenty of doughy freshness and herbal appeal. Nice honey-kissed biscuit emerges as it warms. Medium body, creamy texture, great carb, and supremely easy to drink. Thank you, Rogue. Good chit, indeed. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2012
Clear yellow pour with a small white head. Lemon custard and cheesecake (think Sorachi Ace) lead to crisp sourdough and mild caramel malt. Very clean, save a mild cheesecake finish. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle… Clear yellow lager with a small, fluffy, white head that retains throughout – small and tight. The aroma is bursting-at-the seams with musty, dank hops followed by less significant notes of white pepper and chili pepper. Borders on full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. Forget about the floor-malted barley, the flavor is all about the medium to heavily bitter, peppery, European-style hops. Only a trace of biscuity malt here. Lengthy, crisp, bitter finish. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
Sample at TRACE in Seattle. The beer pours a bright clear straw-gold color with a thin and fizzy white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and malt. Light body with flavors of grainy malt, herbal hops and a bit of corn. The finish is bready malt up front with a short mildly hopped aftertaste. Decent brew overall. Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
Hazy yellow pour, medium head, potent hoppiness. Bitter but still drinkable, not heavy at all.