I poured a 22oz bottle into a pilsner glass. There was no freshness date. I got this at #BBC13.
Appearance: A slightly hazy body with a pale/white gold hue. Plenty of
carbonation consistently visible. Forms an average sized, bright white,
fluffy head which laces and retains quite well.
Smell: Standard all-malt pilsner aroma. A hint of lemon, some hay.
Taste: Rogue recently started growing their own ingredients for a line
of beers bearing the "Chatoe Rogue" or "Rogue Farms" label. While this
is certainly commendable, simply providing their own ingredients doesn’t
necessarily equal a better-tasting beer. The "Good Chit Pilsner" is
evidence of this as it tastes and drinks like any other good, solid,
all-malt pilsner - just with a higher price tag.
A lightly pale malt flavor throughout, with the classic
bottom-fermenting yeast presence. I do notice a bit of spicy hops at the
crest of the swig and a subtle lemon flavor on the finish, which is
nice, but nothing worth raving about. These tastes actually linger on
the tongue a bit, though it’s a tolerable, almost pleasurable sensation.
I’d take this over an adjunct lager any day, but I’d need more taste
and memorable characteristics for me to rave about it.
Drinkability: If there’s one thing to give "Good Chit Pilsner" credit
for, it’s the fact it’s extremely drinker-friendly. The mild, clean
palette is delivered via a thin, crisp mouthfeel that’s actually quite
refreshing. At 5.2% ABV it’s got a little more weight and body than your
average fizzy yellow lager, but is still light enough that it can be
appreciated by drinkers of all calibers.