Good Chit Pilsner

Oregon
United States
rogue beer good chit pilsner
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Good Chit Pilsner is made with Rogue Farms barley that we floor-malted in small batches. Floor malting is an, old fashioned, eight 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.

 

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
38
Hops: 
Rogue Farms Liberty
Malts: 
Rogue Farms Dare™, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Named with a play on words on a malting term (“chit” refers to the tiny rootlets that grow from the grain during the germination phase of malting), this generically labeled “pilsner” is brewed with floor-malted barley and Liberty hops from Rogue Farms. While Czech yeast is used, both the malt character and dry finish exude more German Pils-like qualities. The aroma begins with spicy and herbal hops that are quite noble in quality despite being a homegrown American varietal. The malt character is bready with a light toastiness but not too heavy; the malt character is quite good with no grainy or corny flavors. The finish is moderately bitter (seems higher than 38 IBU) with a crisp, dry finish. This is an great example of how good a basic beer style can be when you have total control over the whole brewing process -- including the ingredients!