Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Deschutes Chainbreaker

type: white ale
origin: Bend, OR
price: $8/6-pack
ABV: 5.6
NSP: 14.9

Feel free to compare this to the likes of Hoegaarden, or Allagash White, if you need a reference point.  I admit I enjoy the shit out of both of those beers, but Hoegaarden is a bit too heavy on the senses after a couple, and Allagash is too expensive relatively speaking.

The brilliance of Chainbreaker comes from its balance of smoothness, flavor, and low-body.  A light touch of wheat with a spicy, bitter-sweet exclamation point.  More proof the Belgians got it right with this style.

But even though it's tasty, it's also amazingly drinkable. I swear I got through about five pints of this at the Beagle without a blink.  Had they not closed down at midnight I probably would've kept on keepin' on.

For the NSP this one's a no-brainer, and to top it off it comes sexy-Costanza approved.

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