Utepils Copacetic Kolsch. European-style. Utepils (ooh-ta-pilz) Brewing, Minneapolis, MN. "Brilliantly clear with subtle hop and malt characters." 4.9% ABV, 25 IBU.
Here's the first Utepils beer in the Nib. I brought home a growler and took notes on it when I first saw the brewery back in February, but never published them. I intended to do them with the MN Breweries One by One post, that I've been procrastinating on. I'd better get to that.
Clear, bright golden color, slim, soon-gone white head.
In the nose: Hitting the right notes, apple and pear, nice and light and delicate, low bitterness, clean and lovely.
In the mouth: Light bitterness, lean malt body, crisp, clean and tasty. This is hitting it right where you want it. Sure to be a great summertime pleaser. Or anytime, really.
This may not be my top all-time local kolsch, as it's a bit too light and watery. There's not a thing wrong with it, otherwise. Certainly crisp and refreshing. Copacetic is the way to go.
FLY TO NEW FLAVOR HEIGHTS WITH A SIP OF THIS SUBTLE HOP AND MALT BLEND. THIS STRAW-COLORED BREW GETS ITS BRILLIANT HUES FROM BARLEY GROWN NEAR THE CITY KÖLN, GERMANY.
Utepils is a Minneapolis craft brewery steeped in the traditions of the European brewmasters. Our sophisticated yet timeless brews pair well with friends and a sunny outlook on life. Our beers are inspired from around the world but brewed locally for you."
Huh. I guess their target market aren't curmudgeonly loners, then. Good to know.