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Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters Provo Girl PilsnerSquatters Provo Girl Pilsner

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86 Ratings

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.78%

Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the Bavarian tradition, this crisp, clean golden-hued pilsner is brewed with German variety Magnum hops, then lagered for 30 days for superb drinkability. Provo Girl is the type of pilsner you would find in the Munich area of Germany.

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Photo of Zorro


2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of mild pilsner malt and and light noble hop. Wheat biscuit malt scent with a grassy hop scent.

Starts out with a hard water taste with an assertive hop bite. Grassy and assertive hop presence. Mildly sweet and there is a slight lemon taste.

Mouthfeel is light.

It is an OK beer, about all you can say about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 00:51:12 | More by Zorro
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #29 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is an even pilsner. Doesn't seem to be much here to make it stand out. The body is heavier than I would expect for the style. Lots of malts and some grain influence as well. It's a decent beer, but lacks finesse and comes out as a strongly toned interpretation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 05:18:10 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of DavoleBomb


3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pils glass. Born on 4/18/12.

4.0 A: Clear dark yellow color. Two fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is very good and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Light hay and grassy hoppiness. Fairly clean, but could be a bit moreso. Not bad, but not much going on.

3.5 T: More flavorful than the nose suggests. Hay and grassy hoppiness again. Lightly bready malts underneath. Fair neutral malt sweetness. Again, could be cleaner, but not bad.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not as crisp as I'd like, but okay.

3.5 D: Decent, easy drinking pils.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 19:33:59 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of Arithmeticus


3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Utah beer session, 2/6

Poured chilled in tulip water glass.

A: clear blonde; 1-finger head; good carb action; good lacing
S: light, pale, much like a mediocre central European pilsner
T: for this genre, not bad; buttery, savory; salty; not very sweet; grassy, suited to the light ABV

This is not my genre, but if it were, I'd grab it, esp. if mowing the lawn

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 22:42:19 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of Jason


3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Slight haze in the yellow golden color, sufficient lacing

SMELL: Herbal, spicy hop, apple skin, dough grain, semi-clean

TASTE: Smooth, crisp bite, clean hop bitterness, herbal, grassy, bready, yeast, dry grainy finish

A bit more hop flavor and perhaps cleaned up a bit would greatly help this pils out, a decent brew but reminded me of a Kellerbier more than a straight up pils.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:12:40 | More by Jason
Photo of mactrail


2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Slight nose of flowery hops. This is so delicate I think you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. Golden color, foam on top. Prickly mouthfeel. Very thin. No hint of malt. Just a dirty edge to the aftertaste with some bitterness. Actually, it's quite metallic. I'd have to taste this against the Bohemian Pilsner in the four percent sweepstakes, but I don't think this would win.

New label has the Y girl in white parka and miniskirt, and somehow, white skis. Dang, should have thought save the variations for a vertical tasting of all the babes.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 04:23:35 | More by mactrail
Photo of elNopalero


2.68/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a light yellow and crystal clear to boot. Amazingly clear, which is exactly how I want my pils to look. Some faint bubbles linger around at the top. I’m not picking up any aromas and it has me wondering if my olfactory senses have been ruined en flight to Salt Lake City? Or is it just the beer is lacking?

Nice carbonation gives this beer a pleasant mouthfeel at first but then I pick up an off finish. Rough, harsh, and bitter but not in a good/floral/hoppy sort of way. Unbalanced, but I can’t tell if it’s the hops or the malt profile that throws this beer off. Seems like the beer can’t tell either. I get some flavors that remind me of roasted malts, dark malts. Completely unexpected and definitely unwelcome for the style. There’s less of that hop spice and more roast in the flavor and it bothers me. I wouldn’t mind a crisp, hoppy pilsner, but not one that’s roasty. Pass.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 19:38:54 | More by elNopalero
Photo of Bockrules

New Mexico

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a transparent blonde with a two-finger, dense white head. Plenty of carbonation in multiple bubble sizes stream to the top. Head stays intact all the way down the glass, leaves plenty of sheets of lacing.

S - Sweet and malty with a bit of hop notes and a hint of lemon. The bottle says it uses magnum hops, which I don't believe is a variety of noble hops, which would explain why this beer doesn't have that floral zing that other German pilsners have.

T - Just some bready malt flavors upfront. The body is very malty with a hint of lemon. Hop flavors sort of linger in the background, but could stand to be much more pronounced and "zingy" to balance the beer and make it more interesting. Lemony, sweet finish with a bitter-lemon aftertaste.

M - Light bodied and substantially carbonated - exactly what I was looking for this hot afternoon. Suites the beer well.

I don't agree with the hops used in this beer. Saaz or any of the other noble hops would have made for a much more interesting nose and taste. Gorgeous beer with a gorgeous lady on the bottle, but past the eye candy, it's a merely better than average pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 21:08:42 | More by Bockrules
Photo of WoodBrew


3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Whilst in SLC, had a chance to visit Squatter Pub & Brewery....or Salt Lake City Brewery. The Provo Gal was yellow in color and clear. The carbonation created a nice white head. There was not much of a scent, perhaps some grain but very faint. The taste was typical of most pilsners and was smooth. From a mouthfeel perspective it was very easy drinking. One of the better offerings in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2011 23:19:20 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottled beer poured a straw color with a wisp of foam which retained itself. The aroma is dominated by the hops, a little spicy and bitter. The beer is agile across the palate. The flavor is subdued. Not much malt but OK hops at the end. The palate is left dry.

This is an OK, but not astounding beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 02:45:29 | More by BeardedBoffin
Photo of 4000qtrap


2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: Cereal grains, musky earthy hops that are marginally authentic actually.

Taste: Stodgy, insipid grains and a heavy handed with the carbonation. The middle has some grassy bitterness and more cereal grains. Finish is a little bitter in a bad, astringent way. Overall pretty crisp but not much too it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2010 03:55:21 | More by 4000qtrap
Photo of pokesbeerdude


3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Quarry in Vernal.

A: pale yellow in color with a stark white head, no retention just a few bubbles. Excellent lacing though. Nice clarity as well. Decent looking pils.
S:not much, not much at all, some grainy smells and a whiff of hops. Kinda falls flat here.

T: pilsner malt, quite watery, but a nice spicy lingering bitterness. Noble hop profile is there but just not huge. Still flavorful though. Good mild beer.

M: light and crisp, fairly dry as well which makes for a decent mouthfeel.

D: way nicer than the standard bud or budlight you can get on draft in Vernal. A little spendy for a pint at 6 bucks but still tasty. The definition of a gateway beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2010 01:15:46 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of CHL


3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

From a Utah Brewer's summer variety pack smuggled through Midway Airport.

Looks the part, with pale color, tall white head that settles down into lacing, with carbonation streaming constantly upward. Very slight smell, not unlike a macro, but with a better hop aroma.

Floral hops with grain and malt flavor. Good taste, grain aftertaste, and very refreshing. Only knock it for being a bit overcarbonated, but it could certainly hold up for a session. Wish the notes were more pronounced though.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 02:25:00 | More by CHL
Photo of jneiswender


2.42/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had at the brewpub in Salt Lake City. Beer was part of a sample tray. Served from the tap into 4 oz sample glasses.

A-gold body with a nice white head

S-metallic, like an aluminum pan

T-berry-like, light hop finish


D-I definately think there are better pils out there. I would have to pass on this next time.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2009 02:52:55 | More by jneiswender
Photo of blackie


4.35/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: clear, bright golden color with bubbles constantly rising from the bottom, rocky white head with great retention and light lacing

s: pulpy noble hops upfront supported on a body of crisp pilsner malts, simple and well structured

m: lively medium-high carbonation with a refreshingly light body

t: clean and crisp pilsner malts carry a grassy noble hop flavor with a nice spicy snap, pulpy even, the bitterness level is moderate, perfect progression of a mild, bready lager malt sweetness to a dry and cleanly bitter hop finish, just a great pils flavor

d: no problem, a great representation of the style - regardless of the constraints from the abv limitations in place

large glass at the brewpub nearly a year ago, review entered directly from notes

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2009 21:34:43 | More by blackie
Photo of mikedashg


4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly Cloud Pale Yellow with a slight haze and white head that disapeates quick

S - A Little malt, citrus and hops

T - About what you'd expect for a 4% pisner. Very good representation of style. Corn and bread/cracker like. A little bit of hops and malt. Hoppier then the lager.

M - Nice and thin, but moderate to high carbonation

D - I personally wouldn't drink these, but it's got a ton of "drinkability" thanks to the style and Utah's ABV laws.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 02:40:07 | More by mikedashg
Photo of Patrick999


2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Very clear gold. Head was lacking, but I did have this one at the airport, so maybe they don't know what they are doing with the pour.

S - Nothing offensive, but not a lot to suggest it either. Just not a lot there.

T - A bright noble hop bite with a little lemon-cake balance. Not quite enough on both counts, though.

F - As with many of these 4% Utah beers, I feel this is a bit overcarbonated.

D - Not bad...I'll drink it, but I have to be frank - the Provo Girl is a looker, but she's pretty dull.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2009 22:33:19 | More by Patrick999
Photo of BrewerB


4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks goes out to Wasatch for the hookup on this and many other Utah beers. Cheers, sir!

A - Poured into a Trumer Pils glass. Wonderful light golden color with excellent clarity. The thin white head seems to be composed of a variety of bubble sizes and is holding up nicely. Lacing sticking to the glass as the head retreats.

S - Very prominent pilsner malt/grainy nose. Floral hop character also present at an appropriate intensity for the style.

T - Crisp and flavorful, this is one hell of a Pilsner for such a modest ABV. Bitterness is firm and at a moderate level. Lingers on after the swallow into a dry, clean finish. The pilsner malt character is readily apparent and well-matched with the floral hop flavor. Though the tastes in a pilsner can be somewhat simple, this is extraordinarily well-balanced and flavorful

M - A medium-light bodied with a moderately high level of carbonation. Not quite effervescent but the carbonation feels appropriate and in great balance.

D - At a modest 4% ABV but packing more balance and character than beers twice as strong, this is certainly a drinkable beer. Though my trade only included one, I'm wishing I had an entire 6 pack. Excellent job by the folks at Squatters!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 03:50:48 | More by BrewerB
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another solid offering I was able to try recently from a little known to me Utah brewer. I had a good time with this one in my mini tasting. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 1/16/2009.

A nice look to this one with a golden yellow color coming forward from the bottle right away. Nice carbonation was apparent as ripples of bubbles moved toward the surface and formed into a two inch head of white that lay on top throughout, but faded in a few moments down to a bare nothing.

The aroma was light, though nicely done. Lots of vinous hops, hints of grain and bready malts and a slight bitter touch to it overall. Crisp, clean, and very refreshing flavor. This one was spot on here. This is exactly what I was looking for here. Nice clean finish with a light drying touch to it and a smooth, bubbly carbonation. An easy session beer, I could have pounded out a few of these with ease.

Overall very solid and probably my favorite beer from them to date. Very, very nicely done here.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 03:56:40 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of BeerZack

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This bottle says 4.0% alcohol by volume.

Pale golden color with slightest bit of haze. Thin spots of head.

Woodsy hops jump right out in the nose. Some citrus hops also and sweet doughy light malt.

Sweet, sour, and bitter all at work here. Tastes kinda like sour dough and parsley. Sweet taste and sour impression up front with underlying bitterness building to finish.

Carbonation is kinda stingy and there is that tart sourish thing, but overall this stuff is pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 04:57:36 | More by BeerZack
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the bottles sent to me by Wasatch, thanks for the beer John.

A vibrant yellow colored body that is very translucent with some lively carbonation. Two fingers of head does not have a lot of retention, but does leave a pretty good amount of lacing behind.

The strongest smell here is some light, biscuity malt. Hops are certainly noticeable also.

I found myself guzzling this beer; I feel I took it down in only a few gulps. Once again some sweet, biscuity malt is the main flavor with a noticeable hop presence.

Light, highly carbonated, slightly dry finish.

Something that can be downed fast, but not something I would drink all night. Not a bad pilsner though.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 04:42:04 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of colts9016


3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A Golden yellow with a light bronze color. There was a one finger bubbly head but it is only a white small ring around the glass. There is a lot of effervesces in the beer.

Nose: Light malt with a lot of yeast. There is esters, resin, citrus and some hint of phenols.

Taste: Light malt flavor, with a nice hop note to the beer. There is yeast, citrus, esters and phenols rounding it up.

Overall: I think this one my first pilsners that has a whop for hops. It is a light body body beer hidden with an I P A wanna be deep inside this beer. I think that this beer is interesting but not to bad. The mouth feel is powdery and kinda dry. The finish is slightly bitter, it lingers for a minute on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 02:47:16 | More by colts9016
Photo of yesyouam

New York

3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Provo Girl is the same color as a macro. It is nicely sparkling with microscope lens clarity. The head leaves lacing above the beer as it diminishes to a white film. The fruity wooden hops in the aroma are great but soft. The malt aroma lacks character and is starchy. The body is medium light. It thins as it progresses. It is very soft and waxy like a melted milkshake. The mouth feel vanishes before the flavor ends. This tastes stronger than 4.0% ABV. It's quite bitter. The hops provide all of the flavor. The aftertaste is bitter and peaty and lasts for a long time. Perhaps clumsily simple, but quite bold. This is barfighting beer.
(rated Aug 14, 2007)

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 05:27:28 | More by yesyouam
Photo of mikereaser


4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a gift from wasatch...

A - pours a light straw color with little foam with just a few bubbles around the glass. it left a bit of lacing throughout the glass

S - expected pilsner malt aroma, bready, yeasty smell

T - malty flavor up front with a spiciness in the finish, slight hoppiness to it

M/D - very light, drinkable beer for a pilsner which is not my favorite style. It has a nice bit of a hop finish which was nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 21:16:19 | More by mikereaser
Photo of russpowell


3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Wasatch, cheers John!

Pours an effervescent gold with 3 fingers of peal white head; plus some floaties at the bottom of the bottle

S: Some grassyness & grainyness

T: Grainyness & grassyness, plus soapyness & drynness up front. Dry with a bit of breadyness & grainyness as this warms. Finishes dry with some lemony & grainy hops

MF: Light bodied with moderate carbonation & alright balance

Drinks alright, a German, I could take or leave

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 04:14:57 | More by russpowell
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Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner from Utah Brewers Cooperative
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.