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Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, twist-off cap. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pale yellow in colour, with a touch of haze. Pours a finger thick white foam head.

Smell: Faint malt/grain aromas.

Taste: Dry, crisp and fizzy. Carbonation could be likened to seltzer water. Body is light, thin. No real malt presence or sweetness -- a bit of dextrin in the taste, but not much. Bready/biscuit flavours come forward as the beer warms. Hop bitterness is spicy, herbal. It peaks for a brief second with a slightly salty sting on the palate then settles. Finish is clean with dry and grainy notes here and there.

Notes: If you're looking for an easy drinking, no thinking, light-bodied, no frills beer ... here it is. Not much difference from a lot of the mainstream lagers/pils on the market (less alcohol being one difference). Most definitely drinkable though, and a nice alternative.

Todd, Oct 14, 2001
Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev +5%
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.

Jason, Mar 17, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of IntriqKen
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale yellow with a nice full snow white head that melted slowly.
Aroma is crisp and clean and mainly single hop with only a hint of the malt sweetness.
Taste is VERY crisp and clean....light sweet malt....biscuit yeast....sharp hop bitterness , in that order. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean as it leaves your mouth slightly dry and thristy for more.
A wonderful summer thirst quencher.

IntriqKen, Oct 14, 2006
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Squatters- Provo Girl Pilsner

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Light yellow with good carbonation and a thick messy lacing head.
S- Very light on the nose; a touch of lemon, hay/straw hops.
T- Sweet light grainy bread malt with a touch of lemon and light hops.
M- Starts of watery sweet but builds up into a dry slightly spicy body and finish.

Overall- Not bad at all. After a long hot day at work I poured this and drank it in sevral gulps.

NJpadreFan, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear golden with a solid stack of white suds.
The nose brings a loud hoppiness full of dead grass and pulpy stems backed with able, crisp hay and saltine malt notions. It's exactly spot-on for a pils, and lacks no loudness nor definition for a beer that operates with an ABV cap.
Malt asserts first in the mouth, grain and hay and soup crackers, along with a ghostly whisper of lemon. Whitewater clean in the middle, as it flows into a well-stated hop finale of green and brown grasses.
The only problem area is the mouthfeel. Gaseous and crisp at first, the carbonation settles out over time and leaves behind a liquid that is both flat and thin. I'd guess that 4% limit has some say here.
Nonetheless, this is a very good example of the style, and a solid, quick and refreshing quaff.

cokes, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of WoodBrew
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

WoodBrew, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of Bierleichen
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Bierleichen, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad. This is a more American-influenced pilsner, like Brooklyn Pilsner with the citrus hops. For being 4% this is actually decent beer. There's a light toasty malt flavor covered with grapefruit, general citrus, orange rind, and then herbal spice. All in all, this is a light yet flavorful beer. Not bad for Utah.

tempest, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of russpowell
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
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

russpowell, Sep 08, 2008
Photo of BeerZack
3.48/5  rDev +3%
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.

BeerZack, Jan 15, 2009
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

joemcgrath27, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of akorsak
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle from Wasatch. The comely blonde on the bottle beckons me...

A: The pils is a pale blonde color, really pale like some yellow food coloring in a glass of water. The head has left some legs on the side glass but not much more retention-wise.

S: The nose is mostly biscuit malts with a hint of earthy hops.

T: The flavor is very light, showing off some biscuity malts that have a medicinal, fast finish. There is an appreciable bitterness in the mouth, I just can't place it and it doesn't stick around long to boot. This is clearly more of a thirst-quenching gulper.

M: The mouthfeel is bland, kicking out a bit of malt and a smidge of hops but nothing memorable.

D: The beer is an easy drink but there are better pilsners available. This is good for a hot summer day.

akorsak, Jun 02, 2007
Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of tugdriver7
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks "J" for sharing. Very pale in the glass, with minimal head. Fizzy, thin mouthfeel with somewhat predominant hops presence. Not exactly a pilsner to write home about. I used to live in Utah, but (like so many Utahns, including "Provo Girl" herself) I had never had the local beer--or any beer, for that matter. So living in the East, getting a bottle of this was a bit of a treat, but also a bit of a let-down. Too much hops to be sessionable; and to little flavor to be worth buying again. Then again, UBC makes some decent beers. This just may not be one of them.

tugdriver7, Dec 16, 2006
Photo of RandyKemka
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

RandyKemka, May 31, 2012
Photo of mlefebvre7
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

mlefebvre7, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +27.2%
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.

mikesgroove, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of mikedashg
4/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

mikedashg, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of blackie
4.35/5  rDev +28.7%
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

blackie, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of Gusler
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice clear gold color, bright white head, moderate in size, and fine lace to coat the glass.Nose is malt, clean and fresh as are most "Pilseners/Lagers. Front is malt lightly sweet, top is flimsy, the finish is adequately hopped, the carbonation overly potent. As the ABV is low, the malts should have been there to shore up the body, the hops just did not win me over to this "Watery" brew.

Gusler, Oct 27, 2002
Photo of elkinbrown
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

elkinbrown, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of plaid75
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was little retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a moderately spicy noble hop and some clean pale malts.

The taste consisted of an upfront spicy noble hop with a secondary, but soild biscuity malt. Spicy hop finish.

The mouthfeel was very clean and crisp, but a bit on the thin side. Lingering hop spice.

Overall superior drinkability. A very tasty and low ABV session pils. Thanks to Wasatch.

plaid75, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

DavoleBomb, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of notthepeeber
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

notthepeeber, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of mattmaples
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off I am not much of a Lager/Pilsner fan but I know a good one when I taste it so here goes. Color and clarity are just fine. THe head retention was better than most. The hop aroma although plensent isn't quite right for a Baverian Pilsner (as stated on the label) To me it comes off kind of grassy/citrusy instead of the grassy/spicy one usually finds in the noble hops which are usually used. Frankly I find I like this aroma better, a little more interesting than most Baverian Pilsners. The malt falvor is dead on as is the bitterness level. The body and mouthfeel are great for a beer of this style.

Pesonally I think the reason this beer is getting such average rateing (3-3.5) is that the style is not aggressive in any way. I think for a Baverian Pilsner it is damn good. Now do I go out a buy Baverian Pilsners, no. Why, because I do not think the style is all that interesting but as they go, I think this is a good one.

mattmaples, Mar 17, 2003
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Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner from Utah Brewers Cooperative
78 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.