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Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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92 Ratings

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
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.

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Photo of 4000qtrap


2/5  rDev -41.2%
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 RandyKemka

New York

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

05-31-2012 02:28:25 | More by RandyKemka
Photo of jneiswender


2.42/5  rDev -28.8%
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 xymyl


2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Color is a watery gold.

Aroma is bland, just a light malty sweetness and a little hop bitterness.

Taste is one dimensional. I guess you could say that it is well made for what it is, but so is water. I prefer water to this.

Mouthfeel is watery and body is watery.

Nothing to write home (or even a review) about.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2007 21:16:03 | More by xymyl
Photo of Satan70


2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

05-13-2013 13:26:58 | More by Satan70
Photo of elNopalero


2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
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 mactrail


2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
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 HochFliegen


2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a very clean and crisp golden color. The head was large but quickly went to a thin film that laced quite well. The smell was of sweet malt and some citrus. The taste was very mellow with a sweet note almost honey like. The aftertaste left a little bitterness. This beer is about avg for a Pils.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2004 06:23:12 | More by HochFliegen
Photo of Oxymoron


2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for the trade. Provo pours a very light lemony yellow color. Good clarity with a slight hazy appearance. Not much on foam and little retention.

The nose is light but some light pilsner smells. Not much on hops though.

The taste has a better representation. The malt is light but still a good pilsner malt flavors are noticeable. The hops are more noticeable with a floral attention. A light bitterness but blends with the malt well and a nice finish.

The body is light and carbonation was low but overall a easy to drink beer. Probably a beer for those who like the mass market beers, but I like trying beers not many are familiar with.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2007 08:27:00 | More by Oxymoron
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2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
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 Todd


2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
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
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2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2006 04:30:55 | More by tugdriver7
Photo of akorsak


3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2007 00:17:44 | More by akorsak
Photo of BigGold


3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-12-2014 19:31:17 | More by BigGold
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-09-2013 06:47:09 | More by Zbeetleman
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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice clean clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice white creamy head, lots of lacing afterwards. The nose is of malts, hops, and some spices. The taste is hoppy with a nice bitter slightly dry finish. Light-Medium body. Very drinkable, a nice rendition of the style, Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2007 00:28:02 | More by Wasatch
Photo of Lane_in_ID


3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-16-2014 03:30:05 | More by Lane_in_ID
Photo of outdoor7or24


3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-01-2013 20:05:05 | More by outdoor7or24
Photo of jacobsen23


3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-15-2013 05:16:29 | More by jacobsen23
Photo of psychita


3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-12-2014 07:25:43 | More by psychita
Photo of colts9016


3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
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
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North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wasatch for this bottle.

Pours a clear gold in color with some fairly heavy and consistent carbonation. Thin foamy head resting on top. Nose is simple: Biscuity malts.

Flavor is typical pilsner with some slight sourness to it. Biscuit and breadiness with some slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel leaves me just slightly wanting. Not as crisp and "clean" as I tend to liek this style. Nice and easily drinkable beer for the style. None of the flavors our out of "whack."

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 19:11:19 | More by MuddyFeet
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3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees. Thanks to Wasatch for this one!!

A - Pours a clear light-golden color with a medium-sized, white head. Good carbonation.

S - Mild spice and even fainter hops...some sweetness.

T - Flavors don't really develop to their fullest...some bitterness, but not attributed to any hop action...more of an overripe feeling. Some malt lingered in the background, but not enough to make it a powerful presence. Overall, takes a mildly grassy theme.

M - Light-to-medium body with a crisp, slightly bitter finish.

D - Not stellar, but I'm glad I got to try it...the background flavors might make it good for cooking light fare or using in a cheese spread. A good transition beer for one new to the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 16:04:31 | More by JohnnyM2002
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3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2002 14:56:33 | More by Gusler
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Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner from Utah Brewers Cooperative
78 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.