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Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002

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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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
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

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.

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2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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2.69/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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2.02/5  rDev -40.2%
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.

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3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner from Utah Brewers Cooperative
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.