Squatters Provo Girl Pilsner | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Provo Girl PilsnerSquatters Provo Girl Pilsner

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Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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.

Added by Todd on 10-14-2001

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Photo of tugdriver7
2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Similar to the other brews here the appearance is quite nice. Golden with a nice head and nice retention and lacing as well. Aromas are all pils malt, which is lightly bready, and some nice citrusy hop notes as well. Crisp and clear. The taste is clean, but a tad watery and bland. Mouthfeel is light and drinkability is OK> Not bad, but not a great pils by any means. The hop character is off for the style, and the malts are too low in the mix...

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Photo of mgdeth
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden color, clear. Good beer lace.

Smell - Just a light malt aroma. Clean; no hops to speak of (where there probably should be some).

Taste - Very hoppy (why didn't that show up in the smell?). Ultra fresh. It is clean, crisp, and tasty, but not really chellenging. It is a bit lemony.

Mouthfeel - Good for style. Not big or small, but way beyond watery.

Drinkability - Very good; easy drinker. Get your friends to try this one when they bitch about "dark" beer, or claim that they do not like microbrews.

Comments - Sampled in a flight of ten beers at the Salt Lake City International Airport Squatters Pub Brewery location. "St." is no longer a part of the name of this beer, according to the menu I was given. The label art has also been improved with a new hot blond chick. Good overall.

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Photo of clvand0
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark yellow color with a small head that dies off fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet with a mild hop, but pretty clean. The flavor is pretty smooth - has a slight caramel and hoppy flavor. Not as easy to drink as some others, but it's a good beer.

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Photo of kmpitz2
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly golden yellow color with a finger of head that falls to ring the beer. The nose has a honey-sweet quality to it, but without much else going on in there. The flavor is actually pretty good on this beer. There is a sweet, honey-like start with the pilsner malts, followed with a nice crisp hop on the finish that is really quite refreshing. I'm impressed with this offering. The feel is thin to moderate, but right on for the beer. The drinkability is pretty good as well. Overall, I was fairly impressed with this offering.

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Photo of smcolw
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark golden with an appropriate white head and sticky lace. The aroma is crisp and slightly hoppy. The taste continues with the flowery hop, perhaps slightly more than a typical Czech pilsner. I do like the flavoring. The mouthfeel is biting, not smooth like the style would suggest. Very good carbonation. This beer is refreshing and above average, but it is not complex enough to be great.

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Photo of alexgash
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hearty straw with a cottony, medium-sized head. Smells of mild, sweetish, buttery malts. Metallic hops are bigger than on most canned pilsners. Taste is clean, crisp, buttery malts backed by a nice floral, lemony hop traste. Medium bitterness into the finish. Not bad. Mouthfeel is average. Another mediocre Utah beer, although this one's in a can!

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Photo of HochFliegen
2.87/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold color, medium white head. Aroma is grainy nad sweet. A light bodied pilsner. Malty and fairly hoppy. Mild flavor. Crisp and clean. Nice balance. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is a little bitter.

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Photo of mattmaples
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of Gusler
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of beernut7
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I have stated before that pilsners are not usually a style of beer that I enjoy, but I keep giving them a try to see if any one I find can change my mind. This pils is not too bad. Light on the body, there is a decent bready malt flavor and a nice flavorful hop character from German Magnum hops. Not my favorite, but not bad at all.

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Photo of marc77
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Typical pils appearance. Golden/straw hue and clear, but head is a tad lacking. Clean, but spicy Saaz hop nose. Moderate hop bitterness, grainy malt flavors. Lacks the refined malt profile of a true continental pilsner, but it still quite drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of Todd
2.9/5  rDev -15%
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.

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