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Trader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Trader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden AleTrader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

213 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 213
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HalfFull on 12-12-2012)
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DamienI

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

08-28-2014 02:09:01 | More by DamienI
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2014 18:13:22 | More by DavidHume
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sunilmallya

California

4.32/5  rDev +11.1%

08-23-2014 04:29:20 | More by sunilmallya
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einman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-18-2014 15:46:20 | More by einman
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brongladest

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

08-15-2014 05:07:39 | More by brongladest
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2014 05:10:57 | More by WoostaBia
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KyleSweetsema

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-08-2014 16:17:49 | More by KyleSweetsema
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flagmantho

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. Best before 4/28/16, which means this can probably be cellared a year.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. Head is about one finger of creamy ivory foam, which isn't super thick but is thoroughly persistent. Quite attractive.

Smell: lightly sweet and malty aroma with a nice, very-lightly-fruity Belgian character. There's a hint of the farmhouse in here too, although that might be more the spicing than the yeast. It's not strong, but it strikes a nice balance and is indeed enticing.

Taste: sweet and malty with an interesting spiciness. Label says ginger and citrus peel, which I'm inclined to believe; the spices sit more in the aftertaste than directly upon the palate. The sweet malt has a very light pear character to it, which I like. This is a bit of a subtle treat, but a treat it is.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a great big well-integrated carbonation yielding a bodacious creaminess. Yes, yes, yes!

Overall: I don't want to say this is dainty, but it's got an understated flavor and a nicely balanced profile that seem delicate. But it is highly drinkable and definitely the best Trader Joe's beer I've had.

08-07-2014 20:56:27 | More by flagmantho
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RichJamz

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-05-2014 02:28:12 | More by RichJamz
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-04-2014 00:49:29 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Auraan

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured a gorgeous translucent, cloudy golden color with a one finger white head that quickly receded. The body is fantastic, but the head was a bit disappointing for a Belgian Ale. Scents of apricot, bright notes of orange flesh, allspice, white pepper, clove and a slight sugar cookie sweetness. A nice, bright, fruity aroma with a good Belgian yeast spicy undercurrent. Fruity, spicy and complex, a nice Belgian Pale Ale aroma. Flavor begins delicately sweet with a moscato-like character, some tangerine sweetness and a hint of white pepper. This moves into a middle that is still modestly sweet, but slightly spicier with notes of apricot, tangerine, earthy, spicy Unibroue yeast, white pepper, clove and allspice. Finish is medium-sweet with notes of apricot, white pepper, allspice and clove. Aftertaste is sweet and spicy with notes of candi sugar, allspice and clove. A flavor profile that follows the aroma and is brightly, fruity and spicy. Quite pleasant. Mouthfeel is light-bodied, somewhat watery with effervescent carbonation. Very pleasant to drink, quite easy going down and very refreshing. Overall this is a nice Belgian Pale Ale. It's refreshing and bright, with a wonderful aroma and flavor that are still modestly complex. The mouthfeel aids this overall impression and creates a wonderfully drinkable Belgian Pale Ale.

08-03-2014 09:41:16 | More by Auraan
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Taologic

California

4.24/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2014 07:53:01 | More by Taologic
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LeahM

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-03-2014 01:16:47 | More by LeahM
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Gator_Nation

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-30-2014 02:09:47 | More by Gator_Nation
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-08-2014 05:28:18 | More by GClarkage
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-05-2014 21:40:03 | More by smithj4
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-05-2014 12:55:41 | More by david18
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nleaders

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -1%

07-03-2014 09:40:08 | More by nleaders
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-03-2014 02:02:09 | More by jdkitchi
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2014 01:01:28 | More by jera1350
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MassachusettsBeerFan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-28-2014 22:28:46 | More by MassachusettsBeerFan
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2014 08:48:23 | More by abeeronthebeach
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-15-2014 23:59:16 | More by metter98
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-14-2014 21:18:58 | More by Hohnbaum
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-09-2014 01:28:03 | More by KevMo84
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Trader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.