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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

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
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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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

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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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hreb

Washington

3.46/5  rDev -11.1%

Unibroue's classic 750mL cork-topped bottle. Best before 02-04-2015. Served in pint glass. Beer pours pale yellow in color, slightly hazy, with a pretty nice white head. Aroma is yeasty, and has an unfortunate banana ester smell (though I'm sure others may appreciate that more than I do). Flavor is pretty mild, continuing with the fruity theme, and adding a very gentle spicing. Despite not having any of my favorite flavors in a Belgian strong pale ale, it's supremely drinkable, and doesn't expose any of it's 7.5 ABVs. It would be interesting to try this side by side with Don De Dieu, or even Blanche De Chambly -- I'm pretty sure I remember liking either of those a lot more than this one.

06-08-2014 07:49:19 | More by hreb
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RandyBrown

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-30-2014 00:33:51 | More by RandyBrown
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-08-2014 03:08:16 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Trader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.