Trader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale - Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev -3.3%
1675th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750 ml C/C
Purchased at Trader Joes Chino Hills
App- Pours the requisite orangey color of a golden ale. Small hints of yellow throughout. A bit of a dense center. A nice 2 finger white head that was a bit puffy. Settled to a nice cap and then left good cling lines.
Smell- Opens up a small citrus note infused with a semi balanced yeast/spice combo. Retained Unibroue notes and was a bit restrained but thick on the nose at parts.
Taste- For being a new addition to TJs lineup, it was pretty solid. More yeast than it needed and a bit thick spice. It was fairly balanced and creamy. Tasted like a Unibroue beer with that oak spice taste.
Mouth- A semi solid medium body with a fairly creamy medium carbonation. A bit bubbly at times and a bit dry at points. More yeast remains on the back of this beer.
Drink- A nice beer. Again semi balanced and a good price point for what it is. Might be worth aging a couple. Unibroue seemed to create something nice here.
01-14-2013 21:44:30 | More by FosterJM
4.29/5 rDev +10.3%
A- Cloudy light yellow body with a small white head. Lots of bubbles.
A- Tropical, citrus, and that belgian yeast aroma. Some light sweetness and coriander.
T- Light wheaty sweetness. Coriander soapiness and belgian yeast flavor. Slightly sour citrus flavor.
M- Smooth, moderate constant carbonation.
D- For $5 a bottle it is completely worth it.
01-11-2013 04:32:51 | More by gpogo
3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
Hazy pale yellow in the Ommegang chalice with a nice robust foaminess. Lots and lots of suds in the mouth. Long nose of fruit and grain.
Rather sweet, like a Hefeweizen, at least for a while. Tart with fruit like pears. Lots of the The classic Belgian yeasty flavor just doesn't quit. Very dry sensation takes over. It gets to be more like unripe pineapple. Quite a lip-tickler and actually quite peppery hot along with the coriander intensity. Thoroughly interesting spicy brew but a truly odd interpretation of Belgian styles. Sort of an imperial "Blanche de Chambly."
You're getting a real deal on this Unibroue beer at Trader Joe's. From the 500 ml bottle bought at TJs in San Diego. Label says "Best before 09-28-2014."
01-07-2013 05:04:07 | More by mactrail
District of Columbia
3.8/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Clear golden color, a bit cloudier near the end of the bottle due to settled yeast. Strong white and fragrant head.
S: Floral and fruity with yeasty mustiness. Coriander and citrus rind, tropical fruit, and warming alcohol.
T: Sour citrus, Belgian yeast, more coriander.
M: Very light carbonation, quite flavorful but easy drinking. Wheatiness adds a bit of sharpness.
O: Pretty solid, yet inexpensive Belgian ale. May say TJ's on the label, but you know it'll still be a decent beer because they always team up with Unibroue.
01-06-2013 23:16:16 | More by Rukasu
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
750ml into a tulip. Pours a mid tone hazed golden yellow, towering yellow egg cream colored froth remains clinging as it subsides.
Sweet yeasty spicy fruity goodness. Clean, upbeat, unmistakeably Unibroue.
Taste is of light skinned fruits, apple, pear and a delicious but subtle orange citrus. Minor phenolic bitter comprises the aftertaste. Crisp. Shy of medium lively mouthfeel.
unmistakeably related to Don de Dieu
an exceptional value
12-31-2012 05:11:57 | More by impending
3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
App - cloudy (knocked over bottle shortly before tasting - may have been an issue), straw colored. Poured a fairly large white head with good retention.
Aroma - subtle spicy aroma, slightly sweet. A bit of pepper and corriander.
Taste - Fairly bland spicy flavor, minimal malt. A bit of citrus sweetness. Dries out in finish - well attenuated and subtle hop bitterness are enough to make that so. Fairly clean finish with a slightly lingering bittersweet spice.
MF - Modest body, fairly high carbonation. A bit of alcohol warming, but not harsh.
Overall - Well balanced and drinkable, but not extremely flavorful or exciting.
12-29-2012 20:50:25 | More by mpyle
3.58/5 rDev -8%
Best before 9/28/14.
Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, yeast, citrus, and spices. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness present. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a good smell but the flavors don't quite match up in my opinion.
12-27-2012 05:12:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
Just got this, looks like it's brand spanking new, contract brewed by Unibroue, world class brewery. Served it in a snifter.
A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color, with a short white head that dissipates fast with medium amounts of white lacing.
S: Smells yeasty, wheat, grains, malts, smoky, wood
T: Tastes good, smoke flavor, wheat and grains, malts, yeast, woody, very smooth, quite nice
O: Overall its a great bargains, good solid flavor, contract brewed by an incredible brewery, great value, well worth it, like $5 a 750ml bottle, very nice, I've been quite happy with Trader Joe's specialty beers.
12-25-2012 01:10:39 | More by Mavigo
Trader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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