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

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87
very good

279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: HalfFull on 12-12-2012

Ale brewed with spices.
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Photo of jmartinger
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Tilly
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Any of the Trader Joe beers are drinkable but nothing to get too, too excited about. This is different. Nice golden hazey colour with a light white head. Fruity, Honey, fresh bread aroma. Beautiful hard fruit mouth. Apple, pear taste. Cloves and butterscotch after taste. Mild pleasant bitterness. This is a really good Belgian ale worthy of world class brews! Bravo Trader Joes!

Photo of fortes
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Trader Joes stamp or not, what we have here is a well-crafted Belgian style pale ale from a brewery (Unibroue) that consistently males great Belgian style beers. The fruity and yeasty aroma features yellow banana, citrus fruits and apricots, It is accompanied by a complex fruity and lightly spicy flavor. Hints of white pepper, allspice and ginger.

The medium body has champagne-like effervescence

O: excellent

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Demian
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Fordknox
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Green apple, pear skin, biscuity malt, honey sweetness, and floral tones form the complex aroma. Notes of honeysuckle, white pepper, and orange emerge. Flavor reveals citrus undertones of tangerine, lemon, and sour orange, with softer notes of pear and apple offering contrast. More sour than expected, but the lightly toasted malt takes hold mid palate and carries into a dry, slightly peppery finish, accompanied by coriander. Excellent beer for 6 bucks!

Photo of avwrite
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Not bad Trader Joe's, not bad. Nice smoky yet sweet taste, good golden color, and some spices to go along. Great for the fall. A little frothy pouring out, but other wise a solid beer that I enjoyed.

Photo of mpayne5
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Josh_951
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of StrongOakOnTheFront
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of hurshybear
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Yellow-amber color, clear but with some yeast floaties, bright, white head that forms up full, with very uniform bubbles, and significant lacing.

S - Yeast esters and sugars, with a spice note, suggesting bubble gum and allspice.

T - Follow the nose. Bananas and bubble gum, allspice and cloves, slight peppery hint, and a mild sourness in the close.

M - Spritely and bright, with extensive carbonation. Clean.

O - A very solid Belgian, clean and pleasant, with nice spice notes. The one I had has got almost a year on it, and it seems to have come out smooth and delicious. I'll be sure to pick up a few this year.

Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +2.6%

A 3.75 Beautiful golden ale with a nice, white head and decent lace.
S 4.50 Light bready malt. Citrus and spice. Bit of honey. Some grasses green apple.
T 4.0 Malt, honey and green apple front. Spicy middle and finish. Lightly but effectively hopped. Crisp dry finish.
M 4.0 Supple and fluid with a well balanced weight. Smooth velvety carbonation.
O 4.0 A great Belgian. For the money you can't do better. Flavorful, complex, crisp and refreshing. Love it.

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle, enjoy by 4-28-2015 and a bargain at $5.99!

A most excellent example of a fine Belgian brew made in Canada by Unibroue. Pours a light
yellow amber...very golden indeed, with light white head that dies down to a thin pooling
layer of foam and very light lacing. Nose of banana, clove, coriander, light yeasty sweet bread,
Belgian candy sugar, light citrus fruits, and a slight alcohol aroma. Flavors and banana and a
light tartness of lime and green apple on the front, Belgian candy on the sides, citrus mingles
in the back and aftertaste with a light sea salt like flavor. Effervescent mouthfeel, very delicate
and nice. A must try for lovers of the style.

Photo of brm300
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JakeBarnett
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.