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

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87
very good

291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | 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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Ratings: 291 | Reviews: 88
Photo of Gajo74
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy and murky light golden color. Head not so thick and quickly dissipates into a thin lace that retains solidly throughout. Nice aroma of citrus, particularly orange. I enjoyed the taste at first as I picked up fruity flavors. However, as I got further along in the drink, I began to detect some earthy and yeasty flavors that were slightly off putting. There was something not fresh about the taste; perhaps it was the bottle, (I forgot to check date) my mood, or my reaction to this particular brand. Mouthfeel was o.k., the carbonation stings the tongue. However, it did not feel so refreshing and drinkable.
Belgian Strong Pale Ale is one of my favorite styles. Perhaps I have been spoiled by some of the great Belgian Ales and because of the high standard set, this one falls short. It was not terrible and I got a big bottle for a cheap price. However, I will not actively seek it out anytime soon.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trader Joe's Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale

Notes: Clear deep golden body. Frothy white head. Average to slightly better than average head retention and lacing. Aroma: yeasty, chalky, malty, sweetish, grainy, lightly spicy, coriander, suggestion of lemon zest. Flavor: balanced, clear, bright - all of the things that the aroma suggests with a beautiful apple component added in. Stiff bitterness. Balanced. Polished. Quite nice.

Photo of mgraham37
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Fusion7777
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.28/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Tilly
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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 +2.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

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 +0.3%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.