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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Auraan
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of LeahM
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Gator_Nation
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of wdf210
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of nleaders
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jdkitchi
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MassachusettsBeerFan
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Boto
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle: This one pours a hazy golden color. There was a bit of a fizzy white head on it that subsided quickly and left no lacing. It has a nice nose. Definitely a bit spicy: perhaps some corriander and ginger. I also get a bit of citrus. The taste is very good. A bit of spiciness on top. Actually a hint of bitterness in there. I know it’s not, but the body seems a little lighter for a 7.5% beer. A very good beer which I will buy more of. Unfortunately the TJ’s near me don’t carry this. Something to pick up on the next trip to ME or NH.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of hreb
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jimmah120
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.