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Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
86
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AustenFB on 02-09-2014)
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Reviews by Boto:
Photo of Boto
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Boto, Jun 10, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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

chinchill, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trader Joe's Providential Belgian-Style Golden Ale
22 oz. painted brwon glass bottle, corked (printed Unibroue logo) and caged. 7.5% abv.
"Best Before 02.04.2015" - sampled 04.25.2013

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange body with pale gold highlights. The fluffy, full head of bright white drops steadily to a creamy finger-thick cap. Lacing is left with each sip but fades almost immediately.

Smell: Spicy. Herbal. Coriander. Gently yeasty. Quite welcoming.

Taste: Initially lemony & herbal - not quite tart, but with the flavor of lemon - fades to allow the sweet malt to come through. Adjunct?... it's not quite a grainy malt, but there is some. As it warms across the middle it reveals herbal, grassy and even gently pine-like hops (or is that a combination of the hops and spices already present?) that turn into a spicy finish. Some alcohol is present. Not very bitter... IBU's in the 20's, perhaps. Moderately dry finish with some residual yeastiness and dull spice lingering.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent, medium-light body. Crisp.

Overall: Quite refreshing and enjoyable. It's lighter in character than many, but still complex. Easy to drink! Especially so at the price.

NeroFiddled, Apr 09, 2014
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Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale from Unibroue
86 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.