1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale - Unibroue

Not Rated.
Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
85
very good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
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)
View: Beers (36) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by NeroFiddled:
Photo of NeroFiddled
NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 14:49:29 | More by NeroFiddled
More User Reviews:
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-20-2014 21:22:51 | More by Howlader
Photo of wdf210
wdf210

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2014 20:30:06 | More by wdf210
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-01-2014 09:12:22 | More by zestar
Photo of scottiethebody
scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev +5%

06-24-2014 22:25:20 | More by scottiethebody
Photo of dbell23
dbell23

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-24-2014 22:11:11 | More by dbell23
Photo of Boto
Boto

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 20:28:46 | More by Boto
Photo of jimmah120
jimmah120

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-07-2014 07:33:38 | More by jimmah120
Photo of DOCRW
DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-06-2014 16:18:23 | More by DOCRW
Photo of beertunes
beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-02-2014 18:52:58 | More by beertunes
Photo of richaa01
richaa01

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

03-16-2014 19:53:55 | More by richaa01
Photo of Knoxrb12
Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-04-2014 16:41:08 | More by Knoxrb12
Photo of AustenFB
AustenFB

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

02-09-2014 05:18:13 | More by AustenFB
Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale from Unibroue
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.