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Provider - Steel Toe Brewing

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 09-24-2011)
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a crisp white head over a slightly hazed golden body. Some sparse lacing is present on the beer clean glass. A thin cap remains after some time.

S- Fresh lemon zest, floral hop, grassy. Very vibrant and inviting!

T- Starts off grainy with cereal breadiness and transitions into fresh lemon zest and some grassiness in the mid palette. The finish very vibrant and feels slightly hoppy.

M- Right on the mark here. Good feel and great finish

O- I thought, golden ale... I'll make that the last Steel Toe I try... How good could it be? Great job, Jason. This is an extremely well executed blonde ale. Definitely will have again!!

Photo of KarlHungus
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recede quickly into nice lacing. The aroma is of bready malt, tangerines, and floral hops. The taste is very floral with a nice bready finish. This is balanced, refreshing taste. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a really good beer. If this were is six pack form I could see myself drinking this regularly.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of MTBrewr
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: Very light gold in color, a little darker than a Pilsner, but still very clear. Very white head that quickly recedes.

S: Aren't any overpowering aromas. There are some faint floral scents backed by the scent of a bready malt.

T: Taste is very crisp and refreshing. There is a bit of tartness/sourness and hints of lemon are apparent. Without the added complexity that the lemon offers this would be a very boring, but smooth beer. With the lemon, it is an extremely refreshing summer beer that has just enough flavor to keep you intrigued while not being too heavy or high in the abv department at 5.0%.

M: In my opinion, the most attractive part of this beer is its mouth feel. It first hits the mouth with an extremely smooth texture, and as it lingers it starts to develop a stronger and stronger acidity due to the carbonation combined with the acidic characteristics of a lemon. Once swallowed this acidity quickly fades away intro a nice refreshing sensation.

There is nothing overpowering about this beer, but I believe that is exactly what Steel Toe was going for with this release. It's a beer you can just kick back with after a day out in the hot sun and just enjoy summer. Cheers!

Photo of MattyG85
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale straw golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A light but crisp and refreshing smelling aroma. Bready pale malts and wheat cereal grains with good hints of crackers and yeast. Nice hints of citrus lemon zest and orange. Some floral hops. Light hint of honey like sweetness. A laid back but solid smell.

Taste: Again, light and easy drinking as expected, but with some really nice subtle flavors. Pale malts and wheat grains with solid hints of bread, yeast, hay, and crackers. Good citrus fruit taste of lemon zest and orange. Light hint of honey. Floral hops add a light bitterness and earthy quality. Hop presence is actually fairly vibrant considering the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and somewhat tart and juicy. Very easy drinking.

Overall: A very solid summer beer. One of the fuller tasting examples of the Blonde style. Nice citrus taste.

Photo of cpolking
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy yet glowing yellow golden in color. There is a tall quarter-inch of pure white head that leaves layers of light lacing down the glass.

The aroma is flowers, honey and yeast.

The taste is honey sweet grain, a touch of fresh tall spring grass, and a floral finish with just a touch of bitterness. This is light in the best way, a tasty and sessionable beer.

Photo of NilocRellim
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer has a clear, golden look to it with virtually no head. There is not much to the smell... grains, yeast, and faintly hoppy. The taste is very refreshing. It has a slightly hop taste with no bitterness. It tastes like a nice lager.

Would I buy it again? Definitely! You could drink it all night and not get tired of it!

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber at the Four Firkins for $5. I should have bought another. It's a simple, but very tasty and well-made blonde ale that borders on the lighter side of a pale ale. The aroma is a mix of lightly toasted pale malt and mild, floral tangerine hops. These carry through to the flavor, where the gentle, floral hops character picks up, reminding me of a for subtle Surly Bitter Brewer. It's smooth, very drinkable and finished with a little kick of pale malt grain instead of hops. Wow, this is a great session beer.

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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of FightingEntropy
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Took home a Provider because the sample impressed me. And, the guy ahead of me bought the last Dissent. A bit light for my normal drinking, but I thought a growler for week night drinking would be a good test for this golden ale.

Stark white head falls rather quickly in spite of an assertive pour. Hazy sunflower gold ale that's translucent with waves of old gold. Floral scented nose with a slight spice and fresh biscuity malt underneath. Sweet beer that has a full and filling mouthfeel, which is what really attracted me initially. In spite of taking up the light, psuedo-macro, lawnmower, everyman spot in the Steel Toe line up, hearty mouthfeel belies its light appearance. It even warms nicely, again a contradiction to its assumed visual character. The 5% ABV points to a stronger malt bill, which may explain the perceptual gap.

Overall, a very nice beer and one that I would try a draft, bottle or growler again. I'm looking for a growler to share at the end of the year teacher party and Provider seems like it would be palatable for a wide range of drinkers.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale gold with a two finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma has a bread malt smell with some floral hops.

Definitely has a bread malt flavor with floral hops at the end. This beer was bottled one week ago and tastes as fresh as it is. Very refreshing. Has a slightly bitter taste.

Light bodied with lively carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refreshing and easy to drink. This is definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Provider from Steel Toe Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.