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Provider - Steel Toe Brewing

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: KarlHungus on 09-24-2011

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Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GarretD
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ElfKicker
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Greggy
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
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 MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
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 Hopstout
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of lurpy1
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

You gotta hand it to Steel Toe. While so many new breweries are charging butt-rape prices for their bombers despite lack of pedigree, Steel Toe's bombers are priced to move, despite their growing positive street cred. Bomber of Provider, split. Not looking for an earth-changer, just a good summer beer on a scorching, repressive night at the cabin.

Pour is dishwater blonde, with a head that rises and falls as quickly as the third reich.

Smell: Granary, lemon, flour

Citrus takes a bigger role in the flavor. As to be expected, not a real hop presence. Not a real strong presence for much of anything. This is a beer meant to be easy.

Mouthfeel: Thin and easy, light alcohol, spot-on carbonation. For a summer beer, Steel Toe nailed it.

This is a candidate for a go - to summer beer, but it is hampered by not being available in 12 oz bottles.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, golden hued, under lace-leaving pure white head.

Soft, floral nose. Wheat and hops at work. Citrus notes. Delicate and delightful.

Taste: Spank of hops up front, the sharp, citric twang of wheat malt, a little extra spritz of something else. That all comes on the first sip, and it gets mellower from the very next moment. Smooth and creamy. Light bodied to the point of medium. Plenty of flavor in this very quaffable brew. Lots of action on the tongue here, in an ale that doesn't seem to easily fall into any one slot. Definitely wheat based, definitely hoppy. Exceedingly easy drinking.

Great sessioner, appropriate summer drinker. "Provider" may mean how well this brew's profits will fill Steel Toe's coffers. The IPA will hear the hosannas from the beer geek crowd, but this one will suit everyone else.

I put this growler down easily in one sitting. I wish it were on the lakeside, in the heat of the sun, that's the only thing that would make this better.

Photo of jera1350
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of herman77
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, bright deep yellow with a fluffy white head. Awesome lacing.

S: Lemon zest and bready malts dominate. Some sweet cereal malts in the mix too.

T: Light and refreshing, but still has a lot of flavor. Some light lemon and floral hops up front with a nice slightly sweet malt backbone. Finishes crisp and makes you go back for more.

M: Light body. Carbonation is a bit on the high side, but spot on.

O: Very drinkable. I think Steel Toe is the best out of all the new breweries popping up and this beer is a perfect example of why. Anyone who likes beer would love this. Could be a great gateway beer into the world of craft.

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.

Photo of yokken
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bsp77
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow with nice, brilliant white cap and minor lacing.

Smell: Lemon, grass and citrus. Pretty floral and dry smelling.

Taste: Bread, lemon and a light grassiness. Finish is floral, not bitter. Unfortunately, there is an aftertaste that I would almost say is medicinal, despite not having any cherry flavor.

Feel: Light but firm body. Lively carbonation. Finish is almost nicely dry, but the lingering aftertaste has some residual sweetness.

Overall: If not for the aftertaste, this would have been a top notch Blonde Ale. This is my first experience with Steel Toe, but I bought the other three year round bombers they offer, and I remain very hopeful about those.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright shade of goldenrod, with a light white head and decent retention.
Husky/grainy aroma with very light floral hops. Lacking staleness I associate the with this style.
Flavor is leans heavily toward malty (pilsner?) with hops barely discernible. Still there is a good balance between sweet and bitter. Finish is dry and pretty clean.
Feel is far from flat, but carbonation is fine and overall feel is pretty smooth as opposed to crisp, although it does finish with a nice dryness.

It’s hard to get excited about this style, but this was a well made beer.

Photo of psychotia
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BMoney575
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 1-28-12

Pours a light golden color, slightly cloudy, with a sizable white head that fizzes on top. Bubbles coat the sides of the glass as the beer level recedes.

Smell is light, a little beery, with a very pleasant clean hop aroma at the end. Simple and straight forward, but very enjoyable.

Taste is sweet and light, with just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance things out. Not overly complex, but tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is great, a nice thickness accents the flavors, and the tart carbonation keeps things light.

Drinkability is outstanding. Well made and extremely balanced, you could easily drink these all night.

Overall, a simple beer that serves its purpose.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of jsprain1
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy pale orange with a thin white head that lasts mediocrely.
S- Floral, citrus, and slightly bready. Quite mild though.
T- It's rather sweet throughout with a dough and cracker flavor. For a blonde ale, the hoppiness is assertive, but it brings good floral and tangerine flavors.
M- Light body, as I would expect from the style but there is way too much carbonation that is assertive on the tongue and leaves the mouth with an odd feeling.
O- Overall a good beer that is tasty, but the overagressive carbonation limited my enjoyment.

Photo of jignrig
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Provider from Steel Toe Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.