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

Trader Joe's Providential Golden AleTrader Joe's Providential Golden Ale
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Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
3.92 | pDev: 8.42%
Sep 20, 2020
Dec 12, 2012
Ale brewed with spices.
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Straw yellow in color with a hazy complexion. There’s a fingernail of dishwater white around three quarters of the rim and covering three quarters of the top. I smell sweet pale Belgian malt and lightly tart and fruity Belgian yeast. I’m tasting sweet, pale Belgian malt and green grapes. There’s a light green apple tartness at the finish. The mouth is heavily carbonated and reminiscent of champagne.
Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 16, 2019
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Reviewed by paging12 from Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 750 ML, corked bottle into a glass goblet. Bottle stated a beat by date of 11-14-19. Taken from my cellar and chilled in the refrigerator door for about a half-hour. Seemed to be just below room temp. Not very cold.

Great presentation with a head present throughout. Good, soft and silky mothfeel. Expected more from the taste, however. Very straight forward banana peel and clove spice but didn’t linger for very long. Not much complexity. Smell was the same. Aging the beer didn’t seem to help.
Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Giggy from Michigan

Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by chiefz1 from New York

Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750mL corked bottle BB 11-14-19 poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temp 7.5% ABV. The beer pours slightly hazy in an orange amber color with yellow highlights and nearly white head. The head is prolific filling two thirds of the glass on a gentle pour. It recedes slowly to a quarter inch cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is yeasty and spicy with a hint of malt sweetness. The taste is semisweet pale malt with abundant white pepper and clove before a mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with well above average carbonation and a bone dry finish. Overall, very good BSPA at a crazy low price.
Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Twal from Colorado

Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 4.68 by Hwidemond from Georgia

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Riik3 from Illinois

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by zotzot from Vermont

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Got a bottle of this when my wife and I went to Trader Joes a few weeks ago. Poured into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy, hazy medium golden color (I think I kicked up the yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle before pouring it) with a nice, fluffy white head that's about an inch thick when first poured. ASettles eventually to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass, some big cluster swirls of surface film layers of foam, and good lacing. Aromas of some bready malt and caramel ssweetness along with some fruity esters and spice notes. The taste is pretty mucht the same, with some bready caramel malt sweetness with some fruity notes of bananas and figs along with some spice notes. Not really a discernible hops presence. Has a fairly crisp, also smooth, mdium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easty to drik in the way good, well crafted beer outh to be. Has a clean finish.

Jan 10, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by EAR from Arizona

Dec 27, 2018
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: Hazy, light yellow. Sudsy two-finger head that stays well put. I do with it was more golden and less "dirty water."

Smell: Spices, banana ester, citrus peel, and a little bit of hop scent.

Taste: Gentle, sweet, and warming. Same spices and citrus in the nose. A little bit of pepper and clove noticeable. Not really any bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A little thicker than average, with very high carbonation.

Overall: A very fine example of what you can accomplish on a budget. I'd be perfectly happy to buy this again despite coming from the same place as Two-Buck Chuck.
Dec 10, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by quadmad from Canada (ON)

Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Jun 18, 2018
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, plastic hotel cup, best by 11/14/19.

A tower of meringue builds over a perfectly golden yellow, moderately hazed body. The clouds recede to a creamy and coating one finger or less.

Bananas, pepper, herbal, moderately sweet, and sweet white bread

Clove, yeasty bread, banana, orange peel, and a peppery bite. Substantial yeast on the tongue that settles as an herbal, cough drop flavor. The finish drys, but ends with a mild cinnamon or spiced sugar sweetness.

This is no lightweight, it's a husky size, but being clothed in curtains of bubbles make it a nimble portly beer.

Every once in awhile I enjoy a Belgian Pale Ale, one of my favorite Belgian styles. This one is beautiful and gives the best of the style other than the hopping sometimes found.
Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York

Jan 22, 2018
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