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

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Trader Joe's Providential Golden AleTrader Joe's Providential Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with spices.

Added by HalfFull on 12-12-2012

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Any of the Trader Joe beers are drinkable but nothing to get too, too excited about. This is different. Nice golden hazey colour with a light white head. Fruity, Honey, fresh bread aroma. Beautiful hard fruit mouth. Apple, pear taste. Cloves and butterscotch after taste. Mild pleasant bitterness. This is a really good Belgian ale worthy of world class brews! Bravo Trader Joes!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%

Green apple, pear skin, biscuity malt, honey sweetness, and floral tones form the complex aroma. Notes of honeysuckle, white pepper, and orange emerge. Flavor reveals citrus undertones of tangerine, lemon, and sour orange, with softer notes of pear and apple offering contrast. More sour than expected, but the lightly toasted malt takes hold mid palate and carries into a dry, slightly peppery finish, accompanied by coriander. Excellent beer for 6 bucks!

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Not bad Trader Joe's, not bad. Nice smoky yet sweet taste, good golden color, and some spices to go along. Great for the fall. A little frothy pouring out, but other wise a solid beer that I enjoyed.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A terrific Belgian golden ale !!! Unibroue has brewed a fantastic beer for Trader Joe's . . . stop in and get yourself one soon.

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Yellow-amber color, clear but with some yeast floaties, bright, white head that forms up full, with very uniform bubbles, and significant lacing.

S - Yeast esters and sugars, with a spice note, suggesting bubble gum and allspice. Apple and pear. Candied ginger.

T - Follow the nose. Bananas and bubble gum, allspice and cloves, slight peppery hint, baked apples, and a mild sourness in the close.

M - Spritely and bright, with extensive carbonation. Clean.

O - A very solid Belgian, clean and pleasant, with nice spice notes. The one I had has got almost a year on it, and it seems to have come out smooth and delicious. I'll be sure to pick up a few this year.

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4/5  rDev +2%

A 3.75 Beautiful golden ale with a nice, white head and decent lace.
S 4.50 Light bready malt. Citrus and spice. Bit of honey. Some grasses green apple.
T 4.0 Malt, honey and green apple front. Spicy middle and finish. Lightly but effectively hopped. Crisp dry finish.
M 4.0 Supple and fluid with a well balanced weight. Smooth velvety carbonation.
O 4.0 A great Belgian. For the money you can't do better. Flavorful, complex, crisp and refreshing. Love it.

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Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 360 ratings.
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