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

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353 Ratings
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Trader Joe's Providential Golden AleTrader Joe's Providential Golden Ale
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
353
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
8.44%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
62
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Ratings: 353 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Jcarriglio
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a golden color with a puffy white head. A bit of citrus and yeast in the nose. The mouth gets a bit of sweet malt and fruit flavor. Enjoyable. BB: Apr 2016

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrk829
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mJJJJJJJ
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B33rcules
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BWH3
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pieltre
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivarol
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jsprain1
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(Review 2 days after drinking) 750 ml bottle, bought at the beginning of 2015.

Shared at my beer club meeting. I thought the spiciness was too much, and it reminded me of another Unibroue beer I had recently. Not bad, just not my kind of beer.

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Photo of jheimiller
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of goopy
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zorro
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Chill hazed golden colored ale with a puffy white colored head.

Strong apple aroma with cinnamon and pepper. Medium level coriander scent. Honeysuckle malt aroma. This smells decidedly sweet. Scent of flowers.

Starts out mildly sweet with the taste of candy apple. Flavors of caramel candy and faint cinnamon. Medium strong coriander taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty affordable Unibroue beer sold by Trader Joe's.

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Photo of Beejay
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow, hazy with a large fluffy white head.

S: Belgian yeast with citrus notes as well as clove and nutmeg. Perhaps a hint of booze in the finish.

T: Banana, clove, apricot come out right away. Delightfully fruity, with overtones of citrus and a touch of Belgian booze in the finish.

M: Medium, with effervescent carbonation.

O: Overall a pretty solid beer, for a fairly affordable price.. amazing no, but darn good.

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Photo of mac31
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big banana esters up front. Soft spices present, along with some clove. Subtle, sweet maltiness that is a tad bready. Stone fruit sweetness (apricot, ripe peach). Orange sweetness present as well, reminds me of orange juice in the finish. Soft, faint floral hops. Minor, soft bittering and honeysuckle (floral) in the finish. This beer is thin bodied with spritzy carbonation. A good beer. Booze is well covered. For the price, a great beer.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Unibrou slanging them Trader Joe beers. Poured a medium golden color. Aroma is of softer Belgian yeast, grain and a pale fruitiness. Flavor is also rather subdued but not half bad. Nothing takes control, which I enjoy during this style of beer. Pale malts, pale fleshed fruits, easily digestible Belgian maltiness. Not boozy at all. Mellow yet fairly tasty.

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Photo of Hoggo
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doom_deluise
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sphmiel
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy straw colored, thin head rapidly fades.
Unexpected pleasant floral aroma, spicy Belgian yeast in the flavor, nicely carbonated.
Great take on the style, at a hard to beat price.

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Trader Joe's Providential Golden Ale from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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