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
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:
360
Reviews:
106
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
64
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2
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Photo of Zorro
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
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 -3.3%
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 +2.6%
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 -7.9%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doom_deluise
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sphmiel
4.35/5  rDev +11%
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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Photo of lemmy187
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat_mcd19
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FFreak
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wife picked this up at TJ's for $5.99, best by date 6-3-2016. Poured into tall tulips and shared out on the deck on a pleasant afternoon. Pours a very hazy, golden yellow with a slight greyish tinge. The head is somewhat thin with grainy bubbles, dissipates quickly leaving a thin ring and very little lace. Nice bready, yeasty Belgian aroma with slight hint of spices. Taste is good, with more spice coming into the picture and a nicely balanced bitterness to finish the up front sweet malt. Mouth is good, medium body, nicely carbed and refreshing. Overall, a great deal on a decent Unibroue product.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a large tulip.
Pours a nice golden tangerine color with a finger or two of bubbly head.
Aromas are nice, good belgian yeast aromas and some breadiness.
Taste is fantastic a nice balance of yeasty belgian good bread backbone, some mellow sweetness as well.
Mouthfeel is nice, as it should be.
Overall, a flavorful and accessible beer.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle served in a wine glass with a best before date of 04/2016.

Appearance: pale gold, effervescent, clear

Nose: bread, yeast, malt, dried fruit

Taste: candi sugar, very fruity, refreshing, very sweet

Overall: I thought this was a nice strong pale ale from Unibroue/Trader Joe's. I probably wouldn't buy it again because of the overwhelming sweetness. $4.99 for a 750ml is a great price though.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MindEyeSight
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewsed
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It says Trader Joes on the label, but Unibroue on the cork. Maybe not as good as La Fin De Monde or Tres Pistoles, but pretty good quality. Nice spicy taste and Unibroues signature yeast flavor. A good bargain worth trying if you are looking for a cheap Belgian Style fix. A bomber for $6.99 is a steal.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear gold, one finger of fizzy white head, thin ring left with dots left on the glass. Smell: floral, notes of pear, grape and coriander, lightly bready. Taste: spicy, pepper, mildly grainy, pear and unripe peach, mildly coriander-y, then unripe banana in the finish. For the lower abv it is fairly well put together but does nothing to distinguish itself other than have a lower price tag than most BSPAs in this format.

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Photo of BobsledTM
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice fluffy head and a bright fruity aroma and flavor. Very juicy although a bit sweet with some tartness. A very good beer for the price.

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Photo of braiden
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Smell: sour
look: golden bright
taste crisp, bold
feel: sharp
overall: could have been better

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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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