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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crafted exclusively for Trader Joe’s this delicious beer is made in Quebec, Canada, and brewed according to the time honored traditions of classic Belgian Ales. It strikes the perfect balance between spices, hop, and malt profiles. With champagne-like effervescence and aromatic notes of citrus peel and ginger, this beer is malty, mildly sweet and hoppy with a subtle, spicy finish. It is sure to please the most finicky beer drinkers.


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hartung32 (234) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Really great beer! Both Trader Joes big bottles by Unibrue(sp?) are great. This is one of the best golden ales I've had; and it's a steal for the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6296-20140502] Bottle. Spiced cloves and oregano aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Spiced yeasty grains flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, jercraigs)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estover (59) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours golden with TONS of bubbles. Very floral and citrus nose. Thin feel and the taste matches the nose. there is a nice grassy finish that lasts for a LONG time. A great lighter beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
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 fruityand lightly spicy flavor. The medium body has champagne-like effervescence O: excellent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Flavors of coriander and tropical fruit. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (815) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
750 ml bottle pours a golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of belgian yeast, spice, light fruit. Medium bodied, very nice, complex and balanced, an amazing value.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (79) - USA - OCT 21, 2014
Champagne like character. Pours golden cloudy. Head disappears in a jiffy. Aromas of classic belgian yeast. Spritzy and sweet taste. Not a bad value. Unibroe golden ales are usually pretty solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1979) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle shared at porch nite thanks to Brent. Pours a golden yellow with a big white head. Aroma is slightly floral and somewhat yeasty. Flavor follows and is somewhat sweet. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a hazy honey gold color with a large foamy white head. Yeasty, lemon peel and tangerine malt nose. Flavor is soft and fruity with citrus notes and a champagne-like mouthfeel. Their is a slight hoppy nuance that leaves a dry finish. Tasty and a good value at under $6.00.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5337) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Hazy gold with a medium, dense, frothy white head. Aroma is strong spice and yeast notes with fruit, flowers, soft malt, grains and herbal notes. Taste is strong spices and yeast with ripe fruits, flowers, toasted malt notes, grains, candied fruit and straw. Body is medium with a strong, effervescent carbonation. Ends with more spices, bold yeast notes, fruit, toasted malt, grains, straw, light grass and floral notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sometimes my snobbishness gets the best of me. While I would never turn down a free beer sample, I was prepared to dislike this beer just because it featured the Trader Joe’s logo on the bottle. Fortunately, my palate was more open than my mind. Providential (which is kind of a pretentious name, to my credit) has a generous head and hazy gold hue. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, and fruity. Taste starts out bright and lightly hoppy before settling into a honey-like sweetness from the malt and ginger. Though I’m not always fond of ginger as a beer ingredient, it’s used brilliantly in this case. It turns out Trader Joe’s relationship with Unibroue is a smart one. I guess that’ll be enough to shut me up.


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