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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Golden ale with a nice foamy head and lacing. Aroma is of lemon, clove, and banana. Well balanced flavor with a lot of lemon, spicy hops, and nutty Belgian yeast, with a slight bit of funk. Very tasty, goes down easy and is a great brew for hot weather. Thirst quenching and complex enough to make you want more. The 7.5% abv is well hidden in the flavor. A great deal at $5 a bottle.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2140) - Transient., - MAR 25, 2015
Light hazy orange. Sweet fruity, light spice, ginger, light herbal notes. Thin carbonated body. Pretty solid but a little too mago for me.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloshgator (513) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Trader Joe’s Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale is really good for a grocery store brand - probably because it is made by a well-respected brewer. Pour is a cloudy yellow but the fizzy white head thins too quickly. Aroma is an intoxicating sweet blend of fruit and spices. Taste is also sweet and fruity with some spice notes -- a nice blend of hop, malt and yeast profiles. Providential is well worth the buy at your Trader Joe’s.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fantomasus (259) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a foamy white head that thins. Aroma has some potency: cereal, floral, dough, and some clove. Flavor is way off balance an super sour. It does not please this beer drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (987) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (866) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 (Bottle). Well recommended from my friend Linda. Clear light-golden complexion with long-lasting white head. Fresh aroma of yeast and spices. Flavor of Belgian yeast with some citrus, banana, spices and subtle malt sweetness. An excellent representation of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (129) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2015
From 750ml, corked, bought at Trader Joes for about $6-7

Aroma: Belgian golden/tripel! slight spicy, banana, floral

Appearance: golden, cloudy, fluffy white head

Taste: light sweet, light bitter, light sour

Palate: light body, average carbonation, lingering spicy finish

Overall: A really good Belgian beer for value. If this had a different label, it’d sell for twice as much. Nice Belgian yeast, almost like Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde tripel. Some spice mixed with some fruitiness. Good balance. Leans more to the Tripel’s spicy/fruity style than Golden Ale’s fruity/spicy, but nonetheless, a good and solid Belgian Golden Ale. If doing a blind tasting of Belgian beer, I’d definitely include this one since it’s good value and good taste will surprise those sampling.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, yellow-amber with a small white head. Sweet pear, lemon aroma. Taste is yeasty, lemon, light spice....peppery....nectary. Light, but a great flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Very good actually. Nice aroma and a little bit of orange and coriander in there. Nice thick shape and looks too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8321) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Musty yeast, lemon, malt and herb aroma. Hazy pale yellow with giant white head. Lightly sweet musty lemon. light malt, and mildly bitter herb flavor. Body on the lighter side. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a big, frothy white head. Aroma of fruity esters, pear, spice, orange peel and bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not surprisingly,Unibroue’s house yeast has its fingerprints all over this beer. Light banana taste along with a bit of clove, pineapple and floral hops. If anything, it’s a bit light on its feet in both flavor and aroma for a 7.5% beer. Enjoyable, though, and the moderate price for the 750 ml made it even more enjoyable.


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