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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (964) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Dangerously good bargain alert! This ale delivers on everything it claims: light citrus, dairy smooth, and perfectly balanced. Yes, the added spice does come in on the back end! I have no choice but to rate this high as hell.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2505) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
Golden pour. White head. Little lacing. Yeasty malty nose. Taste is warming malt and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1964) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Thanks to southbierbro. Pours a brilliant slightly yellow with a pure white head. The smell is spice, coriander, citrus and sweet, light malt. The taste is spice, fruit, ending dry with some major sweetness. Light body, fine carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4915) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Many thanks to John for sharing. Great floral fresh and yeasty-smooth nose. The beer starts very nice smooth, fresh, sweetish-malt, smooth yeastiness, spices and citrus. Clove, nice smooth bitterness. Fresh, easy to drink brew with still deepness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015
750 from TJ’s for 5.99 - turbid gold - nose is tripel-ish in character - some pear esters, orange peel, spicy phenolics, some crusty maltiness, dusty/earthy yeast - actually very pleasant in the nose - flavor is medium sweet, with a balancing tartness and spice - a touch of banana esters, tart apple and pear - carbonation is a little low, so the overall texture is a little flat, but overall a nicely done Belgian and great for the price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1575) - Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy dark straw color, lemony Belg yeasty spice aroma and flavor, nice dry finish, good Belgian complexity, very refreshing and good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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 (520) - 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 (266) - 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 (989) - 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 (879) - 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


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