Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hazy orange. Sweet fruity, light spice, ginger, light herbal notes. Thin carbonated body. Pretty solid but a little too mago for me.
sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (6510) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good actually. Nice aroma and a little bit of orange and coriander in there. Nice thick shape and looks too.
shrubber85 (11266) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jcr (2691) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.