Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Get Providential While You Can

I am late on this post.  If you haven't already, get over to Trader Joe's and pick up a bottle or two of its Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale before the supply sells out.  It was brewed especially for Trader Joe's by Canada's Unibroue, which also brews Trader Joe's Vintage Ale, a dark Belgian style strong ale.

Providential is new this year, and at $5.99 for a 750 ml bottle, it's a steal.    It's a smooth, easy drinking golden ale.  It has spices and flavors of the yeast.  I opened a bottle and it was done before I knew it.  I didn't even take a picture.  I keep meaning to pick up another bottle, but I haven't yet.  Strong golden ales, like saisons, are open to wide interpretations and range from approachable to what-the-heck?.  Providential falls into the approachable category, yet it's complex enough to keep you interested.

(I linked to BeerAdvocate's description and review page above.  I apparently liked this beer more than most reviewers, which is why I don't like to read BA reviews before I drink a beer.)


Chris said...

I had a bottle of this Sunday and it was wonderful. $5.99 is a steal.

Rational Realist said...

It's better than beers twice as expensive.