Sunday, March 20, 2016

Trader Joe’s Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20Chad9976 (1562) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale

AROMA: Classic Belgian yeast esters dominate. Strong green pear and peppercorn scents with some orangepeel. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Rusty orange/light brown hue. Very hazy. Large white foam dissipates quickly, no lacing. 1/3

FLAVOR: Some banana up front with peppercorn throughout. Lemony flavor on the finish akin to Sprite/7Up. Fairly dry bitterness. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Spastic carbonation never settles down. Medium/full body; consistently crisp but not smooth. Alcohol warmth is noticeable but gentle. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not as good as La Fin Du Monde, but better than Duvel as it’s fruitier and less arid. 8/10

 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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