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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
BJís Brewmasterís Reserveô is a line of proprietary craft beers made with premium ingredients and bolder taste profiles. BJís Goliathô Imperial Red Ale is brewed with six different malts and four varieties of hops. A big amber ale with intense hop and malt character for the giant in you.

BJís Brewmasterís Reserve. What our brewmasters drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Draft... Clear dirty-orange pour with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The aroma features components of resin, musky hops and (a light) toastiness. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. In the flavor, there is a nice balance struck between resiny, acrid hop bitterness and rich, malty goodness. Trends a wee bit toward the bitter side of balance. Acrid, moderately bitter, slightly boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Rated on 02-20-2013 at BJís in Jacksonville, FL. This draft beer has a small beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent golden body, very little carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is pine, bitter hops, some alcohol, and caramel malt. The flavor is bitter, pine hops, caramel malt, and it has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This is a hop head beer for sure! The hops are first and foremost with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1098) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at the Aurora, CO BJís Aug 27th. Pours brown-copper with head and lace. Light malt aroma. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, burnt malts, hay hops, minerals, white grapefruit rind, butter roots. Overall rich, complex and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (302) - Omaha, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft @ BJís. Nice hoppy aroma, with a bit of malt. Dark reddish color. Good balance of malty and hoppy flavor. Full bodied. Definitely noticeable hop flavor, but very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sample at BJís Polaris on 6/27/14. Clear red pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and earthy hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with piney and earthy hops through to the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This one poured a light brown with an off white head. Aroma was of hops caramel and booze. Flavor similar, big American style but drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (528) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Draft At BJs brew house Pours dark red with rich malt caramel flavor. About 30 seconds after swallowing a mild but sharp citrus pine hoppy flavor fills the sides of your mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertLiley1 (39) - - MAY 28, 2014
Not bad for a BJíS brew very little lacing and low bitterness. The malt flavors over power the hops in this one. Not would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1395) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Draft at their Frederick, MD location, served in a footed pilsner glass. Clear orangy-amber color with off-white head. Aroma of heavy pine/citrus hops with toffee malt backing. Taste added notes of toast, faint dried fruits (raisins, figs), some nuttiness and citrus hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, sticky with sweet bitter finish. A hoppy leaning BW (they say imperial Amber Ale), not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Tap at the Frederick, MD location. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and figs, earthy and floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt, fruity esters, pine and resin hops with a dry finish. Full body and carbonation.

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