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Jeremiah Red Ale - BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Silver Medal winner in Strong Ales at the 1996 Great American Beer Festival. This Irish-style strong ale is brewed with a secret blend of five imported specialty malts. Not too hoppy in order to emphasize the complex malt flavor and fruity aroma.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-23-2002)
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Reviews by AAG:
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AAG

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%

Drank this at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery in Temple, Texas on New Year's Day. From the tap...

Appearance - Arrived with little to no head that quickly faded away....nice lace on the sides of the glass, though, that maintained as I drank it. Red, amber color, but still fairly transparent. Appears to be slightly carbonated.

Smell - Very difficult to discern; after multiple attempts by myself (and my wife!) we determined that it smells sweet, with slight hops, but we cannot identify any specific components.

Taste - Surprised at the bold taste after no success on the smell test. Very pleased with the taste; malty, slightly fruity (can't identify the fruit, though). Not very hoppy.

Mouthfeel - Pleasant, easy on the palate; not over-carbonated; smooth; comfortable.

Overall - Really enjoyed this red ale; the strong-bodied taste is a surprise after minimal odor; very nice red ale; would definitely drink this beer again; I can understand the fairly high reviews. Would have liked to see more head (but the lack of it might have been due to a weak pour). Recommend this beer.

01-01-2013 16:05:32 | More by AAG
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Dmann

California

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

Had this one on tap and then I got a growler to come home with me. It poured with a huge off white head that lasted for a good 5 minutes before it settled into a nice lace. There was not much smell at all comming off this brew other than malt, and once I started drinking I found out why. The beer was allmost all malt with very little hop bitterness and spice but it seemed to work out just fine. Everything mixed together wonderfully and I really enjoyed the taste of this brew. Like I said, I brought a growler home and most of my friends who are not into the stuff I get really liked it...so this may be a good cross-over brew!

10-23-2003 08:59:37 | More by Dmann
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

A pleasant lunch at BJ's. This was a dark amber color, with a medium head and some nice lacing. It had a mildly fruity aroma. The taste was a little more malt than fruit, but still was a nicely balanced beer. I think this was a very drinkable beer, and probably would have enjoyed this a little more if it was the only style I drank at lunch.

09-21-2007 20:22:43 | More by lordofthewiens
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nem2006

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%

Had on tap at BJ's Brewhouse in south Arlington, TX.

The beer came out red with the remnants of a head, but no actual head. It had a little sweetness to the smell, but still caught the hops.

Pretty much like most reds except with a little more punch to it. The bitterness, as with most BJ's brews, comes on strong at the end. It was not as smooth as I would have hoped.

06-26-2008 13:34:14 | More by nem2006
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LyonsHead

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

A: pours a dark red with a decent white head

S: rich malt character, no hops

T: This beer is purely malt with heavy flavors or dark and dried fruits, very raisony at times. there are also your typical bread notes

M: medium body with some residual sweetness

D: decent beer, not at all what I was expecting. I simply went off of the Red Ale name without reading anything about. expecting an Irish Red, I got a bit of shock upon first taste but when I corrected the style in my head it allowed me to see it was a good beer.

06-13-2009 19:32:47 | More by LyonsHead
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Tamlin

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-26-2013 05:11:54 | More by Tamlin
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-04-2012 13:24:31 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.95/5  rDev -20.3%

As usual, bj's makes an impressive looking beer, nice cedar red appearance, substantial clarity, nice off white head on it. Aroma was too alcohol forward, was hoping for some hop aroma here, but whatever you can pick up hopwise, is minimal at best, the heavy typical red malt aroma plays second fiddle to alcohol.

Remnants of caramel, vivid application of alcohol, missing application of hops. Somewhat balanced, bitterness not out of whack, no real off flavors other than the pronounced whisp of alcohol.

Would like them find a hop bill similar to their pihrana pale substituted for this beer.

02-03-2012 16:57:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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watermelonman

California

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

This showed up in a nice dark red and ruby without much head. There's a good amount of lace being left behind, however.

Malts come up huge in both the smell and taste. Hop content balances the thing but doesn't come out on its own. The malt profile wasn't my favorite but this beer is pretty good regardless.

The mouthfeel is fairly full. The alcoholic content is blended well, keeping the drinkability high.

10-26-2004 18:03:26 | More by watermelonman
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-17-2013 18:12:43 | More by dertyd
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%

Sampler actually brewed by St Arnolds Brewery in Sugar Land TX for BJ's . Pours a dark ruby amber with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some breadiness, and light fruity nose. Taste is similar to aroma, with some hops. Palate is nice med body, good carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, ending with a slight hoppy fruitiness. Overall a very nice and drinkable irish

11-24-2010 20:22:39 | More by Samp01
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mobrockman

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

06-30-2013 01:11:10 | More by mobrockman
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

6 oz tap pour in a mini pilsner glass. 7.3% ABV, On tap at BJ's in Huntington Beach, CA.

A - Jeremiah is a red-head; one of the better amber-red colors I've seen recently. Good lace from the off-white head is left all over the glass.

S - Hello? Is there any smell in this beer? Almost no nose comes out A bit of lightly toasted amber malts and a pinch of hop come is all I get. No dimension at all.

T - Jeremiah seems off immediately with a band aid plastic taste and bitter hops with toasted caramel cube and amber malts. It's not right.

M - Usually I like bitter but this beer's bitter is off-putting with a gross finish featuring an off-citrusy kick.

D - No thanks. I didn't even finish the sample size. Time to move along.

06-07-2010 23:22:48 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Boilermaker88

California

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%

Sampled (5oz.) at BJ's Brewhouse in Arcadia, CA.
Had a dark amber color with a thin off-white head and thin web of sticky lace.
Smell was light and sweet, of caramel and fruit, with a mild hops note.
Taste was okay but underpowered. Had a sweet caramel/toffee and hint of dark fruit flavor and a mild hops finish. Alcohol made a warming appearance in the finish.
Feel was smooth and full.
Jeremiah Red is a decent, if understrength, beer. The 7.1% ABV came through a bit strong but maybe because the rest of the beer seemed to be coming up a bit diminished in flavor.

09-09-2003 19:34:20 | More by Boilermaker88
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Westyn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-31-2014 17:19:15 | More by Westyn
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%

A vigorous pour into a pint glass yielded over an inch of off white head that leaves nice lacing as it is consumed. It is copper colored. I smell roasted malts with a hint of smokiness. I am drinking this growler two days after purchase but it has held its carbonation very well. It is malty in taste and goes down pretty well. BJ's is not my favorite brewpub but the old lady likes the food, as do I, so I will continue to go there. Hey, it's better than drinking Miller Lite at a chain restaurant.

07-14-2009 13:56:43 | More by buschbeer
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-21-2013 00:30:41 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Gusler

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

As one would expect a sanguineous color, the head portly and the consistency spumescent, tan in color and the residual lace a nice sealing sheet. Nose is sweetly malt, fresh and clean with a malt-laden start, top middling in its feel. Finnish is mildly acidic, the hops apropos to the style, dry lingering aftertaste.

04-05-2003 16:55:18 | More by Gusler
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-03-2012 03:53:39 | More by Scott_McCool
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joe90605

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-01-2014 23:54:24 | More by joe90605
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baiser

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

On tap at BJ's in Cupertino. Pours a clear reddish brown body, with a white head, good retention. Sweet malt in the nose and some fruitiness. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel and a bit nutty. This is no Arrogant bastard, but it still hit the spot. Finish is dry, and grainy. Good amount of hops for the style. Good drinkability for its ABV.

08-15-2005 02:01:40 | More by baiser
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RayHampel

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-20-2012 04:15:58 | More by RayHampel
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jcalabre

California

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%

Originally sampled on 12 April 2002. In the past, I've never thought much of 'Red Ales'. Everyone I had sampled, didn't have much flavor. This one did. There was plenty of malty flavor to enjoy. In my opinion, this is well worth trying. Had it @ the BJ's in Irvine, CA

06-15-2003 19:38:11 | More by jcalabre
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TheEclecticGent

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

Probably the best Irish Red I have had. I am not surprised it has received medals. The appearance of this is beer is a light coppery color. Moderate lacing on the glass as it was consumed. The nose is excellent, a malty and ever so slight citrus hint at the end. It has a wonderful light malty flavor with a good hop balance. I had to go for two of these. It packs a heavier punch than most Irish Style Reds at 7.4% ABV. Without a doubt the best of the year-round beers that BJ's has to offer.

04-13-2009 16:48:38 | More by TheEclecticGent
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-22-2012 17:41:05 | More by pperez38
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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
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