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

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Jeremiah Red AleJeremiah Red Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

12-31-2013 15:15:52 | More by braican
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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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 16:57:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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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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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-22-2012 17:41:05 | More by pperez38
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RadicalEdward

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-21-2011 07:33:05 | More by RadicalEdward
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Rollzroyce21

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-04-2011 06:52:51 | More by Rollzroyce21
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canders0927

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-21-2012 23:57:43 | More by canders0927
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Boilermaker88

California

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2003 19:34:20 | More by Boilermaker88
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nem2006

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

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

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: growler
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

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

California

3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a good-looking red, and it's actually red. The smell is a bit on the light side, but it does have a nice malty sweetness. It doesn't taste bad, but it's nothing spectacular. Hints of caramel and toffee are present, but the flavor is just a bit lacking. The alcohol content was a little high and noticeable considering the style.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

10-23-2002 21:19:23 | More by mickeymac
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cwreay90

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-13-2014 19:52:36 | More by cwreay90
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klesniew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-07-2013 00:12:57 | More by klesniew
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-21-2013 02:04:23 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Wolberjs

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-16-2014 15:42:42 | More by Wolberjs
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-29-2013 17:02:10 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Mittsies

California

3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've had this beer a few dozen times, and it was actually one of the first beers I had started drinking regularly when going to BJ's. When I originally had it, I might have scored the beer much higher, but after trying hundreds of other brews and coming back I've found this one to be somewhat lackluster.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the drink's smell and taste, it's just a bit bland and uninteresting. It's crisp, refreshing, decent alcohol content, has a nice robust flavor, an overall balanced flavor and a controlled amount of bitterness. Virtually no hop. I feel that the drink is far too sweet for my personal tastes, kind of a syrupy flavor and mouth-feel at times. I like my ales to have a wider variety of flavors, but Jeremiah red is all malt and fruit. It's OK. Certainly smells a lot better than it tastes, in my opinion.

No lacing/walling at all, which is a huge hit to the appearance score, but I do like the color and appearance otherwise. Overall it's a decent beer, but I wouldn't pay $5/per glass for a sub-par beer when they have Green Flash and Firestone Walker on tap.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

11-29-2013 14:55:15 | More by Mittsies
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IceAce

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Draught served up with less than one finger of foam which dissapated within two minutes. Slight lacing remains on brim of straight-side Libby pint glass.

SMELL: Aroma was light and slightly malty with the promise of sparkling fruits. Very nice copper-color with above average clarity, largely due to the DE filtering process.

TASTE: First taste was sheer pleasure as the tongue was bathed in mellow maltiness enhanced by the just-right carbonation.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer is nicely balanced with a clean mouthfeel completely void of diacytil. The finish is clean with a lasting maltiness that completely satisfies this taster.

DRINKABILITY: For those who prefer malts over hops...this is a well-made and easily consumed brew.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

01-22-2004 00:47:36 | More by IceAce
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jcalabre

California

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

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

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-14-2014 21:07:01 | More by Dave_Treat
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chrisfallon83


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-04-2012 07:50:01 | More by chrisfallon83
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-03-2014 01:26:17 | More by ZachKelly
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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.