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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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44 Reviews
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Reviews: 44
Hads: 158
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 22.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 10-23-2002

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
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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.29/5  rDev -37.6%
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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

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Photo of nem2006
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of mickeymac
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of IceAce
3.32/5  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.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
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

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Photo of Mittsies
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of LyonsHead
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


On tap at BJ's Escondido.

A: Reddish orange with an inch of dense beige sea foam. Solid retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Pine, earth, and grapefruit blend with pronounced bread and caramel, striking a fine balance, or at least a balance.

T: Lightly sweet caramel malt with bread. There's a lower moderate bitterness with pine and a touch of grapefruit.

M: Medium in body with marching carbonation (sort of a mid-paced high stepping gait).

Overall: A solid malty red ale.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at BJ's in Valencia, CA.

Pours a clear light brownish-red with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp on the mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good red ale but like the Nutty Brewnette the alcohol on the finish is slightly jarring.

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Photo of Morris729
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ABV: 7.1%, IBU: 35, OG: 1.072, FG: 1.017
Pours a reddish amber color with a short off-white head that fades into a sticky lace. Nose is dominated by sweet fruit with a bit of toasted malt. Medium-bodied with a big sweet malty palate with a touch of fruity yeast as well as some faint buttery diacetyl and toffee. Finish has some lingering residual sweetness. Considering the ABV, the alcohol is fairly well hidden. A nice red ale with a lot of complex malt flavor. Sampled locally at the BJ’s at 4901 Beltline in Addison.

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Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours as you would expect, a rather dark red, small, off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing.

S - Sweet malt, caramel, some toffee, a hint of hazelnut and dark fruit.

T - Very sweet. There's actually quite a bit of a fruit taste, raisins and even a bit of apple. Fades into some toffee and hazelnut. Very nutty on the end.

M - Incredibly smooth. The alcohol hidden very well. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky.

Overall - I thought this was a decent beer. It was on the verge of being a little too sweet, but turned out pretty well.

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Photo of watermelonman
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, bright amber/caramel color. Poured a 1 finger tan head that dissipated to an even skim. Thin, even lacing.

S: Wet grains, caramel and bready malts. A little bitter cripsness in the nose.

T: Roasted caramel malts, hay and wet grass. Bitter in the finish to balance all but a pleasant lingering sweetness.

M: Medium body. Nicely balanced carbonation. Very smooth with a nice cripsness in the finish.

D: Very dirnkable beer. A nice tasting choice in a style that has a lot of pretty average beer.

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Photo of Samp01
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Brea BJ's, the bartender, Brian, said this was there most popular brew. Perhaps it is 'cause it might appeal to the more macro-oriented crowd that might drop in here more for the food than the beer.

The red is copper-hued little beauty a bit more red than most copper bodies. The smallish off-white head did some mild lacing. The nose is malty with hints of caramel and slight whiffs of friuty spice. The flavor is spicy as well with good malt presence. The feel is medium with a fine finish. Very nicely drinkable.

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Photo of baos
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pint in a pint glass

A: Nice red body with a wee bit o' head. Some lacing but not a lot.

S: Nice deep malty "red" aroma.

T: Sweet and Malty just a wee bit of hops.

M: A bit on the light side, but still fitting for the flavor.

D: Very drinkable indeed I drank the whole thing!

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Photo of Gavage
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear amber in color with a 1/2" head. Some light spotty lacing developed through the drink.

Smell: the aroma was light as malt and caramel were tough to pull out.

Taste: the flavor was much better as the malt levels were strong, but the bitterness was a little light. Caramel and alcohol tones rounded this out.

Mouthfeel: this was medium/heavy in body and produces a lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is long on the malt and alcohol.

Drinkability: definitely a high octane and malty red, but drinkablility suffers slightly with the higher alcohol level.

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Photo of AAG
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of beerceller99
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the North Dallas location. Has a dark amber color with an off white head. Medium intense smell of sweet malts, fruits, and spices. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Strong malt flavors are bittersweet, fruity and spicy. Not much hop flavors here.
A decent brew that I would drink again.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium red color. Small head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A medium bodied red ale. Nicely malty (a blend of five different malts). Not too hoppy, yet it balances well. Malts are slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

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Photo of goblue3509
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice reddish amber color with a slight off white head which is about one finger in size and gives way to web lacing down the glass. The aroma is of caramel malt backbone with some roasted malt and hint of ever so slightly of hops. The taste has a caramel malt backbone along with a touch of roasted malt. In the middle there is a hop bitterness of wet hops and earthy hops as well as some dark fruit. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall this is a nice beer, it is an easy drink, its not as complex in the nose as i would like but the rest of the beer is good. It has a nice balance.

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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.