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

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Reviews: 43
Hads: 146
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
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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 UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (491 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Columbus, Ohio Restaurant and Bar. Boy this is one bold Red Ale. Caught somewhere between a strong American Amber Ale and and Irish Red, this beer doesn't exactly appease the masses- thankfully.

Srong toffee malts combine well with sunkist barley notes for bright caramel tastes and a depth of kilned barley variations. Dark copper-mohogany in color, this beer releases a thick, dense, barley-stained head that lasts the session and laces very well. The malts dominate the beer throughout, however there's a fresh hop flavor (piney and grassy) that only shows up in the taste, everso lightly in the nose, and struggles for balance in the mouthfeel. Alcohol content is evident with a sharp prickle to the mouth and light numbing. Confectionate sweetness accompany the barley notes from nose to finish, while always edging out the hops. Finishes with that cotton-candy sweetness and alcoholic numbness. Yes, bold for a Red which hurts drinkability but I like it for a variation. (992 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at BJ's, Westminster, CO

Poured a reddish-brown with a small, off-white head that left some patchy lacing. Basic aroma of sweet malts, caramel; toasty. Same in the taste, with nice caramel malt sweetness, mild hop bitterness, and just a hint of the above-average alcohol content. A little chewy with a slightly off aftertaste, but nothing intolerable. Medium bodied and nicely drinkable. (406 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (586 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/20/2011

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. (489 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.94/5  rDev -20.1%
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. (598 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (515 characters)

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Re-review from 7/31/2014 with changes in ratings: I still think this is an interesting version of the "red ale" and one of those beers that feels like it has a much lower ABV. Surprisingly balanced, but maybe to the point of seeming generic with the malt flavor. Still, I like the overall beer for what I think it is intended to be.

Original review from 1/4/2005: This is another one of the standard BJ's beers that are apparently brewed year-round at all locations. Jeremiah Red is a deep red-amber in color with a small head. Smell is light and somewhat fruity. The taste is very nicely balanced with fruity notes. The finish is a little bit more malty. ABV is not perceptable at all. This is another very good beer from BJ's, though the taste is just a step from great. (774 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (317 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.29/5  rDev -37.8%
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. (731 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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. (342 characters)

Photo of Boto
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer arrived a very dark amber color with a decent tan head. There was a roastiness in the aroma that I wasn't expecting of an amber ale. The roastiness held over into the taste also. It was more of a stout in its taste, but a hair lighter. Which is to say by no means was this a light beer. This was very full bodied and flavorful. Quite tasty, in fact! (358 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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. (499 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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 (278 characters)

Photo of JamesS
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

At Greenwood, Indiana location... poured an excellent deep red with wonderful head and very nice lacing. Huge deep malt scent with a nice tang in the nose. Wonderfully deep malty scent, with a great tang, and hints of chocolate. Very smooth, rich and deep, with no hint of the relatively high ABV. My favorite at BJ's. (318 characters)

Photo of goblue3509
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (602 characters)

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (521 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
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. (572 characters)

Photo of colts9016
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is an amber color with a reddish hue. The nose faint and hard to describe. The taste has a very complex malt character. There is a sweet, roasted toasted and caramelized. There is not much in the way of hops. The finish is clean and sweet and simple with hints of bitterness. Overall very tasty beer (308 characters)

Photo of Morris729
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (523 characters)

Photo of Samp01
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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 (391 characters)

Photo of watermelonman
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (414 characters)

Photo of jcalabre
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
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 (268 characters)

Photo of BrewMaster
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served in a pint glass with a finely textured head than thins to a single layer atop the clear, dark reddish-brown fluid.

Smell: Big malty aroma with a hint of fresh berries and sage.

Taste: Rich malty flavor and pretty much no hops to speak of. There are flavor notes of toast, biscuit, saltine crackers, burnt caramel, dried apricot, punes, raisins (lots of dried fruit, to say the least) sweet tanins and an alcohol ending. There is also some smokiness at the end of the flavor that sits on the middle of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Leaves the palate dry with a bready aftertaste.

Drinkability: It's a pretty good beer that is nice to enjoy with a pizza. I'd gladly have it again. (703 characters)

Photo of mickeymac
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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. (337 characters)

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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.