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

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 04:16:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

06-03-2009 18:30:59 | More by BEERchitect
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

09-01-2011 01:21:01 | More by Rifugium
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

09-11-2004 15:06:00 | More by Gavage
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-06-2014 23:54:52 | More by GClarkage
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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
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

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

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

04-05-2003 16:55:18 | More by Gusler
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HopHead84

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

12-21-2011 03:34:11 | More by HopHead84
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-27-2012 19:17:05 | More by harpus
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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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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
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

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

Colorado

3.63/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 1200 Roseville Parkway, Roseville

04-02-2009 20:36:23 | More by Haybeerman
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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

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

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

01-04-2005 20:58:55 | More by Gagnonsux
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Boto

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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!

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

04-30-2003 09:10:53 | More by Boto
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beerguy101

California

3.68/5  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

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

07-31-2003 02:51:26 | More by beerguy101
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-12-2013 18:28:37 | More by Brew33
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-28-2013 02:21:43 | More by CoryR
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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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JamesS

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +26.5%
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.

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

04-06-2012 15:23:59 | More by JamesS
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-15-2013 01:54:53 | More by 2beerdogs
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-25-2013 02:57:58 | More by Jame515
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Rollzroyce21

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-04-2011 06:52:51 | More by Rollzroyce21
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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

07-25-2010 00:26:22 | More by goblue3509
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-05-2011 19:41:22 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.