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Jeremiah Red Ale - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Jeremiah Red Ale
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse visit their website
Arizona, 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: UncleJimbo on 10-11-2004)
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Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -43.7%

beernads, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of velkyal
2.33/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had at BJ's Daytona as part of a flight.

Sight - amber leading to red, almost no head at all.
Smell - sugary sweet, like syrup
Taste - toffee, caramel, general sweet syrup, too much sweet going on.
Sweet - 3.5/5
Bitter - 1/5

This beer really needed a hoppy bite to balance out the sickly sweetness. My wife ordered a pint of this but couldn't finish it because it was so sweet. Completely out of whack.

velkyal, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of tfsimpkins
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

tfsimpkins, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Robert_Ray
2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

After you have some real good ales, this one is just plain ok. Nothing to get excited about, just ok. My last glass of this tasted slightly sweet, a little malty and metallic. It also had a metallic smell as well. I would stick to the guest beers that are on tap instead of the house brews. They do have a very fine selection of bottles as well.

Robert_Ray, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured a ruby brown in color with no head. Smell is all malt and a little off. Taste is much the same. Not sure what the flavor is, but it strikes me as a bit stale. Like cheap malts were used in the production of this beer. This strikes me as rather close to your basic BMC. Not much going on here. Smooth, but tough to finish. Not very enjoyable, I'll move on.

FtownThrowDown, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of petermethot
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

petermethot, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of magictrokini
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the one BJ's pimps as their award-winner. Pours a bright copper with a medium white head. Malty, fruity aroma as advertised, with some caramel. Sharp taste with earthy hops. Decent malt backbone. Bitter, but not in a really good way. They have better beers than this on tap.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mostly clear light red/dark copper color with a fluffy cream colored head. Excellent lacing and retention...a nice looking beer.

Sweeter-than-caramel malt nose, a bit of chocolate malts and perhaps some crystal as well. Candy-like sweetness is a bit odd, but not necessarily off-putting.

Smooth earthy and peat flavors are dominating in this brew along with sweet and toasty malts. Has a mild hop bite on the finish. Candy-esque sweetness is a bit annoying and the alcohol feel is a bit raw, but a decently enjoyable beer that I would not mind drinking again one of these days.

twiggamortis420, Feb 18, 2009
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

LakerLeith, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

freditoj, Dec 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

DanSmith17, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

RedWeizen83, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of pathead
3/5  rDev -15.5%

pathead, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Techichi, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of theopholis
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in the Canoga Park BJs.

Appearance- Poured a nice amber/red with a light orange head. The head looked almost like orange sherbert. Very good head retention, and good lacing.

Aroma- Mostly malt sweetness, and a citrusy hoppy aroma. The hops were kind of disappointing.

Taste- The beer has a decent balance of citrusy hoppiness and malt sweetness. I wish it had more hops tho..

Mouthfeel- Thin-medium body. Good carbonation level.

Drinkability- I tend to prefer more flavoring and aroma hops in my red ales, but I'm a major hop-head.

theopholis, May 12, 2007
Photo of tbern007
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I previously reviewed the same beer, from the same location (BJs in Henderson NV), but on-tap and in person at the bar. THAT beer was much much better.
This time I took the growler home and tasted it later. Way different. And not the same.
Average in every way. Much sweeter and maltier. Also could be that because the on-tap and growler were tasted on different days, there could have been a difference in the batch characteristics. Regardless of reasons, the growler was very sweet. Too sweet. Not as bitter, not at all like what I have come to expect from ordering this beer on location. I will stick to having in in person from now on and will try a growler of something different.

tbern007, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of changeup45
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled this on 4/23/08. This is a pretty good beer. Reddish-amber color topped with a thin off-white head and some spotty lacing. Roasted malty flavor with some caramel in there. It seemed slightly off balanced with a finish that was a bit stale but overall it was solid and I liked it.

changeup45, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of MiScusi
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Rancho Cucamonga, CA location. A sort of imperial red ale. Pours red, head is off white, foamy, not too durable. The smell is subdued, but it is malty. The taste very malty. Hops don't contribute much to this beer. Starts with semi-sweet malt, and then finishes spicy. There may be some very faint smokiness thrown in there too. It's mainly a malty high alcohol soup. The alcohol is definitely detectable, probably giving off the spiciness, and creates a really viscous mouthfeel. I wouldn't drink this beer again. It's not really my style.

MiScusi, Aug 01, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

2dogbrew, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Can_has_beer, Sep 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

MastaShonuf, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

zbooks, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of JDV
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear Orangish red pour. Smell is sweet and malty with hints of apple juice. Taste is similar with sweet apple like malt flavors, and a touch of balancing hops. Still thin overall, but not excessively so. Very friendly, drinkable, and the alcohol was hidden well. Nice beer, and one of my favorites here.

JDV, Mar 15, 2008
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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.