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Jeremiah Red Ale - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Jeremiah Red Ale
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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 videofrog
4/5  rDev +12.4%

videofrog, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of soju6
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at BJ's in El Paso.

A: Served an amber color with a small head and a bit of lacing.

S: Aroma is mostly of sweet malt with a hint of nuts mixed in.

T: Has a nice malty sweetness with some fruitiness. Finish has a touch of bitterness.

F: Medium body, quite crisp and smooth. the ABV is well hidden. Not overpowering, quite enjoyable.

D: a good drinker, good for a few. Seems to fill the style quite well.

soju6, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of tbern007
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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 velkyal
2.33/5  rDev -34.6%
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 BretSikkink
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Red highlights with a brown body served with a creamy beige head of about a quarter inch. Streaming bubbles keep it that way. The nose is a bit light, but biscuity sweet malt, lightly toasted. The flavor is again highly malty, with slight notes of toffee along with the toast. Lightly sour and puckering, minimal hops. Highly carbonated, but decently fun.

BretSikkink, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at Chandler location. This is occasionally put on the weekly cask offering. Lots of malt. Reddish highlights, white creamy head, lace. Mild malta roma. Above avrage mouthfeel from the malts, a touch of sour and a touch like an old ale. Too much carbonation to drink pints of it, still enough malt complexity to make it interesting.

Sammy, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
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 twiggamortis420
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
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
Photo of magictrokini
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
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 changeup45
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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 jasonjlewis
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I need to remember to try this oen again.

I received this beer with a decent amount of head and some good retention.

Nice toasty malts on the nose remind me of a typical red. I don't pick up on a lot of hops, but I do smell some hops. It seems that this won't be a hop head red.

The toasted malts dominate the palate and are balanced by a balancing citrusy hop bitterness. This won an Award as a strong ale. It didn't seem that strong to me. I guess the ABV makes it a strong ale, but the malts weren't super aggressive and this wasn't very hoppy.

There is a crispness to the mouthfeel, but it isn't very full and doesn't seem to do much for the back of my palate.

I would order this again at BJ's. Not bad at all.

jasonjlewis, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of HalfFull
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at the La Jolla, CA location in a pint glass. Pours a deep copper amber color and served with a nice half inch of off white head. Retention and lacing were moderate.

Smell is predominantly malty. Slightly sweet notes, some caramel/chocolate and a touch of citrus. Hops barely present.

Malt flavors continue in the taste yet offer decent complexity. Spice and chocolate linger. Mouthfeel is good and finish is smooth. Somewhat sweet but not overly so for a Red Ale, and a light bitterness enhances. Notably less bitter than many of the style, and that works for me.

Smooth and easy to drink, but the sweetness and the alcohol put a limit on that factor.

HalfFull, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of JDV
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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
Photo of Gusler
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As one would expect a sangrineous 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.

Gusler, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the Columbus location. This brew is a reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that lasts pretty well. Patchy lacing. Sweet malt and nuts in the nose. Medium-bodied with a sweet malt character throughout, along with light roasted nut and hops flavors. The finish is hoppy and nutty. Overall this is not too bad.

Dogbrick, Oct 05, 2007
Photo of Overlord
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It really doesn't taste like a red ale (not particularly hoppy), but this is probably my favorite of the BJ beer offerings. Big copper/orangeish pour with a white foamy head. Smells malty ... and tastes ... malty. Some hop overtones, but certainly nothing overwhelming. Somewhat complex taste and mouthfeel. Goes well with buffalo wings.

Overlord, Sep 17, 2007
Photo of MiScusi
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
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
Photo of theopholis
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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 BradBLR
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured a nice amber red color with an almost orangish head. The head lasted most of the beer and there was a good amount of lacing. The aroma of this beer was a cross between, a sweetish malt and a nice citrus floral aroma.

The beer had a really nice citrus type malt characteristic that made it almost taste like a sour barley wine, there were hints of hops at the end, but it was not a very hoppy beer. You could taste the alcohol slightly but it was balanced well with the malty flavors. The mouthfeel was good, the CO2 was a little bit weak, but nothing to complain about and it was slightly thin.

This was a pretty good beer, I was expecting a red ale, but I think I would put this more in the strong ale category without the big alcohol content.

BradBLR, Jan 17, 2007
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an interesting concept, at least I am intrigued by the description. Take an uninteresting Irish Red and double the recipe to give it some character. This beer sits a full red color in my glass and is topped by a pale tan color head that is pretty long lasting. The aroma is malt dominated with notes of caramel, a fruitiness that reminds me of cherries, and some toasted malt notes. The beer tastes sweet and malty with lots of fruity notes as well. I get notes of strawberry, cherry, caramel, and biscuits with a nice honey glaze. There is a bit of bitterness in the finish, which seems to make a feeble attempt at holding the yeasty fruitiness and solid malt notes in check (this is certainly not a bad thing either). I am really struck by how fruity this beer is, there is also a palate coating fullness to it that slowly melts to an herbal hoppy bitterness in the finish. Quite nice, really lives up to the verbal description.

Gueuzedude, Jul 04, 2005
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at the Las Vegas (Summerlin) location, but brewed in Chandler, Arizona.

This "Irish style strong ale" poured a dark, red-amber color with creamy, tan foam that settled. The smell was mild: malty with a hint of alcohol and a touch of cocoa. The taste was malty with notes of caramel malt and a very light sweetness. The hops were mild. A note of alcohol could be detected. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with med-full body and moderate carbonation. There was a slight bitterness in the finish, and overall this beer was warming. This was a pretty good red ale.

UncleJimbo, Oct 11, 2004
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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.