BJís Restaurant & Brewhouse Reviews




UDBeernut
3.4
BJís PM Porter
dark pour, cream hued head. light body, almost a nitro like mouth feel. some roasted malt, patented malt, balanced sweetness.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UDBeernut
2.9
BJís Piranha Pale Ale
Man, where to start on this one? First it pours a crimson brown hue, translucent. Minimal nose. Taste has slight bitterness, light flowers and citrus rind. Begins with a sloppy feel, as it warms it becomes more enjoyable. Light body.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UDBeernut
3
BJís Comitted DIPA
Tap at the BJís in Hurst, Tx. Pours pale copper, mostly translucent. Strong resin nose. Taste has cutting bitterness, pine resin, light toast. Booze is hot and rough on the edges. Full body. This is a fighting beer.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

AndyW68
3.5
BJís Magnoliaís Peach
Near clear orange pour with limited head. Aroma is strong peach. Taste follows nose with a little funk. Mouthfeel is watery then dry.
Monday, May 09, 2016

Blairgus
3.2
BJís Berry Burst Cider
7 May 2016, tap at BJs. Pink. Looks like champaign with bubbles on the side of the glass. Nose is nutrasweet berry drink. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Lightly dry, nicely sweet, nice raspberry syrup. Decent.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.2
BJís LightSwitch Lager
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized creamy white head that faded quickly and left good lacing. The aroma was faintly tangy and sweet with a touch of sour mash. The flavor was tangy and sweet with hints of fruit and hot pepper. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh
Sunday, May 08, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.7
BJís Tatonka Stout
Sampled on draft at the Pittsburgh location this beer poured a black color with a large creamy beige head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, vanilla, malted milk, coffee and cocoa. The flavor was vanilla, coffee, cocoa, toasty malts, malted milk and a mild bitterness. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Quite nice.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Moolesen
3.5
BJís Tatonka Stout
Draught at BJís Dublin Ohio, US. Very dark brown almost black with a tanned head. Nice aroma of coffee, roasted malt and some sweet hints of something which I cannot define. In the flavour it became obvious that the sweetness I discovered in the nose is sweet dried fruits and I suspect it also to come from the yeast. It is a stout but has relations with a barley wine with a bitter twist. Special beer Indeed
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Ibrew2or3
4
BJís / Stone Temple Of Stone IPA
Poured up on tap at the Chandler AZ BJís where it exhibits a clear pure gold body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The modest aroma offers up grapefruit, tangelo and then a sliver of mango. The taste delivers some bitter citrus hops that are grapefruit and tangerine like. It then picks up a modest juicy mango sensation before the bitter citrus hops take over again midway and into the finish. Nice IPA. Thanks Stone.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

bpreo
3.6
BJís Oasis Amber
Awesome aftertaste. Wow, I donít know what it is but it is one of the best I have tasted.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

bpreo
1.5
BJís Berry Burst Cider
Artificial flavors? A bit spritzy, sparkling kind of. Really low alcohol content.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
BJís Holidaze Harvest Pumpkin Ale
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. A pumpkin ale on tap in April, who would have thought? Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of pumpkin spices, herbs, cinnamon. Tastes of pumpkin spices, herbs, cinnamon, malt, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
BJís Magnoliaís Peach
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Nice peach on the aroma. Tastes of peaches and light wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Peach flavors were actually pretty solid I thought.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
2.8
BJís Studio Session IPA
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, toasty notes, biscuit, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, malt, biscuit, light butter, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.6
BJís Tatonka Stout
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, coconut, light whiskey. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, cocoa. Medium body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.6
BJís PM Porter
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roast. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, syrup. Medium body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3
BJís Nutty Brewnette
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, cocoa, roasty notes, toasty notes. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light butter. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.3
BJís Oasis Amber
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, citrus. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, malt, toasty notes, biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
BJís Jeremiah Red
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, malt. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, malt, stone fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.6
BJís HopStorm IPA
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, pine. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes, light pine. Medium body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
2.8
BJís Piranha Pale Ale
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Murky brownish orange with off-white head. Aromas of toasty notes, biscuit, light citrus. Tastes of citrus, toasty notes, biscuit, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.3
BJís Harvest Hefeweizen
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Hazy straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of banana and herbs. Tastes of banana, herbs, yeast, spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.6
BJís Brewhouse Blonde
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, malt, wheat. Tastes of malt, wheat, hay, light floral notes, herbs. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
BJís LightSwitch Lager
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, hay. Tastes of wheat, citrus, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

prawlie
3.7
BJís PM Porter
Draught. Nice and well balanced porter with an attractive treacle aroma. I went for a BJs flight and this was the pick of the bunch.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

prawlie
3.5
BJís Tatonka Stout
Draught. Very malty, dry, with a light roast flavour. I got on with this, though it lacked the complexity of great imperial stouts.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PorterPounder
3.2
BJís Magnoliaís Peach
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at BJís. Hazy, dark orange with a filmy snow white head that leaves a trace of lacing. Aroma has some peach juice accents, a hint of coriander spice. Pleasant peach fruitiness, a hint of citrus bitterness, a touch of bubble him sweetness. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

prawlie
2.6
BJís Brewhouse Blonde
Draught. Lightly hopped, smooth and easy drinking, with a very dry finish. Slight zest from the hops. Very ordinary overall.
Friday, April 15, 2016

prawlie
3.6
BJís HopStorm IPA
On draught. Dry, hoppy and good. Flavoursome, but Iím not sure its one for a session.
Friday, April 15, 2016

Lowe1983
3.6
BJís Whiskey Barrel Stout (Bourbon Tatonka)
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and some oak. Flavor is the same with more oak than I was anticipating, but still very good. Had a hint of warming on the finish.
Friday, April 15, 2016

bleeng
2.5
BJís Magnoliaís Peach
BJís draft. Very light coloring with no head. A slight fruit nose-but which one? Taste is like a very light pale ale-but little fruit. Whereís the peach??
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Barreras
2.7
BJís Magnoliaís Peach
Pours a cloudy orange color with a slight peach fruit aroma. Taste is crisp, with a good amount of peach and mango taste. A dry finish with a surprising light malty aftertaste. A decent fruit beer that lacked fullness and sweetness.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kinz
3.5
BJís Magnoliaís Peach
Medium gold amber appearance, hazy, nice head from draft. Aroma is lightly peachy, slight caramel malt. Flavor is a match - pleasant sort of neutral amber style beer with slightly sweetish peach notes. Luckily doesnít get to be cloying. Really not bad at all.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Sledutah
3.1
BJís Nutty Brewnette
On tap at the San Bruno location
Cloudy brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma is nutty and chocolate. Flavor of toasted malts, toffee, chocolate and nutty
Ok

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Aurelius
3.2
BJís Magnoliaís Peach
Sweetish peachy aroma. Misty wit appearance. Dry, nicely bitter, doughy, biscuity. Light body, effervescent. On tap, BJís Tallahassee.
Monday, April 04, 2016

HourGlass13
2.7
BJís PM Porter
On nitro. Pours up a dark brown, nearly black, with moderate tan head. Slight smoky, roasted aroma. Taste is nutty with a slight smoke and coffee presence. Smooth and creamy from the nitro, but still thin and watery with not enough body. Much lighter palate than expected.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

HourGlass13
3.2
BJís Jeremiah Red
Pours a clear reddish amber color, with a thin white head. The aroma is slight sweet, caramel, vanilla, and toasty malt. The flavor is caramel and minimal toasted malt. You can feel the alcohol burn. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a slightly sticky finish.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

HourGlass13
3.2
BJís Harvest Hefeweizen
Cloudy golden pour, thin white head with little to no lacing. Aroma is banana, and yeast. The taste is dominated by fresh banana, cloves, and some bubblegum. Tangy citrus on the finish. Not bad but has a somewhat fake taste to it.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

freekyp
3.5
BJís Harvest Hefeweizen
Big fruity fresh banana nose portends the equally banana-forward wheat malty body of BJís here. Excellent hefe here modelling the classic flavor components of the style. Pours lightly hazy amber. Served a bit on the cold side but I ainít complaining. This is a great hot weather quencher.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

freekyp
3.2
BJís Jeremiah Red
A middling clean malty red. Pours pretty gingerhead with a slight ring of white head. Very clean with forward caramel malts. Hides its ample alcohol well, with the fuel hitting the engine long after the swallow, evidenced by a welling warmness after a few swigs. Well done.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.6
BJís Nutty Brewnette
Sampled on draft at the Pittsburgh location this beer poured a orange-brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was faintly woody and a bit toasty. The flavor was bitter, roasty, woody, malty and had a bit of toffee. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.7
BJís Piranha Pale Ale
Sampled on draft at the Pittsburgh location this beer poured a bright orange color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was faint but sweetish with vague fruits. The flavor was tangy, sweet and vaguely fruity with hints of pine and cracker. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.1
BJís Brewhouse Blonde
Sampled on draft at the Pittsburgh location this beer poured a hazy yellow-gold color with a medium sized foamy off-white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was very faint but tangy and had a bit of lemon. The flavor was tangy, tartish and a touch grainy with a predominant flavor of watered down lemonade. Medium length finish. Light body. Blah.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

kramer
3.3
BJís Berry Burst Cider
Clear pale pink body with a minimal fizzy white head that vanished quickly. The nose is sweet and super fruity with raspberries and apple skins. The flavor is rather sweet, but thereís a nice mix of apple and raspberry in here. Light bodied and very fizzy and effervescent. Short finish. Actually pretty enjoyable.
Friday, March 18, 2016

kramer
2.7
BJís LightSwitch Lager
Pale straw body, minimal fizzy head that vanished completely. Minimal nose, grainy and corn-laced. Flavor isnít much better, minimal malt, no hops, bud light clone. Light bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. Meh, ok I guess, but not a beer geekís dream.
Friday, March 18, 2016

kramer
3.2
BJís Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale
Tap, Orlando. Clear dark brown body with a small craggy light brown head. The nose is super sweet and chocolaty with a Hershey syrup like quality. The flavor is very sweet, but not especially clingy and cloying. Medium bodied with a little lingering burnt malt on the finish. Decent enough, but after a while I get that slight chemical like note on the end again that I senses in some of their other beers.
Friday, March 18, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.4
BJís Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale
Sampled on draft at the Frederick MD location this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy off white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was cocoa powder, toasty malts and wood. The flavor was bitterish and toasty with a hint of smoke and moderate notes of chocolate and cola. Long finish with lingering chocolate. Medium body and smooth. Nice.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.6
BJís Committed Double IPA
Sampled on draft at the Frederick MD location this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a large foamy white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was tart, citric and piney. The flavor was sweet and moderately bitter with notes of honey, caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon and a hint of perfume. Very long hoppy finish. Moderately full bodied. Alcohol well controlled. Solid.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.6
BJís PM Porter
Sampled on nitro draft at the Frederick MD location this beer poured a black color with a huge creamy beige head that lingered forever and left incredible lacing. The aroma was toasty and a bit smoky with vanilla and coffee notes. The flavor was smooth, toasty, and woody with vanilla cream and light fruity hops. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied and very creamy. Solid.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.1
BJís Berry Burst Cider
Sampled on draft at the Frederick MD location this beer poured a pale pink color with no head and no lacing. The aroma was sweet sugar and raspberry jam. The flavor was tart and sweet raspberry, sugar and just a hint of cider. Long finish. Light body. Tasty but more like a wine cooler than a cider.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016