Fighting Billy Bock | Minhas Craft Brewery

Fighting Billy BockFighting Billy Bock
BA SCORE
13.2%
Liked This Beer
3 w/ 38 ratings
Fighting Billy BockFighting Billy Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
minhasbrewery.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Atron67 on 09-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,203
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
38
Liked:
5
Avg:
3/5
pDev:
22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was given to me by Minhas at the end of their brewery tour. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, malty. Taste is dark breads, nutty, tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is one of the better beers I have had from this brewery.

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Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of badgustav
4.25/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit on the sweet side but a very tasty Bock, good malty example of the style.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a dark red, almost brown with a decent off-white head that dissipates quickly. Has a sweet malty smell, with faint Carmel. I detect a slight cherry smell. A sweet front end that transitions into malt. A funky bad back end that hangs around. Not much happening. Just not very good.

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Photo of Ramjet62
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refreshingly smooth and will try again

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Photo of rossracing
2.39/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gater_ade
3.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
1.5/5  rDev -50%

Photo of coz
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of rpaxson19506
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.01/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a clear looking brown color with a light tan head on top. The head and retention on this beer were actually pretty impressive. There was even some lacing on this beer, I was surprised. The smell of the beer was decent, not too much in the way of hops, mostly just a malt aroma, kind of sweet smelling. The taste was pretty god I though, it was sweet but had a subtle chocolate flavor in there. It doesn't really fit the style too much but still I was impressed with the finish on this one at least. The mouthfeel is light, decently carbonated and easy to drink. Overall it's one of the better beers coming out of Minhas.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty disappointing beer in its style. The best score was the color. A deep clear red brown. Tan bubbly head, little lacing.
The smell is of malt and sugar.
The taste is following the smell. Not much else, far to sweet and sugary.
Will not buy it again.

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Photo of Flowyn82
1.5/5  rDev -50%

Photo of dlin0sbb
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Strix
2.21/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark reddish brown, good initial head that disappears quickly with no trace.

Vague nutty and corn scent.

Cola, caramel, corn, sugar, with a finish of...cigarette smoke. Cloying.

Watery and flat as all get out.

Not impressed. Mouthfeel needs a serious boost, and the flavors seem fake.

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Photo of zkoehn
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of richkrull
2.25/5  rDev -25%

Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Some nonsense about a curse and the meaning of the '=' symbol (really?) grace the label, and the cap spouts this gem: Bock = Taste. Hmmmm...the etymological inferences make me just want to slam a beer...on that note...

This beer pours a clear, dark rusty brown colour, with two fingers of frothy pale beige head, which settles like it's got a hot date somewhere else, leaving a low rise of slinking lace around the glass. It smells of thin roasted nutty malt, a metallic mineral character, and earthy, weedy hops. The taste is moderately sweet toasted grain, a bit of oily nuttiness, some mild bittersweet chocolate, a soft edgy, drying alcohol, and a musty floral/weedy hoppiness. The carbonation is quite sedate, the body just on the south side of medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the nutty malt still representing, with a adequate nondescript drying counterpoint.

Well, there's a first time for everything, and that time for my relationship with Minhas brewing has arrived - I drank the whole damned bottle! Sis boom bah! Nobody put a gun to my head, it was actually the beer that did it for me (or, if you will, didn't dispel my notions otherwise). While still out of sight of the world beaters for the style, this is still easily drinkable, and the bastard stepchild, in a Disney feel-good movie kind of way, of this brewery. Give it some love - it might encourage them.

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Photo of bowz32
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Little to no head in the pour maybe just a thin lace.
Color Dark brown around the edges and Black in the middle.
Smell was roasted malt light chocolate,sour mineral and sweet.
Taste little to none up front with a roasted chocolate after taste.
Carbonation was very light with a slight tingle.
Smooth light light body feel.

This beer was one out of a sampler pack from the Brewery tour.
Not the greatest beer, but not bad, has a lingering aftertaste.

P.S. Brewery tour is great

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Photo of scaliasux
1.99/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Dark brown. Appears clear. Short tan head that quickly dissipates.

Smell - Moderate roasted malt aroma. Getting mostly brown sugar.

Taste - Very sweet roasted malts. Kind of a light caramel sugary flavor. A little watery. Not picking up any hops. One note and overly sweet.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Seems out of character for style.

Overall - This might have been the best of the 6 pack (excepting the root beer) given to me after the brewery tour, but it's nothing to write home about. Minhas brews seem designed to be simple, light, and sweet. Not a winning combination for me.

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Fighting Billy Bock from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 13.2% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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