Billy Jenkins Session Bock
Wild Acre Brewing Company

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Bock - Traditional
Ranked #62
Ranked #35,553
3.73 | pDev: 12.33%
Wild Acre Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Very Good
Billy Jenkins Session BockBilly Jenkins Session Bock
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance - The beer is served a brown color with a small tan colored head. The head fades fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is big of a chocolate smell mixed with lots of caramel and a moderate roasted malt. There are some light but smells and a bit of smoke, making a nice sweet and roasty smell overall.
Taste - The taste begins with a nice sweet and roasty taste with lots of chocolate and caramel and a nice toasted malt base. As the taste moves forward, a bit nuttiness and the carmel becomes more toffee like. At the end some light herb joins in, and with the chocolate, roast, and sweet, one is left with a nice sweet bock taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouth feel - The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a moderate carbonation. For the style the feel is great and makes a nice easy drinker.
Overall- A nice sweet but easy drinking bock! Good to try!

Apr 10, 2021
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detgfrsh from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Copper color with beige head. Smells of toasted malt. Medium body. Caramel malt flavor with some hop bitterness. True to style, it's a little heavier in body than some other American examples.

Apr 03, 2020
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mamaraza from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the grand opening of a new Spaghetti Warehouse. Feels like a Shiner with a bit more malt. Overall its ok not sure what purpose it serves. A bit lighter and it could be a refreshing go-to while watching a baseball game. A bit heavier and with more ABV it could be a solid nightcap. Wouldn't necessarily recommend you seek this one out.

Mar 04, 2020
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scayers2 from Texas

2.71/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks like good ol' root beer.
Smell was faint, but not bad.
Taste was watery chocolate/coffee-ish and weak.
Feel was slightly creamy and weak.
Overall, after the first two cans, this became tedious to drink and enjoyment was diminished.

Dec 11, 2019

4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Billy Jenkins Bock By Wild Agave Brewing Company
5.2% ABV 15 IBU
Bock- single/traditional

Appearance: dark amber, off white head, good lacing

Aroma: toasted malts toffee

Taste: Munich malts, toffee, biscuit

Mouthfeel: full bodied, creamy, below average carbonation

Aftertaste: malty goodness, a tad dry

Oct 10, 2019
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GreggFWTX from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm glad to see BeerAdvocate rate this beer as "good", but it deserves to be classified higher in my opinion. This is a very solid bock beer. I see BA did it's due diligence and ranked it #58 in terms of German Bock's. It probably should be ranked higher IMO. In Texas it's all about Shiner Bock, and I love my Shiner, but I'd say Billy Jenkins is a notch or so above Shiner. Getting a cold pint of "Billy" and taking that first sip is like akin to taking a sip of a Guinness. It almost has that smooth malty-like taste that's just delicious and makes you come back for more. Had a pint of it at New York Pizza in Irving, TX, and they poured it into an ice mug. This beer is gradually becoming my go-to.

Sep 21, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Whistle Britches Chicken, Dallas
Red/Copper Color with modest 3/8" tan head which disappeared quickly. Light aroma.
Great taste, creamy and full bodied, good feel and with very light aftertaste. Lightness of a Shiner but an interesting alternative with more flavor..
Nice balance of malt and hops, mild sweetness/fruitiness
Wonderful brew for a hot summer afternoon, if you prefer a beer with more taste than a pale lager. Great with food.

Aug 31, 2019
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Jbbdrinker from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark copper and leaves decent off white head. There is a light toasted malt aroma. Carbination is medium and helps balance out the creamy body. There are flavors of sour, bitter hops and sweet, toasted malt. A hint of liquorice comes through in the end. More flavorful than Shiner, but not heavy at all.

Jun 04, 2019
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brewerburgundy from Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, tulip, canned 5/8/18.

The color is the deepest ruby; light penetrates the middle of the beer. Head is fleeting, leaving just a tawny foam ring.

Hersheys, raisins, very clean yeast.

Man this isn’t vanilla, and not the flavor. It’s akin to Shiner. Some dark malts, dried fruit, cherry, tobacco.

It’s not fizzy, it has that going for it. The body is thin, but with an edge of silkiness.

They love their Bock in Texas and this is about as good as a single Bock gets in my opinion.

Aug 04, 2018
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nach0king from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the Flying Saucer on the Lake.

No head, deep dark ruby red, very small amount of thin lacing.

A little malty sweetness on the nose.

Tastes great - a Texas bock like Shiner so it's quite mild but the sweetness is controlled and there's an appealing cereal note. Creamy but not overwhelming - a great combination of body and sessionability.

If you like Ziegenbock or Shiner Bock you'll really enjoy this. If you prefer bigger European bocks, look elsewhere.

Mar 04, 2018
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txmilligan from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First tried this on tap a couple of weekends ago at a new seafood place in FTW. I tried to tamp down my enthusiasm, thinking that I was reacting to a new beer after having a couple of other beers first. Bought a six pack, got it cold, and opened it up.

Perfect caramel brown color with a nice dirty tan head. Aroma is a bit thin.

From the first drink until the last, consistent, creamy, full bodied flavor. Fantastic without any aftertaste to distract. This is a fantastic beer.

Mar 06, 2017
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Old Chicago, on to the beer:

Yes, I think the "session bock" monikor is lame, but let's face it, this is some easy drinking stuff with good flavor. Chestnut colored and filled with an aroma and taste of lightly toasted malt and caramel. Certainly a big step up from Shiner Bock (which has a slightly lower alcohol content), and it mimics Shiner's lightness and drinkability.

Oct 09, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark ruby red and burnt brown copper with a khaki fizzy head that quickly dies off to nothing.

Toasty malts introduce the nose, with caramel, grape, and raisin. At times I get a pilsner essence with hints of grass and corn.

Taste is a certain sweet spice, I'm not quite sure what, with brown sugar, nuts, wheat bread, and caramel. While it sounds like that would be a lot of sweet elements, it is fairly balanced.

Light and frothy with a semi-dry finish.

Sep 26, 2016
Billy Jenkins Session Bock from Wild Acre Brewing Company
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