Billy Jenkins Session Bock
Wild Acre Brewing Company

Billy Jenkins Session BockBilly Jenkins Session Bock
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Style:
Bock - Traditional
Ranked #56
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #33,865
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.33%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
50
From:
Wild Acre Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  20
SCORE
83
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Reviews by scayers2:
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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
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kflorence from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 05, 2020
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bundy462 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 22, 2020
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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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BEERSNOBBO from Texas

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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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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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jul 04, 2018
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Mortarforker from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 17, 2017
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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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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 17, 2018
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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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csfcmitchell from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 22, 2018
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Kips from Texas

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 09, 2018
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brewerburgundy from California

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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a77cj7 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 02, 2018
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jeschaefer from Texas

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 03, 2016
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Amp from Oklahoma

3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 09, 2017
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archero from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 27, 2018
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greenspointexas from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 04, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 07, 2016
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 23, 2016
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emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nov 08, 2017
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Jasoncpace from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 10, 2018
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Tiernan from Texas

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 17, 2018
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Labeorphile from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 09, 2017
Billy Jenkins Session Bock from Wild Acre Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 50 ratings