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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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471 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 17
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Many Mexican beer styles today are descendants of old Austrian styles, from when Austria ruled Mexico in the late 19th century. Our Dos Perros is made with German Munich malt, English Pale malt, and Chocolate malt, and hopped with Perle and Saaz hops. To lighten the body, as many Mexican brewers do, we add a small portion of flaked maize. The result is a wonderfully bready malt aroma, balanced with some maize sweetness and a noble hop finish.

21 IBU

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 11-24-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 471 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bounty628:
Photo of Bounty628
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Though a lot of breweries have a sort of traditional American brown ale, Dos Perros has a nice complexity to it that makes it stand apart.

Poured from the bottle into a Yazoo pint glass I acquired while in Nashville, Dos Perros pours a mid-range brown color and the carbonation within the beer is evident once poured. There is a decent off-white head produced from the pour that dissipates rather quickly once the pour settles. The color of the beer is a nice fit for what is to come with the rest of the offering as it sets the tone for what the beer is all about.

The nose is packed pretty tightly with malted notes coupled with other darker hints of caramel and a kick of chocolate. The caramel is probably the most noticeable in the nose as there is sort of a sugary sweetness that walks its way out of the glass into the nose. There is a good bread backing within the nose that adds an additional bit of body to it.

If you are traditionally not a fan of a Mexican brown ale, it is probably because you have only had some pretty bad Mexican brown ales either on a cruise ship or at your local Mexican-in-name-only restaurant. Have no fear, Dos Perros will solve your dilemma and you will find that the taste is a real winner with this Mexican brown ale. There is a dominant malt effect that holds true throughout the entire offering but the malts are sweet and roasted and are remarkably well balanced. This offering is brewed with three different malts (German Munich, English Pale and Chocolate) and Yazoo has ensured that the three malts work together in a cohesive nature to really deliver a rich and inviting malt experience. For those that fear the malt-gone-wrong beers that end up with almost a syrup nature to them, you can rest assured that Dos Perros does not disappoint.

The mouthfeel of Dos Perros is both smooth and crisp and just like the taste, there is no syrupy or processed mouthfeel that is left because of the good malt nature of the beer. The offering is rather crisp in nature and all told is a nice balance of complexity. In terms of drinkability, the Dos Perros could be a very nice session beer as the ABV is a low 3.5% and when coupled with the smoothness and crisp nature of the beer you are left with a good tasting beer that is sure to not let you down.

Bounty628, Sep 03, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now this a different take on an american brown ale,and I kinda like it.Poured a deep tawny brown with a thinner white head atop,deep roast in the nose,along with some brown sugar and a mineral scent.Flavors are roasted with some bitter chocolate, nut and earth round out a soft finish that the flaked maize had a hand in I am guessing.Hmm I had low expectations,but I gotta say it has a uniquness thats pretty good.

oberon, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of pdoler12
5/5  rDev +37.7%

pdoler12, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of weatherdog
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a Yazoo branded shaker pint glass

It pours a deep rich brown with some ruby highlights and a 2 finger tan head that fades pretty quickly.

The nose is all pale chocolate and lightly roasted coffee malt. I really love the assertive but not overbearing coffee notes in the aroma.

The coffee flavors aren't as strong in the flavors and are replaced by a medium malt breadiness with a little chocolate. A very faint floral hop flavor is detected as well. It's just kind of a bland non distinct flavor.

Carbonation is medium with a medium light body. The lighter body really adds to the drinkability. I've enjoyed this beer several times and just wish some of the coffee noted wouild transfer to the taste.

weatherdog, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of J2L
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

J2L, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #45 (Oct 2010):

Paying homage to the Mexican/Vienna beers. Enough head to get by, clear reddish brown color. Smells of German dark bread, subtle floral hops and cocoa powder. This ale has some body for a smaller beer, but still leans toward the dry side. Milk-like sweetness form the maize adds some depth to the clean, toasty maltiness. Light peck of hop spice and floral bitterness level this beer out. Of course, we have to use "session beer" somewhere in this review--a damn good one at that.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

markallmon, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of jonny1138
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

csmartin6, May 22, 2012
Photo of codysjb
4/5  rDev +10.2%

codysjb, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of jmbraxton
3/5  rDev -17.4%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, dated about 1 year ago but refrigerator, served in a goblet.

A: looks like cola, with excellent clarity, but without visible carbonation.

Aroma: caramel and chocolate malts, with an exceptional contribution from the latter. Also a faint spicy/herbal note and a touch of smoke.

T: malty, as expected. A cross between a Mexican brown and an American Brown Ale. Clean finish.

M: (Intentionally) Thin body; light carbonation.

O: Recommended for fans of brown and amber ales. Less malty but a bit more hoppy than Fat Tire.

chinchill, May 08, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Schlafly33, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A small off white to light tan head quickly dies to a thin lacing and that soon thereafter disappears above this clear reddish amber colored beer.

A light smell of sweet roasted caramel malts with just a hint of sweet chocolates.

A light sweet roasted caramel to toffee taste I really can't taste the hops but I can tell that their there as well as a very light chocolate. Taste a lot like Dos Equis Amber, maybe a bit smoother, I wish I had remembered to buy a lime to try with this bottle.

A light dry aftertaste that brings with it a bit of the roasted caramel malt taste on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty good tasting beer, I wish I had a few more of them, quite a few more and some limes.

LXIXME, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of weonfire
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

weonfire, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of lcdawg
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

lcdawg, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yazoo- Dos Perros

Thanks to Unclejedi for this 1!

A- Light clear maple brown with a small soapy head.
S- Good light touch of pecans, hazelnuts, and walnuts blended into a sweet batter of brown sugar and cola syrup.
T- Sweet brown sugar with a good nutty pecan/ hazelnut twang. Light touch of black licorice malt.
M- Sweet and malty with a good syrupy, and slightly dry, finish.

Overall- tasty but not overpowering. Solid.
(Thanks Jed!)

NJpadreFan, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of SMark
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into an Imperial pint glass at 47° from a 12 ounce bottle with a bottled on date notched on the label. One finger of head resulted from the pour. There was very little carbonation and lace. The beer was brown.

Chocolate and brown roasted malt were the predominant aromas. Hops were distinguishable in the background but required some effort to get to beyond the malt. There was a nice ethereal quality present.

There was a slight bitter chocolate taste with fruitiness shortly after. Carbonation seemed to mess up what could have been a nice smooth taste.

The bitterness subsided rather quickly with not a lot left to ponder. This was a bit short of what I was expecting but do consider adequate.

This is a nicely made beer with balanced hops and malt. It was not quite up to what I was hoping for but would definitely not turn down another.

SMark, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of topgun1911
4/5  rDev +10.2%

topgun1911, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Zebus0
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another vacation beer. (In TN if you haven't guessed). Found this one from Nashville. Was happy to find a local brew. I love brown ales so this one was more in my territory.

A- Pretty good looking brown ale. I like the dark copper color, darker than most actually. Decent head on it for a brown ale.

S- There hardly isn't a smell on here at all. Just *barely* a slight aroma of the hops if you put it up to your nose, not much else there.

T- Pretty good brown ale. Has kind of a metallic hint which I'm not fond of. Reminds me a lot of Killian's even though it's a brown ale, but it's like a darker version of it. At first the taste was intense but it grows on you the more you drink of it, not because it's alcohol, but you get used to the sharpness. Quite a bit of hops in this for a brown ale.

M- Typical. More on the grainy side, kind of different for an ale.

D- Pretty good. At first I wasn't sure I liked it but it certainly grows on you. Kind of reminds me of Modelo Negra a bit. Threw me off because of the name I assumed this was Mexican beer.

Overall, I'm impressed. Nice surprise.

Zebus0, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of Psberrier
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Psberrier, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Beezee, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, velvety-bergundy amber in color, with a fair head (about one finger). Average lace. Nice color.

Nose is caramel malty and sweet. Not bad.

Taste is sweet up front, with a light roast and more caramel tones. I get a little coffee, too. Finishes with a slightly acidic citrus hop zest. Somehow, this one seems a little off-balance. I get too much sweet and tartness. Not one I'd pursue again.

secondtooth, Nov 05, 2011
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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.