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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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456 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 17
Gots: 44 | 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)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

01-21-2011 23:28:45 | More by BeerAdvocate
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oberon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

04-19-2010 21:30:01 | More by oberon
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weatherdog

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

01-10-2011 00:36:00 | More by weatherdog
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J2L


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-27-2012 03:12:29 | More by J2L
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-16-2013 23:28:30 | More by markallmon
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jonny1138

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-22-2014 02:08:13 | More by jonny1138
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csmartin6

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-22-2012 02:07:28 | More by csmartin6
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codysjb

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-06-2014 02:32:22 | More by codysjb
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-09-2013 18:07:32 | More by Cynic-ale
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jmbraxton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-19-2012 00:58:25 | More by jmbraxton
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

05-08-2014 21:13:54 | More by chinchill
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-15-2013 23:13:54 | More by Schlafly33
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

09-06-2012 22:16:31 | More by LXIXME
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weonfire

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-26-2012 16:29:05 | More by weonfire
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lcdawg

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-03-2012 14:13:48 | More by lcdawg
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%

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!)

08-23-2008 21:40:18 | More by NJpadreFan
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javlin624

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-19-2013 06:19:53 | More by javlin624
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SMark

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

03-26-2008 02:30:57 | More by SMark
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topgun1911

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-22-2012 03:10:20 | More by topgun1911
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Zebus0

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

07-21-2010 03:28:18 | More by Zebus0
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Psberrier

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-15-2014 19:56:04 | More by Psberrier
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Beezee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2012 04:40:18 | More by Beezee
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

11-05-2011 16:11:27 | More by secondtooth
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

Yazoo's Dos Perros pours a very dark brown body beneath a short head of creamy tan foam. The head retention is average, but it leaves some nice splashes and spots of lace about the glass. A whiff of cocoa greets you in the nose, giving you a hint of what's to come. It's medium-light bodied with a very fine, moderate carbonation that gives a delicate bristle to the tongue. In the flavor it displays a touch of soft milk chocolate, supple dried fruit, a flicker of juicy berries, and a touch of malty toastiness. Its hop flavors and bitterness are limited to allow the maltiness and yeasty fruitiness to shine, yet it's superbly balanced by a delicate acidity that couples with the yeasty fruitiness to give the impression that it's more fruity than it is. It finishes mostly dry with a pinch of cocoa, some lingering apricot-like fruitiness, and the suggestion of some leafy and grassy hops. I found it charming, interesting, enjoyable, and really easy to drink. Highly recommended.

02-14-2007 00:31:29 | More by NeroFiddled
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%

This beer pours a light bodied brown in color with a good amount of carbonation and a beige lacing around my glass. It gives off aromas of light chocolate malts, caramel, and toffee. It finishes with light bitterness. You can definitely tell it's Munich dark malt. All are very light and well integrated. It tastes of light chocolate malt and again is very heavy on the Munich malts. It it lightly bitter and subtly sweet. It tastes like a less nutty Altbairisch. It drinks very light and is as refreshing as a brown ale can be. For a smaller beer it has solid flavor and is a solid choice.

11-24-2012 17:18:06 | More by WoodBrew
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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
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