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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 21
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 11-24-2004

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
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Ratings: 522 | Reviews: 161
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Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of weatherdog
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown to mohaghony in color with a fingernail of off white head. Light Brussels lacing. Aroma is comprised of dark malt and isn't very strong. I taste dark malt with a slight note of spice similar to that of rye. I'm thinking that is the flaked maize. The mouth is creamy with that slight spice note at the back of the palate.

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
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!)

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.

Photo of Zebus0
2.82/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lovely session brown from Yazoo. I'd never guess the ABV was so low from the taste, but really appreciate that I can have a decent beer without worrying about a buzz. The flavor is a simple and balanced bready and nutty caramel, sort of a like a cleaned up Newcastle. There's a pleasant little kick of toffee and the end and the beer finished slightly sweet.

Photo of branimal9
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle recently brought back from Nashville by my GF - 5/24/2010.

Dark coppery-brown in color. Smells richly of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is milk chocolate, light hops and considerable roasted malt. Medium-bodied; Good drinkability & quite tasty!

Photo of Backer2004
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stopped in Nashville one evening and ordered a Bohanan Vanilla Cream--a local brew. Bartender said the brewery was taking a break but to try a Yazoo as a local option. Nothing other than the appearance reminded me of a classic brown Ale--good balance of hops and malts, no nuttiness of hints of caramel or chocolate. Almost like a heavier Newcastle. Okay choice.

Photo of Beertracker
4.48/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yazoo's Dos Perros pours up with a light carbonation that creates a low, but sustainable tannish-white head that nicely collars the deep auburn-burnt umber body. Very bright clarity w/ excellent head retention for a lower alcohol beer that has adjuncts. The aroma is an intermingling of caramel notes (butterscotch candy & hot toffee) & toasted malt (buttery croutons, saltine crackers & sourdough bread) with hints of chocolate (dark baker's chocolate, hot cocoa) along with a nice dark fruitiness and just a touch of spiciness from the Perle/Saaz hops. Very low-negligible diacetyl. The flavor starts off with a dominate caramel maltiness that drives completely through this beer with some buttery toffee/treacle notes and a lovely biscuit-like toastiness that add to the overall complexity complimented by some coffee-like roastiness. The finish is slightly bready, bittersweet, fruity (bilberry, elderberry) & spicy with just enough bitterness to balance. Two Dogs is a medium-light bodied session brown that reminds me more of a Southern English Brown Ale than anything American. Regardless, it has an exceptional drinkability and is amazingly complex for such a small beer. I would love to try a pint of this one on draught or even from a cask via a handpull with some bangers & mash + onion gravy! Yoo-hoo, it's Yazoo!

CHEERS! Beertracker

*Trader's note: Many thanks to CurtisMcArthur for the fresh bottle.

Photo of alleykatking
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle. Thanks go out to Supernova777 for this beer at a recent tasting. Josh...well I got nothing else.

A- Pours a darker brown color. I am actually surprised by this for some reason..don't know why. One finger tan head shows poor retention and lace falls back into the glass as I drink this one done.

S- A light toasted malt scent comes out with this one at first. A nutty aroma comes through more and more as the beer itself warms. The hops in this one are minimal in the backend...there is a light sourness to these as well. Don't know if that is suppose to be there or not. Overall the whole aroma is a little muted throwing it into the average range.

T- The taste follows the aroma pretty well. There is a light toasted/roasted malt in the front with maybe a hint of sweet milk chocoalte. The nutty aroma has now turned into a middle flavor in the beer itself along with a light almost bready malt backbone. A interesting coffee hint comes in the backend before turning to light hop bite. The alcohol never really comes into play very much if at all.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Light watery caramel malts with a hint of rpasted malt are left on the palate. A faint hop bite with some alcohol is left in the aftertaste. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were a little watery and muted but otherwise I would say pretty balanced. No real off flavors at all.

D- This beer was very drinkable. It's nothing special at all and I can respect that as just a easy drinking brown ale. ABV is low that you can make this a nice session beer. Not bad from a company that I look forward to trying more of in the future.

Photo of KYGunner
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from a bottle into a Yazoo pint glass which was quickly lined with bubbles. The carbonation was extreme with bubbling forcing its way to the top with the effervescence of Alka Seltzer.

The aroma had a chocolate malt fragrance with some caramel underpinnings but it was airy; if that even seems possible.

The flavor was light with chocolate malts, caramel, and a light hop profile. The flavors were lifted off the tongue with a rush of bubbles and basically erased any real taste.

The feel was also deeply influenced by the high carbonation. Airy and expansive the bubbling caused a small bit of sharpness in the throat.

Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, bready, nutty. Taste is the same, lots of bready malts, nutty, light hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Photo of BeerskiBrewski61
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer has little of a foamy head which dissipates quickly.

It had a nice brown color and smell pretty good.

I sort of liked the taste, it was very mild and had a good after taste.

Overall; I'd have to say that's it a good beer.

I live north of Nashville and can get this beer at most stores which sell beer.

Now for the bad news; it's so overly priced I cannot see how they can sell it. There are better beers for a much more affordable price.

Photo of gdud14
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. I've had it both draft and from a bottle.I live in Ind. and its not available where I live but my son brings it home from Nashville on the holidays. I have yet to get a bad reaction from anyone that I've provided the beer too. Excellent session beer, light and refreshing.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

More cloudy orange/red, not much on the brown. Finger of tan head appears and disappears just as fast.

Nice and malty, a little nutty, with a hint of chocolate. Not bad at all.

A bit of malt sweetness, and that nuttiness like the aroma. A hint of toastiness.

Upper end of light, but still too light and thin.

Drinkability is high. It's not a bad beer, but It's not a very good representative of the style either.

Photo of Brewsmith
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle sent to me from a friend in TN. Aroma is malty with a touch of coffee/bitter chocolate. Color is a deep rusry orange/brick red. Almost no head. Some malt is present, but not overwhelming, with a touch of caramel and a hint of coffee. Bitterness just balances the sweetness, no real hop character, just a little earthy/floral in the background. Body is light for a 5.5% beer. Clean, dry finish with a slight lingering bit of malt.

Photo of kkoz
2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance & Aroma: It was clear and had a deep brown color. There was a finger-thick, cream-colored, creamy head that stuck around for a bit, but didn’t leave any lacing. The aroma was a bit like dark chocolate and coffee.

Taste & Feel: There was a crisp mouthfeel, and the body was light-medium. There was a bit of a bready, lightly sweet chocolate flavor in the middle, followed by a chocolate and slightly coffee-like flavor in the finish. I couldn’t really taste a hop flavor, as the bitterness in the finish mixed with the coffee flavors, giving it a bit of a watered-down coffee like bitterness.

Food Pairing: This was a bit of a confusing one for me. Maybe it’s the Mexican flare of this beer, but I guess I’d pair it with spicy Mexican food. The bready, light chocolate, and watered-down coffee flavors would help to cut the spiciness, and might add an additional layer of flavor complexity to the food.

Overall Impression: I wasn’t sure what to expect from this beer, and it was definitely different. The aroma left evidence of a flavorful beer, but the ABV indicated that it was a session beer. It was very drinkable, and it had a little more flavor than most session beers. However, I felt that the light flavors were a bit of a tease, and it felt a bit watered down in the follow through. I’m not opposed to light session beers, but the lighter flavors left me wanting something a bit more bold.

Photo of jim102864
2.03/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was had on tap at Beer Sellar in Nashville, TN which was as forgettable an experience as the beer was.

Appearance of this brown ale was nearly clear in its browness with a thin head that disappeared shortly after being served. Not exactly shocking for the style, but the better browns I've had over the years have a certain creaminess to the head.

Aroma? What aroma? No one's home. Maybe a whiff of malt but that's about it.

The taste was as lackluster as everything else about this beer. Maybe the lines weren't clean and spoiled the stuff. This one tastes like any watery brew you've never liked.

As to mouthfeel, get the paddles 'cause this one's flatlined.

It's drinkable, but not recommended by me anyway. If I ever get the opportunity, I'll give it another chance, probably in bottle form. Not a good showing this time around.

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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.