Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
on tap @ Yazoo Brewing
Pours a nice light brown, clear, with reddish/ruby highlights. A White head sits on top, kind of thick, at least 2cms, which stays around, leaving nice lacing, and sending a nice stream of bubbles through the beer. Looks good, very good. It smells like sweet caramel, a bit like cola, with some light hints of milk chocolate. Not much of a hop presence, which is kind of normal, but out of the ordinary as far as American styles go - and I can also smell a bit of yeast, mixing with the malts, to make a very bready kind of smell. Something smells almost raw, like unfermented wort. The taste delivers mostly on the cola nots, like a less sharply carbonated Coca-Cola. There's also a hint of creaminess, a tiny bit of spice from the hops I suppose, and a hint of chocolate. It actually tastes a bit like root beer as well, with very low bitterness, no leafiness, just a hint of earthiness is all. Actually, I would like just a little more, no bitterness, not much with dry hops, but just a little earthiness or maybe some herbal flavors to balance with the sweetness of the malts. Almost not complex enough, but still very nice. The body is kind of medium, maybe a bit on the thin side, but knowing the ABV, that isn't surprising. The carbonation is mild as well, no sting, just a tiny sharp presence on the tongue. There are a few thing that could add some body and complexity, without losing the character of the beer, maybe replacing some of the lighter malt with some roasted malts, maybe adding a little bit more hops towards the end of the boil. But still, it's better than the average brown ale by all means. This is actually a perfect sort of session brown ale. I would probably go to it if I wanted to drink one thing for quite a while. It's very pleasant, sort of inoffensive, and you could definitely do worse. It won't blow you away, but this is a beer you should take a shot at if you can.
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2009 02:06:56 | More by taylorhamrick
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