Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Reviews: 161
Hads: 546
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 96 | 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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Reviews: 161 | Hads: 546
Photo of jim102864
2.03/5  rDev -43.9%
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. (858 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.2/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this brew as an extra in a trade with Tilley4

12oz bottle, bottled 3rd week of May '07, served in a standard pint glass.

A - somewhat hazy, orange/brown color with a small tan head that became just a ring in 2 minutes, leaving only a few small spots of lacing.

S - not much on the smell just a slight saaz aroma.

T - flavor is odd, bitter tasting brew that leaves a sweetness on the lips and after taste.

M - thin and light, low carbonation

D - I didn't really care for this one too much. (498 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
2.39/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottled August 8, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours copper with a 1 finger beige head that leaves some spots of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is bready with some chocolate, grass and an odd metallic sort of note. Good strength (but not enjoyable).

Flavor is bready with a touch of fruit, some caramel, rather sweet with minimal hops. Better than the aroma but not by much.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, good carbonation.

OK at best...okay not really...pretty mediocre as there are some odd notes that just don’t do it for me here. (552 characters)

Photo of Brent
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The brewery was shooting for a Vienna Amber, similar to Dos Equis (hence the play on the name). While I'm in general a fan of this newer brewery, this particular beer falls short. Pours surprising dark, more like a schwarzbier. Flavor profile is a bit grainy, and the bottle notes the use of flaked corn, which is perhaps influencing my perception, but I seem to get a bit too much corn adjunct in the flavor. Dos Equis is certainly not the best of its style, but I have to say I'd choose it over Yazoo's try. In the brewery's defense, they haven't been bottling all that long, and I haven't tried this on tap yet. (614 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
2.71/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer is dark brown and forms an off white to tan head of small bubbles / medium bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Beer is clear at the corners.

Mildly sweet, oddly grainy aroma.

Beer is thin and has an odd late bitterness / aftertaste that tastes like wheat and roasted grains. There is little in the forward palate and its not a very desirable beer. (364 characters)

Photo of DCon
2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Received a 12 FL.OZ. bottle of this in a trade w/ CurtisMcArthur & not sure of estimated price. Poured from the Dark Blue labeled bottle w/ two green yarn made dogs on the front into my 16oz St. Louis Cardinals Pint Glass. Has Bottled On Date 04 11 11 on the side in a designated box.

Aroma- Has a HUGE maple syrup, caramel, and extreme malty aroma that punches the nose. Has hints of toffee as well.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has VERY good retention. Has a maple syrup colored body but has perfect clarity. Leaves tons of suds behind.

Flavor- A distant malt flavor with almost no American Brown ale characteristic... Has more of a pilsner taste but no hops or anything else... Didn't do anything for me.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Watery, and doesn't leave anything on palate... Pour all around.

Overall Impression- This is one of my first drain pours of the Fall... For some reason, there was such a great aroma but nothing in the taste or mouthfeel... Like water with a bit of sugar and hop added. May need to try this again to see if the Bottled date was too long ago... (1,120 characters)

Photo of Zebus0
2.82/5  rDev -22.1%
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. (1,099 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received in trade from GPHarris, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep reddish brown with a smallish tightly bubbled khaki head that quickly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells of caramel, brown bread, applesauce, brown sugar. There's more in the nose than I was expecting. Taste is light and sweet malts with a hint of tart and astringency. Watered down brown sugar water with hints of fruit and bread kind sums up this experience. Thinnish body medium to high level of carbonation, watery prickly mouthfeel. This smelled a whole lot better than it tasted. Average beer at best. (582 characters)

Photo of ChrisAceGates
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A nice amber color with a slight 1/4" head, visible effervescence.

Smelled malty and sweet. Not too strong.

The taste was slightly malty, but could taste corn sugars which left a poor after taste.

Mouthfeel was to be expected, not heavy with a substantial carbonation. Very Drinkable.

It was okay, not my particular favorite and not on par with some of the other brews from Yazoo. (419 characters)

Photo of kkoz
2.94/5  rDev -18.8%
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. (1,423 characters)

Photo of denver10
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%

Pours reddish brown with a slight off white head. Aroma is bready, nutty, and roasty giving off some mild chocolate. Flavor follows suit with a very mild grassiness in the finish. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, not a fan of this one at all but not a bad beer from a more objective perspective. To me, this beer was a roastier version of an alt while also reminding me way too much of New Belgium's Fat Tire. (420 characters)

Photo of Likeburning
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A dark brown color with a bit of red. An interesting take on an Austrian/Mexican hybrid style beer. A guinness-esque aroma. The taste has bits of coffee and chocolate latter is more noticeable in the aftertaste. Again, always a pleasure to support the local Brewery. (266 characters)

Photo of CaptMaelstrom
2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

In the past few years I've given this beer quite a few tries. I live in Nashville (Yazoo's HQ) and my girlfriend loves this beer, but it just hasn't grown on me like I wished it had.

A: I love the color of this beer. It looks black until you put light behind it. Then it glows a deep ruby red, beautiful. I would only rate this beer higher if it had better head retention/lacing.

S: When I first poured it, I got some cocoa notes, and a slight spicy/smoky note. As it's warmed up, I smell alcohol which is very strange considering this beer is only 3.5%

T/M: When it's cold, I get more of the cocoa-smokey flavors. It's nicely bitter, but the high carbonation gives it a sharpness that doesn't fit it too well. As it warms up, the cocoa flavors fade and the beer gains an acrid quality.

O: It's a pretty beer, but it doesn't have enough to keep me around. Even if it did, I would need to let it de-carbonate to let the flavors bloom more. (943 characters)

Photo of dimenhetfield
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not too too bad, but nothing really to write home about. The appearance is light and transparent with a brownish color and thin off white foam head. The aroma is somewhat nutty and malty but nothing too big sticks out. Has good carbonation. The flavors were very distinguishable. (279 characters)

Photo of larryi86
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thank you arkansastroy for this.
12 oz bottle, dated April 2011?, poured into a pint glass

A- Clear brown with a three finger head yhe disappears quickly.

S- Cocoa and toffee malts with some earthy hops, kind or weak.

T- A sort of light cherry/metallic tartness, roasted malts, light chocolate, light flavor. Doesn't taste like the tartness is intended do to the fact that it is not balanced and out of place, but not off putting.

M- Light body, crisp.

O-This is okay, really doesn't seem like a brown ale. I would not mind trying this again to see of the tartness was a bad or out dated bottle. Maybe 10 months old is too old. (633 characters)

Photo of alleykatking
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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. (1,682 characters)

Photo of JamesS
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very average brown ale. Nothing particularly bad about it, nothing really great about it.

Decent brown color, a little light though; a bit of initial head and almost no lacing. Very sweet scent, a bit of malt and a little cocoa, and maybe rice. Adjunct flavor, hints of rice or corn with the usual barley, although the taste is fine if very sweet from this; some hints of a deep flavor in there if they could pull it out. Goes down fine, actually fairly smooth. (464 characters)

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance looks much like iced tea - dark brown and transparent around the edges with a small quick-fading head. Malt and floral scents are weak. The taste is a bit sweet, bready, and a bit herbal. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Not bad, but not great either. (260 characters)

Photo of PeterLemonjello
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured with finger of head. Seemed to be little carbonation therefore not a lot of lacing down the glass. Pours a dark brown/ruby color. Nice color.

S - Malts dominate the smell. Chocolate, roasted malts, little nutty dominate with hops in the background but stuggling to distinguish themselves. The style lends itself to a malty aroma, but I would prefer a little more hop aroma.

T - Not a bad beer, but similar to the smell...I wish it were a bit more balanced. The burnt/roasted malt flavors come across a little harsh without enough hop flavor to balance. Style lends itself to a malt heavy flavor, but due to the imbalance of the roasted/dark malts it isn't a very smooth beer. There is a touch of fruity ester flavor towards the end.

M - Not bad. The darker malts and residual sweetness give it a nice mouthfeel. I would assume this is very nice from a tap.

D - Not a bad beer but just not my favorite. Not one I'll seek again but I will be trying their other offerings. (985 characters)

Photo of johnrobe
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a dark reddish brown with a scant off-white head. In the aroma, burnt caramel, toffee maltiness but also some corn-like sweetness like you can normally pick up on from the likes of Miller, Coors, etc. Here it plays a background role. The flavor seems a bit off to me....not outright bad, just off. To me it seems like a really dark malt, or roasted barley is a little too prevalent, almost schwarzbier-like. The hops doesn't rear its head except to provide balancing bitterness. I'd choose this over several other Amber session brews.

Worth a try. (565 characters)

Photo of hopsaplenty
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, bottled during the 1st week of April.

From the label: “Many Mexican beer styles today are descendants of old Austrian beer styles, when Austria ruled Mexico in the late 19th Century. Made with English, Munich, and Chocolate malts, flaked maize, and Perle and Saaz hops.”

Pours vibrantly, with a noisy, crackling buff colored head consisting of loosely packed small and medium bubbles. The head was quick to settle, leaving only scant remnants at the margins. Deep amber, crystal clear with plenty of slowly rising carbonation streams. The smell is clean and crisp with some hints of roasted malts and corn. The taste is slightly grainy up front with some corn mixing in as well. There is a slight hint of roast malt bitterness perking up in the finish. Gently hopped, this one finishes with only a soft, trailing floral note. Light body, feels feather light on the tongue, and with gently carbonation. This is an easy drinker that is at home with Mexican food. (981 characters)

Photo of GreatHornedEwl
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

carbonation kills it...partly. toasty/nutty aroma & taste. but overall a strange taste complexion, just doesn't work well. the sharpness of the carbonation does not help. looks nice though (188 characters)

Photo of searsclone
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into a pint glass. head disappeared almost immedietly. dark brown color, almost looks like cola.

smell is dark malts, chocolate and coffee

taste is much like the smell, with a bit of a hop finish

crisp and smooth and extremely easy to drink

this has a bit too much coffee flavor for my personal taste, but it's easy to drink with a great mouthfeel (372 characters)

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a tap into a pint glass. Flying Saucer, Memphis, TN.

Appearance is a deep amber color, with lots of head retention. Smell is sweet maltiness, nutty grain, very small hint of hop bite, but not much. Taste reminded me strongly of a bock. Lots of caramel flavors, with a hint of chocolate and some very mild hop bitterness. Finishes slightly dry. Full mouthfeel, fairly drinkable. A decent Vienna-stlye beer. (418 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
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. (397 characters)

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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
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