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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

381 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%


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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everetends

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this one also on cask at The J. Clyde. Served in an imperial nonic.

A: This is a brown ale and this sucker is brown. Dark brown, that has muddy look to it. Can't see through it. Had a small light brown head on it that had some nice sticky lacing.

S: Had some woody characters to it, but also had some nuts, roasted malt, dark fruit and citrus to it.

T: The malt hits you first followed closely by the taste of a juicy prune or raisin. The oak is there along with some hops to balance out the beer. Very enjoyable.

M: A little rich and definitely coated the mouth. Left a heavy prune/raisin after taste in your mouth. The aftertaste bordered on unpleasant and tolerable.

D: Pretty drinkable. I would have had another pint but I had to sample some more of what the J. Clyde had to offer. Very nice and makes me look forward to trying more from Yazoo.

Serving type: cask

06-01-2008 20:34:27 | More by everetends
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an amber reddish brown with 1 finger tan head/ Retentioni s just average. This beer is very bubbly looking

S - Very light aroma. Manily malts with a light coffee and/or toffee aroma

T - Much like the aroma but a little more present. Very sweet and malty. There is a good presence of caramel followed by a coffee finish. Very tasty

M - Its a lighter beer. Very creamt in them outh. The bubbles tend to cling to your tongue as well. Quite smooth

O - Man this is a great sessionable beer. Lots of flavor but easy to drink. No burn and pairs well with most foods. Would keep this around all thetime if it were available.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 20:34:53 | More by Goosehunter75
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yazoo’s Dos Perros has a thin, off-white head, not much lacing, and a clear, bubbly, rust-brown appearance. The aroma is of pungent, full, brown bread crust and syrupy sweetness, with a background of corn. Taste is of sweet, brown bread crust, underlying corn, and a touch of molasses. No bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Dos Perros finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is very enjoyable.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 15:09:23 | More by RonaldTheriot
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a very thin and soapy white head. Basically nothing in the way of head retention or lacing. Not very impressed.

The aroma makes up for the poor appearance by providing some nice nutty, fruity notes. Roasted malt with some very light coffee along with a touch of dark fruit. Some corn is detectable as well. Not bad.

More fruitiness than I was expecting in the taste along with a nice shot of roasted malt and coffee. The corn is detectable but it remains restrained in the background and nicely compliments the flavor. Bitterness is on the light side with a very light and almost chalky mouthfeel.

Overall, a pretty nice, easy drinking beer. There is not a whole lot going on here but enough to keep a very light beer interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 00:39:09 | More by rangerred
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pour a murky deep chestnut brown with a big brown eggshell head.

S - Malt forward, chocolate, brownie dough.

T - Big malt flavors, chocolate, some faint coffee, finishes semi sweet, but balanced with some hops.

O - Really solid brown ale - I am shocked the the amount of flavor when it is only 3.5 % abv - really packs a big flavor punch for low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 21:35:31 | More by andrewjraab
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:20:19 | More by KYGunner
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Mike4TN

Tennessee

4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer year round! Recently tipped 2 back with a Porterhouse Steak..Phenomenal The way the Perros paired with the porterhouse. Definitely worth a try with or without the steak. This Yazoo brew will always do....Seriously though this beer is pretty good you need to try it if your able to do so

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 08:53:03 | More by Mike4TN
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Dreizhen

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark, amber, see-through, little head that quickly dissipates.
S: I've had this beer so much it's hard to think of anything else but it when I smell it. Lime, coco, and malt.
T: Incredibly refreshing. Not overwhelming. Decent bite. There's not as much complexity to this beer as you'd find in some other, heavier beers. But that's not what this beer is aiming for. I personally believe this is one of the best session beers of all time. That being said, this is not a simple beer and it is anything but flat. The chocolate is subtle but adds a good amount of character. I could drink (and have drank) this all day.
M: Less bite than most ales, slight carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.
O: One of my all time favorite beers. Don't overlook it because it's not an "imperial" this or a "tripel" that. This is a fantastic beer that everyone should try.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 18:12:59 | More by Dreizhen
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer on tap at the brewery and in a bottle

A: Medium brown, coke color. Thin creamy/tan head
S: Sweet roasted, caramel smell
T: Light in body but lots of flavor. Roasty malts, caramel/chocolate and a hint of citrus flavor.
M: Light and silky; goes down smooth
O: I really like this beer. Enjoyable year around. Highly recommend this beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 19:34:13 | More by BlueMoon10
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CaptMaelstrom

Tennessee

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 03:05:44 | More by CaptMaelstrom
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tronester

Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A medium brown in color with a thin tan head. Aromas of light milk chocolate. Taste is quite sweet caramel, and some toasty bread. A hint of hops to balance. Mouthfeel is amazingly rich. Overall this beer is remarkably flavorful for a mere 3.5% abv. I would certainly get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 00:01:11 | More by tronester
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with a loose, large bubbly tan head with rather poor retention along with some better than average side glass laceing.
Weak roasty malts and slight coffee aroma come through but both are subtle.
Thin, a bit watery up front, but picks up with a dry finish where the malts and a hop touch show up.
After seeing some of the higher ratings I was expecting more. Worthy for sure but, for me, that is as high as I see this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:07:52 | More by jadpsu
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waldoiverson

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into nonic

A; looks very quite thin, probably due to the watered down cola look. It is brown but not showing the head or viscosity that I was hoping to see. probably due to the style combos but it's a bit disappointing.

S: caramel, coconut, slight herbal note

T: that interesting coconut/caramel combo shows up in the flavor, also a brightness that wasn't in the nose. it's not exaclty citric but leans toward that kind of acidic tone. very refreshing, clean finish.

M: Thin but a bit more body than the visual makes you think, good carbonation bite which may be playing into the acidic notes in the taste.

O: This one surprised me. The look just had me a bit cautious but for a 3.5 brown this is very drinkable and could work on a hot or a cool day. good work.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 23:08:43 | More by waldoiverson
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 17:18:06 | More by WoodBrew
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NiceFly

Tajikistan

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle Nov 2 2012 bottled on Aug 3rd 2012

Clear dark brown with small head no lacing. No Idea what style this was when I bought it but brewed with English, Munich and Chocolate malts so I expected and English style something or other.

Much like I expected minus English yeast character. I guess that is OK because it is listed as an American Brown.

Smells sweeter than it tastes and looking at the ABV I guess that was the plan. Just enough Munich character to keep it interesting. At 3.5%ABV I guess this is a session ale and I think it hits the mark there.

A nice malty treat that you could enjoy over conversation with some friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 23:32:02 | More by NiceFly
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Buscuit and Blues, Natchez, MO. Pours a light amber brown with thick foamy head into mug. Some roasted malts and slight coffee aromas. Taste is crisp lightly roasted malts, with subtle coffee and chocolate. Some bready malt finish. Its easy drinker especially under 4%abv. Its a good brew, not amazing but the best (only)craft brew on tap here. But I did get a second...

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 01:02:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
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searsclone

Arizona

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 00:59:10 | More by searsclone
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle, this ale was a thin brown color with an half inch head. Any head quickly disappeared to leave trace patterns of foam on the top of the glass. The aroma was particularly bold for a brown ale as the malt was an attention grabber. The taste was watery up front before growing progressively maltier. Notes of chocolate and corn were hidden among the malt selections. In the aftertaste, a mild citrus hop note is detectable among the malts. Because this ale is a little thicker than most brown ales, the aftertaste is allowed to linger a little longer than usual. Overall, this is an above average brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 00:52:34 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Okay you Dos Equis lovers, that is the brand of brown ale Yazoo fashioned this on after, so if that is you're thing, this one's for you!

I had this one several times on my trip through Nashville and Yazoo suggests serving this one with a lime. I had it both with and without, and I prefer it with.

A: Poured a fairly translucent, toasted brown color, with a dark, chewy center, surrounded by a much, much lighter brown hue. There was a slight, off-white ring around the brew.

S: Slight brown sugar flair, with a fresh, clean cotton scent. If you choose to use a lime, you'll get some of that too.

T: Light in body, but with a pleasant, refreshing taste, which wasn't heavy or overbearing. I see why this one pleases the masses.

M: Light and dark are the operative words. It goes down as smooth as the silkiest lager, but still enough candy and char to please the craft beer nut. Slight carbonation and virtually no lacing.

O: Like I stated before, this won't please everyone, but I tip my hat to Yazoo for making a Dos Equis-style brew that is at least twice as good as the afore-mentioned brewski.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 12:43:12 | More by Chaney
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ChrisAceGates


2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 16:07:27 | More by ChrisAceGates
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Broadway Brewhouse into a shaker glass

A- Poured a brownish red color with a soapy head that left no lace

S- Aroma of brown sugar and caramel

T- Big brown sugar, toffee, some chocolate, and fruity notes are present. Very balanced flavor profile

M- Smooth, medium body, and prickly carbonation. Very drinkable

O- A flavorful brown ale that is very drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 15:01:57 | More by Hoptometrist
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark/medium brown in color, with about half a finger's worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - malty and a little musky smelling. I can't smell the noble hops being used though.

Taste - malty, and noticeably on the caramel/chocolaty side. Almost tastes like a cola. The maize can be noticed a little bit in the finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste, but fleeting.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans more toward the watery side.

Overall - very interesting beer in its concept. I just wish it could dome out a little more in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 03:05:54 | More by Nerudamann
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 23:43:03 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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mdfb79

New York

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from bstaffor; thanks Brian! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Goose Island nonic pint glass. Bottled in the second week of December 2011 according to the label.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent medium body color with two fingers of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and an inch throughout drinking it. A tiny bit of lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of nuts, roasted malts, toasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, spices, bready malts, grains, and caramel malts. Prett nice.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, toasted malts, caramel malts, nuts, spices, bready malts, corn, and grains. Still pretty nice, but not as strong as the nose, and a little bit of a step down.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice session beer and a nice brown ale; I liked this one much more then their Pale Ale. The nose and taste are a nice mix of nuts, roasted malts, and caramel, and it is very easy to drink with the smooth body and very low ABV. Worth checking out and would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 01:51:12 | More by mdfb79
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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.