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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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162 Reviews
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Reviews: 162
Hads: 551
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 102 | 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.

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Reviews: 162 | Hads: 551
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.73/5  rDev +3%
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... (384 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 LXIXME
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (700 characters)

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (627 characters)

Photo of Chaney
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (1,105 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 Hoptometrist
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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 (378 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
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. (617 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 mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (1,130 characters)

Photo of GallowsThief
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a dark copper brown with a half inch of tan head. No real lacing.

S – Faint smell of chocolate and cocoa. Light roast malts.

T – Comes on with a mild roasted malt flavor. Trace bits of sweetness from cocoa. Earthy. Some caramel flavor. Finishes with a tiny bit of hop bitterness.

M – Clean and almost fizzy mouthfeel. Medium bodied but tastes just a bit on the thin and watery side.

O – Little thin for my liking but it has a nice easy drinking flavor. Could absolutely have a few of these sitting around. Good not great but well worth a buy. (625 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this beer during my vacation in Gatlinburg, TN.

Cola brown, yet clear in color with two fingers of head and a nice thick film o' foam. A little lace stickage and some nice bubbling too.

Light powdered chocolate form the mild to medium roasted malts. Just a light dash of grassy, clean hops to balance out the malty aroma.

The roasty flavor is on the mild side mixed with toasted bread crust. The hops add a nice earthy, grassy flavor that cleans and refreshes the palate for another sip.

Palate is bubbly and dry but super sessionable. Wish they had this on tap by me in IL. (602 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 Merkur
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice dark brown color with zero head.

Beer smells of roasty malts, slightly of coffee and a bit of sweetness as well.

Beer tastes the same. Very roasty on the initial sip and finishes slightly sweet with a slightly corn taste.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side. A bit watery.

Overall a solid session beer. (324 characters)

Photo of donmonkey1
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks like a glass of Coca Cola. No head.

Smell: Sweet and malty, molasses, brown sugar. The smell is faint and weak.

Taste: Exactly like the smell.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, but with a nice carbonation and a stigy bite that I love.

This is a real thirst quenching beer. It's mild and enjoyable. I could drink a lot of these and be happy. However, the flavor isn't strong enough to be a really good beer. Nothing to write home about. (448 characters)

Photo of Vdubb86
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass in bb kings blues bar in Nashville, TN

On a trip to nashville how can you not get some yazoo? This poured a serious dark auburn. Light white foam head that had mostly faded by the time it got to me. The aroma was a nice combo of sweet malt and a touch of roast with some corn in there too, but it works. The taste was super sweet but had almost a faint smokiness in the background. The mouthfeel was akin to boston lager, and overall that's the beer it most reminded me of. Though it was a half step above. Overall good and clearly a brewery that nashville is proud of and from what I've tasted it seems appropriate. (640 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Orange brown, cherry wood body. Off-white head with low retention and lace.

S – Sweet roast, toasted nuts, burnt toffee, and a touch of smoke.

T – Light sweetness with a nutty and mildly roasty center. Nice spice character on a net-sweet finish: allspice, cinnamon, and black pepper.

M – Light body. Nice carbonation.

O – Refreshing with great drinkability.

P – Great affinity for TexMex and BBQ. (417 characters)

Photo of MaxBrewell
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown, with mild head and lacing.

S - Dark,bready malts and slight bitterness.

T - Dark and chocolate malts and the same bitterness carries through into the taste. The earthy hops are a nice complement to the malty sweetness.

M - Very light on the palate and very smooth.

D - A definite session beer! Very nice from the bottle, but I would like to try this one on tap. (381 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)

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 fsvan
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into imperial pint glass. Bottled 8/27/2011.

A- Brown with some red hints around the edges. Fairly dark, almost like a darker cola.

S- Dark bread, cocoa, some light notes from the maize (wouldn't have picked that out not knowing they were there.)

T- Right on with the smell. Dark bread, cocoa, a bit of bitterness.

M- Lightish, but not too much. Well carbonated. I think of this as a session beer, and it is very easy to drink.

O- A nice Yazoo offering, and one of their staples. Nice out of the bottle, but better on tap. (541 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 10/2/11

Bottled on July 15th, 2011

Dulled, thin, papery brown that settles tobacco brown with a faint copper sheen when held to the light. The one finger head doesn't last long, leaving a wispy skim over the top and a decent ring of bubbles. No lace.

Ooooh, smells quite nice. Dark bread and grains with hints of cocoa powder. Modest layers of earthy hops. Faint suggestions of fruit; a bit juicy in that respect. Seems pretty clean too, save for a subtle dough notion buried within.

The flavors are similar to the aromas, if but a bit calmer and not quite as robust. Toasted bread and grains. Hops are earthy and grassy; bitterness is low but the hops do have a decent pep. Simple, but tastes fine.

Huh, the feel is a bit of a let down for me. Thin and watery body is troubled by overly prickly carbonation. I think it would be fine if the carbonation was toned down. Somehow, the beer still manages to have a coating feel on the finish.

Overall impression - not too shabby. To its credit, Dos Perros does open up well, and the carbonation is tamed some. Worth a shot. I'd drink it from time to time if Yazoo were in Ohio. (1,170 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 stewart124
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yazoo boasts this is a Mexican Amber Ale.

Deep ruby red to brown in color with a tan head.

Dark melanoidan/bready characters come through right away in the nose.

Even more dark bready characters come through in the flavor. Carafa II and munich really build this beer. Corn in the finish helps to ease this and really makes it easy drinking. Hops are muted so to speak.

Really a interesting beer and it drinks bigger than it's supposed 3.5% abv. (449 characters)

Photo of mattsdenney
4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dos Perros...one of the many reasons that Nashville is the greatest city in the country.

Appearance: Pours a clear, brown with thing off-white bubbly head. Looks like a brown ale should.

Smell: This beer definitely looks the part of a brown ale but the smell tells you that you're in for more. Malty chocolate, caramel, and hints of bread and coffee.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Creamy but light, bubbly and smooth. A refreshing brown ale that differentiates itself through the use of the mexican and chocolate malts. Pairs well with most any food (especially spicy).

Overall: This is a frequent go-to for me. I highly recommend giving it a shot if you're in Tennessee or North/Mid Alabama. (686 characters)

Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.