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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

419 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 17
Gots: 32 | 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:
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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DCon

Missouri

2.65/5  rDev -27%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 05:48:12 | More by DCon
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fsvan

Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 00:36:53 | More by fsvan
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 04:23:40 | More by Ryan011235
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elgiacomo

Georgia

2.4/5  rDev -33.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 04:01:16 | More by elgiacomo
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stewart124

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 15:10:07 | More by stewart124
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +22%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 21:50:52 | More by mattsdenney
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Bounty628

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Though a lot of breweries have a sort of traditional American brown ale, Dos Perros has a nice complexity to it that makes it stand apart.

Poured from the bottle into a Yazoo pint glass I acquired while in Nashville, Dos Perros pours a mid-range brown color and the carbonation within the beer is evident once poured. There is a decent off-white head produced from the pour that dissipates rather quickly once the pour settles. The color of the beer is a nice fit for what is to come with the rest of the offering as it sets the tone for what the beer is all about.

The nose is packed pretty tightly with malted notes coupled with other darker hints of caramel and a kick of chocolate. The caramel is probably the most noticeable in the nose as there is sort of a sugary sweetness that walks its way out of the glass into the nose. There is a good bread backing within the nose that adds an additional bit of body to it.

If you are traditionally not a fan of a Mexican brown ale, it is probably because you have only had some pretty bad Mexican brown ales either on a cruise ship or at your local Mexican-in-name-only restaurant. Have no fear, Dos Perros will solve your dilemma and you will find that the taste is a real winner with this Mexican brown ale. There is a dominant malt effect that holds true throughout the entire offering but the malts are sweet and roasted and are remarkably well balanced. This offering is brewed with three different malts (German Munich, English Pale and Chocolate) and Yazoo has ensured that the three malts work together in a cohesive nature to really deliver a rich and inviting malt experience. For those that fear the malt-gone-wrong beers that end up with almost a syrup nature to them, you can rest assured that Dos Perros does not disappoint.

The mouthfeel of Dos Perros is both smooth and crisp and just like the taste, there is no syrupy or processed mouthfeel that is left because of the good malt nature of the beer. The offering is rather crisp in nature and all told is a nice balance of complexity. In terms of drinkability, the Dos Perros could be a very nice session beer as the ABV is a low 3.5% and when coupled with the smoothness and crisp nature of the beer you are left with a good tasting beer that is sure to not let you down.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 19:33:13 | More by Bounty628
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aasher

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was gifted to me by adamb0719 in a very generous act of advocacy. Thanks Adam!

This beer pours a light bodied Pepsi 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

08-22-2011 03:17:42 | More by aasher
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kkoz

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 03:15:30 | More by kkoz
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 23:30:25 | More by johnnnniee
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade. It pours a nice dark cola brown, with a fizzy off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Malty aroma has a fruity undertone and a hint of caramel, and is very inviting. Mouth-filling flavor is this beer's strongest point - rich and malty with hints of caramel, brown sugar and apple and just a whisper of banana. Texture is smooth, but lacking in fizz. Overall, this is a truly worthy ale. If ever you are in Nashville, look for this one - and its siblings.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 21:44:14 | More by Cyberkedi
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 19:13:35 | More by tempest
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ackleydg

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got one of these on draft at my favorite bar in Nashville, the Broadway Brewhouse, to chase down a basket of their delicious chipotle chicken wings. Now Dos Perros exemplifies many of my favorite things about a brown ale: malty, not very hoppy, medium-bodied. Perfect compliment for some spicy BBQ wings. But I was surprised to find it served with a lime at the Brewhouse. I don't know whether it was there more for taste or to remind us of this beer's Mexican influence, but I prefer this beer sans lime. The acidity of the limes take away from the character of the brown ale, hiding that tasty caramel/chocolate malt flavor.

Without the lime, Dos Perros is very drinkable - a good option for filling your growler - and a great place to start sampling Yazoo's lineup of standard styles before moving on to some of their more adventurous varieties.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2011 01:55:34 | More by ackleydg
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JayS2629

Alabama

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

From the sampler flight at the brewery. Dark brown with a light tan head that has descent retention and soapy lace. The smell is of chocolate malt, a touch of roast, coffee notes, and light earthy hops in the back. The taste follows with some dark fruit hidden under chocolat and roasted malt, and a touch of spicy, earthy hops. A bit watery, but it is a low gravity beer. Lots of flavor for such a light bodied but dark beer. Easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 03:54:02 | More by JayS2629
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SisuPride

Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A staple beer for anyone living in middle Tennessee. Dos Perros is a good beer which presented with very little head. Often this beer is sered too cold as it was last night at The Palm restaurant in downtown Nashville. Order it and let it sit a little and as it warms is choclate notes are more evident and it tastes better. An area this beer could be better is mouthfeel. A little too much carbonation at times. Try it if you get a chance - one of my favorite Yazoo beers..

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2011 18:11:13 | More by SisuPride
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-transparent amber white head aroud the edges
S-lots of malt can't quite nail one down specifically...
T-a lot like it smells. Just malt. Little bit of chocolate. In the end
M-medium bodied and smooth
D-very drinkable. Taste was gone in no time. Very respectable that I didn't expect.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 01:34:34 | More by brew3crew
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an orangish brown with a bit of white head. No real lacing to speak of. Smells sweet and roasty. Lots of malts on the nose and a nice roasted smell. Tastes pretty sweet and malty. There is a nice roast across it that blends well with the malt profile. A bit sharp on the tongue due to high carbonation. Pretty drinkable but at 3.5 percent I would hope so!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 01:24:04 | More by Urbancaver
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +24%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 03:47:36 | More by Beertracker
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a shaker glass. Dark brownish red body with very little head. Minor lacing.

First note in the aroma is of a slightly sour citrus fruit; malty nutty notes follow. Maybe a hint of toffee or chocolate in the background but not in every whiff.

The flavor is a thinly matched offering of the aromas. Very light hop bitterness blends in and does it some justice.

Very easy to drink. Very light overall with a clean finish. Sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2011 03:51:12 | More by FanofHefe
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

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

Dos Perros...in English means...Two Perros.

A: Dark amber, not a whole lot of carbonation...looks almost like a flat soda to be honest. No lacing.

S: Malt, barley...maybe just a little bit of coffee. It may sound weird, but this smells a lot like the area surrounding the Guinness factory in Dublin. Kind of raw.

T: Caramel malt, bready..just a slight bit of sweetness. Nice taste, but to be perfectly honest, there's not much else to say for me.

M: Just what you'd expect out of a 3.5%ABV beer with low carbonation...pretty thin.

D: If you wanted, you could drink plenty of these. Even though it's a dark in color, it drinks like a light beer.

Good..wouldn't turn it down...wouldn't buy an entire 6 pack of it either.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 05:15:48 | More by titosupertramp
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 23:28:45 | More by BeerAdvocate
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weatherdog

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 00:36:00 | More by weatherdog
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alleykatking

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 02:11:11 | More by alleykatking
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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

Dark brown and clear, one finger head and some lacing that slides down the glass.

Smells of slightly roasty caramel malts and light chocolate with just a touch of coffee.

Tastes pretty darn good. Once again the roasted malts shine through, a lightly sweet milk chocolate and coffee background accents nicely.

Feel wise I wasn't that impressed. Kinda thin and not that much tang. Not bad tho.

Drinkability is good, this beer would probably go well with a good chicken dish. The low ABV makes it very sessionable as well.

After drinking this beer I'd like to try more of Yazoo's beers, especially their Irish stout and APA.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 01:19:32 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 01:12:11 | More by EgadBananas
Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.