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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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435 Ratings

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | 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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New Hampshire

2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
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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4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
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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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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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4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
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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3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
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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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
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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3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
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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3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
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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4/5  rDev +9.9%
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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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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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3/5  rDev -17.6%
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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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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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3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
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
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3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap this poured a dark brown with small head and minimal lacing.

The smell is of roasted grain, caramel, and a bit of sour hops.

The taste is ok. Sweet, darkened caramel flavor that seems to be a little washed out by the watery body and light carbonation. The finish is ok, but leaves me wondering where the beer went.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2010 18:04:40 | More by mixedbrewer
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2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 05:13:11 | More by drabmuh
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4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle with a bottling date of first or second week of October this year.

Poured into a Yazoo pint glass, the color is a dark copper. Lots of initial bubbles, with a 1 finger creme-colored head that lingered quite a while.

Aroma has a slight sweetness to it, with caramel and malt smells dominating.

The taste is of roasted malt with some lightly sweet chocolate flavors coming through. A good balance of malt and hops here, with very little bitterness. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium level of carbonation and a nice alcohol warmth.

Drinkability is high - I definitely feel like drinking another when I'm done. Goes good with a meal or by itself while watching a football game.

This is my favorite regular offering from Yazoo.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 03:20:04 | More by sommersb
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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent brown color...steady slow bubbles rise up to a dismal off white head that falls to hardly a ring.

I smell toast, and nutella.

It taste earthy...not much else to say.

Light body...very lively carbonation.

Im eating 3 meat, spicy spaghetti and this beer is going down great...a great big food beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 00:50:27 | More by sitarist
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3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Copper brown with a small tan head. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Fruity, a bit of chocolate, and a good amount of hops.

T: Great taste. Chocolatey, but not too chocolatey, earthy, bitter, hop finish. I love this beer.

M: Good amount of carbonation, could be cut back a little bit.

D: Very drinkable, drank my bottle pretty quick.

I love Yazoo, I don't think I've had a beer that I haven't liked from them.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 22:06:19 | More by lespaulrocker
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3/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 19:55:48 | More by dimenhetfield
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2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 03:28:18 | More by Zebus0
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New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At the Flying Saucer in Memphis, TN. Poured a cloudy chestnut brown, with one finger of off-white head, and good retention. Smelled malty, with hints of caramel and toffee. The taste certainly revealed a nice malty, caramel/toffee balance, dissolving to a modestly sweet finish. Thinner than it looks, with modest carbonation, but definitely sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2010 20:39:16 | More by donniecuffs
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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass, bottled in the 4th week of May. Whatever it's classified as, this isn't really an American Brown Ale - at best, it's an English Brown from the yeast used, and at 3.5% is likely closer to a dark mild.

Pours clear dark brown, with deep copper highlights showing through. Thin head, maybe one finger at pouring, quickly settling into some scattered suds on top.

Nose is nice - fruity esters mixing with a nice dose of dry cocoa, just a bit of toasty bread crust underneath.

Taste, as always, does not disappoint. Up front the fruity esters in the nose combine with a slightly plummy stone fruit note from the malt, with an earthy cocoa note moving in late in the progression, with a bit of dark bread crust. There's a balancing presence towards the finish that lets you know there were actually hops used, bit earthy, but that's the most they expose themselves. Bitterness is kept to a barely perceptible hint, with more of the almost jammy fruity note humming along the palate on the long, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel is mellow, lightly carbonated, with just a bit of a slick feel to the medium body.

Drinkability? Fantastic. Agreeably flavorful, easy on the alcohol, beautifully balanced, tasty and moreish. Underrated gem from Yazoo in my homer opinion.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 18:47:49 | More by JohnQVegas
Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
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