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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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450 Ratings

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 17
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottled during the 4th week of August.

Appearance: Pours out a near clear, humble-looking, dark brown body with a thin, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Nutty, earthy maltiness in the aroma with notes of cocoa and ripened fruits, as well as some spicy hop accents.

Taste: The expected brown maltiness with its nuttiness, bread crust hints, and taste of mild cocoa powder. Fairly fruity throughout. Mild hop character with just a bit of spiciness and low level bitterness for balance. Further earthy nuttiness on the back end with that ever persistent fruitiness. Finishes relatively dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A pleasant, easy-drinking brew from good ole Yazoo out of Nashville. I should, the Good Lord willing, have no trouble clearing through the remainder of the six-pack.

11-04-2009 22:21:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of BeerskiBrewski61


4.05/5  rDev +11.6%

The beer has little of a foamy head which dissipates quickly.

It had a nice brown color and smell pretty good.

I sort of liked the taste, it was very mild and had a good after taste.

Overall; I'd have to say that's it a good beer.

I live north of Nashville and can get this beer at most stores which sell beer.

Now for the bad news; it's so overly priced I cannot see how they can sell it. There are better beers for a much more affordable price.

09-27-2009 19:11:36 | More by BeerskiBrewski61
Photo of Monkeyknife


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from the bottle a clear red amber with a thin off-white head.

Pretty subtle aroma. Lightly sweet caramel malts, butterscotch, and a tinge of metallic.

Tastes of sweet caramel malts, light ripe fruit, and nuts.

Light bodied with a fizzy carbonation.

A good, but average Brown from the folks at Yazoo.

09-05-2009 20:48:14 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours dark brown with an redish tint and very little head. What there is is a thin swirl that eventually disappears completely. Smells earthy, a bit roasty and a touch of piney hops. The taste is sweeter and exhibits some cookie like malt, and a touch of adjunct sweetness, with some fruity flavors up front as well. It drys out a bit toward the end and becomes roastier and earthier. Pretty light overall, but nicely flavorful for the low abv. Smooth and easy to drink, although its a bit club soda like in body right at the beginning. A nice session option.

08-18-2009 01:46:14 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a very rich dark amber, almost chocolate brown. Very little head and no retention. Not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma jumps out as you pour. Brown sugar and maple sugar hit first. Reminds me of candy I used to get at the NY State fair. After the beer settles, the chocolate malt comes out with a little sugar mixed in. Overall, very nice.

Traditional brown ale flavor. I admit I'm not a big fan of the style. Hit has very little flavor. Finish has a slight butterscotch flair. Finishes very sweet, all malt and no distinguishable hop presence. Overall, not bad for the style.

Feel is a little more syrupy than I would like and sticks around for a while.

Easy drinker and one that brown ale fans should give a try.

08-08-2009 02:08:31 | More by beer2day
Photo of movingtrain


3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Picked this beer up back in June while visiting Nashville. 12 ounce bottle poured into a Yazoo glass.

Pours a dark amber, almost brown color with very little head, even with an aggressive pour.

Smells bitter...sour. I believe this is a lager, right? Heavy malts, bread, plum...I can smell some light hops lingering in there somewhere...but not overpowering. Maybe some raisin here...or that kind of sun-dried fruit aroma.

Taste is light, refreshing...some sweet undertones. Man, this is tasting pretty darn good. A good balance between the hops and malts here...two dogs indeed, balancing each other out pretty well. There is a sweet note on the back of the tongue...it's sweet...and on the front of the tongue it's sour...in the good, not puckering up kind of way.

This is a super low ABV beer, and I'm glad I didn't let it go any longer. It tastes great right now...and it's been sitting in my fridge since I brought it home.

After visiting this brewery, I know they are doing some great things...and really have their hearts in the beers they brew. This one is no exception...it's light, refreshing, and well-balanced. Probably a good choice for them to bottle...as it was only one of two beers I saw from them in bottles.

If you can find some, check it out.

07-31-2009 02:27:46 | More by movingtrain
Photo of taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%

on tap @ Yazoo Brewing

Pours a nice light brown, clear, with reddish/ruby highlights. A White head sits on top, kind of thick, at least 2cms, which stays around, leaving nice lacing, and sending a nice stream of bubbles through the beer. Looks good, very good. It smells like sweet caramel, a bit like cola, with some light hints of milk chocolate. Not much of a hop presence, which is kind of normal, but out of the ordinary as far as American styles go - and I can also smell a bit of yeast, mixing with the malts, to make a very bready kind of smell. Something smells almost raw, like unfermented wort. The taste delivers mostly on the cola nots, like a less sharply carbonated Coca-Cola. There's also a hint of creaminess, a tiny bit of spice from the hops I suppose, and a hint of chocolate. It actually tastes a bit like root beer as well, with very low bitterness, no leafiness, just a hint of earthiness is all. Actually, I would like just a little more, no bitterness, not much with dry hops, but just a little earthiness or maybe some herbal flavors to balance with the sweetness of the malts. Almost not complex enough, but still very nice. The body is kind of medium, maybe a bit on the thin side, but knowing the ABV, that isn't surprising. The carbonation is mild as well, no sting, just a tiny sharp presence on the tongue. There are a few thing that could add some body and complexity, without losing the character of the beer, maybe replacing some of the lighter malt with some roasted malts, maybe adding a little bit more hops towards the end of the boil. But still, it's better than the average brown ale by all means. This is actually a perfect sort of session brown ale. I would probably go to it if I wanted to drink one thing for quite a while. It's very pleasant, sort of inoffensive, and you could definitely do worse. It won't blow you away, but this is a beer you should take a shot at if you can.

07-09-2009 02:06:56 | More by taylorhamrick
Photo of spointon


3.98/5  rDev +9.6%

I poured this one from a stubby 12oz brown bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A= This ale poured a unique, clear deep copper-brown color with a 1/4" creamy tan head. The head dropped quickly to a thin ring, and left pretty much zero lacing on my glass.

S= Malty sweetness and toasty nut character up front, giving a very characteristic "brown ale" smell.

T= The flavor was very much in line with the smell. Big toasted biscuit and sweet dark malt dominated the front, with a nice nutty flavor sweeping in soon after. Mild earthy hops helped to balance things out. The finish was dry and full of toasted malt.

MF= Medium bodied, with a moderate carbonation level and creamy mouthfeel.

D= This ale was quite different in bottle than it was on tap (previous review). I still liked it though and consider it to be extremely drinkable and sessionable.

07-06-2009 04:47:29 | More by spointon
Photo of tedpeer


3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

Thanks to Briarscratch for this in a trade. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured brown with red highlights. Had a huge off white head (3 inch) that settled to a quarter inch layer.

S - Malt with roasted notes with slight hop smell as well.

T - Toasted biscuit, nuts and hoppy finish. Not very bitter.

M - Medium mouthfeel, creamy, medium carbonation.

D - Pretty good, easy drinking.

07-03-2009 22:50:53 | More by tedpeer
Photo of Risser09


3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - bottled march 2009

Appearance: This beer pours a transparent copper/brown with a distinct orange glow around it's edges. The head is ivory, rises 1/4", recedes quickly, and leaves nothing behind in it's wake.

Smell: Caramel malt, biscuits, toast, cereal grain, yeast, and almond nuttiness. Slightly sweet.

Taste: A lively flavor of many malts, with that flaked maize adding an intense biscuity flavor. It melds with a nice, bitter, hop bite. Caramel, chocolate and pine all mike a nice flavor combo.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, medium body, bitter, sweet, yeasty and a little alcohol at the end. Many different mouthfeels in one beer.

Drinkability: A highly sessionable beer with lots of great malty flavor. Nicely attenuated. A good brew.

07-01-2009 13:52:44 | More by Risser09
Photo of barleywinefiend


3.38/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured a standard brown color with a medium head Nose has a malty aroma and tad but hoppy but no nuts or anything like you would expect from a brown. Taste is a little weak for a brown, not much going on and this could be due to a low ABV, but still good. Well balanced with the hops and malts. Easy to drink.

06-21-2009 13:19:32 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of gmfessen


4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

While on a recent visit to Nashville, I picked up a 6er of this at a local gas station for a very reasonable price. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a nice deep yet clear brown color with a thin, effervescent brown head that quickly dissipates. The smell is malt dominant with lightly toasted notes, chocolate and caramel. The taste reflects the same maltiness, carefully balanced with a light citrus hopping - still slightly sweet but not sickeningly so. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a chewy carbonation and goes down very smooth. Overall a very drinkable beer, I'm glad I picked this sixer up, sad I didn't visit the brewery while I was there!

06-12-2009 00:16:45 | More by gmfessen
Photo of beerhobo22


4/5  rDev +10.2%

Malt and toasty aromas. Hops aroma is present, but not overpowering. Dark malt character is robust. Light tan head and nice dark brown color. Medium malt flavors with some hop bitterness, but it's very light. Had a good aftertast that was malty sweet, but didn't linger. Overall, this is a good beer. I've had this in bottle and on tap at the brewery.

06-06-2009 16:21:23 | More by beerhobo22
Photo of BigBen61


4.43/5  rDev +22%

Wow...I will admit my beer drinking brethren that I have strayed from the path. I've been enjoying wine quite a bit lately. I'm not sure if it was a skunked Bass or that Milwaukee's Best Ice that gave me the desire for a change of scenery but this one sure brought me back. Had it at Rose Pepper's in Nashville on Tap. Came in a pitcher, great head when poured into my frosty mug and great color somewhere between a Stout and a Nut Brown in color head is a nice creamy off white with streaks of brown. The aroma is where this one got me. I'm not one for that charred over the top roasted malt that I've have found in some beers of this style this one was sweet and malty with just enough roasted character and citrus-like hops to balance it out and the flavor was spot on. This is my first Yazoo and damn am I happy to be so close to Nashville.

06-03-2009 04:29:24 | More by BigBen61
Photo of PeterLemonjello


3.08/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

05-04-2009 16:04:07 | More by PeterLemonjello
Photo of cadizkyguy


4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

Another Yazoo beer in a recent beer trade with fsvan. Pours wonderfully, into my Sam Adams sensory glass. I love to smell beers and this one has a distinctive smell, maybe chocolate or coffee, but there's definitely something here for the nose to enjoy. This might be even better than Yazoo's Hefe, which I reviewed previously. If possible, the taste and mouthfeel are even better than the smell. Not thin like a lot of brown ales -- sweetwater in particular. I really like this sampling of Yazoo Dos Perros and would definitely look to pick up a six pack in the near future.

05-02-2009 05:40:08 | More by cadizkyguy
Photo of Wheelinb


3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

Had this on tap at the Repeal of Prohibition event in St Louis.

Nice dark color hinted at what was to come. Distinct chocolate aroma. I enjoyed the slight creaminess of this one. Could taste a chocolate or even hints of coffee as it finished. Nice full flavored yet not overly sweet, which I like.

04-19-2009 11:42:26 | More by Wheelinb
Photo of superdedooperboy


3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

Served up on-tap at Old Chicago in Clarksville, TN.

Deep ruby-brown or mahogany in color, capped with a small creamy finger of off-white foam. Nice thick legs and webbings of lace are left behind as the glass empties.

The nose is a touch sweet, with sweet caramel notes apparent along with a but of nuttiness, followed by a whiff of toffee at the end.

A medium body with fairly light carbonation brings to the palate caramel, a bit of pecan-like nuttiness, lightly-toasted bread, and some balance from mildly-bracing hops. All of this eventually leads into a dry, nutty finish.

Overall, very balanced and drinkable, and exceptionally clean. Quite a well-crafted and rather distinctive brown.

04-13-2009 14:15:38 | More by superdedooperboy
Photo of TPINC3


3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

A- Dark. Almost the color of a soda. The head is fairly short and disappears fairly quickly. There's a fair amount of spotted lacing.

S- There's a mild scent of cocoa, thats not overwhelming. There's a definite scent of caramel.

T- The taste was surprising. It's malty and a little bitter but with a fair caramel hint and perhaps some toffee. Surprisingly good.

M- Not shabby. It has a moderate to maybe a heavier light body. perhaps maybe too carbonated? At times it felt alot like a soda, but not necessarily in a bad way.

D- Not a bad drinkability. This is probably an underrated beer, but is very refreshing and easy to drink. I will definitely drink this beer again to support another fairly local southern brewery.

03-02-2009 02:15:11 | More by TPINC3
Photo of theboozecruise


3.83/5  rDev +5.5%

A friend brought me a few of these in from Alabama... poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a dark brown color, with not much head... smell of malt and a little caramel. Some roasted nuts... very nice smell to it.

The taste is nice... more of the same mostly, but a little watery. That hurts the mouthfeel, just not as rich and full as it looks and smells.

A nice, but not spectacular brown ale.

02-25-2009 03:11:13 | More by theboozecruise
Photo of jujubeast6000


3.43/5  rDev -5.5%

Reviewed 1/29/2009 (bottled Week 2 July):

Pours a somewhat dark brown colored body with an off-white head. An aroma of nuttiness, lagerness. Pilsner-like. Chocolaty smelling. Somewhat creamy but mostly watery body, nutty taste, malty. Pretty tasty. Some light chocolate. Sweet tasting.

02-06-2009 03:58:01 | More by jujubeast6000
Photo of indiapaleale


3.45/5  rDev -5%

Dos Perros is a solid brown ale. Nothing fancy or over the top and true to style.

Pours a medium shade of brown with about one and half fingers of head.

Smell is sweet coffee, slight chocolate and malt. Nothing out of the ordinary for a brown ale.

Taste is bready, biscuity, sort of sweet but not too sweet. Overall a pretty solid session ale.

Grabbed a glass with the Dos Peros logo from the brewery. My wife loves it...

01-24-2009 21:10:46 | More by indiapaleale
Photo of Brewsmith


3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

From a 12 oz bottle sent to me from a friend in TN. Aroma is malty with a touch of coffee/bitter chocolate. Color is a deep rusry orange/brick red. Almost no head. Some malt is present, but not overwhelming, with a touch of caramel and a hint of coffee. Bitterness just balances the sweetness, no real hop character, just a little earthy/floral in the background. Body is light for a 5.5% beer. Clean, dry finish with a slight lingering bit of malt.

01-12-2009 03:22:40 | More by Brewsmith
Photo of JamesS


3.03/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

12-31-2008 15:39:44 | More by JamesS
Photo of gdud14


4/5  rDev +10.2%

Very good beer. I've had it both draft and from a bottle.I live in Ind. and its not available where I live but my son brings it home from Nashville on the holidays. I have yet to get a bad reaction from anyone that I've provided the beer too. Excellent session beer, light and refreshing.

12-26-2008 18:50:13 | More by gdud14
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