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Dos Perros - Yazoo Brewing Company

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468 Ratings

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | 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 drabmuh
2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

drabmuh, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of sommersb
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

sommersb, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of sitarist
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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!

sitarist, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of lespaulrocker
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

lespaulrocker, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of dimenhetfield
3/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

dimenhetfield, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of Zebus0
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Zebus0, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of donniecuffs
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

donniecuffs, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

JohnQVegas, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of branimal9
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle recently brought back from Nashville by my GF - 5/24/2010.

Dark coppery-brown in color. Smells richly of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is milk chocolate, light hops and considerable roasted malt. Medium-bodied; Good drinkability & quite tasty!

branimal9, May 25, 2010
Photo of hangh
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark clean look, not much head that dissapears rapidly, not bad at all
S- Nice aroma, can smell the chocolate malt easily
T- Decent taste, sits well, but a little bitter, malts stand out, not too much hops
M- Smooth feel, very nice, sits well and enjoyable
D- Easy to drink, not too light, bitter aftertaste that dissapates quickly

hangh, May 14, 2010
Photo of TitanTake
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a local brewery here in Nashville, and they have many fine selections.

I purchased a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles.

A - nice amber appearance; mediocre head; very little lacing

S - light charcoal aroma; some roasted nutty smell too

T - light hoppy flavor; matches the aroma closely (unlike many other beers)

M - very light for an amber beer; smooth and little-to-no carbonation

D - fantastic! this is one of my favorite beers to drink on a regular basis.

TitanTake, May 13, 2010
Photo of Jesstyr
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this one at Rippy's in Nashville and enjoyed with a pretty awesome pulled BBQ sandwich. Overall, the best beer of the trip on taste alone.

Pours a dark brown with creamy thick white head that dissipates quickly, but lingers nicely. Smell shows off the maltiness of this brew - with a nice balance of sweet and sugary, but quite faint altogether.

Taste is really enjoyable, but not the best brown ale I've ever had. Sweet chocolate malt is a definite highlight here, but there is just a hint too much hoppiness in this one for my liking - but not enough to tip the scales too far. Overall this beer has a nice sugaryness to it. Medium body, very smooth, and a pretty good drink. Just doesn't finish as nice - a little bitter.

Jesstyr, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of TheGordianKnot
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- nice brown color that is topped with thick creamy head. Very enticing

S- Smells very sweet. The chocolate malts are very apparent in the smell, not much hop aroma or much else, but still pleasing.

T- Wow, this beer is awesome! It was recommended to me by fellows BA-ers since I went on a trip to Nashville, and this is my favorite grab from the trip. The sweet chocolate malt is even more prominent in the taste than the smell. It has a slight hop flavor and great balance of bitterness. I think my favorite part though, is the slight smokey aftertaste that lingers after each drink. This tasting experience really reminds me of dark chocolate smores made over a camp fire.. really superb

M- Carbonation present, not too much or too little. Feels like it belongs in my mouth...

D- Though it is kind of a darker beer, it is still quite refreshing. I could drink these all night long, any night of my life. I want to go back to Nashville just to get some more of this stuff.

Overall, I loved this beer. I haven't had much form Yazoo, but this is one beer that has me loving the brewery so far. I found this be an exceptional brown ale, my favorite of the type I would venture to say at this point in my life, actually. Everyone must try this beer...

TheGordianKnot, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now this a different take on an american brown ale,and I kinda like it.Poured a deep tawny brown with a thinner white head atop,deep roast in the nose,along with some brown sugar and a mineral scent.Flavors are roasted with some bitter chocolate, nut and earth round out a soft finish that the flaked maize had a hand in I am guessing.Hmm I had low expectations,but I gotta say it has a uniquness thats pretty good.

oberon, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of ncvbc
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear reddish brown in color with steady carbonation and medium head that slowly fizzes to a ring, leaving spots of lacing down the glass. Really like the smell. Toasted malts, chocolate, toffee. Lightly sweet and bready. Even seems to be a bit of spice to it. The taste is less explosive than the nose. Still a nice toasted flavor with bread. Not as much chocolate and a tad more sweetness to the flavor. Light dryness in the finish, steady smooth carbonation. An easy drinker for sure. I like it. Thanks to ckeegan04 for this extra!

ncvbc, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of mntlover
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark clear brown with a big fluffy tan head falls to a cap light splotchy lace.

Aroma is nice malty hints of peat, chocolate, caramel nuttiness. Nice brown ale aroma.

Taste is wow thick almost tastes like its on NO2, nutty malts caramel with light chocolate hints. Finish is lingering peat malt with light spicy hops. Think the head was adding to body after half way thru and head finally fell all the way and the brew wasn't as thick tasting.

Mouthfeel is medium or fuller depending on if u get some head with your sip. Carbonation is about perfect peppy enough to aide the flavors without overdoing it. Wonder if the flaked maize had anything to do with what i experienced?

Drinkability is well its different slightly then most browns but good enough to make me wish i had another.

mntlover, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear, deep, radiant ruby body underneath an inch of moderately textured tan foam; average retention and light lacing. Scores points just for it's fantastic color.

S: Nice, smooth, balanced malt. Nutty, chocolatey, and thoroughly sweet without intimating cloyingness. Pretty good, if a bit low on complexity.

T: Follows the nose, but just a touch less refined. Still, the nuttiness comes through well, and the finish shows just a bit of hop bitterness to keep things clean. Not bad at all.

M: A little watery, but helped out with a good amount of smooth carbonation. Still, definitely too thin for my tastes.

D: Truly a session beer in every sense of the word - I never would have guessed the ABV was quite as low as it is, though. So I guess that should count against it here, since I usually give beers bonus points for hiding their alcohol.

Notes: While far from exciting, this is a pretty tasty, inoffensive offering from one of the better breweries in the mid-south (I do wish that were saying more, but give Yazoo some respect). This one's worth a shot if you're not in the market for anything remotely extreme.


woosterbill, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/5 inch head of a pale tan color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, yeast, toffee, caramel, and slight nut. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, yeast, dark citrus, and slight caramel. Overall, a good blend, body, and complexity. A rather surprising and pleasing american brown ale.

Tone, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of BeerskiBrewski61
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

BeerskiBrewski61, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Monkeyknife, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Georgiabeer, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of beer2day
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

beer2day, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of movingtrain
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

movingtrain, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of taylorhamrick
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

taylorhamrick, Jul 09, 2009
Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.