Dos Perros
Yazoo Brewing Company

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #602
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,706
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.88%
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
668
From:
Yazoo Brewing Company
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  159
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 178 | Ratings: 668 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of mothmanscott
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From notes 12/8/12: Pours a clear dark amber producing less than half a finger of thin, tightly bubbled, rapidly diminishing beige head that leaves only a hint of lace. Aroma is thin notes of toasted malt, caramel, earthy, floral hops and a faint hint of chocolate. Taste is a more vibrant version of the nose with the toast, caramel and yeast really coming through with a corn sugar hint in the finish. The Saaz really come through in the finish. Aftertaste is light, dry bitter caramel. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation it has a watery finish and is thin feeling for the style. The low 3.6 ABV may play a role in this.

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Photo of jkblr
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled 9/8/16 (over 2 years ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp no ABV listed on label. The beer pours bright light brown with khaki colored head. The head recedes to a thin film and ring. The aroma is faint chocolate malt and toasted bread. The taste is semisweet caramel and toasted bread with an odd metallic barely bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is some oxidation present, but it's not as bad as I expected. Overall, good. Not sure American Brown Ale is right but I'll rate to average because of the age.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle dated 9/27/17. Poured into Batch 19 Nonic Pint glass.

Pours a chestnut brown color with nice orange highlights as well as some darker hues towards the middle. The head is grey and 1/2 finger in height.

Aroma is really incredible for the style. Delicious coffee-tinted roasted malts meet shades of crystal and some faint chocolate. Slight spicy currant and black pepper notes as well.

Flavor brings forth coffee and nuttiness, with a smooth caramel-chocolate swirl. The roasted malts play extremely well with the crystal and the pale malts are also shaded in for balance. Hop character is subdued but provides a nice stable mild bitterness bringing elements of blackcurrant, earth, and spice into the mix.

Feel is likewise, simply and utterly lovely. Perfect carbonation for the style, leaves a slight sweet slickness on the palate, with both a middle conversation and an exit of roasted dryness.

Overall, I can't understand the low ratings - but if this is somehow worse fresh, then by all means age it for a year. This is right up there with Alesmith's Nut Brown Ale for me, and that's top shelf brown, no contest.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
2.61/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

With a straight brown color, it has flavors that disappear fast with the light malts, biscuits and dried fruits. The aroma is very faint with the sharp carbonation, although it does have a very light aftertaste. It’s an okay offering, but I recommend the Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing, the Brown Ale the Carolina Brewing Company, the Santa Fe Brewing Company and even the Coconut Molasses Brown Ale from Duck Foot Brewing Company. Also, the Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing is also worth the mention.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap.
Dark brown with a tiny tan head.
Caramel and chocolate aroma. Not particularly aromatic.
Ditto taste. Faint caramel and faint chocolate.
Medium-bodied.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle via the little lady's daughter and significant other---Thanks Jamie and Jeanette!
This nice brown ale pours a medium brown tinged amber with a nice head of off white foam
that subsides to a thick ring, nice subtle pool, and shows nice sudsy lacing. Nose of mild chocolate
malts, mild grain notes, subtle toffee, and a faint herbal hop note. Flavors follow the nose
pretty much on the spot with toffee and chocolate with a hint of coffee touched by a light
herbal hop with grain notes showing up on the rear of the taste. Decent mouth feel; medium
light body, medium high carbonation, and a lightly sweet finish that is a touch on the watery
side.

Overall, I like this brew for a solid session brown ale, but it needs a touch more depth.
Solid, but not overwhelming.

Cheers

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Photo of socon67
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, but clearly a sessionable brown. Light body and feel. Perfect to have a few at the pub. Almost like an English dark mild, if the malt profile matched

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Photo of brunsojw
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark beer that is incredibly light and easy to drink. You would not realize how light it is upon pouring.

Sweet, low bitterness, great summer beer despite the color.

Crushable.

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Photo of avalon07
2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a medium brown color and a somewhat hazy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A somewhat odd aroma of malt, the brown ale nuttiness, and an almost acidic quality.

T: Tasted of a bit of the aforementioned brown ale nuttiness, a lot of bready malt, a tinge of hops, a lot of grain (this gives it an "off" quality), and some brown sugar. Definitely an out of kilter kind of flavor, with the graininess overtaking it. Also simply wasn't forceful enough with its ingredients.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a thin, watery finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Something of a misfire here. Its flavor simply doesn't cut it. Could have been better.

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Photo of singletary
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It pours a red brown color with a roasted malt smell a I also pick up on a hint of chocolate in the smell. The taste is of roasted malts and again a hint of chocolate. Mouthful is is light body and very refreshing.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours very thin crystal light brown, thin tan head not much lacing.

Aroma - Mild roasted malt flavors, toffee and caramel

Flavor - Sort of sweet roasted malt flavors along with toffee and brown sugar

Feel - Medium body but thin I thought for the style

Overall - A decent brown ale a little thin and nothing really stood out for me.

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Photo of adamhdg
2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light brown with a half inch tan head. Smells of grains and bread. Taste is malty and sweet. Very thin and watery in taste and mouthfeel. Not one I would drink again.

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Photo of Squire
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep reddish Amber, light cap, moderate lacing.

Aroma: Rich malt and I would've said the same thing if blindfolded. Appearances notwithstanding this has malt, caramel and toffee up front with a hint of hops following.

Taste: Same as aroma with a bit of roasted malt added. My past tastings showed more roasted malt bitterness but this one is subdued. Malty, roasty, toasty, slightly nutty with Just a pinch of hops.

Texture: Medium

Overall: A fuller, dryer flavor than what one expects from Vienna type lager. Really no sweetness that I can detect and the simple flavors present lean more toward a food than a session beer. Solidly crafted interpretation of a Vienna. I wouldn't drive out of my way to get it but don't have any criticisms worth noting.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tap. Made with German municipalities Charlie malts. English pale malts. Chocolate malts. Noble hops.

A - low fiZzy beige head. Great lacing. Dark brown ruby color. 4

S - malty, sweet. simple. 3

T - almost like a milk stout. A touch thin, but plenty of malty tastes. Boch like flavors and malts. 3.25

M - a bit too watery. 2.75

O - not bad but unimpressed 3

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant brown coloring with no head. Aromas of toasted grains, subtle caramel and nutty sweetness, hints of chocolate, and a toasted backbone. Flavors are richly sweet forward, heavy on the nut, caramel, and chocolate notes, with subtle highlights of char and earth. Very smooth and light, making it extremely drinkable. The beer has a richly sweet and toasted aftertaste, with a subtle sweet linger hanging on through the dry, crisp finish. Tasty beer.

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Photo of Homegrownbeerbro
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank this from the bottle. First off, very drinkable. Definitely what I would consider a session beer. Not crazy amount of head but enough. Easy to drink and was fantastic with our spicy pulled pork. I had a lot of Dos Perros that day, spending 12+ hours by the smoker, and I enjoyed every one. Not the best beer I have ever had but certainly not the worst. Probably my new go to when at Kroger or Publix and even my wife liked it. I would never turn down a Dos Perros. Smooth moutfeel, malty, and the best "Mexican" beer on the shelf.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

So far my least favorite of the Yazoo beers I've tried, other than the Hefe (I hate Hefe's). It's not outright terrible & I can't put my finger on it, but I'm not in love with this

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dos Perros Brown ale 12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint

A: nice brown murky dark looks like leather

S: toffee, soft caramel, nice roasted nut

T: Sweet soft nuttiness brown sugar light roast

M: medium to light crisp beer with a clean

O: this is a very classic solid brown ale nice clean classic flavors it's a good beer

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a tasty and unique brown ale, the grain bill is really neat on this, sort of nut browny, but more going on than that, and less of an english yeast profile for sure. its deep in color, almost lighter porter colored, without quite the black behind it, but the head is milkshake thick and colored like mocha. it smells sweet and cocoa forward, with the corn adding plenty of that sweetness i think. the corn is less evident in the taste, but i agree with the description that the body is really light. nutty roast to it, almonds and brazil nuts i taste. finishes nice and dry for how sweet it starts, feels a lot lighter than it is. i think this is a style, the american brown ale, that has done very little evolving. sure people put in maple syrup and cocoa and whatnot, but there is so much room for this style to grow and be expanded, and i appreciate yazoo doing something a bit different here. the abv being so low also helps this be a slammer. not enough dark beer aside from irish stouts do this, and i think more should. this is real tasty on tap, one of my favorite beers from the trip to nashville.

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Photo of GreatHornedEwl
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

carbonation kills it...partly. toasty/nutty aroma & taste. but overall a strange taste complexion, just doesn't work well. the sharpness of the carbonation does not help. looks nice though

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Photo of Tucquan
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-12-09 in Gallatin, TN from a bottle

A - Fairly clear medium brown head with 1/3-finger head that fades quickly to nothing with light lace.

S - Just a touch of dark bread and caramel. Very mild.

T - Sourdough bread, touch of caramel and chocolate, chalk, salt, light spice. Pretty decent for a small beer.

M - Light body and light-medium carbonation.

O - I like it. More flavor than a Yard's Brawler with more flavor. Impressive for a 3.5% brew. Rating to style yields good marks for this brew.

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Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, bready, nutty. Taste is the same, lots of bready malts, nutty, light hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown to mohaghony in color with a fingernail of off white head. Light Brussels lacing. Aroma is comprised of dark malt and isn't very strong. I taste dark malt with a slight note of spice similar to that of rye. I'm thinking that is the flaked maize. The mouth is creamy with that slight spice note at the back of the palate.

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Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, brown color with a small, head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel and toffee. It tasted malty with some sweet caramel. Mild bitterness. It was crisp and sharp.

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Photo of denver10
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%

Pours reddish brown with a slight off white head. Aroma is bready, nutty, and roasty giving off some mild chocolate. Flavor follows suit with a very mild grassiness in the finish. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, not a fan of this one at all but not a bad beer from a more objective perspective. To me, this beer was a roastier version of an alt while also reminding me way too much of New Belgium's Fat Tire.

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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 668 ratings