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Dos Perros | Yazoo Brewing Company

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166 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

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

Added by hopsaplenty on 11-24-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
602
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
25.14%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
131
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by Bounty628:
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4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.07/5  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.

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Photo of pdoler12
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of weatherdog
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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4.09/5  rDev +13%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J2L
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Jcorn
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
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 codysjb
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, dated about 1 year ago but refrigerator, served in a goblet.

A: looks like cola, with excellent clarity, but without visible carbonation.

Aroma: caramel and chocolate malts, with an exceptional contribution from the latter. Also a faint spicy/herbal note and a touch of smoke.

T: malty, as expected. A cross between a Mexican brown and an American Brown Ale. Clean finish.

M: (Intentionally) Thin body; light carbonation.

O: Recommended for fans of brown and amber ales. Less malty but a bit more hoppy than Fat Tire.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A small off white to light tan head quickly dies to a thin lacing and that soon thereafter disappears above this clear reddish amber colored beer.

A light smell of sweet roasted caramel malts with just a hint of sweet chocolates.

A light sweet roasted caramel to toffee taste I really can't taste the hops but I can tell that their there as well as a very light chocolate. Taste a lot like Dos Equis Amber, maybe a bit smoother, I wish I had remembered to buy a lime to try with this bottle.

A light dry aftertaste that brings with it a bit of the roasted caramel malt taste on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty good tasting beer, I wish I had a few more of them, quite a few more and some limes.

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3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yazoo- Dos Perros

Thanks to Unclejedi for this 1!

A- Light clear maple brown with a small soapy head.
S- Good light touch of pecans, hazelnuts, and walnuts blended into a sweet batter of brown sugar and cola syrup.
T- Sweet brown sugar with a good nutty pecan/ hazelnut twang. Light touch of black licorice malt.
M- Sweet and malty with a good syrupy, and slightly dry, finish.

Overall- tasty but not overpowering. Solid.
(Thanks Jed!)

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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
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