Dos Perros | Yazoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
yazoobrew.com

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:
608
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
25.14%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
132
For Trade:
2
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Photo of adamhdg
2.91/5  rDev -19.6%
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 Squire123
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -13.3%
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 -0.8%
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 +5%
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 -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 SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
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 +10.5%
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 -12.4%
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 +1.7%
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 +0.6%
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 +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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Photo of denver10
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%

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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Photo of cbutova
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Reviewed at Broadway Brewhouse in Nashville, TN; full phone notes taken.

A- Poured from a tap to a pint glass with a dark ruby red, brown center body. A head forms to close to a finger with a white hue and foamy consistency. Decent head retention falling to a small ring with spots of lace once in a while.

S- Malty with some defined fruity yeast character. Toasted and nutty malts are most of the show with some caramel and dark fruits from the yeast. Decent strength for only 3.5%.

T- Yeast character seems to open up and just about strike a balance half way with the malts. Raisin, apple and cherry fruits meld with toasted, nutty, slight cocoa, caramel and medium sweets from the grains. Bread and a defined spicy hop finish.

MF- Very light bodied for a Brown but it can afford to be at 3.5% with the presented flavor. Foamy and lightly frothy. Carbonation smooth at a medium level.

Light sessionable Brown Ale with a malty and yeasty flavor finished with spicy Noble hops.

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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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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an amber reddish brown with 1 finger tan head/ Retentioni s just average. This beer is very bubbly looking

S - Very light aroma. Manily malts with a light coffee and/or toffee aroma

T - Much like the aroma but a little more present. Very sweet and malty. There is a good presence of caramel followed by a coffee finish. Very tasty

M - Its a lighter beer. Very creamt in them outh. The bubbles tend to cling to your tongue as well. Quite smooth

O - Man this is a great sessionable beer. Lots of flavor but easy to drink. No burn and pairs well with most foods. Would keep this around all thetime if it were available.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yazoo’s Dos Perros has a thin, off-white head, not much lacing, and a clear, bubbly, rust-brown appearance. The aroma is of pungent, full, brown bread crust and syrupy sweetness, with a background of corn. Taste is of sweet, brown bread crust, underlying corn, and a touch of molasses. No bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Dos Perros finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is very enjoyable.

RJT

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Photo of rangerred
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a very thin and soapy white head. Basically nothing in the way of head retention or lacing. Not very impressed.

The aroma makes up for the poor appearance by providing some nice nutty, fruity notes. Roasted malt with some very light coffee along with a touch of dark fruit. Some corn is detectable as well. Not bad.

More fruitiness than I was expecting in the taste along with a nice shot of roasted malt and coffee. The corn is detectable but it remains restrained in the background and nicely compliments the flavor. Bitterness is on the light side with a very light and almost chalky mouthfeel.

Overall, a pretty nice, easy drinking beer. There is not a whole lot going on here but enough to keep a very light beer interesting.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pour a murky deep chestnut brown with a big brown eggshell head.

S - Malt forward, chocolate, brownie dough.

T - Big malt flavors, chocolate, some faint coffee, finishes semi sweet, but balanced with some hops.

O - Really solid brown ale - I am shocked the the amount of flavor when it is only 3.5 % abv - really packs a big flavor punch for low ABV.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from a bottle into a Yazoo pint glass which was quickly lined with bubbles. The carbonation was extreme with bubbling forcing its way to the top with the effervescence of Alka Seltzer.

The aroma had a chocolate malt fragrance with some caramel underpinnings but it was airy; if that even seems possible.

The flavor was light with chocolate malts, caramel, and a light hop profile. The flavors were lifted off the tongue with a rush of bubbles and basically erased any real taste.

The feel was also deeply influenced by the high carbonation. Airy and expansive the bubbling caused a small bit of sharpness in the throat.

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Photo of Mike4TN
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer year round! Recently tipped 2 back with a Porterhouse Steak..Phenomenal The way the Perros paired with the porterhouse. Definitely worth a try with or without the steak. This Yazoo brew will always do....Seriously though this beer is pretty good you need to try it if your able to do so

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Photo of Dreizhen
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark, amber, see-through, little head that quickly dissipates.
S: I've had this beer so much it's hard to think of anything else but it when I smell it. Lime, coco, and malt.
T: Incredibly refreshing. Not overwhelming. Decent bite. There's not as much complexity to this beer as you'd find in some other, heavier beers. But that's not what this beer is aiming for. I personally believe this is one of the best session beers of all time. That being said, this is not a simple beer and it is anything but flat. The chocolate is subtle but adds a good amount of character. I could drink (and have drank) this all day.
M: Less bite than most ales, slight carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.
O: One of my all time favorite beers. Don't overlook it because it's not an "imperial" this or a "tripel" that. This is a fantastic beer that everyone should try.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer on tap at the brewery and in a bottle

A: Medium brown, coke color. Thin creamy/tan head
S: Sweet roasted, caramel smell
T: Light in body but lots of flavor. Roasty malts, caramel/chocolate and a hint of citrus flavor.
M: Light and silky; goes down smooth
O: I really like this beer. Enjoyable year around. Highly recommend this beer

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Photo of CaptMaelstrom
2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

In the past few years I've given this beer quite a few tries. I live in Nashville (Yazoo's HQ) and my girlfriend loves this beer, but it just hasn't grown on me like I wished it had.

A: I love the color of this beer. It looks black until you put light behind it. Then it glows a deep ruby red, beautiful. I would only rate this beer higher if it had better head retention/lacing.

S: When I first poured it, I got some cocoa notes, and a slight spicy/smoky note. As it's warmed up, I smell alcohol which is very strange considering this beer is only 3.5%

T/M: When it's cold, I get more of the cocoa-smokey flavors. It's nicely bitter, but the high carbonation gives it a sharpness that doesn't fit it too well. As it warms up, the cocoa flavors fade and the beer gains an acrid quality.

O: It's a pretty beer, but it doesn't have enough to keep me around. Even if it did, I would need to let it de-carbonate to let the flavors bloom more.

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Photo of tronester
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A medium brown in color with a thin tan head. Aromas of light milk chocolate. Taste is quite sweet caramel, and some toasty bread. A hint of hops to balance. Mouthfeel is amazingly rich. Overall this beer is remarkably flavorful for a mere 3.5% abv. I would certainly get this again.

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