Dos Perros | Yazoo Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
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631 Ratings
Dos PerrosDos Perros
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
Ratings:
631
Reviews:
171
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
145
For Trade:
2
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Buffalo Billiards, Downtown Nashville. The beer stood out immediately at an American Brown Ale, without knowing the style. The beer opens with a mostly-malty, but slightly-toasty aroma with slight hints of chocolate, lactose, and a crisp hop character. The flavors are subtle and light, but take on more chocolate than toast or milk sweetness; but rests on a firm, sweet malt base. The hops are also light, sometimes undecernable between English and American varieties -- yet citrus bittering prevails in the finish. The beer has a moderately light body, but does show nice creaminess and does not waiver. A good Brown, but likely gets lost in the shuffle.

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Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear cola brown color with a small head that dissipates quickly but leaves lots of lacing

Smell: Brown bread, caramel and nutty elements

Taste: Starts out with a malty brown bread and caramel flavor that is slightly vegetal from the corn that is used in the wort; the finish introduces a mocha character

Mouthfeel: Light/medium body; rather fizzy

Drinkability: A refreshing and slightly different flavor profile; "dark beer light"

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Yazoo's Dos Perros pours a very dark mahogany brown body beneath a short head of creamy tan foam. The head retention is average, but it leaves some nice splashes and spots of lace about the glass. A whiff of toasty bread, cocoa powder, and fudge greet you in the nose, giving you a hint of what's to come. It's medium-light bodied with a very fine, moderate carbonation that gives a delicate bristle to the tongue. In the flavor it displays a touch of soft milk chocolate, supple dried fruit, a flicker of juicy berries, and a touch of malty tastiness. It's more chocolatey than the nose suggests. Its hop flavors and bitterness are limited to allow the maltiness and yeasty fruitiness to shine, yet it's superbly balanced by a delicate acidity that couples with the yeasty fruitiness to give the impression that it's more fruity than it is. It finishes mostly dry with a pinch of cocoa, some lingering apricot-like fruitiness, and the suggestion of some leafy and grassy hops. I found it charming, interesting, enjoyable, and really easy to drink. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
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 oberon
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from unclejedi through the Little Guy BIF, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright brown color with a thin but dense tan head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of nuts, caramelized malt, a little chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is quite interesting, very well-balanced and not overly sweet as some brown ales can be. Flavors of nuts, chocolate & caramel start out, and then a mild hops flavor kicks in. As the all begin to fades a light flavor of dark fruit remains in the sides of your mouth.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, good representation of style, this is a beer that well-worth sticking with for an evening and is the type of beer that can either be a good sipper or a good pounder.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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

Photo of vfgccp
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Orange brown, cherry wood body. Off-white head with low retention and lace.

S – Sweet roast, toasted nuts, burnt toffee, and a touch of smoke.

T – Light sweetness with a nutty and mildly roasty center. Nice spice character on a net-sweet finish: allspice, cinnamon, and black pepper.

M – Light body. Nice carbonation.

O – Refreshing with great drinkability.

P – Great affinity for TexMex and BBQ.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This arrived with a not-big head, but a really thick one with a beautiful mocha-brown color and evidencing lots of CO2 bubbles. The color was a deep, cola-colored amber with NE-quality clarity. The nose was light, tending towards sweet. The mouthfeel was medium with a light, malty sweetness on the tongue. The finish was very smoooth with the same malty sweetness that I noted on the tongue continuing to linger. I would mark this one down as a session beer.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from bstaffor; thanks Brian! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Goose Island nonic pint glass. Bottled in the second week of December 2011 according to the label.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent medium body color with two fingers of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and an inch throughout drinking it. A tiny bit of lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of nuts, roasted malts, toasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, spices, bready malts, grains, and caramel malts. Prett nice.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, toasted malts, caramel malts, nuts, spices, bready malts, corn, and grains. Still pretty nice, but not as strong as the nose, and a little bit of a step down.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice session beer and a nice brown ale; I liked this one much more then their Pale Ale. The nose and taste are a nice mix of nuts, roasted malts, and caramel, and it is very easy to drink with the smooth body and very low ABV. Worth checking out and would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.87/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received in trade from GPHarris, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep reddish brown with a smallish tightly bubbled khaki head that quickly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells of caramel, brown bread, applesauce, brown sugar. There's more in the nose than I was expecting. Taste is light and sweet malts with a hint of tart and astringency. Watered down brown sugar water with hints of fruit and bread kind sums up this experience. Thinnish body medium to high level of carbonation, watery prickly mouthfeel. This smelled a whole lot better than it tasted. Average beer at best.

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