Dos Perros | Yazoo Brewing Company

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Dos PerrosDos Perros

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States

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

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Photo of jsprain1
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- The appearance is a dark brown with no head. S- The smell is magnificant. Strong chocolate and caramel malt scents are present.
T- The taste is equally chocolate and caramel malt but not as strong as the aroma would imply. M- It is a light weight considering the color and depth of malt flavor.
O- It is a very solid beer. Another good choice from Yazoo with plenty of flavor to make it worth a try.

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Photo of SMark
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into an Imperial pint glass at 47° from a 12 ounce bottle with a bottled on date notched on the label. One finger of head resulted from the pour. There was very little carbonation and lace. The beer was brown.

Chocolate and brown roasted malt were the predominant aromas. Hops were distinguishable in the background but required some effort to get to beyond the malt. There was a nice ethereal quality present.

There was a slight bitter chocolate taste with fruitiness shortly after. Carbonation seemed to mess up what could have been a nice smooth taste.

The bitterness subsided rather quickly with not a lot left to ponder. This was a bit short of what I was expecting but do consider adequate.

This is a nicely made beer with balanced hops and malt. It was not quite up to what I was hoping for but would definitely not turn down another.

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Photo of scooter231
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brownish color, very little head. Tons of foam rushed out of the bottle, though. This beer wanted out.

Smells pruney and raisiny, with hints of burnt sugar, and caramel. Tons of dark fruits in the flavor, again namely prunes and raisins, with a bit of a sour twang thang going on. Malty. Hops balance things out, mostly. Still, kinda too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel redeems it some, it's got good carbonation and a nice chewyness to it, but a little thin. Overall not my favorite brew ever, too sweet, and not enough dimension in the flavor department. But I can see it going well with certain food styles. Not a bad beer.

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown with a hint of red at edges, offwhite small head that quickly dissipates.

S - Touch of caramel and roasted malt, generally sweet.

T - similar to the nose, hint of hops waay back there for balance.

M - light bodied, medium carbonation, watery but clean finish.

D - decent session beer. I'd be curious to try it with a spicy mexican dish.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle. I've tried the Yazoo Pale Ale which I liked and wanted to give this one a try.

Dark amber pour with a nice fluffy head. Very attractive pour.

Smells like most of the style, sweet and malty.

This is better than many of the brown ales that I've tried, including the Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue. Nice and sweet and malty just like the style should be. Very nice...

Excellent session beer here. Not too strong, but very tasty and easy going down.

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Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from 12 oz twist off bottle into a standard pint. Thank you UncleJedi for this surprise.

Bright clarity, dark amber color leaning towards mahogany, no hint of red. Pours with very little head, but leaves lacing.

Aroma is sweet and spicy, corn and noble hops standing out and balancing one another, and a hint of nuttiness.

Flavor has a notable malty note with pleasant but undercarbonated mouthfeel and substantial bitterness.

The label doesn't mention a style, but does claim its roots in Austrian-inspired Mexican beers. Despite being fermented as an ale, this is a European amber lager by recipe, not an American Brown. It's got the color of a Maerzen with greater bitterness and hop aroma of a Vienna style.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
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 IPAcraig
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Yazoo Pale Ale pint glass.

Pours a dark amber brown with a one finger head. It didnt hang around though. Fairly transparent despite the dark flavor.

Smells of dark munich malt. Light with a hint or corn.

Light, semi-sweet brown. A touch of grain and biscuit flavors. A nice beer, but nothing that will blow you away.

Creamy mouthfeel, with light carbonation. It makes a fairly light beer seem as if it has a bigger body. Very nice.

A definite session beer. Nice flavors, just a bit light though.

Notes - My wife loves all the beers from this brewery

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Vancer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice beer sent my way via the CEO / Old farters BIF from unclejedi.

Poured a deep amber, almost brown, with a big ol’ tan head. Died semi-fast. Aromas of a sweet malty caramel and chocolate were pleasantly found in this bad boy, and in the quaff. Although, I will say the flavor needed a bit more staying power for this to make up to the next level. Bit thinnish body, but a decent drinking brown that would work for a session.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to unclejedi for this brew.

Pours a brown color, nice carbonation, huge two-finger plus creamy tannish head, nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, bitter, and a good dose of caramel. The taste is malty, slightly bitter, toffee/caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a nice brown ale, alittle different taste than other's I've had, but still very tasty.

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Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a tap into a pint glass. Flying Saucer, Memphis, TN.

Appearance is a deep amber color, with lots of head retention. Smell is sweet maltiness, nutty grain, very small hint of hop bite, but not much. Taste reminded me strongly of a bock. Lots of caramel flavors, with a hint of chocolate and some very mild hop bitterness. Finishes slightly dry. Full mouthfeel, fairly drinkable. A decent Vienna-stlye beer.

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Photo of Gavage
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear dark copper in color with a short 1/2" head that falls to a spotty surface foam quickly. A lone spot or two of lacing shows up during the session.

Smell: very soft malt sweetness and nutty tones are barely evident and tough to pull out of the glass.

Taste: light malt profile with some hints of chocolate, nuts, and some earthiness. Very minimal bitterness too. Not a hearty brown ale by any means.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Very brief aftertaste. Lighter side of a medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: beyond the simple flavor profile I found this to be quite easy to drink. Definite session beer, but the flavors are a bit thin to make this an all night beer.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the label on the bottle: "Many Mexican beer styles today are descendants of old Austrian styles, when Austria ruled Mexico in the late 19th century. Our Dos Perros is made with Munich, English, and Chocolate malts, flaked maize, and Perle and Saaz hops." This version was bottled on the first week of April.

Dispensed from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Beer is a dark amber, molasses color with nice clarity. A decent white head forms and remains as a small layer. No lacing.

Aroma is pretty much indistinct. No hops and again with the vegetable aroma.

Taste is actually quite pleasant. Some notes of chocolate and biscuity flavors. Some grainy aspects in the aftertaste, slightly astringent.

Mouthfeel was really lacking. Pretty watered down. Light bodied. Carbonation was nice but the mouthfeel was just absent. Finishes dry and clean.

A decent beer, basically slightly above average. Its your call as to whether to try it. I could have used two or three instead of a full sixer.

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Photo of jim102864
2.03/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was had on tap at Beer Sellar in Nashville, TN which was as forgettable an experience as the beer was.

Appearance of this brown ale was nearly clear in its browness with a thin head that disappeared shortly after being served. Not exactly shocking for the style, but the better browns I've had over the years have a certain creaminess to the head.

Aroma? What aroma? No one's home. Maybe a whiff of malt but that's about it.

The taste was as lackluster as everything else about this beer. Maybe the lines weren't clean and spoiled the stuff. This one tastes like any watery brew you've never liked.

As to mouthfeel, get the paddles 'cause this one's flatlined.

It's drinkable, but not recommended by me anyway. If I ever get the opportunity, I'll give it another chance, probably in bottle form. Not a good showing this time around.

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Photo of drseamus
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was bottled during the third week of November. I enjoyed it with homemade authentic steak tacos.

A: This beer pours a deep brown but light easily gets through. There was a decent head at the pour but it disappeared fairly quickly.

S: The primary aroma off of this is mostly sweet malt. There is also some raisin and chocolate in there. The aroma isn't very strong.

T: The flavor is pretty light and sweet. There is a bunch of caramel in there and maybe some dark fruits in the background.

M: This has a pretty light body for a brown ale. It does seem to work nicely though.

D: This is by far the best Mexican style beer I have had that was brewed in Tennessee. It had a decent pairing with the tacos, the sweetness balanced the spiciness of the taco. I generally like bolder beers but this has good potential for a session beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany in color, transparent, headless with white foam.
Smells of fermented fruit, mostly blackberry and cherry, with some caramel.
Tastes like a Belgian dark ale, which is a good thing. Raisin as well as the fruits mentioned in the scent are there with some tang to it. Some of the sweet notes one finds in a brown ale.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin, a decent bit of bubblyness, a bit sticky.
This is pretty easy drinking if you happen to be in the mood for a sweeter brew.

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Photo of johnrobe
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a dark reddish brown with a scant off-white head. In the aroma, burnt caramel, toffee maltiness but also some corn-like sweetness like you can normally pick up on from the likes of Miller, Coors, etc. Here it plays a background role. The flavor seems a bit off to me....not outright bad, just off. To me it seems like a really dark malt, or roasted barley is a little too prevalent, almost schwarzbier-like. The hops doesn't rear its head except to provide balancing bitterness. I'd choose this over several other Amber session brews.

Worth a try.

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Photo of hopsaplenty
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, bottled during the 1st week of April.

From the label: “Many Mexican beer styles today are descendants of old Austrian beer styles, when Austria ruled Mexico in the late 19th Century. Made with English, Munich, and Chocolate malts, flaked maize, and Perle and Saaz hops.”

Pours vibrantly, with a noisy, crackling buff colored head consisting of loosely packed small and medium bubbles. The head was quick to settle, leaving only scant remnants at the margins. Deep amber, crystal clear with plenty of slowly rising carbonation streams. The smell is clean and crisp with some hints of roasted malts and corn. The taste is slightly grainy up front with some corn mixing in as well. There is a slight hint of roast malt bitterness perking up in the finish. Gently hopped, this one finishes with only a soft, trailing floral note. Light body, feels feather light on the tongue, and with gently carbonation. This is an easy drinker that is at home with Mexican food.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04/23/06- Received as a gift from BA member Spinlock.

Presentation- 12oz bottle, freshness date on the back. Poured into my Eye of the Hawk pint glass.

Appearance- Brown-rust colored pour. Fizzy 1/4 inch head which evaporates just as quickly as if forms. Looks a tad watery. The most minimal of lacing.

Smell- Mostly some highly roasted malt with a touch of sweetness buried underneath.

Taste- Not bad. A bit of caramel here, a bit of toffee there. Mostly a nice toasted malt base with a light sweet flavor. Maybe even a touch of fruit flavor as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation, but a touch watery.

Drinkability- Decent brown ale here. Worth picking up to try once. My first beer from Tennessee!

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Photo of Brent
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The brewery was shooting for a Vienna Amber, similar to Dos Equis (hence the play on the name). While I'm in general a fan of this newer brewery, this particular beer falls short. Pours surprising dark, more like a schwarzbier. Flavor profile is a bit grainy, and the bottle notes the use of flaked corn, which is perhaps influencing my perception, but I seem to get a bit too much corn adjunct in the flavor. Dos Equis is certainly not the best of its style, but I have to say I'd choose it over Yazoo's try. In the brewery's defense, they haven't been bottling all that long, and I haven't tried this on tap yet.

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Photo of xduderx
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A = a nutty brown that does let some light through with a 1/2 to 3/4" white head

S = you can detect the hops and also a little bit of extra spiciness

T = at first there's a definite bitterness that fades to an almost indescribable spiciness. I don't know if my taste buds were weird when I had this or what.

M = medium body with medium carbonation

D = pretty high. this is not my favorite type of beer, but it's still something I'd drink every now and again.

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Photo of BamaScholar
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i come back to dos perros with spicy mexican food (many local restaurants have it on-tap).

in fact, i would classify it as a vienna lager if i didn't know better (obviously its top-fermented if its an ale).

a solid beer all-around...i like the subtle spiciness and smooth dextrin body. it is unoffensive with a good mouthfeel.

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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 618 ratings.
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