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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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Reviews: 166 | Ratings: 609
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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Photo of jadpsu
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with a loose, large bubbly tan head with rather poor retention along with some better than average side glass laceing.
Weak roasty malts and slight coffee aroma come through but both are subtle.
Thin, a bit watery up front, but picks up with a dry finish where the malts and a hop touch show up.
After seeing some of the higher ratings I was expecting more. Worthy for sure but, for me, that is as high as I see this one.

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Photo of waldoiverson
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into nonic

A; looks very quite thin, probably due to the watered down cola look. It is brown but not showing the head or viscosity that I was hoping to see. probably due to the style combos but it's a bit disappointing.

S: caramel, coconut, slight herbal note

T: that interesting coconut/caramel combo shows up in the flavor, also a brightness that wasn't in the nose. it's not exaclty citric but leans toward that kind of acidic tone. very refreshing, clean finish.

M: Thin but a bit more body than the visual makes you think, good carbonation bite which may be playing into the acidic notes in the taste.

O: This one surprised me. The look just had me a bit cautious but for a 3.5 brown this is very drinkable and could work on a hot or a cool day. good work.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light bodied brown in color with a good amount of carbonation and a beige lacing around my glass. It gives off aromas of light chocolate malts, caramel, and toffee. It finishes with light bitterness. You can definitely tell it's Munich dark malt. All are very light and well integrated. It tastes of light chocolate malt and again is very heavy on the Munich malts. It it lightly bitter and subtly sweet. It tastes like a less nutty Altbairisch. It drinks very light and is as refreshing as a brown ale can be. For a smaller beer it has solid flavor and is a solid choice.

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Photo of NiceFly
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle Nov 2 2012 bottled on Aug 3rd 2012

Clear dark brown with small head no lacing. No Idea what style this was when I bought it but brewed with English, Munich and Chocolate malts so I expected and English style something or other.

Much like I expected minus English yeast character. I guess that is OK because it is listed as an American Brown.

Smells sweeter than it tastes and looking at the ABV I guess that was the plan. Just enough Munich character to keep it interesting. At 3.5%ABV I guess this is a session ale and I think it hits the mark there.

A nice malty treat that you could enjoy over conversation with some friends.

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

Had on tap at Buscuit and Blues, Natchez, MO. Pours a light amber brown with thick foamy head into mug. Some roasted malts and slight coffee aromas. Taste is crisp lightly roasted malts, with subtle coffee and chocolate. Some bready malt finish. Its easy drinker especially under 4%abv. Its a good brew, not amazing but the best (only)craft brew on tap here. But I did get a second...

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Photo of searsclone
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into a pint glass. head disappeared almost immedietly. dark brown color, almost looks like cola.

smell is dark malts, chocolate and coffee

taste is much like the smell, with a bit of a hop finish

crisp and smooth and extremely easy to drink

this has a bit too much coffee flavor for my personal taste, but it's easy to drink with a great mouthfeel

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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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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle, this ale was a thin brown color with an half inch head. Any head quickly disappeared to leave trace patterns of foam on the top of the glass. The aroma was particularly bold for a brown ale as the malt was an attention grabber. The taste was watery up front before growing progressively maltier. Notes of chocolate and corn were hidden among the malt selections. In the aftertaste, a mild citrus hop note is detectable among the malts. Because this ale is a little thicker than most brown ales, the aftertaste is allowed to linger a little longer than usual. Overall, this is an above average brown ale.

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Photo of Chaney
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Okay you Dos Equis lovers, that is the brand of brown ale Yazoo fashioned this on after, so if that is you're thing, this one's for you!

I had this one several times on my trip through Nashville and Yazoo suggests serving this one with a lime. I had it both with and without, and I prefer it with.

A: Poured a fairly translucent, toasted brown color, with a dark, chewy center, surrounded by a much, much lighter brown hue. There was a slight, off-white ring around the brew.

S: Slight brown sugar flair, with a fresh, clean cotton scent. If you choose to use a lime, you'll get some of that too.

T: Light in body, but with a pleasant, refreshing taste, which wasn't heavy or overbearing. I see why this one pleases the masses.

M: Light and dark are the operative words. It goes down as smooth as the silkiest lager, but still enough candy and char to please the craft beer nut. Slight carbonation and virtually no lacing.

O: Like I stated before, this won't please everyone, but I tip my hat to Yazoo for making a Dos Equis-style brew that is at least twice as good as the afore-mentioned brewski.

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Photo of ChrisAceGates
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A nice amber color with a slight 1/4" head, visible effervescence.

Smelled malty and sweet. Not too strong.

The taste was slightly malty, but could taste corn sugars which left a poor after taste.

Mouthfeel was to be expected, not heavy with a substantial carbonation. Very Drinkable.

It was okay, not my particular favorite and not on par with some of the other brews from Yazoo.

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

Served on tap at Broadway Brewhouse into a shaker glass

A- Poured a brownish red color with a soapy head that left no lace

S- Aroma of brown sugar and caramel

T- Big brown sugar, toffee, some chocolate, and fruity notes are present. Very balanced flavor profile

M- Smooth, medium body, and prickly carbonation. Very drinkable

O- A flavorful brown ale that is very drinkable

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark/medium brown in color, with about half a finger's worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - malty and a little musky smelling. I can't smell the noble hops being used though.

Taste - malty, and noticeably on the caramel/chocolaty side. Almost tastes like a cola. The maize can be noticed a little bit in the finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste, but fleeting.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans more toward the watery side.

Overall - very interesting beer in its concept. I just wish it could dome out a little more in the taste.

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Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance looks much like iced tea - dark brown and transparent around the edges with a small quick-fading head. Malt and floral scents are weak. The taste is a bit sweet, bready, and a bit herbal. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Not bad, but not great either.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Photo of GallowsThief
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a dark copper brown with a half inch of tan head. No real lacing.

S – Faint smell of chocolate and cocoa. Light roast malts.

T – Comes on with a mild roasted malt flavor. Trace bits of sweetness from cocoa. Earthy. Some caramel flavor. Finishes with a tiny bit of hop bitterness.

M – Clean and almost fizzy mouthfeel. Medium bodied but tastes just a bit on the thin and watery side.

O – Little thin for my liking but it has a nice easy drinking flavor. Could absolutely have a few of these sitting around. Good not great but well worth a buy.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this beer during my vacation in Gatlinburg, TN.

Cola brown, yet clear in color with two fingers of head and a nice thick film o' foam. A little lace stickage and some nice bubbling too.

Light powdered chocolate form the mild to medium roasted malts. Just a light dash of grassy, clean hops to balance out the malty aroma.

The roasty flavor is on the mild side mixed with toasted bread crust. The hops add a nice earthy, grassy flavor that cleans and refreshes the palate for another sip.

Palate is bubbly and dry but super sessionable. Wish they had this on tap by me in IL.

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Photo of larryi86
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thank you arkansastroy for this.
12 oz bottle, dated April 2011?, poured into a pint glass

A- Clear brown with a three finger head yhe disappears quickly.

S- Cocoa and toffee malts with some earthy hops, kind or weak.

T- A sort of light cherry/metallic tartness, roasted malts, light chocolate, light flavor. Doesn't taste like the tartness is intended do to the fact that it is not balanced and out of place, but not off putting.

M- Light body, crisp.

O-This is okay, really doesn't seem like a brown ale. I would not mind trying this again to see of the tartness was a bad or out dated bottle. Maybe 10 months old is too old.

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Photo of Merkur
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice dark brown color with zero head.

Beer smells of roasty malts, slightly of coffee and a bit of sweetness as well.

Beer tastes the same. Very roasty on the initial sip and finishes slightly sweet with a slightly corn taste.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side. A bit watery.

Overall a solid session beer.

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Photo of donmonkey1
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks like a glass of Coca Cola. No head.

Smell: Sweet and malty, molasses, brown sugar. The smell is faint and weak.

Taste: Exactly like the smell.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, but with a nice carbonation and a stigy bite that I love.

This is a real thirst quenching beer. It's mild and enjoyable. I could drink a lot of these and be happy. However, the flavor isn't strong enough to be a really good beer. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Vdubb86
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass in bb kings blues bar in Nashville, TN

On a trip to nashville how can you not get some yazoo? This poured a serious dark auburn. Light white foam head that had mostly faded by the time it got to me. The aroma was a nice combo of sweet malt and a touch of roast with some corn in there too, but it works. The taste was super sweet but had almost a faint smokiness in the background. The mouthfeel was akin to boston lager, and overall that's the beer it most reminded me of. Though it was a half step above. Overall good and clearly a brewery that nashville is proud of and from what I've tasted it seems appropriate.

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Dos Perros from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 609 ratings.
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