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Yazoo Dos Perros Ale

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1 review about Yazoo Dos Perros Ale

Acts like a light beer but still an ale

  • Aug 2, 2008
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Pros: Light and sweet, an ale without some of the side-effects

Cons: Not as complex as most ales tend to be

The Bottom Line: I live near Nashville so I have easy access to the beer. For the picky beer drinker it is worth the try; for a new one, certainly a good start.

Yazoo’s Dos Perros Ale is the only ale I can recall that involves only one part of the tongue. Given this, I’m not at all sure how it creates the tastse it does.

This is a very light ale, very. I don’t tend to drink major brew beers (Bass and Guinness the main exceptions). But this ale is really close to something as light as a Michelob Ultra, so it is really easy to go through two of them thinking you should have 5 left.

Don’t take this to mean that I dislike the beer. Like I said, I’ve not run across anything quite like it. Most ales are sweet, but most are also heavier than Dos Perros. Most also have at least some bitter in them to balance out the sweetness; imagine the tongue (tip to uvula) as a see-saw and you get the idea. Dos Perros passes over the bitter section of the tongue with less notice than plain soda water.

There are three flavors (four if you screw it up). First is a sweet nut like pecan (since this is brewed in Nashville that would make sense); second is a slight citrus flavor; finally is a nut closer to a walnut but with the slight bitterness of that nut removed—once a mouthful has settled there is some spread of the original pecan taste around the tongue as if you really did eat some of the nutmeat. The fourth flavor is metallic after the citrus if you let the beer get too warm—when this occurs will depend entirely on your sensitivity.

The main drawback is a slight disappointment that the rest of the tongue was not invited to the party. There are two positive things about this, however. The first is that you can have something that really is an ale without the heavy feeling that says “I think I’ll stay where I am for a little while.” The second is that it is an ideal beer for someone who “hates beer” to try so they realize there is far more to the substance than just the crap that comes in a can.


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