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Euforia - DuClaw Brewing Company

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
22 IBU

(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-11-2006)
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +12%

09-23-2012 15:04:38 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

12-05-2013 00:29:43 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12%

12-05-2011 01:32:04 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

12-05-2013 00:59:23 | More by acurtis
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head with nice lacing on a clear copper body. Aroma just as advertised, caramel malts, toffee and nuts. Flavor follows this as well with toffee prevalent providing excellent sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation and nice creamy body. Overall a very flavorful beer which each flavor noticed and no clashing.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 01:11:09 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a brown liquid, the head is soapy and light tan colored. The smell had a light nuttiness to it and had heavier amount of coffee on then anything else. The taste has a subtle amount of roasted nut flavors, the coffee dominates most of the flavor. The mouthfeel doesn't have a ton of carbonation, kind of on the flat-ish side. Overall this beer wasn't too bad. Not my favorite brown ale but pretty good and was nice to try.

Serving type: growler

07-03-2011 21:10:45 | More by Knapp85
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nickfl

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A small, off white head on a clear copper colored body. Ok retention and light lace.

S nutty, sweet toffee and rich caramel.

T sweet malt up front with a slight vegetal flavor in the middle. Finishes with more sweet malt and a touch of spicy hops to balance.

M medium body moderate carbonation and a sweet finish.

D a great aroma with a slightly disappointing flavor and a grassy character that is a little off putting.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 01:18:24 | More by nickfl
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-15-2014 04:13:30 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this at Wegmans, enjoyed chilled in a teku.

The color is ruddy brown with light hazed look and thin pale tan cap with very fine bead. the head collapses and streamers of lace stick. The smell is slightly caramel with slightly buttery odor as it warms with light toast element and dried fruit from the yeast. The feel is ery light with low sweetness and moderately high carbonation with very dry finish.

The taste is light with low malt toastiness and gentle sweetness, kind of like a mild as it has such low flavor, there is a light yeast and diacteyl taste as the nose indicates but even as it warms it is very faint, there is more carbonation than anything driving the taste. Overall it is not terrible but not great since it is not hard to enjoy more than 1, but the lack of flavor makes you lose interest no matter how sessionable it is

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 18:06:21 | More by Slatetank
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is grossly underrated, and possibly the best brew ive had from these guys, whos beer i always seem to taste past its prime, and is always seemingly somewhat oxidized or stale, but not this one. extremely english in nature, this is a sweet brown ale, with an impressive toffee aspect that while adding sweetness to an already sweet grainy beer, also adds a detail and a layer not usually seen in the straightforward nut brown, and to me at least, its memorable. hazy pale brown color, not as clean as most in the style, but holding a pretty solid inch of white head, and passing aromas of brown butter caramel, sweet copper malt, and english ale yeast. the flavors all gel real well, with the toffee element playing a prominent role. not sure if there are curious additives in this beer, such as toffee itself, but the grain bill does a nice job of conveying one of my favorite confections in the flavor here, and the english biscuity yeast makes the finish far more palatable and balanced that is appears to be heading for earlier on. just a thin like of sweetness remains at the finish. carbonation could be ramped up a little bit, but i see this one more in a cask setting than anything else, and doesnt really need a huge bubble life. deserves better here on BA in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 22:28:28 | More by StonedTrippin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-22-2013 01:37:06 | More by mendvicdog
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a clear brown color with a short 1/4" head. Spotty lace develops.

Smell: malt and earthiness are detectable.

Taste: malt, bread, nuts, toffee, and a mild earthy flavor are wrapped in a slight candy sweetness. Bitterness is minimal at best.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: this brown ale was a bit too sweet. Not as refreshing as I would like in the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 21:50:45 | More by Gavage
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-06-2013 14:58:25 | More by oriolesfan4
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a tumbler-glass serving of DuClaw's newest release, Euphoria, a toffee nut brown ale. It was served on Pint Club member's preview night.

Appearance: The ale has a nice deep brown color and a smallish ring of head that doesn't last too long.

Smell: Rich toffee and butterscotch malt aromas emerge from the beer.

Taste: The ale has some incredible flavors. There are toffee, butterscotch, chocolate. All of which layer together to make a very nice taste. I tried to place the taste and finally realized that it's flavors resemble Young's Double Chocolate Stout.

Mouthfeel: The nuttiness is quite tasty. I had two pints myself.

Drinkability: Good drinkability, although the flavors could get too intense. I brought home a growler, I liked it so much.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2006 02:28:59 | More by akorsak
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-07-2013 19:35:10 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Cask offering at Als of Hampden via the handpump. This cask featured Euphoria aged over caramelized apples. Served in a nonic, the brew appears a clear amber with a fine sudsy top of tan bubbles that is composed of a large bead. The ap maintains a thin layering and a light swirl revives the cap somewhat.

The smell is as advertised; caramel candy apples leads the way with a hint of something along the lines of cinnamon and vanilla. Some accenting fruit character is a bit tangy smelling when coupled with the alcohol esters.

The taste has a mild vanilla sweetness with caramelized apples. Very tangy fruit undertone with almost a roobeer like quality in the aftertaste. Unfortunately the flavors are clashing here and really dont work well together. The apple starts to feel almost like it was added to cover up a flaw instead of added to increase complexity.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Very easy going down but not something i found to be terribly enjoyable either. The nose was the best aspect of this with the flavor just not working out too well.

Serving type: cask

08-09-2012 17:37:44 | More by stakem
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-20-2013 16:13:54 | More by InspectorBob
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +19%

03-09-2012 05:50:46 | More by duceswild
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

12-31-2012 04:29:22 | More by ejimhof
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-25-2013 23:27:19 | More by BillRoth
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.

The beer is chestnut brown and hazy with a wisp of tan head. The aroma offers toffee, malt, bread, brown sugar. A touch of sweet toffee among brown bread and caramel malt notes. Moderately low carbonation with a touch of bitterness in the back. A decent brew, but not something I feel compelled to have again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 21:31:36 | More by Huhzubendah
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-19-2012 07:45:50 | More by rab53
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-23-2014 21:33:59 | More by Latarnik
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into tulip

Pours a deep chestnut caramel color with a lovely ruby glow. Crop of beige head rests on top, fading into a cloud of film. Large spots of lacing on the glass.

Chocolatey and nutty in the nose with some almonds and bread crust. Toasty and lightly sweet.

Cocoa powder and light milk chocolate up front. Nutty with almonds and toffee with a dash of caramel and vanilla. Mild malt backbone with bread crust, toasted nuts and chocolate. Finishes lightly sweet and thin.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, a little thin and chewy on the tongue. A pretty solid brown ale - I enjoyed the cocoa and vanilla flavors that seem to shine through the thinner backbone.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 20:11:59 | More by xnicknj
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-17-2013 18:36:49 | More by Rhettroactive
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Euforia from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.