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Euforia - DuClaw Brewing Company

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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%


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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
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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darkstar12

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a 23-ounce pilsner glass at DuClaws at BWI airport. Also had previously in growlers.

A: nice coffee brown color with two-finger foamy head that lasts a long time. Lacing lasts a long time also.

S: heavy sweet maple and toffee tones

T: smooth strong toffee, malt and roasted coffee flavors. No bitterness at all.

M: heavy, thick, sweet, very little carbonation - good mouthfeel

O: an outstanding beer that I strongly recommend. Go out of my way to grab one at BWI whenever I have time.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2012 00:20:27 | More by darkstar12
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AMiz602

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells very heavy, a malt scent with strong coffee, burnt nut flavor. It is a very cherry wood like color.

The head is pretty light with almost no lacing.

At first it has nutty, almost hazelnut flavor, that is complimented by a sweetness and then goes into light-roast coffee flavor. As it sits the burnt nuttiness takes over, and mellows out. Almost no spiciness, it is a dry, nutty beer. Probably suitable to pair with a meaty dinner with some salty potatoes or such.

It is pretty light, not too heavy, though not sweet and has a load of dry, roasted nuttiness.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 01:58:21 | More by AMiz602
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bum732

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

S: Toffee, hazelnut, bread crust, very slight roast.

L: Crystal clear, amber brown, some head that dissipates quickly.

T: Strong milk chocolate and toffee notes. Medium low bitterness leading to a sweet candy lik toffee flavor with a touch of roast. Finishes fairly clean with a touch of nuttiness.

M: Medium light body, medium carbonation, a little bite to it.

Meh, flavors taste a little artificial. Not bad overall, i guess i prefer more nuanced flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 03:19:50 | More by bum732
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worth rich airy light khaki colored head that start perfectly level before turning a bit rocky... Solid retention ultimately yields to a rich creamy head... The color is a light to medium brown with a slight reddish hue... Loaded with small bubbled sluggish to moderate paced carbonation... A very inviting English Brown Ale...

S - Lightly roasted malts... Fuggle hops... A bit nutty... A slightly burnt / charred aroma... Some slight sweetness in the form of caramel and toffee... Solid text book aroma for the style...

T - Barley... Nutty... Caramel... Toffee... Not overly sophisticated...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Perhaps a bit thin... A slightly chalky texture... Solid carbonation... A bit creamy...

D - A very solid respectable English Brown Ale... Lots of flavor and character for 4.8% ABV... I could enjoy a couple of these in a sitting even if it is a slightly above average English Brown Ale...

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 21:46:38 | More by philbe311
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ckollias

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear amber-brown hue with a 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Malty aroma with a sweet toffee background.

T: Very smooth flavor that is more sweet than bitter – with a great toffee and roasted malt backbone.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is an excellent toffee nut brown ale. Very smooth flavor and aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 02:35:33 | More by ckollias
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy dark copper with a creamy ivory head that settles to a thin cap.
S - Malty aromas of toffee, roasted nuts, and a touch of chocolate.
T - More toffee and roasted nuts, chocolate, and vanilla creamy. Simple and understated, but pretty tasty.
M - Smooth and creamy, with a medium body and good carbonation.
O - Nice, drinkable Brown Ale, but nothing new or exciting.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 04:00:14 | More by jsanford
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in the Rep your region IF. Pours with short head with no lacing and only a bit of retention. Aroma is nutty, toasty, biscuit, with some coffee. Flavor has a bit more roast and coffee with.a nice mild caramel sweetness. Really enjoyable. Coffee is a really nice complement to a bit of a mild nuanced nutty brown ale. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Fine carbonation. Happy the Growler held up so well.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2012 03:12:28 | More by Agold
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber to brown in color. White 1 finger khaki head.

S: Caramel, toffee, cream, coffee and slight maple syrup.

T: Easy drinker. I could slam the hell out of this beer. But this isn't about ease of drinking. This beer lacks big flavors which would make it harder to slam. Caramel, toffee and sweetness.

M: Sweet and dry. Finish is a bit odd however.

O: I'm ok with it. It was a huge hit with my gf.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 00:37:08 | More by JerseyKirk
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish-brown in color with an orange hue and excellent clarity. Poured with a short off-white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Toffee, nuts and dark sweet malt aromas with molasses and vanilla. Smooth, creamy feel with refreshing carbonation and a clean finish. Toffee and molasses flavors up front with a bit of metallic edge. Nut flavors come through the middle as the sweet dark caramel malt backbones continues from beginning to end. A touch of spicy floral hop flavor near the finish as this finishes clean and dry.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 21:57:05 | More by IronLover
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Caramel/copper colored with a thick light tan head. Good lacing.

S- Toffee, hazelnut, vanilla, smells sweet and tasty.

T- Nutty and sweet, leaves a hazelnut taste after each sip.

M- Very creamy, light and refreshing with good carbonation.

O- Very tasty and full flavored for a low abv beer. Perfect session beer that offers good complexity of flavor and faint malt.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:26:14 | More by stephenjmoore
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gingerbread Euforia on cask at Victoria Gastro Pub

A - The beer came to the table with no head, but it was filled to the tippy-top...darker shade of brown but it had some clarity to it...not much lacing to speak of

S - Gingerbread...and lots of it...I mean this smells like Christmas and fresh baked gingerbread cookies...there's a touch of caramel sweetness and roasted malt

T - Not much different than the nose...this one is all about the gingerbread...it's a liquified cookie in a glass...the sweetness never becomes overpowering because there is some roasted malt that lends a balancing hand to the gingerbread and caramel...a spicy-sweet finish

M - Medium bodied...seems a little flat...spicy-sweet finish

O - Wow, this was a winner...I haven't had the base Euforia but this was awesome...the addition of the gingerbread really added something...like I said this was Christmas/cookie in a glass

Serving type: cask

01-17-2012 18:38:03 | More by thain709
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treque

Mexico

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice beer with a deep amber color, something near brown the head is tan, the carb looks to be not so constant

S: i really like the smell, nuts, vanilla, very sweet but yummy

T: almoust like the smell, but lighter than expected, it shows a medium body

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 01:11:42 | More by treque
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
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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tbrown4

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap -> Pint glass at Blue Grass Tavern in Baltimore, MD. My wife and I met some friends for Sunday brunch. I wasn't expecting this place to have anything decent as far as beer. To my surprise, the first this I see at the bar is two tap handles, this and Dale's Pale Ale. I've had Dale's a lot, but I'd never had this one. Plus, it's good to support local breweries!

A - Cloudy dark brownish red, white foamy head, webbed sticky lacing, little carb streams

S - Mildly sweet, toasted English muffin

T - Whoppers! This tastes just like malted milk balls. I happen to enjoy that candy, so this was very pleasing. Very malty and sticky sweet from the first taste through the middle. Some mild light roast coffee notes. This one finishes with some clean mildly bitter notes. As it opens up some mild spiced notes arrive, almost like toasted mild gingerbread.

M - Medium bodied. Not much else to it.

O - Easy to drink, but not quite session-able. I had two in this sitting, and enjoyed the first one far more than the second. Very sweet and great to pair with traditional American breakfast foods like eggs, ham, grits and other savory and salty items. I imagine that this would be a good dessert beer. I'd order this one again if I saw it.

Keep up the good work DuClaw!

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2011 22:39:44 | More by tbrown4
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A--Dark brown/caramel with a small light tan head. Some lacing remains.

S--Toffee!! The smell is again the best thing about this DuClaws beer. As I said to my buddy Dave, "I could sit here and sniff this one all day!"

T--Again, the let down. Similar toffee but not as prevelent as in the nose. Coffee tastes are also present, overall better than average but not as good as the aroma.

M--Smooth, with little carbonation. Overall a bit thin in the mouth.

D--Nice flavor but light mouthfeel, not too sweet but not a flavorful as I would have liked.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2007 14:04:06 | More by Deuane
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presented with absolutely no head. An appealing mahogany color. Toffee and butterscotch aroma, not much in the way of hops in the nose. Toffee and nutty flavors begin, leading to some sweetness that is just balanced enough by hops to keep it from being cloying. A bit thin, with a low amount of carbonation. I expected a bit more from this, particularly with the nice aroma. A bit of a disappointment.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2006 18:05:59 | More by Bierguy5
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hunteraw

China

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown/caramel in the glass, small head, decent retention, some lacing. looks like cola in the glass.

Smell: malt, and toffee are the dominant aromas.

Taste: again, much of the same, toffee being the standout. butterscotch and coffee are also present, and the whole effect is somewhat reminiscent of cola, especially in the finish. Bitterness is mild, no hint of alcohol

Mouthfeel: very smooth, but seems more carbonated than it needs to be. the carbonation reinforced the impression of cola I got when I was drinking this, and that's not what I wanted to taste.

Drinkability: enjoyable flavor but light mouthfeel, without being sweet, made this a pretty drinkable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2006 16:20:27 | More by hunteraw
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rich. Very rich. And oh so smooth. Looked great in the glass, dark amber (almost black) but with golden highlights. Small head that lasted awhile. The toffee scent hits you as you raise the glass, begging you to taste it. The flavor is coffee, carmel, and sweet. Fantastic flavor, but I couldn't drink it on a regular basis. Excellent after-dinner drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2006 23:59:03 | More by tugdriver7
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +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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