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Euforia - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Reviews: 62
Hads: 308
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 52 | 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:
Beer added by: akorsak on 07-11-2006

22 IBU
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Reviews: 62 | Hads: 308
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy brown color, with some reddish highlights that sparkles in the light. The head pours two fingers of oatmeal colored foam that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of wispy clouds that barely covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Very complex. Malty and bready up front, followed by tons of spice: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, burnt orange peel, toffee. Finally, there are floral notes of clover and honey.

Taste: Not as strong as the aroma, but very good nonetheless. Very malty, yet very nutty too. The beer isn’t as sweet as its aroma, but there’s a looong finish of caramelized sugar and toffee, as well as some very subtle hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent with a lot of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.0%, there is there’s virtually no alcohol presence on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good brown ale, and unlike any other brown ale that I’ve had. Instead of being either malt of hop forward, it’s very nutty and toffee-like, even more than some nut brown ales that I’ve had. Very, very good. I’ll certainly be getting this again. (1,141 characters)

Photo of sulldaddy
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear chestnut hue with multiple streams of carbonation rise to the surface.
An eggshell white head of 5 cm foams up into a huge fluffy mushroom top of foam even with the gentlest of pours.
Aroma is some grainy malt and a bit of cocoa powder plus some rich nutty notes with hints of earthy hops in the background. Fairly mild nose overall, but not offensive in anyway.
First sip reveals an average body with mild spacious carbonation and a smooth texture.
The beer is easy to drink and would be great for sessioning. I get the same grainy malt and mild cocoa on the flavor with some toffee and with a bit of earthy and slightly bitey hops.

This is a well crafted example of a difficult style to brew. SImple yet interesting, quite a nice beer that I would enjoy again with friends. (855 characters)

Photo of jhawth
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured into a nonic. Pours a brownish-red with a finger width, creamy head.

Aroma: Sweet, nutty malt notes. Slight earthiness.

Taste: Follows nose, nutty flavors are more pronounced. Some mild roastiness as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, light carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall: Nice, seriously nutty take on an English Brown. Easy to drink but pleasantly complex. (383 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Euphoria pours a brown color with a small lacing head. There is a nutty and toffee enriched aroma. The taste is creamy, sweet lots of nut flavors, finished with a sweet candy like toffee flavors. Good medium body, like no flavors are overpowering. Overall its a very nice rich and flavor Brown. Much underrated. (311 characters)

Photo of taylor714914
2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a beautiful caramel color with a finger of tight laced head.

Smells of slight burnt sugar and caramel sweetness.

Taste is not good. Bitter, acrid sugar. Like caramel burnt on the bottom of the pan. Not much going on, but whatever is going on, I'm not a fan of it.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style, on the watery side.

Overall, I'd never reach for this again. (376 characters)

Photo of jbone78
2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this in a trade. I had trouble finding it on beer advocate, since it is really spelled
Eufor!a. Geez.

Anyway, poured nice int my pint glass. Big ass frothy head that you could float a bottle cap on it, as the dude from Sam Adams would say. I couldn't really smell much, but no offense, I don't smell very well. It lacks body, which I think really hurts this beer. I expected a little more malt balance in this on, but it's just not there. I pick up the toffee, a little coffee, vanilla, and then it just fades to nothing. (528 characters)

Photo of Why-P-A
2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: A slightly muddy dark amber color, minimal head when poured normally.

S: Very sweet malt aroma, some slight hints of oak similar to a whiskey but almost no alcohol on the nose.

T: Sweet initially with definite hints of caramel and toffee, hence the name. Not really any darker malt flavors which is typical of a nut brown but this is confirmed by the beer’s lighter color.

M: Very light mouth feel, smooth. The beer also leaves a residual sweet taste in the mouth.

O: A unique twist on a nut brown. Color and malt body certainly trend more on the amber side which make the beer easy to drink and not too filling. It’s good to see smaller beers like DuClaw trying different offerings and trying to find their niche in the market. (741 characters)

Photo of RollBounce
4.77/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

loads of coffee on the nose. Clean light brown color. Really nice lacing,some roasty notes on the nose as well. Flavor is upfront and maple syrup smoked complexity. Coffee starts with a creamy mid-palate that transfers to a pleasant grainyness and a hint of peanut shells. Sweet come finish. Overall by far the best nut brown I ever had. (337 characters)

Photo of drinkochoice
2.31/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from bottle into English pub glass.

Dark amber brown color with a fast defuzing head.

Smell is largely of roasted malt

Taste has a small sweet roasted malt flavor with a large taste of bitter hops.

Feeling is unique, on the lower side of carbonation, which allows the alpha acids of the hops to create a citrus like tingle.

Overall This beer is easy drinking brown ale, but there is not to much the make it stand out about this brew. (445 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a brownish red in color with a finger of head which quickly dissipated leaving no lacing behind. smells of peanut butter, chocolate, toffee. tastes of toffee, chocolate, that fake powder peanut butter stuff. it's actually quite tasty. a little on the light side with high carbonation which fizzes in your mouth.

not a bad beer but just a bit underwhelming. very tasty, and sweet with a dry finish. this seems like it wouldn't be a bad beer to pick up as a 6pk. like it gets better as the session continues. (507 characters)

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

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a reddish brown colored body with a small head that hangs for a while then lays down to a thin lace on top. The smell has a roastey,nutty smell to it. The taste has a rich nutty flavor with some chocolate to it. It has some sweetness to it and detect the toffee in it. The mouthfeel is really good and overall a really good brown ale. (379 characters)

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy red-brown with a giant uncalled-for white, fizzy, head that lasted a long time. Not much lacing.

S: Roasted aromas and some nuttiness. Kind of funky.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Nice and nutty and I detect the toffee too.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Somewhat smooth but hard to tell with the overly-lively carbonation.

O: This beer tasted good, but the ridiculous head and nose kind of put me off. Average overall. (492 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (698 characters)

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass

A- pours a partially transparent shade of amber with a three finger offwhite head. Looks a little light for a brown ale, but regardless, it's a handsome looking beer

S- great nutty aroma with some lingering roast. Definitely getting a nice bit of toffee as well

T- a bit of sweetness and maltiness that turns turns a bit to bitterness....not spectacular

M- body is extremely thin

O- not bad, but very easy drinking...tastes a lot different from the bottle than on tap IMO (518 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks fairly light for a brown ale, brown with a ruby red hue and a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head that quickly reduces me to a mild lace ring.

S - Smells a tad more bittering from either the hops or some vegital quality. Smells little of nut or toffee just some brown malts.

T - Not bad it's fairly balanced with the hops even though it seems more hop forward than malt. Fairly weird since I like my brown ales more malt forward. Maybe if anything I am getting a mild vanilla sweetness next to brown malts but where is the nut or toffee?

M - Light in fact too lite for the style. It comes off fizzy and almost light beer like.

Overall this is not impressing me for the first offering from this brewery. A shame since I got singles of every beer the House of 1,000 offered... (784 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.22/5  rDev -11%
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. (1,094 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.62/5  rDev 0%
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. (423 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (328 characters)

Photo of darkstar12
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (501 characters)

Photo of AMiz602
2.68/5  rDev -26%
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. (566 characters)

Photo of bum732
2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
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. (461 characters)

Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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... (945 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
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. (451 characters)

Photo of jsanford
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
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. (380 characters)

Photo of Agold
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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. (407 characters)

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Euforia from DuClaw Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.