DuClaw Brewing Company

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DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #116
Ranked #27,557
3.57 | pDev: 13.45%
Feb 28, 2022
Jul 11, 2006
Notes: Toffee Nut Brown Ale

C'mon get happy! A true DuClaw Brewing Company original, this style-bending, English Brown Ale variant is dark brown, medium-bodied, creamy, and incredibly flavorful! EuForia combines roasted malt with gourmet coffee to create a jubilant swirl of caramel, almond, and toffee flavors that will leave your palate in a state of ecstasy. First brewed in 2006, this smooth, highly drinkable bottle/pint of 5% abv liquid bliss is available year round, so what are you waiting for? Come on get happy!

22 IBU
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Ratings by tbrown4:
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Reviewed by tbrown4 from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
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!
Mar 28, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.95 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Feb 28, 2022
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
The pour is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is caramel & roasted malt. Cheers! B
Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by robotic_being from Florida

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Clear brown, off-white head, decent retention and lacing
Smells like toffee, there is some toasted nut and hints of cocoa
Toffee, cocoa, caramel, and toasted nuts flavor
Medium-heavy bodied and appropriately carbonated
Not really my thing, but this is a very satisfying beer, bringing sweet flavors without being cloying
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 3.6 by csnyder83 from Maryland

Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by Zlyice from Massachusetts

Apr 03, 2018
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

1.65/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Very dark color, more like a stout. Absolutely no taste, certainly not anything like brown ale. Basically just carbonated brown water. Dry finish.
Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by deac83 from Texas

Dec 29, 2016
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours autumn brown with a khaki, finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a thin, consistent film across the top. Fair lacing, mostly consisting of small spots and some broken webbing.

Smell - Enticing aroma of toffee and some roasted nuts; the roast is almost on the cusp of some coffee character. Lesser caramel. Faint butter.

Taste - Nice flavor profile that starts with toffee before earthy, slightly roasty nuttiness comes into play. A hint of caramel and very faint chocolate. The finish is somewhat light, with some sweetness and light, lingering roast.

Mouthfeel - The beer loses me quite a bit in the mouthfeel. Slighty creamy initially, but then thins quickly, especially for a brown and with low carbonation. Watery finish.

Overall - Promising beer but could be a bit beefier, IMO. The light, watery finish isn't doing it for me. One of the lighter finishing browns I've had, in fact. A shame because the aroma and initial flavor are very nice. There's just a huge gap in the finish.
Oct 27, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2016
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of nutty malt, chocolate, vanilla, cacao, dark fruit, brown sugar and hint of hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and semi-dry. On a sweet side but good overall.
Aug 23, 2016
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Duclaw’s branding is horrible. All of their logos look like some kind of Czechoslovakian Hot Topic ripoff, the things that appeal only to depressed kids in the former Eastern Block who want to seem smart and edgy. You know that shirt worn by fat girls in middle school, the one that says “I you laugh because I’m different, I laugh because you’re all the same?” This is the beer version of that. Only misspelled.

Like, seriously, “euforia?” Who is that for?

That aside, it’s nice to see a brewery that includes a brown ale in their staple lineup. Browns are good.

This one is okay. Pours very hazy with a bit of an uneven hue—reminds me of my not-very-good homebrew.

Smells like cereal grain with some light nuttiness. Far from the delicacy of a good English brown, or the sweet smoothness of a good American one. But quaffable nonetheless.

Tastes like it smells: cereal malt, light toffee, light nuttiness, a finish of dry hops. Absolultely fine for a brewpub brown, but nothing to distinguish it from anything else.
Aug 07, 2016
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle to Guinness 20 oz glass.
Medium to dark amber.. little haze. One finger head quickly fades to flat off-white head. Smell is fairly faint of toffee.. malts and a whiff of caramel. The taste is of the nose, and is well balanced. There is a slight bit of carbonation, but not of bite quality. Overall, this is a good beer, but there is nothing worldly going on.
Jul 28, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by ROGUE16 from Delaware

Jul 28, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jul 26, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Side by side Brown Ale tasting:

1. DuClaw x11 Mesquite Smoked Brown Ale
2. Rogue Hazelnut Nectar (4.01)
3. Clown Shoes Brown Angel (3.99)
4. Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale (3.42)
5. DuClaw Euforia
6. Voodoo Wynonna's Big Brown Ale
Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 3.55 by EEscobar from Tennessee

Jul 22, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by Nightmare1972 from Maryland

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.2 by TrueGrit91 from North Carolina

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by khargro2 from Tennessee

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by Prue from Maryland

May 07, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by squack from Virginia

Apr 30, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee

Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 3.26 by AlaskaAg from Florida

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by alyssa1224 from Maryland

Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by amstokesdb9 from Virginia

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Ardeer from New York

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by Collinc7238 from New Jersey

Mar 04, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz undated bottle served in a snifter. Revised using the less pleasing contents of a 12 oz can in January 2022.

Pours dark brown; clear with ruby highlights. Thin head soon reduces to a partial top coat and ring.

Aroma: roasted nuts and toffee with dark bread, but something like a tartness too and not nearly as pleasant as it should be.

Flavor: lots of toffee but about equally bitter and sweet.

Feel: Medium body and medium-light carbonation.
Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by VDJ104 from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2016
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Reviewed by eskildow from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is a cloudy dark brown with some translucency. The head (white) dissipates quickly. The flavour, though advertised as a toffee nut, there seems to be a whole lot more nut than toffee. The flavour is a whole lot of almonds, which is not really unpleasant but doesn't quite fit what I was looking for. The body is pleasant and the beer overall has a high drinkability.
Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by Jeff_whitman from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Feb 08, 2016
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Reviewed by 88caprice from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

OVERALL a nice and nutty English Brown Ale that's drinkable, enjoyable, and a little sweet.

LOOKS a deep ruby dark tea brown.
SMELLS like sweet leather, milky hazelnuts, caramel, and malts. A chocolate toffee smell.
TASTE follows the nose with an emphasis on the caramel notes and the introduction of a toffee middle and a toasted marshmallow finish.
MOUTHFEEL is fairly smooth with a medium body and lively carbonation at the swallow.
Feb 06, 2016
Euforia from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 366 ratings