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Euforia | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
22 IBU

Added by akorsak on 07-11-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
358
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
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Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 358
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.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours much darker than I expected. Beautiful reddish highlights when held up to light. Very smooth mouth feel with tastes of toffee, carmel and nuts. Dries to a very light hops finish. Very easy to drink and one of the great brown ales.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, deep-copper colored, with only a half-finger of head (despite a semi-aggressive pour); lacing was minimal.

S: Toasted grain, fresh-cut grass, and a hint of vanilla (surprising for a brown ale); I also detect some caramel notes.

T: Malt is a perfect mix of toasted grain and sweetness. There are some mild, fruit flavors in the middle (Granny-Smith apple comes to mind, but it's fleeting). Nutty flavor and toffee come through next, tempering things a bit. There's mild bitterness in the finish, perhaps weak for a brown ale, but enough for balance.

M: Moist, with good carbonation (I've had better); the middle was smooth and creamy, while the finish had a hint of dryness.

O: Very easy to drink, and very tasty -- sessionable by any standard. This one can hold its own with any brown ale I've had. It may not be the pinnacle of the style, but it's very good, and I'll certainly be buying more for future consumption.

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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.

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Photo of tugdriver7
4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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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.

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Photo of thain709
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
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

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light reddish brown with copious, off white head and solid lacing. Smells strongly of toffee, caramel, hazelnut and sweet roasted malts. Sweet malts forward, hint of hazelnut, caramel, mid to end not with well balanced introduction of hops and clean finish. Medium bodied with fair amount of carbonation to add astringency.
Well balanced brown ale with hints of nut and toffee, sweet without being saccharine – not a novelty beer – smooth and balanced – almost sessionable in its drinkability and pleasant qualities.

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Photo of IronLover
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; deep reddish amber in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; IK lacing;

S: toffee, nut, chocolate;

T: a little mocha up front, then toffee, nut and chocolate in the middle; finish is back to mocha; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: for me, this would be a great dessert beer; a little too sweet for normal consumption;

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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.

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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.

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Photo of wac9
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an outstanding brown ale great taste of tofffe and carmel puts a big smile on my face so enjoy the beer a welcome addition to the brown ale family taste it drink it love it just a great beer that wont disappiont so pick some up and enjoy av great brown color with a taste smooth brown ale that will asking for another

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Photo of scotorum
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another Pennsylvania beer from my late Oct. trip that I can't buy in my home state.

a: Clear copper with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Caramel.

t: Caramel malt with strong presence under a moderate hop bite. Slightly bitter finish at first, later more sweet-dominated.

m; Light to moderate. Hard to tell if the accompanying tingle is from carbonation or hops, since it has a rather flat appearance.

o: A flavorful American-style brown (listed as an English brown but tastes too hoppy, although also listed as only 22 IBUs, seems like at least double that - go figger) with both a high degree of caramel/toffee malt sweetness and balancing hop bitterness. Pleasing.

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Photo of Mrbseward
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber brown with a thick light brown, creamy head that lasts a while and leaves no lacing. Smells warm and of toffee, malt and some roasted nuts. Taste is great with the toffee coming through at first then the roasted nuts and some hint of hops to a finish that doesn't linger. Very smooth and light feel. Overall great beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DuClaw "Euforia" Toffee Nut Brown Ale
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED 09/03/14"
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

I'm glad to see that some brewers are still trying to keep the brown ale style alive; and this one is actually slightly unique.

It's a standard nut brown ale, although perhaps slightly darker than you might expect. It offers a nutty, very lightly chocolatey malt; and in this case, and actual toffee (slightly buttery, nutty and caramelish) component. It's got a median bitterness; and a smooth body. Some caramel lingers in the finish at first, but it eventually dries and some very low-level hops appear.

Even for those who normally avoid dark beers, I think they might still find this accessible. It's remarkably easy to drink, and for those who are looking for a little more flavor in their beer, it's still here. Nicely done.

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Photo of tbrown4
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of EvoRich
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Very little head, even poured fairly aggressively. Caramel in color, transparent. Looks like a cream soda.

Smell: A lot of caramel, brown sugary, vanilla

Taste: Again, a lot of caramel, but with a nutty flavor. Brown sugar makes another appearance. The caramel is very dominant and makes it difficult to pick up much else.

Feel: It says Medium bodied right on the label, and I'll agree with that.

Overall: Very drinkable, and pretty good brew. It's nothing amazing, but still something I'd enjoy to drink again. The smell is the best part.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of Jamey61
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy dark caramel color. Smell is nutty with ale characteristics. I enjoy this beer and it is one you can do with a marathon session. I typically enjoy brown ales but this one has a very nice nutty finish with the hint of caramel and sweetness. Had this on tap at Duclaw this summer and it is much better on tap than bottle as are their other beers. I believe Duclaw has the greatest difference in taste between their tapped vs. bottled products than other breweries. Don't know if they can improve that but I would drink a lot more of their bottled offerings if they could.

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Euforia from DuClaw Brewing Company
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