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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Huvila Arctic Circle Ale is a chestnut coloured ale with a malty/fruity odour. It tastes of dark fruits and caramel malts and finishes off with a nice bitter hop tail. It is brewed with both juniper twigs and a large dose of Finnish attitude. It is available on tap an in bottles in bars and restaurants across Finland. The beer has also featured among the seasonal Christmas beers at Alko, the Finnish monopoly retail distributor of beers with more than 4.7% Alc. Arctic Circle Ale is also imported into the US through Shelton Brothers.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrisis1980 (16) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
This tastes like a sauna in winter. It has a very unexpected taste of pine, just unique and requires getting used to, but once again a very solid beer from Malmgård.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
santabeer (67) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
0.5l @ Vinmonopolet, Sørlandssenteret, Kristiansand. Superb beer. Rich taste of coffe and chocolate. A christmas beer out of the ordinary. :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Reddish brown hazy beer with lots of beige head. Aroma has sugary sweetness, rye, juniper, whiskey and alcohol. The flavor has dark bready malts, whiskey and sweetness. The finish is mostly alcoholic because the bitterness goes past so quickly. The palate is medium full and moderately carbonated. The alcohol starts tasting through towards the end of the glass more and more making it almost painful to drink. Still an interesting brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4951) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark murky red brown pour, with a small thin head. Malty sweetness, caramel, raisin, light roast, a hint of juniper, and light bitterness. Not that good, but its drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (782) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Mørk brun/rød farge med lyst beige tynt skum. Lukter kaffe, karamell og plomme. Medium til heavy søtsmak. relativ lang ettersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (2071) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Uklar mørk brun med litt rødskjær, beige skum. Kaffe, stenfrukt og noe lukt av urter. Kraftig smak, søt, medium bitter. Lang tørr, bitter ettersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, juniper and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, spices, hop, berries, and juniper. Finishes off sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
500ml bottle from the Drink Shop, Tallinn, dark slightly reddish brown colour, almost non-existent cream head. Aroma is nuts, herbs. juniper and rye bread with a note of licorice. Medium to full body, very soft carbonation, long bitter and sour finish. Not bad a combination, I don’t mind fairly soft carbonation but this one was closer to flat in that aspect.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle. Brown mahogany. Nutty malty nose with foresty aromas, twigs, juniper, and roasted malts. Full bodied, dry bitter. Roasted malts, herbal tones, dried roasted coffee and chocolate in finish. Strange, but savory and nice. Feels like a stout mixed with sahti, fermented with ale yeast. Once again a good brew from malmgård.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Sample from bottle at Nordisk Ölhandel, Copenhagen. Cloudy amber/Brown beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity aroma herbal, raisins, caramel, hazelnuts, some biscuits. Caramel flavor, raisins, juniper berries, grassy, hay, floral notes, some hazelnuts, roasted, some citrus. Floral finish with citrus and juniper berries. Not your average beer, but I Think it was ok.


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