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RATINGS: 352   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Draught. Creamy malt aroma. Cloudy brown colour. Small stable creamy tan head. The flavour is malty with a good alcohol bitterness. Hint of bread. Spicy hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14424) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
Sample @ DØE. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, spices, fruits, malt and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6470) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
wondered about this when it was handed to me .. . pours a deep jam brown .. . medium foam, mild lacing .. . twigs, soil, spices .. . light mouth .. clean finish .. an ok beer, nothing to interesting though .. . . you mean to tell me there’s more than one book shitter?!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Deep mahogany color. Belgian yeast nose with a lot of caramel. Taste follows. Finishes sweet. Very much like a Belgian dubel all around. Kind of dubel meets winter warmer. Good with enchiladas with chimayo red chili. Expensive but that’s Finland for you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6704) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2013
500 ml bottle from HWC. Pours a mostly clear mahogany color with a medium light beige head. A mostly sweet nose of toffee, candies, berries. An interesting flavor bordering in on a barley wine at times with big caramel and sweet malts, some distinct juniper. light bitter flavors, soapy at times, really interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (760) - USA - MAY 21, 2013
Light brown, slightly hazy, beige head. Aroma of nutty, toasty, bready malt with a woody, earth, juniper note. Flavor is malt balanced--bready, a little toffee, slightly nutty, followed by a woody, dusty/earthy note with a moderate juniper character. They apparently did not use the traditional farmhouse Sahti yeast with this (no clove-like phenols, etc.), instead, its a pretty clean yeast. Overall an interesting, malty and rustic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1688) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
Overall: Sweet caramel, christmas pudding, raisins, madeira. Nice.
Note: On-tap at Horse & Hound. Reviewed 2013-05-21.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (912) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown color, No foam nor lacing. Quite intense immediate malty aromas, dried fruits, raisins. Very sweet. Medium/ full body, almost no carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2404) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a fast dissapearing off white head. Notes of juniper berries, cream. Quite heavy stuff! Spicy at first, then the maltiness takes over; caramel, burned syrup, dark bread. The hops has the character of red orange. Juniper is shown in the aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Smooth, creamy texture. Interesting but a bit too much in the long run.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5464) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 7.3%, KV 18.5%, 60 EBU. Deep brown colour, moderate to low off-white head. Malty aroma, a bit "unfresh", notes of caramel and stale jam. Fairly sweet and malty flavour, better than the aroma, plenty of caramel and brown bread notes, the juniper is hard to identify. Very moderate hops, but there is a little bitterness in the aftertaste, along with notes of brown toast. Drinkable beer, but probably not something I will buy again.


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