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RATINGS: 367   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3063) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
7.3% bottle from Drink Shop in Tallinn, just 4 euros so cheaper than in Finland! Beautiful mellow brown color, light bige head of luscious foam. Sweet malt aroma with possibly a touch of smoke. The flavor is definitely peated malts but pretty well balanced. Peat smoke, then sweet caramel malts with a mild bitter finish. Great stuff. You don’t taste the high ABV at all. Huvila/ is probably the best Finnish brewery I tried. This is a really good beer which is growing on me from good to great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4727) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky deep nut brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is raisins, toffee, nuts, nougat, wood and hints of herbs in the back. Taste is a rather strange combination of deep caramel malts, nuts, nougat, assertive juniper tones, wet leaves, grassy herbal tones and hints of burnt sugar, marzipan and raisins. Bitter resinous aftertaste, which acts as a fitting compliment to the otherwise herbal-sweet profile. Full body, medium carbonation. Pretty nice and definitely original.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7930) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Dark reddish/brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of licorice, malt, spice, caramel, hops and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (579) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Red to brown looks with decent head. Beautiful beer. Scent has rye malts and much bitter juniper berries. Full malt body, and rye actually works here. Drying after taste with not that much hops but bitter juniper. This was an positive surprise.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_persik (545) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Dark red color, medium head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, dark fruits and some herbs. Taste has caramel, malt, pepper, licorice, chocolate, wood - sweet with bitter hoppy finish, nicely balanced with juniper notes, long aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Excellent brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1585) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Draught at Sopp 2013. Smelll of roasted malts, caramel. Bronze colour, creamy head. Aroma of tar, licorice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (2886) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Lett fruktig og sødmerik lukt med preg av malt, humle, karamell, gras, mandel, bær, barskog. Sødmerik lett fruktig smak med preg av malt, humle, karamell, bær, gras, lauv, eine. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei, litt kvalmande.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. BBE 16.05.2015, this is probably quite fresh. Aroma has roasted barley, spices, sweet malts and licorice. Flavor is roasty with coffee and sweet caramel also having some juniper. Aftertaste has piney bitterness. This is quite sweet but the roastiness and bitterness balances it quite decently. Drinkable yet basic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3214) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2013
0,5 l bottle from Vika Vinmonopol. Yeasty, tobacco, raisin, rock sugar and malts on the nose. Clear mahogany body with a minimal off-white head. Malty sweet, fruity, alcoholic and a papery, spicy bitterness that lasts, Full bodied and a syrupy texture.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12430) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, hop, coffee, malt, caramel. Flavour is licorice, hop, cioffee, malt, caramel. Medium body. OK beer.


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