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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Reddish brown appearance with a small, light brown head. Spicy, sprucey, juniper, dark fruity, caramel, toasty malty aroma. Tangy caramel, bitter herbal, juniper, earthy, candy toffee flavor. Really unique, plaster/earthy bitter, juniper, caramel flavor. Kind of cool to taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (846) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Caramel, toffee, and dark fruits in the aroma. Malty flavor, with toffee and caramel. Alcohol dryness in the finish. I had never heard of this beer and didn’t know what to expect, but this is really, really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2012
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, juniper, dark fruit, and spice; Nicely balanced; Overall, candy like aroma - decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 19.02.2011
Aroma is somewhat stale with juniper, some spices and some malt. Flavour is somewhat stale and weird with juniper, malt and hints of ash. Unique and good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is herbal caramel, sweet start but bitter finish. Interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sandorf (49) - - MAR 17, 2012
coffee, fruits, floral, clear, brown, minimal head, tan foam, lightly sour, medium sweetness, average carbonation, medium body, was really enjoyable for the first sips, but after a while it was rather hard to finish it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Burnt caramel, juniper fruitiness and grassy hops merge in this Wee Heavy-like sweet sipper.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dull dark brown.
-That burnt caramel sure does last long.
-The soft carbonation struggles to support the sweetness.
-The bitterness is redolent of some hoppier Barley Wines.

Bottle. Thx Phil and Anna!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Pours light mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with god retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Thin with sweet malt and caramel aromas. Sweet molasses and tofee upfront turning to earthy bitter jumper on the lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (991) - FINLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Color: Cloudy dark amber. Small head, white/tan. Sweet hoppy aroma. Some pepper and pine. Flavor is caramel and plenty of hops. Some bitterness and herbs. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
[4265-20120120] 1pt0.9floz bottle. Grainy heavily toasted malt aroma has just a hint of licorice bark. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted bread malt flavour has muted grains but a bold base. Medium-full body. Tasty, drinkable but not seeking pints. (6/3+/7/3/14) 3.3
(w/ jerc, JoeMcPhee, Radek Kliber)


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