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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (3004) - 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 (3266) - 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 (12643) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, spices, pine and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1802) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
Dyp svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt og lakris. Smak av malt, lakris og anis. Vinmonopolet.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2441) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
Et nydelig øl med en herlig krydret dyft av pepper og lakris. Lun og god smak med en ettersmak av lakris og malt. Et øl som ikke må være for kaldt. Godt øl som anbefales. Mørk nøttebrun farge nesten uten skum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (657) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Darl brown beer with a small dark beige head. Sweet bread and caramel on the nose. Quite a soft and (medium to) full mouth feel - very interesting. Caramel and pine needle hops. This is quite a unique one. Probably not my first choice for this particular moment but the beer is unique and tastes original. Definitely worth a try!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1441) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a hazy reddish brown colour with a beige medium head. Aroma of berries, leather, dried fruit, chocolate, rye bread and caramel. Sweet flavour with more caramel and berries. Nice. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A balanced and great beer. Easy drinking as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14488) - 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.


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