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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zarkam (536) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (3908) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15333) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Copper brown with a lasting creamy head. Fruity nose, pears and plums, with hints of toffee. Dry toasted flavours, somewhat woody and dry, hints of leaves and puerh tea. Quite different.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1830) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
Dark amber with a white head - Nice sweet malt aroma - sweet malt body with some caramel and some bitterness - short sweet malt finish - this was nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sand64 (7) - Sand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
Mørk dyp rødbrun farge. Tett fint skum. Dufter søtt med kraftig innslag av einer. Rund og fin smak med tydelig smak av einer. Behagelig ettersmak. Blir nok kjøpt igjen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Dark brown, little head, low carbonation but nice, smooth mouth feel, somewhat rich. Dark malts, caramel and chocolate aftertaste. Definitely a nice one to drink, would probably age well. Nice malt. Slight bitterness, slight roasted malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4900) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8980) - 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.

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