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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16506) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. It pours an almost clear, copper colored body under a small, light beige head. The aroma has bread and toffe dominating, both quite weak, and there’s also a light spiced touch. Licorice, bread, caramel and some herbal thing in the flavor, a nice herbal and licorice touch finishing it all. Medium to full body, semi-dry on the palate. An unusual and quite pleasant beer. 130508

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Dark reddish brown with a minimal head. Aroma is strong berries with rye and juniper, somewhat sweet. Taste is even more berries and juniper, something reminds me of mushrooms too. A hint of alcohol. Smooth, a bit oily mouthfeel, rather low carbonation. Finishes rather bitter. Quite special tasting beer, good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6200) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On draft at ChurckKey during its Christmas Beer tap takeover. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Nutty, caramel nose. Flavors of juniper with a sweetness to it. Light bodied, light carbonation, vinous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (458) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Aroma has chocolate, coffee and something herby - the juniper apparently. Flavor is much the same, more of bitter coffee. Warmth of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Hazy dark brown with some copper color with no head but small lacing. Notes of wood, burnt, coffee, chocolate, berries, juniper, spruce, herbs, roasty, pines. Interesting tasty beer with lot of different flavors. Feels like a crossing between an Ale and a Stout or Porter. Goes down pretty easy. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1218) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark crimson color with a small, latte-colored head. Aroma is sweet and dominated by malts but there is also some toast, liquorice, and dark fruits. Taste is quite bitter I would even describe it as heavy, has some smoky notes, malts, spices, alcohol and a whole lot of juniper. Medium to full body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is bitter and a tad astringent as well, first, brief sensation after swallowing are rather hop but then it rapidly becomes more malty with a strong, uncanny taste of juniper. Definitely a beer with a character!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours raisin brown with a brownish tinted head. Thick foam, and nose of dried fruits and hints of alcohol. Aroma of the same notes, with a linger hop at the finish line. Strong alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1373) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
bottle 50cl @ home from Alko. pours clear dark ruby red with a small head. juniper,rye in the aroma, kinda like sahti. alcohol in the flavor, juniper, malts, kinda leathery flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (748) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle @ Joutsen. Cocacola colour with medium head. Juniper aroma. strong sahti flavour. Bitter with some sweetness. Bitter juniber tard aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (760) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2015 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized frothy head that leaves lacing. The aroma displays toasty dark maltiness, ripe fruitiness, berries and some spicy notes – quite varied actually. Taste is both malty and spicy. It has initially mostly sweet caramel maltiness; later the emphasis shifts to dried fruits, berries and herbal spiciness. Rye and especially juniper feature too. Moderate but noticeable hoppiness makes the finish dry and medium bitter. The palate is medium-bodied, fairly smooth and moderately carbonated. Overall this nods definitely towards British-style winter warmers. A good winter ale with lots of variety from Malmgård.

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