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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Draught. Dark with beige head. Malty aroma with a certain juniper scent, which also comes across in flavour. Flavour is sweet and has dark fruits to it, and some bitterness to keep the balance. Very decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3215) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
Et interessant kjøp fra polet: lite futt når jeg åpnet flasken og foruroligende lite skum. Aroma av halvvisne blomster - dette lover ikke godt. Men smaken er heldigvis av en annen støpning, her er der einer (som vi ofte bruker i Holmens brygg), litt maltsødme og en skygge av humle (eller er det finsk badstusvette?). De 7,3 vitaminenhetene er gjemt langt inne i skogen. Et godt og annerledes øl, noe helt annet enn jeg ventet meg. Drikker gjerne denne igjen, og det skulle vært interessant å erfare fatversjonen i sisuomgivelser.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2063) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Brown color, beige head. Sweet/bitter taste with nuts, bread, chocolate and a bit of fruits. Nicely balanced body. Malty finish with nuts and bread. Nice brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3496) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Draught at Stones, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Nuts, chocolate, dark fruits, spices and malts. Very nice and soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1247) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
(bottle 14/03-2013) low beige head, clear amber color, light sweet spicy aroma, caramel taste, light co2, rather complex taste, true winter warmer. BB date 12.09.2014.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3353) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty with lots of caramel aromas. The juniper is especially noticeable towards the end, even though it is quite mellow. Hints of nuts. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Sweet and bitter finish with more juniper.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (2181) - NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours brown with a small beige head with big bubbles. Smells of herbs, caramel, hints of roast and malts. Taste is moderate sweet, a strange mouthfeel made by some bitter herbs that tastes of green leaves and soil and bitter malts that i don’t like. This is not what i’m looking for in a beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2611) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
Tap at Crowbar, december 14th 2012. Dark brown body, thin offwhite head. Aroma of ginger, honey, flowery hops. Taste of peppers, caramel, milk chocolate and juniper. Interesting taste, nicely blended. A bit light bitterness, overshadowed by sweetness. Aftertaste of malt, juniper and a bit smoke. Overall an enjoyable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2274) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Amber body offwhite head. Aroma has caramelly malt, sweet rye, spices and nuts. Quite easy, I don’t get the juniper. Alcohol is well hidden. Good, but this doesn’t interest me much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mysan_brewing (59) - - FEB 27, 2013
Looks reddish dark brown, clear almost transparent. Smell is dark fruits, prunes and alcohol. Strong sweet juniper taste that is well balanced with hops:) sweet, taste of sap, in one with nature. An odd ball, but suprisingly nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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