Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Juniper, fruity hops and malt in the nose. Flavour is very junipery with malt, fruity hops, some bitterness and sweetness. Maybe a bit too much junipers, but still quite good brew.
kalervo (548) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good beer, real "special beer" too. Nice taste of juniper and smoke.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5 l. Darkish amber, thick off white or beige head. Nose has lots of herbal hops, full DIPA style nose with maybe some juniper deep down, but could be hops only. Malty background. Flavor is very nice with double IPA style hoppiness and thick malty background, maybe a tad too sweet and sticky. Had I not known this was flavoured with juniper, I wouldn’t have guessed. Fits well with the fresh and big hoppiness. Very nicely balanced and easily drinkable, yet a delicious treat.
mickut (271) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours dark amber, beige head. Taste is sweet and medium bitter, palate has soft carbonation, slightly water mouthfeel. Aroma has wood, licorice, caramel, fruits.
tlind2 (1042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@William K. Brown color, tan head. Strong bitter flavor with syrup and hops. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Nice.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany colored with medium sized light brown head. Rich spicy aroma with licorice and some sour juniper as well, thin roastiness also comes up. Medium bodied. Flavor is more on a dry side with still spices and licorice dominating, some dry cardboardy and vegetably note comes up as well. Aftertaste is dry still with some sour juniper and drying hopped touch.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white to beige head. Toast, malt, spicy juniper and vanilla. Toast and slight juniper hints. Long toast and bitterness on the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5 liter. Pours a hazed dark brown with a ruby highlight- thin head. Aroma is light on the juniper, spice, berry, light mint, mostly oxidized caramel and lightly burnt malts - slight soy hint. Flavor is also oxidized- cardboard, paper, chocolate malts, dusty cobwebs, earth, leaves, grass, and some juniper berry and gin hints.
TET (1312) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 A dark brown beer with an almost medium and beige head. The nose is pleasant, strongly juniper with juniper berries, malts, liquirice, sweetness, pine needles and hint of smoke. The taste is also good, malts, roastiness, some ryebread and pine forest, wooden bitterness. The end is quite dry, thus lots of hops are used. Surprisingly, quite light to drink, medium bodied and smooth to drink. Succesfull and tastefull beer. Interesting and strong juniper touch, still great balance.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arctic Circle Ale
Pours medium to dark brown with a thinner tannish head and low retention. Seems oily. Aroma is of black tea with spices and juniper. Some booze and a hint of anise. Flavor is smooth and oily with slight bitter hops, black tea and maybe some rye. Pretty good and would purchase again