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RATINGS: 411   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread crusts, toasted notes, caramel and some coffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, juniper and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (4187) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
0.5l bottle. This is a clear deep ruby one with a small quickly bubbly and lacing off-white top. On the nose I get a strong slightly burned caramel sweetness blended with sweet sticky red fruits. There is something undefined in here that I have a hard time pinpointing. Will keep it in mind while I’m drinking. Above average carbonated with a light oily mouthfeel. As expected it’s on the sweet and malty side of the scale this. Kinda herbal. Wait, I think that might have been the unidentified aroma that I could not describe was. Yeah, it’s kinda herbal and almost heathery. Nuts and more sweet caramel finishes this one off. Not sure what I think of it. Made me use the old brain for a second, but other than that this won’t be a beer I will use any more time on. Well, except when I’ll be posting it on ratebeer that is of course. And perhaps I will mention it to some of my friends at some point. I most likely have to remove it from my inventory as well, and I’ll be trying to dodge it when I see it on the shelf’s. Hmm.. This took up more of my time than I think it’s worth! 08.02.2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
khhoeie (51) - NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
Never heard of Huvila before, so this an exciting new thing. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. A bit disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
400 ml on tap at CrowBar,Oslo April 10, 2013. Dark brown in color Aroma of malt,ginger, honey and hops. Taste is a bit sweet with spices and pepper. Light bitterness. Interesting and different beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
Comes out of the bottle a clear sepia with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Syrupy aroma has a sweet, spicy overtone with touches of fruit and - yes, juniper. Flavor has woody, clove, nutty and earthy notes, rather enjoyable. Texture has average fizz and body, not too shabby. Even if this is a winter beer, enjoyable whatever the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3352) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
50 cl. bottle. Amber-red colour with no head, just a thin ring around the edges of the glass. Spicy aroma with the juniper very pungent. Caramel malts, bread, nuts, dark, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is sweet. Medium body, flat carbonation. Spicy finish with rich malts and juniper. If you´re a kind of juniper-guy this is certainly the beer for you. Enjoyable, even if I wonder, the beer should be so little carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (4846) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Dark brown color, ok foam. Quite intense immediate malty aromas, dried fruits, raisins Medium/ full body & high complexity . On the sweet side. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (977) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (4910) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3020) - Helsinki, 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.

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