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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
500 ml bottle shared by ShareANevada (ba). Pours a caramel brown color with a medium sized frothy beige head. The aroma is caramelized maltiness with herbal notes that tend toward juniper and pine/spruce. The flavor shows a solid malty base (caramel) with notes of wood and juniper berries. There are lighter floral hops. The finish is dry and refreshing. Medium plus body and smooth. An Interesting beer I probably would never have tried otherwise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3077) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
50cl bottle. Poured hazy brown color with a very thin head. Aroma is very sahti like, yeasty and malty and lots of juniper. Flavor similar, malty and very hoppy, juniper and some yeastyness. Well hopped, quite dry finish. Fresh and excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
From BevMo in Sacramento. This 500 mi bottle poured a dark ruby with a good sized pillow-like beige head and lots of lacing. Nose is of evergreens like spruce and pine with some ripe fruit as well. Medium body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor shows dark malts, chocolate, ripe fruit, and the Juniper. Dry finish. Darn good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2178) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Pours medium to dark brown with a very small and brief head. Aroma is more malty than herbal but juniper os detectable in background . Small hops and herbal finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2010
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark reddish brown color with creamy beige head. Malty, biscuity and fruity aroma with toffee and hints of gooseberry as well as dark caramel. Bittersweet rich malty and toffeish flavor with firm herbal bitterness growing towards finish. Hint of dark chocolate and some malty sahti notes as well. Full bodied. Good firm fresh maltiness with a nice play between herbal juniper and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1005) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Deep deep red, clear with a minimal head. Aroma; Fruity, plumb and a bit sour, choccolate after a while. Taste; medium bitter, again with dark fruits sence, chocolate came when the beer got warmer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2010
very dark. Full of flavor and a thick mouthfeel. damn good with the juniper. Excellent brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2010
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (675) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
Really good beer, real "special beer" too. Nice taste of juniper and smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
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.


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