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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ...Copper brown ... thin tan head ... soft oxidised toffee nose ... soft malts ... summer fruits ... soft toffeee ... little oddness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours ruby colored with a thin off-white head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, ginger, spice, dark fruit, raisins, plums and smoky malt. Medium to full bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5620) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Dark brown color with medium white head. Aroma of caramel, honey, plums, some herbs, spices. Taste, dried plums, burned sugar, biscuits. Alcoholic, Bittersweet finish. Drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Q: Is that beer Finnish? A: No, I still have a little bit left. HAHAHAHA! Oh, the the fun we have. Anyway, this is a beer that tastes and smells a lot like gin, which is understandable here. Lots of woody, piney notes, too, and a good deal lighter than I was expecting. Lots of molasses, as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Syrupy malty aroma. Bit of bite. It’s a tasty beer. Some ok malts. Touch empty on finish. OK dark ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
deep dark ambre brown colour, slightly hazy liquid, pours a thin layer of creamy sleek tanned foam. aromascape is full of fruit/grape aromas and vegebatle-like tones, accompanied by wood and smoke. a malty with rye, hoppy aroma makes the experience pretty wide but still light. the taste is dark sweet with light bitterness and sourness, very balanced and light without losing character. the body is light, juicy, and dry. this work well with the overall character, but does not really deepen the experience or add anything. one of my favourites from huvila.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4028) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 500 ml. Deep mahogany with a ring of bubbles. Nose of maple syrup, dates, dark cherries; slight toasted grain, herbal and alcohol notes, The taste is deliciously the same, with some additional tones of chocolate, evergreen resin, and oak. Medium-heavy body is just thin enough, has low carbonation, and is full of malt but well-dried by the juniper. Very unique, drinkable and tasty brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3448) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
500mL bottle purchased from the Davis Beer Shoppe. The label is quite a bit different than this photo. The aroma on this is super floral. Lots of flower petals. Pretty spicy nose, too. Light caramel sweetness. Light smokiness. Scantly hazy light amber body with a smallish manilla head. Leaves ok lacing. Starts with a good deal of chewy sweet caramel maltiness. Becomes a little spicy in the middle with herbal notes. The juniper comes through a bit in the end, with a light bitterness that is warming. This is very undercarbonated and fairly sweet, which makes we wonder about the attenuation. It’s an interesting brew, that’s for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a lightly hazed dark brown that is still transparent with a thin off-white head that is gone by the second sip and leaves no lace. Pleasant aroma of toffee with a few notes of juniper. The flavor is heavily laden with toffee that is mildly oxidized, malt and just a bit of juniper. Moderate bitterness at the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11552) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, honey and sugar. Sweet caramel and malt flavour


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