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RATINGS: 306   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esox (1069) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Dark reddish brown, slightly hazy. Thin, creamy head. Alkosta overwhelming juniper Aroma when too cold. Resiny juniper branches, bready and slightly nutty maltiness, caramel, sligtly sour roastedness. A hint of vegetables. Licorice and some chocolate in aftertaste with caramel resiny bitterness and juniper berries. Soft but somewhat thin body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Pours very dark red with a light head. Aroma is roasted malts, spices and juniper. Flavor is spicy with roasted malts and again a hint of juniper. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2993) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate and very spicy and herbal aroma with juniper, some sweetness. Body is medium, malty and dryish, herbal spiciness with juniper. Finish is average, malty, juniper with soapy hoppyness. Juniper just does not work with this hoppyness – it gets too overwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
Draught @ Angleterre, Helsinki

Pours dark brown with a small white head. Taste has some hints of spices and bitterness. Alcohol warms nicely. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (848) - Kemi, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown beer with beige head. Aromatic, hoppy and spicy aroma. Bitter taste has roasted malts, chocolate, salty licorice and some features which reminds me of Jägermeister. Not for beginners this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2437) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle 500 ml. Pours dark brown colour with a thick head. Aroma of pine and grass and even hints of some alpenbitter. Flavour is burnt coffee, this only at first, after that you could taste some kind of wood, juniper might it be, as it is said on the bottle. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (835) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2010
500 ml bottle. Deep dark ruby brown colour, decent light beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, caramel malts and a hint of rye. The flavour is not quite as sweet, more roasted, malty, with dried fruits and a nicely lingering bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied, softly carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a large off-white to tan head over a hazy bronze body. Aromas of molasses, cola, brown sugar, earth, leather, toffee, juniper, and wood. Very malty and earthy. Flavors of earth, dirt, smoke, bacon, wood, juniper, and tobacco. Light cedar and vegital qualities. Creamy bubbles. Odd beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle at Brian’s 30th shindig. Dark brown pour with a cream colored head and big lacing. Aroma is caramel, a little booze, distinct juniper lingering in the background. Taste is more complex: caramel malt, earthy hops, rye, juniper, some light wood. An extremely interesting brew, and one I’d probably like to try again on a more sober evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2010
500 ml bottle labeled as Malmgård Arctic Circle Ale. BBE 1.9.2010.
Pours a reddish brown colour with a creamy, beige, lacy head. Aroma of dark fruits, juniper and hops. Flavour of aromatic hops with some bite, mild caramel malts and some barnyard notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish. Kudos for the cool label on the bottle.


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