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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Huvila 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Brown coloured beer. Aroma of juniper, rye bread, yeast and pepper. Sweet, juniper, hoppy, soft alcohol flavour. Soft mouthfeel alltogether. A good buy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
500ml bottle. Beautiful thick creamed coffee colored head which diminishes to nice lacing. Dark molasse color, cloudy. Hoppy pungent aroma with hops and pitch, some dark chocolate. Semi oily palate. Flavours of roasted malts and juniper. Pleasantly bitter end.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
{thoughts} Slight unfocused and astringent, thinly textured; firmer malts might pull this beer together, eliminating its vacillating nature.

{elements} Brilliant, deep maroon hue; light tan froth quickly recedes into a scattering of suds. Aroma is erratic --toasty with light toffee blending into a dusty and lightly musky plum element with piny and licorice accents. Spicy upfront with a moderate sweetness tucked away, fruity and berry-like acidity; finishes like fruit punch. Light green tea astringency, watery texture, moderate carbonation, medium body. 50 cl bottle, best before 01.09.2012.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esox (1107) - 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 (2426) - 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 (3118) - 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 (4010) - 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 (899) - 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 (2602) - 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.


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