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RATINGS: 360   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Sampled on 5/28/2011. This spiced beer pours a slightly cloudy amber red color from a 50cl bottle. Small to medium sized white/beige foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is juniper, caramel, toffee, fruity and sweet. Medium bodied spiced beer. The malts are caramel, toffee and semi sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nicely balanced. Decent carbonation. Nice winter beer, the juniper flavors are evident, but its more in the background. There is also a touch of woodiness as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
(500ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma of cherry, bread, caramel, and juniper. Flavor of caramel, cherry, juniper, brown sugar, and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Picked up during a trip to Baton Rouge. Not my first Sahti, but my first Sahti that was brewed in Finland. Excited to try this one, as it is also my first beer from Finland. The beer pours a dark brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and toffee malt. I don’t get the juniper in the aroma. That being said, the juniper is present in the flavor. I also get some smoked malt and and toffee, as well as a little bit of chocolate. All of the flavors meld well together and make an enjoyable beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Mora2000. Pours a dark, hazy amber with beige head. Aroma has some subtle dark roast and faint fruit notes. Flavor is the same. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1826) - Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with little beige foam around the edges. A christmas spice aroma. Lots of orange peel as well as rye malts and sweet rye bread, tones of gingerbread. Taste is filled with christmas spices as well. Sweet rye malts and bread. Surprisingly dry and hoppy finish and aftertaste with tones of juniper as well. Palate is rather light with some carbonation. Fortunately not watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark copper color with malty spice aroma and flavors this wasnt too much into the brushpile or herbal notes to be offensive like some others

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (525) - California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Cloudy auburn brown color with minimal head. Malty syrup aroma of port and molasses. Rich and sweet malty flavor with some nice tartness. Notes of orange and ginger. Finishes with barleywine-like maltiness enveloping the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
500ml brown bottle with white plastic. It pours a lot nicer than the other Finnish sahti, Kataja, that I have had. It is a deep reddish brown with a big off-white head. The head sticks around for a bit and it recedes with some nice lacing. The smell is a lot like a Munich dunkel, different form other sahti’s I have had. It has a nice chocolatey dark malt presence. The juniper is there as well. The taste is a little bit similar to the other sahti’s, but again it reminds me a ton of a Munich dunkel. It ahs that immense drinkability to it, though it is 7.3%. There is an underlying bitterness, perhaps form the juniper twigs that is welcome. There is so much chocolate and caramel in there that just tastes really great, like a northwoods imperial Munich dunkel. If you can find this try it, it is awesome. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-10-2010 00:57:54

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2011
500ml bottle, gift from Finn, thanks. Clear, chestnut coloured body. Last pour was filled with sediments. Bubbly, fawn coloured head with a solid stand. Spotty lacework. Malt-fruity smell with herbs. Well blended and balanced flavour of dark fruits and caramel malts. Finish off with a nice hop bitter tail. Medium bodied. Good drinking (Tromsø, 12.02.2011)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko Muonio. Dyprød. Litt farget kremaktig skum. Litt uklar. Behagelig fruktig aroma. Litt sitrus. Avrundet smak med litt aprikos & sitrus. Tørr fruktig bitter ettersmak. Innholdsrikt & godt.

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