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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: aromatic, approachable, cask like feel. Smooth character, hint of vanilla, cherry pit. Well presented.7+
Appearance: hazed amber , creamy beige top.
Palate / Taste: slight dark roast with herbal forest notes, bit metallic at places. Some sugars abound. Balancing soft alcohol. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
2012-01-19. Brown body with a nice tan head. 3+ Modest aroma, dry dusty malt, interesting fruit character - juniper notes? Sweet toasty malt accents. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry malt light fruity juniper notes throughout, sort of a grainy undercurrent. 6+ Average bodied palate is surprisingly light for the abv. Okay, it doesn’t quite come together for me today, but it is decent.Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Deep ruddy pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite lovely. Rich fruity aroma with some plum and date. Has a bit of juniper and some spicy malt. A bit of pine and some lovely soft earthiness. Really spicy and quite lovely. 8 4 7 4 15 Deep amber pour with a bit of soft fruity character. A little bit minty with some nice peppery character. There’s a soft sort of peppery character with a nice bit of light ethanol. Moderate bitterness and a little bit of light fruit. Some nice peppery notes. There is a touch of honey and some nice lingering hop flavour. I like it. 7 4 7 3 14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2012
50cl bottle pours a hazy, copper amber with some wispy off white head. Nose is brown sugar, caramel, some prunes. Just sweetness upfront. Flavor is light chocolate, brown sugar, cake icing, a little orange, raisins, dates. Medium bodied, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes quickly to a trace leaving no lace. Deep brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet juniper nose and flavor has malty sweetness with light, dry juniper finish. $9.00 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1961) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a creamy head. Balanced aroma of floral hops, herbs, caramel and malt. Favour is caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (7774) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6075) - 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.

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