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RATINGS: 304   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GirlFriend (37) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
DWS :) Dark amber colour with nice offwhite head. Aroma is sweet,caramel and citrusy. Taste is bitter, roasted and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (328) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Dark brown color and malty caramel fruit flavor. Has a malt long sweet finish. A tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2617) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, deep amber with a medium sized, beige head. Amoma of toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lupulucid (188) - - FEB 1, 2014
Arctic Circle Ale is somewhat akin to an alpine liqueur with a dose of hops. The juniper expression is not crisp as in gin but more balanced with the malt such that the bitterness and vegetal character is more evident than any piney character. Carbonation is restrained.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, earth, peppery, spice, earth, a touch HP sauce and faint smoke. The taste is caramel, candy, peppery, wood, earth, light alcohol, dirt and twigs with a dry, bitterish finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersighted (103) - - JAN 26, 2014
This Finnish Barleywine-style English strong ale is rich in dark, rye malts and sugary sweet. Dark copper brown color with white head and light lacing. Bold brew to say the least.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Dark brown of color with a nice beige head. An aroma of wood, pine, heather, honey and juniper. A flavor of caramel, toffee, juniper, heather and wood.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frode (231) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Hazy, light brown, with a large frothy head. Medium malt with caramel, chocolate, fruit and toast. Medium sweet. Medium bodied, oily.

Music:
Ym-stammen – Solbeven

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wischylini (133) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a clear deep red, with no head except for a thin offwhite film. The aroma is dominated by malt, with dried fruits, dark bread, caramel and burnt sugar. There are also a lot of spicy aromas going on, a "dry" and dusty aroma of juniper berries, as well as rye and the yeast that imparts a very pleasant spicy feel, and there are also some notes of charred oak. The taste is very sweet, with a slightly tart finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and with soft carbonation. Overall, this beer is terrific and well worth the money. It’s also somewhat similar to Nøgne Ø’s Imperial Brown Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Amber coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is starting sweet, light spicy aroma, fresh water, hardly any juniper. Flavor starts sweet too, creamy, dry bitterness.


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