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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (91) - - NOV 15, 2014
Aroma of caramel, raisins and hops. Malty sweet upfront, rich body gives way to juniper and then hops as it finishes. Bitter hoppy burnt raisiny aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1469) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Caramel and spice aroma. Sweet caramel taste with tons of spice, and a dry finish. Sticky body. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
500ml bottle
7.3% ABV
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 11, 2014
My first Finnish beer. The beer pours a hazed copper colour with a very thin white head. The aroma is Juniper, caramel, raisins, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet, smoky with caramel and molasses sweetness, and a smoked wood aftertaste. This is definitely a winter warmer and the alcohol is slightly noticeable in the aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peterjohnni (1) - Ballerup, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
En meget anderledes øl, smager ganske udmærket. Til en kølig dag foran kaminen med en god cigar. (Er nybegynder)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlennHendry (121) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
My first Finnish beer, this is all sweet malts on the nose and tastes of caramel and dark fruits, with an odd blend of spices (must be the juniper twigs) and a bit of a bitter hop kick at the finish. Not to be confused with ’Finnish.’ The brewery said it was brewed with a large dose of Finnish attitude. I’ll go with that. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (474) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
Pours a brown color, with ember hints in it, has a medium, long staying head. Smells of milk chocolate, with hints of dried stone fruits, herbs and stronger notes of caramel. Tastes of unsweetened bakers chocolate with lots of earth and bread, whilst a gentle note of bitter coffee developes from this foundation. Herbs and spices add to that impression, while a lively carbonation introduces a slightly metallic twist to the brew. Earthy chocolate as well as bready malts define the finish, while the beer ends with a slightly slick, bitter note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (771) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
My first Finnish beer pours dark & murky into the glass & offers a finger of foam that slowly fades to floating clumps. An interesting brew. With juniper berries I’m expecting something along the lines of gin, but dammit these guys are using juniper twigs so I’m not sure what to expect. I get ripe dark fruit, a hint of leather & a pleasing bitterness. It’s a tad eccentric & seems to be a little under rated here but i am really enjoying this. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
500 ml bottle for LCBO. Pours a clear reddish amber with small off-white head. Aroma is juniper, caramel, pepper and a little sourness. Flavour is caramel, juniper spiciness, a bit of sour fruit and woodiness. Sticky mouthfeel. Mellow carbonation. Interesting - not one I’d have tons of but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (790) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
Brown with tan head. Aroma is licorice, caramel, pepper amd noble hops. Slick palate. Aftertaste is Caramel, pepper and floral bitterness. Overall: really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a light khaki head. Aromas of dark fruits, brown sugar, and a touch of juniper. Flavor is similar. Sweet and drinkable. Pretty tasty.

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