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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trolleo (1165) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 7, 2015
Cloudy dark brown, small off-white head. Nutty aroma, some brown sugar. Spicy taste, some very strange notes I can’t define. Don’t like it very much. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. OK.
(0,5 bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Muddy brown in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity, caramel, some spice. The flavour is of dark fruits, caramel, moderate sweetness, light spice. Finishes long, sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (110) - - JAN 2, 2015
Warm juniper bush tasting dark ale. Great winter brew, surprisingly good for a Finnish ale. Pours dark purple color with a slight metallic after taste. Good ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (1033) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, ruby/caramel with a ring of bubbles for a head. Aroma has warm notes of rye, caramel, and a woody/vanilla. Taste is balanced. Caramel, slight fruit, and an odd woody/spice. Guess that?s the juniper. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly creamy in the mouth. Overall interesting and well done but not my thing. The juniper is an odd flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (870) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper colour with thin brown head. Aroma is spices, malts. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (316) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Juniper in the aroma along with notes of dark caramel and raisins. Appearance is a cloudy dark brown with a small off white head. Flavor has notes of burned caramel, brown sugar, juniper & spice from the hops. The beer has signs of oxidation. Mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting beer that would be better if it was fresher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10795) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle - Dark malt, dark fruit and a touch of spice. Hazy copper brown with a light brown head. Spicy brown sugar and raisin, with a nice bitterness to cut the sweetness. Light herbal notes but very well done and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twistedtxb (86) - - DEC 29, 2014
Absence de col et quelque peu opaque. Arome quelconque. Mais quelle magnifique surprise en bouche. Amertume très caractéristique grâce aux baies de genévrier. A découvrir!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2985) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small frothy off white top. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, spice and earthy hop. Taste is peppery, juniper, malt sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness. It’s really bitter actually. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO. Hazy reddish amber with a fairly large long-lasting fizzy-foamy beige head. Interesting aroma - definite alcohol presence, cocoa/coffee malt, very bitter - I definitely get the juniper; but the aroma is more malty than bitter. The taste follows, but the juniper dominates - nice, if a little assertive. Lightish body, slick, very astringent, mildly carbonated - fairly long sharp herbal-juniper finish - the malt loses out pretty early on. I liked it, but it’s a weird one.

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