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RATINGS: 390   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2065) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
(tap) clear reddish brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit then coffee, roast, then chocolate; balanced flavour with a long, medium strong finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours slightly murky brown limited head or lacing. Nose is somewhat spicy and some spruce. Flavours of spruce, some Cheerios, some tea. Taste medium bitter light/med sweet. Fullish body with lively carbonation and an acidic bite to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1119) - - DEC 13, 2014
Deep brown pour, large head. Juniper is fairly faint. Fairly malt forward, brown sugar, caramel, mint, molasses, dark nut in both aroma and taste. Berry sweetnss. Medium body. Actually suits our winter weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3761) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Big notes of slightly roasted, nutty brown sugar, with some subtle hops, and some pine. The finish is quit bitter with alot of herbs, grasses and the juniper comes around. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle purchased at LCBO in Toronto. Pours deep ruby with thick white head. Mild aroma of juniper, mint and molasses. Tastes of the same along with hops. I guess this isn’t what sahti tastes like?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3496) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep, murky mahogany with a full, light tan head. Aroma: Quite malty with a bit of chlorophenol, berry-like fruitiness, quite sweet-smelling and malt-forward, caramel too, not getting the botanicals. Palate: Medium+ body and fairly full carbonation. Flav.: Very malty with plenty of berry-like fruitiness, faint roasted notes, caramel/toffee, light butterscotch, still not getting the juniper (or other botanical notes); basically dry with pretty good bitterness and a long, malty, vaguely boozy finish with light to moderate pine/resin/juniper?.

Not a bad beer. Not as expected. Not a bad thing. Not again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (180) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours hazy copper thin tan head large bubbles. Aroma is sweet caramel with bready notes. Flavor is sweet bready rich malt. Woody finish light bitterness that’s a little odd, subtle juniper gin like flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (636) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy dark amber pour with a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is caramel and raisins with a bit of vanilla and some woodiness. Light sweet toffee gives way to a medium bitterness with a light tartness underneath. Wood is even more apparent in the taste and adds some interesting complexity. Mouth is medium slick with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6918) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a murky amber with a small diminishing frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, toffee and some nuts. Nice flavour, malty and fruity with a bit of alcohol along with some toffee, a hint of herbs and some hops in the finish. Average bodied. Pretty good, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2250) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 28, 2014
50cl bottle from pistáchio, Sintra, Portugal. Color is dark brown, red. Thin to medium beige head. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Aroma is bubblegum, malt, spices, hops, light chocolate.

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