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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (3995) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
Tap at Crowbar, december 14th 2012. Dark brown body, thin offwhite head. Aroma of ginger, honey, flowery hops. Taste of peppers, caramel, milk chocolate and juniper. Interesting taste, nicely blended. A bit light bitterness, overshadowed by sweetness. Aftertaste of malt, juniper and a bit smoke. Overall an enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3994) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Piwo z minimalna piana grubo pecherzykowa nie oblepiajaca szkla. Kolor brazowo miedziany, lekko metny. Zapach toffi, krowki i inne slodkosci. W smaku dochodzą cukierki werters orginal, trochę herbaty czarnej, ziolowej, tymianek, jagody także sa. Ciekawe posmaki drzewne, kora sosnowa w zapachu dość intensywna, trochę drewniane w smaku jakby było starzone w beczkach debowych. Sporo slodkosci i wyczuwalny niestetry alkohol, ale gorycz niewielka także była zwłaszcza w drugiej fazie po przelknieciu. Sahti trochę inaczej, ale fajne.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty with lots of caramel aromas. The juniper is especially noticeable towards the end, even though it is quite mellow. Hints of nuts. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Sweet and bitter finish with more juniper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3880) - Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2009
50 cl bottle graciously given to me by beastiefan2k. Pour is a cloudy brown ruby with nice settling building up a dense 3 inch tan head. Head falls slowly with minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet fig, cocoa malt and lively juniper earthiness. Interesting nose, soft and fresh. Taste is more skewed to juniper and wood, with the grassy somewhat sweet fig behind that. There is a real nice straw element in the finish which finishes crisp and dry. As it warms, I get some of the cocoa from the nose in the taste. More like dry baking cocoa. Palate is medium bodied, with a fair amount of carbonation. There is a warming alcohol sensation to the finish which comes across a bit odd with the dryness. Overall an interesting complex beer, thanks for giving me this Eugene.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3805) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate and very spicy and herbal aroma with juniper, some sweetness. Body is medium, malty and dryish, herbal spiciness with juniper. Finish is average, malty, juniper with soapy hoppyness. Juniper just does not work with this hoppyness – it gets too overwhelming.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (3805) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Stor nötig både doft och smak. Stora maltiga toner - nja

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3756) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle at Dans courtesy of Aaron, thanks man! Poured a deep, clear, brown with a red tint. Smell is big red licorice, dark fruit, sweet malt, and caramel. Taste is earthy, dark fruits, caramel, candi sugar, and a light bitterness on the finish. Very interesting and a lot going on, quite different. Mouthfeel is thin, with medium carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3715) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (3706) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I ended up opting for a snifter due to said ingredients that were in this, let’s see if they actually show up. The appearance was a dark chestnut brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Somewhat foamy lacing strung it’s way around the glass. The smell had a coca cola aroma over top of some oaky sprucy vanilla. The taste was mainly sweet through the spruce coca cola flavoring and it becomes fairly sticky on my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with more of a sipping sort of quality about it. It runs sticky sweet over my tongue. Overall, not a bad beer just seemed different to me. Would I have it again - for the price probably not - $15 for this bottle was a bit too much.


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