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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle at Brian’s 30th shindig. Dark brown pour with a cream colored head and big lacing. Aroma is caramel, a little booze, distinct juniper lingering in the background. Taste is more complex: caramel malt, earthy hops, rye, juniper, some light wood. An extremely interesting brew, and one I’d probably like to try again on a more sober evening.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1510) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
Dark amber with a white head - Nice sweet malt aroma - sweet malt body with some caramel and some bitterness - short sweet malt finish - this was nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2009
THOUGHTS: It reminded me a little of and ale version of Samichlaus. Very nice. A little like Mad Elf, too. It was one of those great beers that I can’t fully explain the reasons why I like it. It was like fruit juice, liquor and beer mixed together. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium reddish cola with an average to large, tan head that mostly diminished, but kept a nice sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was moderate, dark bread, caramel and wood, some spicy yeast; berries, cola, a little vanilla, hint of smoke, and a fruitiness that must have been the juniper. The initial flavor was rather sweet; while the finish was sweet and bitter with a long duration. There was fruit, malty caramel, dark bread, toasted malt, a little smoke, slight whiskey and port, a little cola, hints of chocolate, toffee and a hint of hops. It almost seemed like with was barrel-aged. The medium body was sort of creamy yet oily, too; and it got a little syrupy sticky by the end with soft carbonation and a lightly dry and slightly alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at hbf 2014. Clear dark brown color, hint of red. Aroma is mix of pine trees, sweet notes, suryp, raisins. Full little roasted malty body, dry hops, pine, raisins.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1489) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2012
Dark brown, off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, some hops and juniper notes. It all blends together very well and is a complex and pleasant harmony. Taste has a more pronounced bitterness, but that is balanced out by the slightly sticky sweetness. Juniper blends surprisingly well together with the hops. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1476) - , 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1466) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
500 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that sticks around a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like caramel malt, dark bread, herbs, and some dark fruit. The herbal and caramel flavors are strong in this brew. It also tastes like nuts, dark bread, and some dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s syrupy and slick with low/moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I liked it! $8.99 a bottle, I think it’s worth trying at that price.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1463) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Draught at Sopp 2013. Smelll of roasted malts, caramel. Bronze colour, creamy head. Aroma of tar, licorice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
{thoughts} Slight unfocused and astringent, thinly textured; firmer malts might pull this beer together, eliminating its vacillating nature.

{elements} Brilliant, deep maroon hue; light tan froth quickly recedes into a scattering of suds. Aroma is erratic --toasty with light toffee blending into a dusty and lightly musky plum element with piny and licorice accents. Spicy upfront with a moderate sweetness tucked away, fruity and berry-like acidity; finishes like fruit punch. Light green tea astringency, watery texture, moderate carbonation, medium body. 50 cl bottle, best before 01.09.2012.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle from Alko, Kouvoula. Thin brown head. Dark-red-amber color. The aroma is fruity with black currants and violets and a litle rancid. The taste is smooth malty with some burnt caramell.


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