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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Big time juniper aroma tempered with some other floral hop notes, it comes on like a well balanced gin. It pours a dark clear brown with a thin fizzy coating of a head. Settling into the glass, some more malty and caramel sugar aromas come out, hinting at a well balanced sweetness tempered hopefully by the bitter juniper. It comes close to that, coming into with a more toffee like maltiness with the bitterness not harsh but present like cold coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1383) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a hazy reddish brown colour with a beige medium head. Aroma of berries, leather, dried fruit, chocolate, rye bread and caramel. Sweet flavour with more caramel and berries. Nice. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A balanced and great beer. Easy drinking as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Pour is very deep dark brown with a medium white head. Aroma is toffee malt, brandy, dried fruits, dark berries, and lightly spicy. aroma is similar to an old ale, but maybe just a bit brighter. Flavor is a bit odd up front. Alternates between sweet malt and a bitter crab-apple-like flavor. Simultaneously sweet and bitter. The sweetness begins to wane in the middle where the dry berry/ apple flavor begins to take over. Finish is very dry and bitter; not acrid though. Like the bitter flavor of tree bark (if you have ever spent time in the woods camping/ hunting/ or whatever, and put a small twig in your mouth to chew on; that’s the flavor). It’s woody, but not like a barrel. Actually very pleasant stuff, not boring for sure. Guess I should have bought more when I had the chance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1363) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Very dark amber body, clear ruby against the light. Aroma has dark fruits, almost dried fruits, such as raisins. Toffee, candi sugar syrup, but well balanced. Light touch of alcohol. Weak woody in the background. Taste has medium caramel sweetness, medium earthy bitterness, little bit harsh in the after taste. Body is full to medium, medium carbonation, light oily texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1360) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
(Bottle). A peculiar beer that I find difficult to describe with words. Most prominent, however, is a sweet fruitiness mixed with spices ... Strange!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
6.12.2013. Tiheä vaaleanruskea vaahto, hieman samea, tummanruskea olut. Tuoksussa lievää paahdetta, karamellia, ruista, tuntuu myös alkoholin lämpöä. Pehmeä, hieman karamellisen makea, ruismaltainen, yrttinen, melko täyteläinen, lopussa havuista (katajaista, kuten etiketti sanoo?) katkeroa. Alkoholikin hieman lämmittää, mutta ei maistu. Melko vivahteikas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1353) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1348) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Deep mahogany color. Belgian yeast nose with a lot of caramel. Taste follows. Finishes sweet. Very much like a Belgian dubel all around. Kind of dubel meets winter warmer. Good with enchiladas with chimayo red chili. Expensive but that’s Finland for you.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1320) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark amber body. Small head with fine bubbles. Sweet hoppy aroma. Taste has toffee, caramel and plenty of hops. Juniper is not that evident. Or maybe it is, but it’s lost in the bitterness. Juniper also has a piney/herbal quality and I would have liked to taste more of that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Poured hazy brown, malty, caramel, little chocolate, little hops, slight juniper.


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