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RATINGS: 301   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.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (752) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown color, No foam nor lacing. Quite intense immediate malty aromas, dried fruits, raisins. Very sweet. Medium/ full body, almost no carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2009
keg 250ml 3,2€ 041108 Gallows Kekri dark copper transparent creamy head taste. sweet barley wineish fruity dried fruits first sip aftertastaste sharp kick of hops and strong juniper bit sticky.Interesting one

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - MAY 21, 2013
Light brown, slightly hazy, beige head. Aroma of nutty, toasty, bready malt with a woody, earth, juniper note. Flavor is malt balanced--bready, a little toffee, slightly nutty, followed by a woody, dusty/earthy note with a moderate juniper character. They apparently did not use the traditional farmhouse Sahti yeast with this (no clove-like phenols, etc.), instead, its a pretty clean yeast. Overall an interesting, malty and rustic beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
DWG; Pours hazy amber with a large frothy, deminishing, leaving lacing off-white to tan head. Nose is roasted malty, caramel, dark berrys, dried fruity, nutty and spicy. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (700) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin kauniin tummanruskeana ja isokuplaisella melko pienellä vaahdolla. Haju on maltainen ja joulumausteinen. Tiettyä pihkaisuuttakin on joukossa. Maku on todella tasapainoinen, kuivatun hedelmäinen, aniksinen, hieman havuinen ja pientä mausteisuuttakin tuntuu joukossa. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen ja tasapainoinen. Kokonaisuutena hieno suomalaisolut, joka tänä vuonna maistuu paremmalta kuin vuosi sitten (makuaistin kehitystä?).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, juniper and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, spices, hop, berries, and juniper. Finishes off sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (684) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
Really good beer, real "special beer" too. Nice taste of juniper and smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle ordered at CKDC. Date on bottle is March of ’08 and sampled today. Deep mahogany colour with a late-forming 1-finger beige head. The nose is similar to what you might expect from an English barleywine. British noble hops, vinous malts, brown sugar, juniper (duh), dried dark pitted fruits, and mild cocoa impressions. A bit more of the cocoa and brown sugary sweetness are apparent upon the first sip. Grassy and herbal hop notes, tobacco, juniper and figs/dates/dried dark fruit. The palate could be a little fuller, IMO, though the duration is long. I’m glad to have sampled this tasty brew. Kudos to Huvila and CKDC!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (664) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Reddish brown hazy beer with lots of beige head. Aroma has sugary sweetness, rye, juniper, whiskey and alcohol. The flavor has dark bready malts, whiskey and sweetness. The finish is mostly alcoholic because the bitterness goes past so quickly. The palate is medium full and moderately carbonated. The alcohol starts tasting through towards the end of the glass more and more making it almost painful to drink. Still an interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (663) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours red copper-brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, and fruits. Taste is sweet, bitter, caramel, apples, chocolate, malt, even some smoke. Finish is also sweet and bitter. Overall: nice one.


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