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RATINGS: 278   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (411) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Darl brown beer with a small dark beige head. Sweet bread and caramel on the nose. Quite a soft and (medium to) full mouth feel - very interesting. Caramel and pine needle hops. This is quite a unique one. Probably not my first choice for this particular moment but the beer is unique and tastes original. Definitely worth a try!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (407) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Hazy dark brown with some copper color with no head but small lacing. Notes of wood, burnt, coffee, chocolate, berries, juniper, spruce, herbs, roasty, pines. Interesting tasty beer with lot of different flavors. Feels like a crossing between an Ale and a Stout or Porter. Goes down pretty easy. Good brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillHick420 (400) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
Pours raisin brown with a brownish tinted head. Thick foam, and nose of dried fruits and hints of alcohol. Aroma of the same notes, with a linger hop at the finish line. Strong alcohol presence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (389) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark crimson color with a small, latte-colored head. Aroma is sweet and dominated by malts but there is also some toast, liquorice, and dark fruits. Taste is quite bitter I would even describe it as heavy, has some smoky notes, malts, spices, alcohol and a whole lot of juniper. Medium to full body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is bitter and a tad astringent as well, first, brief sensation after swallowing are rather hop but then it rapidly becomes more malty with a strong, uncanny taste of juniper. Definitely a beer with a character!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (372) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
50cl bottle. Had this several years in a row. Presented description is accurate for this one. One of the most sophisticated brews from Finland.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zarkam (344) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
500ml bottle from the Drink Shop, Tallinn, dark slightly reddish brown colour, almost non-existent cream head. Aroma is nuts, herbs. juniper and rye bread with a note of licorice. Medium to full body, very soft carbonation, long bitter and sour finish. Not bad a combination, I don’t mind fairly soft carbonation but this one was closer to flat in that aspect.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (334) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Pours dark brown with a little white head that leaves lacing. Aroma of toasty dark maltiness, ripe fruitiness, berries and some spicy notes - quite varied actually. Taste is both malty and spicy. It has initially some sweet maltiness, later dried fruits, berries and herbal spiciness dominate. Rye and especially juniper feature too. Moderate, balancing hoppiness makes the finish medium bitter, dry and a bit sour. The palate is medium bodied, a bit sticky. Overall this gives an impression of a British-style winter warmer with some added spiciness. A good, warming winter ale from Malmgård.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (325) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Aroma has chocolate, coffee and something herby - the juniper apparently. Flavor is much the same, more of bitter coffee. Warmth of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (324) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle @ Joutsen. Cocacola colour with medium head. Juniper aroma. strong sahti flavour. Bitter with some sweetness. Bitter juniber tard aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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