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RATINGS: 344   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1044) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1027) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2012
Aroma is full and nuanced. Roasted licorice, citrus, pine, dark chocolate, roasted toffee. Dark red/brown to black. Beige head leaves lacing. Taste has same elements as aroma but not as much roasted, coffee also, pine flavor in finish, full and round, dry finish. A really good finnish beer that I can warmly recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (968) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
Clear red brown. Small, offwhite head. Aroma has malt, dried fruit, dark caramel and alcohol. Flavour is similar with clear notes of juniper berries and wood. Bitter finish with pleasant alcohol zing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (963) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
bottle 50cl @ home from Alko. pours clear dark ruby red with a small head. juniper,rye in the aroma, kinda like sahti. alcohol in the flavor, juniper, malts, kinda leathery flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle 0,5 l. Darkish amber, thick off white or beige head. Nose has lots of herbal hops, full DIPA style nose with maybe some juniper deep down, but could be hops only. Malty background. Flavor is very nice with double IPA style hoppiness and thick malty background, maybe a tad too sweet and sticky. Had I not known this was flavoured with juniper, I wouldn’t have guessed. Fits well with the fresh and big hoppiness. Very nicely balanced and easily drinkable, yet a delicious treat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with minimal head. Caramel, chocolate, fruits. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Pint plus bottle pours red black with a very lacing head, lace sheets. The aroma is sweetness, wood, juniper, and some floral notes. The flavor hits with the juniper and malt sweetness right up front, some peat, some yeast. One of the better juniper flavored ales I’ve tried. Serious palate that seems to carry everything rather well. Overall, I like it pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (906) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (900) - Kemi, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown beer with beige head. Aromatic, hoppy and spicy aroma. Bitter taste has roasted malts, chocolate, salty licorice and some features which reminds me of Jägermeister. Not for beginners this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (890) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Caramel, toffee, and dark fruits in the aroma. Malty flavor, with toffee and caramel. Alcohol dryness in the finish. I had never heard of this beer and didn’t know what to expect, but this is really, really good.


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