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RATINGS: 355   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (767) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (766) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a deep caramel color with a short tan head. The aroma is lots a caramel malt and some dark fruit. The flavor is dark malts and caramel up front with some dark fruit and another flavor that must be the juniper in the background. It has a light body and a smooth, sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (752) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Mørk brun/rød farge med lyst beige tynt skum. Lukter kaffe, karamell og plomme. Medium til heavy søtsmak. relativ lang ettersmak.

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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (752) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 7, 2015
Cloudy dark brown, small off-white head. Nutty aroma, some brown sugar. Spicy taste, some very strange notes I can’t define. Don’t like it very much. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. OK.
(0,5 bottle)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
flip_soeperman (745) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma is slightly oxodated like sherry. Nice red hazy beer. Taste is slightly metallic some malty sweetness. Very strange beer, maybe a bad bottle… ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dermi (738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2011
50 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy red with a tiny white head. Aroma: Root cellar. Potato sack. Vegetables and herbs, hints of juniper. Nice. Tobacco. Nuts. Coffee and dark chocolate. Taste: Roasted malt. Nutty. Some sweetness, sensible coffee like bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied, a bit thin, oily, too. The aftertaste is almost exactly like in nut butter. Very interesting one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
My first Finnish beer pours dark & murky into the glass & offers a finger of foam that slowly fades to floating clumps. An interesting brew. With juniper berries I’m expecting something along the lines of gin, but dammit these guys are using juniper twigs so I’m not sure what to expect. I get ripe dark fruit, a hint of leather & a pleasing bitterness. It’s a tad eccentric & seems to be a little under rated here but i am really enjoying this. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (712) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (702) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
Brown with tan head. Aroma is licorice, caramel, pepper amd noble hops. Slick palate. Aftertaste is Caramel, pepper and floral bitterness. Overall: really nice.


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