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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, hop, coffee, malt, caramel. Flavour is licorice, hop, cioffee, malt, caramel. Medium body. OK beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown dense head. Chocolate, light herbs and a touch of caramel in the aroma. Flavour of chocolate, herb, ligh liqouricce and sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite dry. Has a light bitter somewhat chocolatish end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Sample from bottle at Nordisk Ölhandel, Copenhagen. Cloudy amber/Brown beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity aroma herbal, raisins, caramel, hazelnuts, some biscuits. Caramel flavor, raisins, juniper berries, grassy, hay, floral notes, some hazelnuts, roasted, some citrus. Floral finish with citrus and juniper berries. Not your average beer, but I Think it was ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Dark amber color. Malt, grassy hops and licorice in the aroma. Firm earthy oily hopbitter flavor with licorice and some hidden melon notes. Hops and licorice lingering on in the aftertaste, though the balance ramains largely intact. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is herbal caramel, sweet start but bitter finish. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2009
500 ml bottle poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of rye, cocoa, toasted malt, earthiness, molasses and light juniper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, cocoa, earthiness, light molasses and a hint of juniper with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy tawny with an average, fizzy light brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), average hop (herbs, grass), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of plum, date, dust, and juniper. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2009
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Kekri2009)
Huge spicy fruity aroma - strawberry and plenty of aromatic hops too. Deep copper, small head. Rich bitter body, carbonation low. Barky bitterness, some saccharine. Tangy and a bit drying. Certainly better than the keg version, but hasn’t wowed me as much as I had oped. Covers 7.3% very well. the finish is very junipery, and spicy. Full-flavoured, but clean.
Earlier Rating: 11/2/2008 Total Score: 3.4
Keg (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Kekri 2008)
Rich reddy brown, tight off-white head. Sweet aroma of rotting fruits, including banana. Big bold taste - loads of medium-roasted malt, quite brown-ale-like, and plenty of bitterness. Smooth silky mouthfeel. A little more of the sour fruits and berries. Decent burntness. Long bitter and burnt finish. Slightly too ’keggy’, I’d like to see a real ale version of this. However, it’s a touch unsophisticated - seems geared for the American market which cares less about delicate details.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Reddish brown appearance with a small, light brown head. Spicy, sprucey, juniper, dark fruity, caramel, toasty malty aroma. Tangy caramel, bitter herbal, juniper, earthy, candy toffee flavor. Really unique, plaster/earthy bitter, juniper, caramel flavor. Kind of cool to taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Deep amber pour with a bit of soft fruity character. A little bit minty with some nice peppery character. There’s a soft sort of peppery character with a nice bit of light ethanol. Moderate bitterness and a little bit of light fruit. Some nice peppery notes. There is a touch of honey and some nice lingering hop flavour. I like it.


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