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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11854) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate biter spicey flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bunker Beer. Pours deep red with a small, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, strawberry, light nutty, softly vinious. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has light chocolate, caramel, light nutty. Soft malty bitter finish with some rye like spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (11562) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 29, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, würzig, Gemüse. Geschmack nach Gewürzen, Röstmalz, Gemüse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11512) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11246) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Light bodied finish, but heavy on the palate. Very piny. Some spruce and juniper. Rated 4/4/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10909) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10888) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Name: Arctic Circle Ale
Brewery: Panimoravintola Huvila
Date: July 09, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel candy aroma, brandy sweetness
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel flavor, light earthy bitterness

Name: Arctic Circle Ale
Brewery: Panimoravintola Huvila
Date: December 03, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
picking up a touch of tartness along with some fruity sherry character

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

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