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RATINGS: 309   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle shared by ShareANevada. Poured hazy brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and juniper aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated to long duration. Refreshing complex standout beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10377) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10308) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
Botella @ Nordisk Ølhandel. Hazy dark brown colour, medium creamish beige ehad. Pleasant well toasty malty caramel berry fruity spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet well toasted maltiness and caramel in the flavour with berries, some dark fruit, pleasant soft spiciness, mild bitterness. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9946) - 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 (9765) - 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 (9405) - 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
adnielsen (9247) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Light bodied finish, but heavy on the palate. Very piny. Some spruce and juniper. Rated 4/4/10


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