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RATINGS: 305   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle. High creamy long lasting good looking off-white head. Hazy dark red brown body. Powerful malt coffee hops aroma. Relatively sweet barley malt coffee liquorice flavor with a spicy note. Low carbonation. Long sweet and smooth finish. Alcohol level seems just right. Very pleasant to drink and certainly a nice surprise.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (638) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2014
taster on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Clear amber brown with a rim head, no lace. Taste is roasted malt with smooth bittering that enters late in the palate. Both sides finish on equal footing, making for a balanced, clean, sessionable brew. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nakedwhendrunk (2101) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I ended up opting for a snifter due to said ingredients that were in this, let’s see if they actually show up. The appearance was a dark chestnut brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Somewhat foamy lacing strung it’s way around the glass. The smell had a coca cola aroma over top of some oaky sprucy vanilla. The taste was mainly sweet through the spruce coca cola flavoring and it becomes fairly sticky on my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with more of a sipping sort of quality about it. It runs sticky sweet over my tongue. Overall, not a bad beer just seemed different to me. Would I have it again - for the price probably not - $15 for this bottle was a bit too much.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an airy head. Aroma is roasted malts and grain, with kandi, juniper and anise. Oily body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sourish malts with juniper, anise, burned wood and camphor, as well as woody notes of old tree roots. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (70) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle.Color ;brown with nice head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste of dark berries, juniper,licorice. Medium bitter. Medium body. Nice beer. I was ill when I trink it and I still like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsen1635 (256) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Muddy brown/reddish pour with fast diminishing tan head. Sweet malty aroma with just a hint of tar. Taste is balanced with some bitterness. Quite high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Kind of a spicy, toasty, dark fruity aroma. Some winter type spices. Some caramel malt, light nutty notes. Mostly clear slight dark red orange kind of brown color. Thin ring of khaki head. Some bits of lace. Medium body. Kind of slick texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Nice full mouthfeel to it. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, light zest, bit of spice. Pretty solid tasty complex balanced spice ale. Nice darker brown ale flavors to it. Hint of coffee in the finish (in the finnish? heh).

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lisowczyk (54) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Butelka Barwa rubinowa, klarowne. Piana obfita, drobna, trwała, znaczy szkło. Zapach: karmel, jałowiec, ciemne owoce, wanilia, śmietankowy, leciutki i przyjemny diacetyl. Smak: mocne, żywiczne nuty jałowca, sosny, karmel, ciemne owoce (czereśnia, śliwka, wiśnie), leciutka nuta wanilii. Goryczka wyrazista.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
500 ml bottle. Dark brownish amber with off white head. Aroma of juniper, malt, leather and lots of wood. Taste is similar, leather, sweet malt, juniper. Style reminds me of old ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Magasin, DK. Pours dark cloudy brown with an uneven beige head that quickly disappears. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, raisin, ripe fruits. Very sweet, low bitterness, with a long-lasting malty finish of strawberry syrup. After a minute or so all the bitterness is gone and all that remains is strawberry syrup. Interesting.


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