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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark copper color with malty spice aroma and flavors this wasnt too much into the brushpile or herbal notes to be offensive like some others

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5913) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Picked up during a trip to Baton Rouge. Not my first Sahti, but my first Sahti that was brewed in Finland. Excited to try this one, as it is also my first beer from Finland. The beer pours a dark brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and toffee malt. I don’t get the juniper in the aroma. That being said, the juniper is present in the flavor. I also get some smoked malt and and toffee, as well as a little bit of chocolate. All of the flavors meld well together and make an enjoyable beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
(50cl bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear gold-orange with a ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of nuts, brown sugar, and rich. Taste of brown sugar, toasty caramel, raw sweet grains, mild oxidation but welcome in this case, and a great palate linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlennHendry (85) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
My first Finnish beer, this is all sweet malts on the nose and tastes of caramel and dark fruits, with an odd blend of spices (must be the juniper twigs) and a bit of a bitter hop kick at the finish. Not to be confused with ’Finnish.’ The brewery said it was brewed with a large dose of Finnish attitude. I’ll go with that. Not a bad beer at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3033) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
15 nov 2014, bottle. Dirty dark Amber. Nose is bready, sweet, maybe even slightly fruity. Ned body and almost flat. Cracked grain, slightly bitter, mildly sweet like cold wort, slight herb notes. Decent and interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a murky amber with a small diminishing frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, toffee and some nuts. Nice flavour, malty and fruity with a bit of alcohol along with some toffee, a hint of herbs and some hops in the finish. Average bodied. Pretty good, enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (944) - - DEC 13, 2014
Deep brown pour, large head. Juniper is fairly faint. Fairly malt forward, brown sugar, caramel, mint, molasses, dark nut in both aroma and taste. Berry sweetnss. Medium body. Actually suits our winter weather.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1683) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours slightly murky brown limited head or lacing. Nose is somewhat spicy and some spruce. Flavours of spruce, some Cheerios, some tea. Taste medium bitter light/med sweet. Fullish body with lively carbonation and an acidic bite to the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1543) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
(tap) clear reddish brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit then coffee, roast, then chocolate; balanced flavour with a long, medium strong finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Muddy brown in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity, caramel, some spice. The flavour is of dark fruits, caramel, moderate sweetness, light spice. Finishes long, sweet.


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