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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bendrixian (1330) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Malty, caramel and stewed fruit aroma with sweet fruity notes and fairly complex aroma that seems to get more fruity as it opens up. I like the way the brew also takes it time delivering all the flavours. Man, just impressed and this brew is a good time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (228) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
500ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Toronto, ON. 7.3% alc./vol. Pours an opaque ruby brown colour with one finger of off white head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma of oasted malts. Complex spicy taste leads to some dark chocolate, espresso flavor and ends with a dry hoppy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lada66 (57) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
An interesting ale from Huvila. Juniper gives a good aftertaste. At first it tastes a little bit heavy but it´getting lighter when you get used to it. I think this ale is getting better in the process of time. So guys in America will get a good ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (854) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
Really good beer, real "special beer" too. Nice taste of juniper and smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours a clearish ruby with a bubbly head. Mild fruit nose, some malts. Sweet flavor with ripe and dry fruits, also some brown sugar. Delicious. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild warming finish, toast, more brown sugar, light fruits. As I said, delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1583) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Draught at Sopp 2013. Smelll of roasted malts, caramel. Bronze colour, creamy head. Aroma of tar, licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3058) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
7.3% bottle from Drink Shop in Tallinn, just 4 euros so cheaper than in Finland! Beautiful mellow brown color, light bige head of luscious foam. Sweet malt aroma with possibly a touch of smoke. The flavor is definitely peated malts but pretty well balanced. Peat smoke, then sweet caramel malts with a mild bitter finish. Great stuff. You don’t taste the high ABV at all. Huvila/ is probably the best Finnish brewery I tried. This is a really good beer which is growing on me from good to great.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1719) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2010
very dark. Full of flavor and a thick mouthfeel. damn good with the juniper. Excellent brew

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dermi (769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2011
50 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy red with a tiny white head. Aroma: Root cellar. Potato sack. Vegetables and herbs, hints of juniper. Nice. Tobacco. Nuts. Coffee and dark chocolate. Taste: Roasted malt. Nutty. Some sweetness, sensible coffee like bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied, a bit thin, oily, too. The aftertaste is almost exactly like in nut butter. Very interesting one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4168) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 500 ml. Deep mahogany with a ring of bubbles. Nose of maple syrup, dates, dark cherries; slight toasted grain, herbal and alcohol notes, The taste is deliciously the same, with some additional tones of chocolate, evergreen resin, and oak. Medium-heavy body is just thin enough, has low carbonation, and is full of malt but well-dried by the juniper. Very unique, drinkable and tasty brew.


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