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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Draught. Pours dark amber, beige head. Taste is sweet and medium bitter, palate has soft carbonation, slightly water mouthfeel. Aroma has wood, licorice, caramel, fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2625) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Pours medium to dark brown with a very small and brief head. Aroma is more malty than herbal but juniper os detectable in background . Small hops and herbal finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6247) - 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 (6052) - 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 (5818) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12373) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2009
(50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Lightly hazed copper body, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, juniper, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, juniper/cherry, some smoke, raisin. Low carbonation, some stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14272) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Bottled. Deep ruby color, small steady beige head, lace. Rye, dark fruits, licorice, cocoa powder, bread and wood in the nose. Lots of caramel, cocoa, raisins, spices, some hops in the finish. Above average body. Some alcohol in the aftertaste. I can’t trace juniper. Quite interesting brew from Huvila.

3.4
   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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange to brown with a small off-white head. Fruity and slight oldish aroma. Roasted malt flavoured, distinct fruity. Mild bitterness. Ends dry, roasted and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30818) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
Bottled. A hazy red-amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with notes of nuts, fruit, alcohol, and bread. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt and caramel as well as medium notes of nuts, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.


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