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RATINGS: 277   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread/nuts, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, orange/grapefruit), with notes of toffee, vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Hard to tell if the evergreen character is from hops or twigs or both, but regardless this just isn’t that exciting.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19645) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle at home. Hazy dark brown coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of flowers and stearine. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices, herbs and hops. Spicy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4866) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours cloudy dark chestnut colored with a small off-white head. Aroma of nutty malts,toffee and caramel.Taste is sweet malty, some spice and liquorice towards the end.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2013
From tap @Crowbar, Oslo. A thin sand-colored lace over a near clear reddish brown body. Hazelnuts, herbs and sweet dark caramel to the nose. Sweet-flavored with spicy caramel and nuts. Leafy and herbal sidenotes. Mid-bodied. Sweet herbal caramel malty ending. [13.12.12]

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aaron68 (488) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
400 ml on tap at CrowBar,Oslo April 10, 2013. Dark brown in color Aroma of malt,ginger, honey and hops. Taste is a bit sweet with spices and pepper. Light bitterness. Interesting and different beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread crusts, toasted notes, caramel and some coffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, juniper and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zarkam (336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
500ml bottle from the Drink Shop, Tallinn, dark slightly reddish brown colour, almost non-existent cream head. Aroma is nuts, herbs. juniper and rye bread with a note of licorice. Medium to full body, very soft carbonation, long bitter and sour finish. Not bad a combination, I don’t mind fairly soft carbonation but this one was closer to flat in that aspect.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2009
Keg 0.25L glass. Pale head. Reddish coppery colour. Soft slightly thin junipery taste. At the end hoppy bite. Soft slightly berrylike taste. Some grassiness in the nose. Something is missing...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Brown-bronze, shiny and dark. Aroma is earthy, rich, and rusty. Palate is powdery, leaving a dry feeling on the tongue. Lots of rye everywhere. Interesting and odd. The outstanding feature is the strange sensation of the dry rye on the tongue.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
.5 liter. Pours a hazed dark brown with a ruby highlight- thin head. Aroma is light on the juniper, spice, berry, light mint, mostly oxidized caramel and lightly burnt malts - slight soy hint. Flavor is also oxidized- cardboard, paper, chocolate malts, dusty cobwebs, earth, leaves, grass, and some juniper berry and gin hints.


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