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RATINGS: 304   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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   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 (5218) - 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 (5077) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
Foodfestival, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 070912. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with caramel, dried fruit and some juniper

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6085) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at Crowbar. Sweet, herbal, quite complex, but this is far from a Sathi. Too sweet, they could have made much more out of this.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2076) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Amber body offwhite head. Aroma has caramelly malt, sweet rye, spices and nuts. Quite easy, I don’t get the juniper. Alcohol is well hidden. Good, but this doesn’t interest me much.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark murky red brown pour, with a small thin head. Malty sweetness, caramel, raisin, light roast, a hint of juniper, and light bitterness. Not that good, but its drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Amber coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is starting sweet, light spicy aroma, fresh water, hardly any juniper. Flavor starts sweet too, creamy, dry bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lupulucid (188) - - FEB 1, 2014
Arctic Circle Ale is somewhat akin to an alpine liqueur with a dose of hops. The juniper expression is not crisp as in gin but more balanced with the malt such that the bitterness and vegetal character is more evident than any piney character. Carbonation is restrained.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
(Bottle). A peculiar beer that I find difficult to describe with words. Most prominent, however, is a sweet fruitiness mixed with spices ... Strange!


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