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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2nd May 2009
Cloudy dark brown beer made with rye as well as juniper. Semi dry palate. Rich malt and rye with some rye spiciness. A little fruit from the hop and quite a bitter finish. Fruity aromatic aftertaste. A bit off the beaten track!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6749) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1166) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Deep deep red, clear with a minimal head. Aroma; Fruity, plumb and a bit sour, choccolate after a while. Taste; medium bitter, again with dark fruits sence, chocolate came when the beer got warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small creamy head and lacings. Fruit, toffee and caramel. Sweet. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Thanks to TurdFurgison for picking up this bottle in Chicago at West Lakeview for me. Served in a Val-Dieu chalice. Poured a fairly-dart brown with a thin light tan head that receded quickly without leaving too much lacing. The nose carried a bit of juniper and darker malts, plus a faint herbal quality. Flavor has a touch of roast and some darkened malt plus juniper and miscellaneous spicing. Not over the top in any direction. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Pretty nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2011
draft at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. reddish brown pour, nutty, dried dark fruits, caramel malts fill aroma & most of flavor. mild bitterness. sort of blah, IMO

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a lightly hazed dark brown that is still transparent with a thin off-white head that is gone by the second sip and leaves no lace. Pleasant aroma of toffee with a few notes of juniper. The flavor is heavily laden with toffee that is mildly oxidized, malt and just a bit of juniper. Moderate bitterness at the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3499) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
500mL bottle purchased from the Davis Beer Shoppe. The label is quite a bit different than this photo. The aroma on this is super floral. Lots of flower petals. Pretty spicy nose, too. Light caramel sweetness. Light smokiness. Scantly hazy light amber body with a smallish manilla head. Leaves ok lacing. Starts with a good deal of chewy sweet caramel maltiness. Becomes a little spicy in the middle with herbal notes. The juniper comes through a bit in the end, with a light bitterness that is warming. This is very undercarbonated and fairly sweet, which makes we wonder about the attenuation. It’s an interesting brew, that’s for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Syrupy malty aroma. Bit of bite. It’s a tasty beer. Some ok malts. Touch empty on finish. OK dark ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23823) - 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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