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RATINGS: 295   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle shared by ShareANevada. Poured hazy brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and juniper aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated to long duration. Refreshing complex standout beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
500ml bottle. Beautiful thick creamed coffee colored head which diminishes to nice lacing. Dark molasse color, cloudy. Hoppy pungent aroma with hops and pitch, some dark chocolate. Semi oily palate. Flavours of roasted malts and juniper. Pleasantly bitter end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma burnt malts and some fruits. Juniper and spices. Strong palate, slight sweetness. Not Bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (675) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle ordered at CKDC. Date on bottle is March of ’08 and sampled today. Deep mahogany colour with a late-forming 1-finger beige head. The nose is similar to what you might expect from an English barleywine. British noble hops, vinous malts, brown sugar, juniper (duh), dried dark pitted fruits, and mild cocoa impressions. A bit more of the cocoa and brown sugary sweetness are apparent upon the first sip. Grassy and herbal hop notes, tobacco, juniper and figs/dates/dried dark fruit. The palate could be a little fuller, IMO, though the duration is long. I’m glad to have sampled this tasty brew. Kudos to Huvila and CKDC!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours ruby colored with a thin off-white head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, ginger, spice, dark fruit, raisins, plums and smoky malt. Medium to full bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (289) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Dark brown color and malty caramel fruit flavor. Has a malt long sweet finish. A tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (382) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
50 cl, flaske, 7,3 % ABV, købt i Frederiks Villa i Faxe Ladeplads, 5. juli 2014. Mahogni-farvet finsk krydret Ale med orange nuancer i modlys. Lille offwhite skumkrone på max. 1 cm. Ufiltreret. Aroma af staldgulv, tobak, gær, brændt malt, læder, noget indelukket-aroma, men alligevel helt særligt. God, fyldig og krydret smag. Meget velafbalanceret. Starter lettere sødt og bittert og senere i billedet kommer krydderierne. God humlebitter eftersmag. Frisk mundfølelse - medium niveau af kuldioxid. Speciel og god!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
Bottled. Very dark ruby red with a medium, tanned and firm head. Strongly aromatic-nutty-pine-hoppy, junipery aroma with chocolate, lots of caramely malt and berries. Flavor of juniper, caramely malt, slight sourness, some dull ashiness, chocolatey hints. Medium body, soft carbonation. The flavor was maybe slightly disappointing, but overall this seems worth exporting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2009
Rating #10 for this beer.

Wow, this one kicks ass. What a pleasant surprise! Deep brown pour, hazy, nice light-tan head. Sweet, molasses-brown-bread with agar aroma. Sweet flavor, brown sugar / molasses and raisin, but under it a nice juniper spiciness and resin that I find both a surprising complement to a sweet dark ale and a very successful complement. Great mouthfeel, no heat, extremely drinkable. It’s sweet (recalling some of the other dark beers from Scandinavia) but if one takes that in stride it’s a really neat piece of brewing. I’m delighted to have had the chance to try this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2009
This is a cool beer. I had this once before and though it was great. This time the juniper is lowered but still lightly there. In general its a thick barelywine without any of the negatives because they did not try to make this an alcohol bomb. So nothing astringent, no cherry. Its just a thick malt bomb with some raisin. The flavor has a bit more bitterness to it and in general the juniper is off setting some of the heft of the beer. Color is dark brown, too dark to see through. The head sticks around for a while. A nicely thicker mouthfeel works great for the structure of the beer.
500mL bottle, Schlitz malt liquor thick goblet (yeah, old skool).


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