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RATINGS: 351   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2579) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
A transparent brown color with no head. A somewhat sweet, brown sugar, and maple syrup aroma with noticeable and pleasant juniper twigs. It has a nice earthy aroma and flavor with a light malty palate.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
6.12.2013. Tiheä vaaleanruskea vaahto, hieman samea, tummanruskea olut. Tuoksussa lievää paahdetta, karamellia, ruista, tuntuu myös alkoholin lämpöä. Pehmeä, hieman karamellisen makea, ruismaltainen, yrttinen, melko täyteläinen, lopussa havuista (katajaista, kuten etiketti sanoo?) katkeroa. Alkoholikin hieman lämmittää, mutta ei maistu. Melko vivahteikas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
500ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Toronto, ON. 7.3% alc./vol. Pours an opaque ruby brown colour with one finger of off white head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma of oasted malts. Complex spicy taste leads to some dark chocolate, espresso flavor and ends with a dry hoppy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9198) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
A little fir aoma. Juniper in taste, dry and berry fruity taste. Unique, complex, interesting. I think better with food. Dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4998) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a medium size off-white head with OK retention. Aroma of roasted malt is mostly dominant with some vague spice notes. Taste is dominated by roasted malt notes with light dry caramel and some distant spices notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. I thought this was short on character and not something I would seek again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (149) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 8, 2015
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with good foam. Aroma: dark fruits, plum brandy, oak, pine needles, dark malt, caramel and chocolate. Taste: sweet malts, prunes, caramel, coffee, chocolate, brandy, carrot. Warming, hop bitterness and juniper in aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a hazy copper colour with amber highlights. The head is frothy, bubbly, warm-beige, lasts long and gives out creamy-bubbly lacing. Big aromas of dates, caramel, raisins, nuts, hits of smoke and wood. The burnt malt shows up in the taste all the way. Spices and some nice bitterness, creating a good dryness in the finish. Seems like Juniper lingering with coffee notes. Quite a pleasant brew to try. Like a mild smokey stout with light spices.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazy_cat_lady (182) - - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. Warm opaque brown. Off-white head. Lovely aroma of toffee, chocolate, tartness. Dry rye flavour. Quite bitter. Ended up disappointed in the taste after the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (583) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, wood, dark berries, herbs. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (686) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 7, 2015
Cloudy dark brown, small off-white head. Nutty aroma, some brown sugar. Spicy taste, some very strange notes I can’t define. Don’t like it very much. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. OK.
(0,5 bottle)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Muddy brown in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity, caramel, some spice. The flavour is of dark fruits, caramel, moderate sweetness, light spice. Finishes long, sweet.


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