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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle 0,5 l. Darkish amber, thick off white or beige head. Nose has lots of herbal hops, full DIPA style nose with maybe some juniper deep down, but could be hops only. Malty background. Flavor is very nice with double IPA style hoppiness and thick malty background, maybe a tad too sweet and sticky. Had I not known this was flavoured with juniper, I wouldn’t have guessed. Fits well with the fresh and big hoppiness. Very nicely balanced and easily drinkable, yet a delicious treat.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3855) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Piwo z minimalna piana grubo pecherzykowa nie oblepiajaca szkla. Kolor brazowo miedziany, lekko metny. Zapach toffi, krowki i inne slodkosci. W smaku dochodzą cukierki werters orginal, trochę herbaty czarnej, ziolowej, tymianek, jagody także sa. Ciekawe posmaki drzewne, kora sosnowa w zapachu dość intensywna, trochę drewniane w smaku jakby było starzone w beczkach debowych. Sporo slodkosci i wyczuwalny niestetry alkohol, ale gorycz niewielka także była zwłaszcza w drugiej fazie po przelknieciu. Sahti trochę inaczej, ale fajne.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (835) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Halve liter fles. Donkerbruin/rood van kleur. Ruikt mout, likeurig, amandelwijn. Smaakt , smaakt, ja wat proef ik? Bitterzoet, niet veel prik, vaag iets likeurigs, vlakke afdronk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (1072) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2016 Bottle. Pour is black with a thin head, aroma is sweet, toffee, malty. Taste is toffee, bitter, chewy malts. Interesting, a bit odd at first, but enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 7, 2016
Draft @ Barborteur Beerdays #1..Pours very dark brown, nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits. In taste medium sweetness, fruity, malty with chocolate notes. Medium bitterness, soft carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4838) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy chestnut brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with touches of vanilla and yeast. Sweetish flavour of malt and caramel, with fruity and estery notes and bitter, hoppy touches. Hints of tar and juniper. Bitter and estery aftertaste. A nice one, although the carbonation could be higher.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (607) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours an hazy amber liquid. Aroma is sweet with maltiness and fruits. Notes of juniper, caramel, toffee, gooseberry and raisins. Taste is sweet and quite dry with a nice dry maltiness. Loads of caramel. Also sweet candy, toffee, herbs and juniper. Dry finish with wood and more juniper

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (529) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2016
Aroma: juniper, alcohol, dark bread, dark fruits and light caramel. Taste: dark bread, nice bitterness, caramel, juniper, raisins. Small head, average lacing and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PabloZibi (21) - Radom, POLAND - APR 14, 2016
Tried on Warsaw beer festival (4th edition) as sahti. Medium aroma with juniper. Fine appearance but without head. Good taste but alcohol is a little too much noticable. Good bitterness. Nice aftertaste with some chocolate notes. Well, such a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (7350) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - fuzzy amber pour with off-white head. Sweet bready toasted malty, some caramel, light spices, prominent juniper coming through, interesting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (408) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Dark copper with small short lasting head. The first sippers were very weird, but then it got bether and bether. Aroma of alcohol and juniper. Taste is juniper, alcohol, roasted and spices. Very well balanced.


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