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RATINGS: 321   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, - JAN 26, 2011
Thanks to Andrè. Pours dark amber with a vanishing beige head. Aroma is definitely sweet, too sweet, and nutty. Flavourwise it sucks. Nothing to add. Not my beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bendrixian (1162) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Malty, caramel and stewed fruit aroma with sweet fruity notes and fairly complex aroma that seems to get more fruity as it opens up. I like the way the brew also takes it time delivering all the flavours. Man, just impressed and this brew is a good time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
500 mL bottle. I’m a big fan of this sort of traditional ale. Chestnut brown with a nice head. You get the berries in the nose and in the flavour, where the malt balances nicely. Not too sweet, though. If you like Traquair House Ale, you’ll like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (660) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO roasty, herbs, licorice, red, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, astringent, Pretty good I like it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2682) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
15 nov 2014, bottle. Dirty dark Amber. Nose is bready, sweet, maybe even slightly fruity. Ned body and almost flat. Cracked grain, slightly bitter, mildly sweet like cold wort, slight herb notes. Decent and interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (77) - - NOV 15, 2014
Aroma of caramel, raisins and hops. Malty sweet upfront, rich body gives way to juniper and then hops as it finishes. Bitter hoppy burnt raisiny aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1125) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Caramel and spice aroma. Sweet caramel taste with tons of spice, and a dry finish. Sticky body. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
500ml bottle
7.3% ABV
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 11, 2014
My first Finnish beer. The beer pours a hazed copper colour with a very thin white head. The aroma is Juniper, caramel, raisins, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet, smoky with caramel and molasses sweetness, and a smoked wood aftertaste. This is definitely a winter warmer and the alcohol is slightly noticeable in the aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peterjohnni (1) - Ballerup, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
En meget anderledes øl, smager ganske udmærket. Til en kølig dag foran kaminen med en god cigar. (Er nybegynder)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlennHendry (12) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
My first Finnish beer, this is all sweet malts on the nose and tastes of caramel and dark fruits, with an odd blend of spices (must be the juniper twigs) and a bit of a bitter hop kick at the finish. Not to be confused with ’Finnish.’ The brewery said it was brewed with a large dose of Finnish attitude. I’ll go with that. Not a bad beer at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (265) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
Pours a brown color, with ember hints in it, has a medium, long staying head. Smells of milk chocolate, with hints of dried stone fruits, herbs and stronger notes of caramel. Tastes of unsweetened bakers chocolate with lots of earth and bread, whilst a gentle note of bitter coffee developes from this foundation. Herbs and spices add to that impression, while a lively carbonation introduces a slightly metallic twist to the brew. Earthy chocolate as well as bready malts define the finish, while the beer ends with a slightly slick, bitter note.


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