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RATINGS: 277   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (897) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Huge fluffy tan/fawn head, stripes and carpets inside mug, hazy copper body. Scents of roasted fruity malts, spicy hops, smoked dried prunes, notes of juniper bushes. Full taste of roasted caramel malts, grilled prunes, some spices, maybe a tiny juniper. Modest carbonation suits the brew well. Good body. Sweet-bitter roasted feel. Finishes with some warmth, roasted malts, herbs, hops, black prunes, fruity-bitter, nice. Brown 50cl btl abv7.3% b@Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsø, T@home.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Complex nose, caramel,grass, alcohol, wood. Hazy brown color, off white head. Medium body, small bubbles, sweet, malty, grapefruit, pine. Nice ale. :) Bolton Brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at hbf 2014. Clear dark brown color, hint of red. Aroma is mix of pine trees, sweet notes, suryp, raisins. Full little roasted malty body, dry hops, pine, raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark, mahogany brown, medium tannish head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Nose is big malts, dried fruit (raisins and currants in particular), some slight woodiness, toffee. Mouth is medium bodied, mild sweetness, malt forward, lotta toasted pumpernickel and molasses, figs, dates, prunes, caramel, faint bitterness at the finish. Not getting any Juniper, but this bottle was on sale at 50% off from Binny’s, so it may be past it’s prime freshness. Still a tasty brew to welcome the newest Finn, and Chicago Blackhawk, Teuvo Teravainen, to the NHL. Kippis!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freiksenet (81) - - MAR 25, 2014
A: Dark brown, cloudy, creamy head. S: Roasted malt, malt, liquorice. M: Mild sweetness, liquorice, some sourness, dark chocolate, most bitterness is dark malt based, but there are some hops. Bitter aftertaste. M: Creamy. O: Decent brown ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
50cl bottle. Had this several years in a row. Presented description is accurate for this one. One of the most sophisticated brews from Finland.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lambister (183) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Large bottle at Haikon kartano. Unclear amber to light brown color with a medium, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Nose has exciting spruce twig, malts, sweet caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Medium body, oily texture, carbonation is soft. Really different from average and twig aroma and flavor really worked for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: S:ta Clara Bierhaus, Stockholm.
Appearance: Brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Dominated by juniper with some fruit, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Juniper, resin.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (462) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 7, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a burgandy with a tan head. Taste slightly sweet, dark fruits possibly cranberries or juniper berries. I thought this was so so. I would not drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours red copper-brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, and fruits. Taste is sweet, bitter, caramel, apples, chocolate, malt, even some smoke. Finish is also sweet and bitter. Overall: nice one.


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