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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
ironcontra (269) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Dunno what it is that dominates this beer, juniper or some other herb, pretty unique though overall. Bit of a bitter finish.

3.2
Nicke80 (747) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2017
50 cl bottle from Finland. Pours hazy brown with little head. Sweet caramel aroma with sugary caramel and malty taste.

3.5
erikaraeb (218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Really unlike any other style I’ve had - enjoyed it though. Bitter toffee and malty aroma with an interesting floral, herbal, brown sugar-like taste that I’m unsure how to completely describe. Leans more bitter than sweet. Finish is quite dry and bod is light.

3.9
MartyW (278) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
Draft at Tap10. Aroma of light yeast, soy sauce, smoke and fruit. Taste of light mild yeast, barley, smoky, light salt. Finish with mild burn in the throat and warming feel to the smoky fruit flavour. Buttery feeling. Moderate bitter. Good.

4.2
miloszd (30) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2017 hay, coffee, spruce, earthy, herbs, cheese, earthy leaves, licorice, raisin, smoke, woody, mushrooms, black, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, smoky, berry, coffee, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish, cooked vegetables, carrot taste

3.6
Maits (465) - ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2017
Dark brown color with small thick beige head. Aroma is refreshing berries and fresh homebaked bread. Taste is little weaker than aroma. Taste is little smoke, burnt caramel, some hops. Oily palate. Soft carbonation. Overall nice warming beer.

3.5
Saeglopur (2171) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
500 ml bottle, bb 31/10/2018, from my EU Local Swap sender japppp, thanks!
Dark copper body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of vegetables, smoke, spices, cocoa, sour berries, tobacco.
Tastes of smoke, sour berries, cocoa, caramel, tobacco, some liquorice, spices, some hops.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes spicy, dry, smokey, subtly sweet, with cocoa, some liquorice, some fruits.

Nice one. I don’t like the nose too much, pretty strange. Taste is quite nice though, with an interesting smokey, fruity and malty mix. Interesting stuff, while not something I would drink too often.

3.4
Werckmeister (3180) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
0,5l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks. BB 31.10.2018. dark brown color, small off-white head. smells of chlorophyll, ash, burning straw, some berry notes, peppery, bit milky, earthy. weird smell but it kinda grows on me after a while. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes ashy, smoke, peppery, spices, earthy, some berry notes, light rasisins, milky, light chocolate, chlorophyl, wet grass. fiinishes light to medium bitter with notes of chlorophyl, smoke and grassy notes. overall drinkable but a bit on the weird side, I dont liike the balance.

3.1
s00sl (592) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Nice Christmas beer, mostly spicy and herbal taste, sweet and warming. Nothing special but OK.

3.8
koshack (1801) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Kolor ciemnego bursztyny z wiśniowymi refleksami. piana bezowa, drobna, obfita. W aromacie wyraźne nuty owocowe, ale też ziołowe. W smaku dużo bardziej ziołowe, dodatek jałowca bardzo wyraźny. Gorzkawy posmak. Ale jest też nuta karmelowa. Smakuje trochę jak mocno ziołowy, gorzkawy koźlak. Lekko gęste w odczuciu. Nie czuć alkoholu w ogóle. Bardzo ciekawe piwo.


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