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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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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3.9
mice (1009) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kirkas, syvän rubiininpunainen ja ruskeaan kallellaan oleva olut hyvin pienellä nopeasti häviävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu makean maltainen, ruisleipämäinen, hieman portviinimäinen ja jopa aavistuksen luumuinen. Katajankin pystyy tuoksusta bongaamaan. Kivasti jouluinen fiilis, mutta ei överiksi vedettynä. Maku heti alkuunsa kermaisen pehmeä mutta samalla varsin täyteläisellä suutuntumalla. Vahvan maltainen, ruisleipämäinen, rusinainen. Jälkimaultaan hieman suolainen sekä aavistuksen yrttisen katkeroitu. Toimiva kokonaisuus.

3.5
ciocanelu (2853) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 29, 2016
Hazy, dark amber color with tan head. Aroma has sweet caramel malt, brown sugar but also an astringent note. Taste startssweet with brown sugar and dried fruit notes, gets more bitter in the middle taste with some earthy/woody flavor and finishes even more bitter with a lingering charred wood note. Medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it’s an interesting style of beer but not something to really seek out.

4.1
Grzesiek79 (4379) - 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
mutz (1098) - 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
davidtjm (1074) - 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
SeniorZozo (1589) - 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
Bamsen78 (5539) - 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
mikeyo1 (855) - 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
Cenzura (728) - 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
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.


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