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RATINGS: 423   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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3.6
shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Earthy nutty toffee malt and herbal hay aroma. Hazy dark amber with minimal head. Herbal sweet raisin, toffee malt and moderately bitter juniper flavor. Nice body. Very good.

3.3
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2015
Opaque dark crimson, medium white head. Roasty, malty aroma Bitter, light bodied - dark fruit and definite juniper notes. Finishes very foresty. Good.

2.6
Nonshaugen (635) - Fetsund, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
Slightly hazy, nut-brown colour. Managed to get a rich, three-finger off-white to tan coloured head in my lager glass, by a rigorous pour. Sweet aroma immediately present, even 30 cm away from my nose, dark fruits and alcohol up front. Taste is bitter, dark fruits and caramel sweetness at the same time. And it’s very clear that this is NOT going to get a high rating from me. This is not my kind of beer. Sorry, I didn’t like it.

3.2
tomekk1978 (1404) - Z±bki, POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Aromat: dość skromny - karmel plus owoce, głównie śliwki. alkoholu niewiele.

Wygląd: jasno rubinowa barwa, zamglona. Piana w kolorze ecru, średniej wielkości i umiarkowanie trwała.

Smak: karmel, śliwki, rodzynki, czekolada, herbatniki. Goryczka w okolicach średniej, z pewnością niższa niż sugerowana. Średnia do krągłej pełnia, niskie do umiarkowanego wysycenie i owocowa oraz alkoholowa końcówka.

3.2
HaraldB (18) - NORWAY - JUL 17, 2015
Brun farge med lavt skum. Søt aroma av malt og litt karamell. Smaken er mye samme. Søt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
IPAgutten79 (950) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2015
Brun farge med lavt skum. Søt aroma av malt og litt karamell. Smaken er mye samme. Søt.

4
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Nearly no head, but it does leave some streaky, but limited, lace. The beer is a solid brown color where light passes through easily. Very cloudy, looks muddy. Plentiful sweet caramel. Smells like a rich duppelbock or a barley wine. No notable juniper berry aroma. Drier than the smell lets on, but still very sweet. There’s some nice balancing toastiness to the swallow. The aftertaste is surprisingly astringent like Gin with a mild kick of alcohol kicked in. Wonderfully different and remarkably drinkable. Full bodied with a low level of carbonation.

3.8
Linkiewitz (102) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 8, 2015
AROMAT: Karmelowa słodycz, chleb, coś jakby syrop oraz alkohol (po ogrzaniu) WYGLĄD: Klarowne, o barwie ciemnego brązu z szybko opadającą pianą. SMAK: Pierwsze co możemy tu znaleźć to paloność - jest jej tu sporo. Ognisko, popiół, te klimaty. Dalej jest karmel, potem powoli rozwija się nuta słodyczy i wchodzi jałowiec wraz z delikatną ziołowością. Posmak ciekawy, jakby gorzka (naprawdę gorzka) czekolada w popiele z owocem jałowca. Piwo jest nisko wysycone (przez co pijalne), bez goryczki. Nie spotkałem się tutaj z pewną gęstością oraz nutami bananowymi typowymi dla sahti. Widać i czuć, że jest to wersja black. Ciekawe piwo, ale gdybym nie wiedział, że jest to black sahti to pewnie bym nie zgadł :D

3.2
Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 7, 2015
Hopfiger, etwas scharf malziger Antrunk. Milde, zum Mittelteil steigende Kräuternoten, gefolgt von Kaffenuancen. Malzbetoner Nachgeschmack, rund, stimmig. 10/9/10/10/12/10

2.8
TorbenJensen (1539) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
This ale is brewed with juniper and have a beautifully renewable foam. It has the characteristics of an amber ale with dark caramel malt in the main theme embossed with a slightly spicy tang of juniper. Let the sweetness of malt and a rapidly growing spicy bitterness where juniper is very evident. At the end comes a somewhat distinctive bitter end as probably not be attributed solely to the hops, but surely also juniper vessel profits. Lovely and delicate ale which can be recommended.


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