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RATINGS: 416   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Dark brown of color with a nice beige head. An aroma of wood, pine, heather, honey and juniper. A flavor of caramel, toffee, juniper, heather and wood.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3785) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep, murky mahogany with a full, light tan head. Aroma: Quite malty with a bit of chlorophenol, berry-like fruitiness, quite sweet-smelling and malt-forward, caramel too, not getting the botanicals. Palate: Medium+ body and fairly full carbonation. Flav.: Very malty with plenty of berry-like fruitiness, faint roasted notes, caramel/toffee, light butterscotch, still not getting the juniper (or other botanical notes); basically dry with pretty good bitterness and a long, malty, vaguely boozy finish with light to moderate pine/resin/juniper?.

Not a bad beer. Not as expected. Not a bad thing. Not again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3753) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
Et nydelig øl med en herlig krydret dyft av pepper og lakris. Lun og god smak med en ettersmak av lakris og malt. Et øl som ikke må være for kaldt. Godt øl som anbefales. Mørk nøttebrun farge nesten uten skum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle at Dans courtesy of Aaron, thanks man! Poured a deep, clear, brown with a red tint. Smell is big red licorice, dark fruit, sweet malt, and caramel. Taste is earthy, dark fruits, caramel, candi sugar, and a light bitterness on the finish. Very interesting and a lot going on, quite different. Mouthfeel is thin, with medium carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3718) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2009
This is a cool beer. I had this once before and though it was great. This time the juniper is lowered but still lightly there. In general its a thick barelywine without any of the negatives because they did not try to make this an alcohol bomb. So nothing astringent, no cherry. Its just a thick malt bomb with some raisin. The flavor has a bit more bitterness to it and in general the juniper is off setting some of the heft of the beer. Color is dark brown, too dark to see through. The head sticks around for a while. A nicely thicker mouthfeel works great for the structure of the beer.
500mL bottle, Schlitz malt liquor thick goblet (yeah, old skool).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3664) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
500mL bottle purchased from the Davis Beer Shoppe. The label is quite a bit different than this photo. The aroma on this is super floral. Lots of flower petals. Pretty spicy nose, too. Light caramel sweetness. Light smokiness. Scantly hazy light amber body with a smallish manilla head. Leaves ok lacing. Starts with a good deal of chewy sweet caramel maltiness. Becomes a little spicy in the middle with herbal notes. The juniper comes through a bit in the end, with a light bitterness that is warming. This is very undercarbonated and fairly sweet, which makes we wonder about the attenuation. It’s an interesting brew, that’s for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3648) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010

5/06/2010: Huvila Arctic Circle Ale... Aroma: Nicely caramelized European-like maltiness; hint of spruce. Appearance: Brown color; frothy ivory crown/head. Flavor: Substantial malty base paried with notes of bark and juniper berries; floral hops; caramel; refreshing dry and clean finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; smooth and mellow. Overall: Interesting and unique; very good; reminds me of Sahti.

50 cl bottle (7.3% Alc./Vol.) shared by shareanevada [BA]. Thanks Ben! Rating #55 for this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a lightly hazed dark brown that is still transparent with a thin off-white head that is gone by the second sip and leaves no lace. Pleasant aroma of toffee with a few notes of juniper. The flavor is heavily laden with toffee that is mildly oxidized, malt and just a bit of juniper. Moderate bitterness at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3614) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle 500 ml. Pours dark brown colour with a thick head. Aroma of pine and grass and even hints of some alpenbitter. Flavour is burnt coffee, this only at first, after that you could taste some kind of wood, juniper might it be, as it is said on the bottle. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2013
0,5 l bottle from Vika Vinmonopol. Yeasty, tobacco, raisin, rock sugar and malts on the nose. Clear mahogany body with a minimal off-white head. Malty sweet, fruity, alcoholic and a papery, spicy bitterness that lasts, Full bodied and a syrupy texture.


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