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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3560) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
500 ml bottle for LCBO. Pours a clear reddish amber with small off-white head. Aroma is juniper, caramel, pepper and a little sourness. Flavour is caramel, juniper spiciness, a bit of sour fruit and woodiness. Sticky mouthfeel. Mellow carbonation. Interesting - not one I’d have tons of but good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3538) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
50 cl. bottle. Amber-red colour with no head, just a thin ring around the edges of the glass. Spicy aroma with the juniper very pungent. Caramel malts, bread, nuts, dark, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is sweet. Medium body, flat carbonation. Spicy finish with rich malts and juniper. If you´re a kind of juniper-guy this is certainly the beer for you. Enjoyable, even if I wonder, the beer should be so little carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2010
Dark mahogany colored with medium sized light brown head. Rich spicy aroma with licorice and some sour juniper as well, thin roastiness also comes up. Medium bodied. Flavor is more on a dry side with still spices and licorice dominating, some dry cardboardy and vegetably note comes up as well. Aftertaste is dry still with some sour juniper and drying hopped touch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3460) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Uklar mørk brun med litt rødskjær, beige skum. Kaffe, stenfrukt og noe lukt av urter. Kraftig smak, søt, medium bitter. Lang tørr, bitter ettersmak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3358) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
The first Finnish craft beer I’ve tasted. Quite nice, almost a barley wine I would say. Dark iced tea appearance, very little head. Sweet malty, dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet and malts with a bit of citrus hop bite. Kind of thin palate, but coating.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3279) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2010
Different than I expected and much different than another juniper beer I’ve had. This one reminds me of a softer easier chewy porter or stout. Poured with a fine light tan head that settles down to a thin cover and some lace. Color is a a cloudy brown with dark amber highlights. Aroma is very malty with hints of rye fruit roasty and the juniper. Flavor is the same but with lots more going on. Roast comes out more. Very well balanced. Texture is like I said, chewy and full with great carbonation. Nice finish. Session.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (3253) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small frothy off white top. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, spice and earthy hop. Taste is peppery, juniper, malt sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness. It’s really bitter actually. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Brown color, beige head. Sweet/bitter taste with nuts, bread, chocolate and a bit of fruits. Nicely balanced body. Malty finish with nuts and bread. Nice brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a hazy copper colour with amber highlights. The head is frothy, bubbly, warm-beige, lasts long and gives out creamy-bubbly lacing. Big aromas of dates, caramel, raisins, nuts, hits of smoke and wood. The burnt malt shows up in the taste all the way. Spices and some nice bitterness, creating a good dryness in the finish. Seems like Juniper lingering with coffee notes. Quite a pleasant brew to try. Like a mild smokey stout with light spices.


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