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RATINGS: 425   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
blackisle (2892) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle 50cl. poured into a tumbler. Hazy medium to deep amber, very small but fairly long lasting frothy beige head, light lacing; fruity nose, aroma toasted malts, apple, caramel, sugar syrup, spices; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted, caramel, light fruity; more malty bitterness in the middle part, still with fruity notes, leading to a dry bitter woody finish with earthy, herbal and peppery notes, bit astringent; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; rich and rather complex in aroma and taste, quite good actually.

3.5
rejtable (2890) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours slightly murky brown limited head or lacing. Nose is somewhat spicy and some spruce. Flavours of spruce, some Cheerios, some tea. Taste medium bitter light/med sweet. Fullish body with lively carbonation and an acidic bite to the finish.

3.6
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
500ml bottle, from GMCC2181. Rating #104. Hazy dark brown and very dense with a dirty white head. Real nice aroma, light, faded hops, rich sweet malts, dark fruits and berries, I could smell this one all day. Flavor is pretty sharp, light oxidation, plums and maybe a little apricot, pretty nice beer. (1885)

3.4
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Mora2000. Pours a dark, hazy amber with beige head. Aroma has some subtle dark roast and faint fruit notes. Flavor is the same. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad.

3.8
mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle. 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.

3.5
poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2012
16.9 oz bottle. Pours deep deep brown with amber highlights; has a small beige collapsing head. Aroma consists of toasted bread, toasted marshmallows (on the burnt side), woodsy, overripe dark fruit--interesting, I don’t think I’ve ever smelled a beer quite like this before. Taste is malty sweet with a European bent; it’s reminiscent of Samuel Smith’s dark beers; finish is quite bitter, though. Mouthfeel is creamy, body thin to medium, carbonation soft. It’s good, but not exactly a masterpiece.

3.5
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Muddy brown in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity, caramel, some spice. The flavour is of dark fruits, caramel, moderate sweetness, light spice. Finishes long, sweet.

3.4
jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
A transparent brown color with no head. A somewhat sweet, brown sugar, and maple syrup aroma with noticeable and pleasant juniper twigs. It has a nice earthy aroma and flavor with a light malty palate.

3.5
NosirIwont (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. 7.3%. Best before 01.05.16. Pours a cloudy/murky reddish amber/brown, with a tan head. Great lacing. Sweet, (dark) fruity aroma. Light spicy note and a roasted hint as it warms. Further warming brings out a hint of... chlorine? Same flavour, sans the chlorine, with a bitterness in the background, the latter coming out in the finish; liquorice. Lingering mild alcohol burn. Soft palate. Overall good. A wee bit cloying in the long run, but otherwise well-balanced. 24.11.15.

3.6
jimhilt (2635) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes quickly to a trace leaving no lace. Deep brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet juniper nose and flavor has malty sweetness with light, dry juniper finish. $9.00 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.


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