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RATINGS: 425   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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3.9
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours ruby colored with a thin off-white head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, ginger, spice, dark fruit, raisins, plums and smoky malt. Medium to full bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation.

4
BeerBaboon (2092) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Brown coloured beer. Aroma of juniper, rye bread, yeast and pepper. Sweet, juniper, hoppy, soft alcohol flavour. Soft mouthfeel alltogether. A good buy.

2.5
tmrmwel (2089) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an airy head. Aroma is roasted malts and grain, with kandi, juniper and anise. Oily body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sourish malts with juniper, anise, burned wood and camphor, as well as woody notes of old tree roots. Disappointing.

3.8
kingstoni (2087) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a creamy head. Balanced aroma of floral hops, herbs, caramel and malt. Favour is caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body.

3.6
wchesser (2073) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Deep mahogany color. Belgian yeast nose with a lot of caramel. Taste follows. Finishes sweet. Very much like a Belgian dubel all around. Kind of dubel meets winter warmer. Good with enchiladas with chimayo red chili. Expensive but that’s Finland for you.

3.6
Florya (2023) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, wood, dark berries, herbs. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
Yorker (2003) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy brownish amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are malt, nuts, alcohol, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish.

4
bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
500 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that sticks around a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like caramel malt, dark bread, herbs, and some dark fruit. The herbal and caramel flavors are strong in this brew. It also tastes like nuts, dark bread, and some dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s syrupy and slick with low/moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I liked it! $8.99 a bottle, I think it’s worth trying at that price.

3.6
VamboladeTolly (1963) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle.Color ;brown with nice head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste of dark berries, juniper,licorice. Medium bitter. Medium body. Nice beer. I was ill when I trink it and I still like it.

3.8
tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
Now and then I like to test my tasting capabilities, so I had this without knowing what kind of beer it is, a fun experiment! The body is very dark brown with a long-lived, light brown head leaving a good deal of lacing. The strong aroma initially feels mainly malty, with roasted notes and mild coffee, so at first I thought this is a porter, maybe a stout. After a short while more hops come creeping in, with fruits and berries, and soon it feels more like a malty BIPA. Then an exciting turn: I get lots of pine needles and juniper, and these notes just keep increasing. The flavours are strong with dominant hoppy notes and lots and lots of resin, pine needles and spicy juniper. It didn’t come as a surprise when I learned that the Arctic Circle is brewed with juniper twigs! The roasted malty notes and coffee are in the back. The taste is moderate sweet and the fairly long-lasting finish is quite heavy bitter. Medium body, oily texture with a dry finish, soft carbonation. A very interesting, complex and tasty beer.
[50 cl bottle, courtesy of my father]


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