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RATINGS: 413   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Big time juniper aroma tempered with some other floral hop notes, it comes on like a well balanced gin. It pours a dark clear brown with a thin fizzy coating of a head. Settling into the glass, some more malty and caramel sugar aromas come out, hinting at a well balanced sweetness tempered hopefully by the bitter juniper. It comes close to that, coming into with a more toffee like maltiness with the bitterness not harsh but present like cold coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1393) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 1 pt. .9 oz bottle (from Liquid Solutions) served in shaker- poured a non transparent black when held to a light source with shades of dark brown, no carbonation, aroma of malt, 24hr pot coffee aroma (trust me, there is a difference), and bones. Hits the mouth with a very high medium body, the malt is just too overpowering, omg, OMG.... (shakes his head and says, "I GOT THIS"). Malt is on the high end when the soul of the brew comes out to play, hard in the middle, but still puts up a fight, finish lingers badly, and in the bad way, slapnuts. No heady words here, just that it could have been better. I picture me in a long forgotten rest way cabin, and I dreampt (sp? )I found this brew. Yeah, dream. Dream what could have been too little, too late for late for me...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
(Bottle). A peculiar beer that I find difficult to describe with words. Most prominent, however, is a sweet fruitiness mixed with spices ... Strange!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (1370) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Tasting at beer 14. Aroma has lots of malt and juniper. Rasting is light at first. Then you get the darker malts coming through.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1362) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark, mahogany brown, medium tannish head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Nose is big malts, dried fruit (raisins and currants in particular), some slight woodiness, toffee. Mouth is medium bodied, mild sweetness, malt forward, lotta toasted pumpernickel and molasses, figs, dates, prunes, caramel, faint bitterness at the finish. Not getting any Juniper, but this bottle was on sale at 50% off from Binny’s, so it may be past it’s prime freshness. Still a tasty brew to welcome the newest Finn, and Chicago Blackhawk, Teuvo Teravainen, to the NHL. Kippis!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (1359) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2016
50cl flesje via Het Bierhuis, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 7,3% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: gebrande mouten, koffie, caramel, straffe bitterheid, licht bloemhoppig Conclusie: lekker biertje, volle smaken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1335) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Deep deep red, clear with a minimal head. Aroma; Fruity, plumb and a bit sour, choccolate after a while. Taste; medium bitter, again with dark fruits sence, chocolate came when the beer got warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (1329) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1321) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 7, 2016
Draft @ Barborteur Beerdays #1..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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (1316) - Pula, CROATIA, - DEC 22, 2014
Cloudy dark brown color, average sized off white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, malt, sugar and some herby touches. All in all, very nice. Taste was, however, a major letdown. Dark fruits are most obvious, than some caramel, nuts, herbs and alcohol. It doesn’t sound bad, except for alcohol presence, but its kinda mild and without any real character. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mainly sweet taste, but with somewhat strong bitter finish. Aroma is great, and it’s very much drinkable, but it could’ve been awesome.


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