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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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3.7
Sarpa (1649) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
bottle 50cl @ home from Alko. pours clear dark ruby red with a small head. juniper,rye in the aroma, kinda like sahti. alcohol in the flavor, juniper, malts, kinda leathery flavor.

3.7
mjik83 (1645) - 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
Nordcore (1637) - 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.

3.7
KoNrRiI (1621) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark crimson color with a small, latte-colored head. Aroma is sweet and dominated by malts but there is also some toast, liquorice, and dark fruits. Taste is quite bitter I would even describe it as heavy, has some smoky notes, malts, spices, alcohol and a whole lot of juniper. Medium to full body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is bitter and a tad astringent as well, first, brief sensation after swallowing are rather hop but then it rapidly becomes more malty with a strong, uncanny taste of juniper. Definitely a beer with a character!

4.1
rafael52 (1620) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Kolor: miedziany, klarowny.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość trwała.
Zapach: aromaty słodu, ciasta, karmelu, lekko chlebowe, sporo ciemnych owoców, delikatne cytrusy, iglaki, akcenty ziołowe.
Smak: spora pełnia,ale bez nadmiernej słodyczy, sporo ciemnych owoców, delikatne nuty opiekane, tostowe, lekko chlebowe, słodowe, goryczka średnia do wysokiej, dobrze zbalansowana z całością.
Wysycenie: średnie.

3.1
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2009
Keg 0.25L glass. Pale head. Reddish coppery colour. Soft slightly thin junipery taste. At the end hoppy bite. Soft slightly berrylike taste. Some grassiness in the nose. Something is missing...

3.8
beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Pour is very deep dark brown with a medium white head. Aroma is toffee malt, brandy, dried fruits, dark berries, and lightly spicy. aroma is similar to an old ale, but maybe just a bit brighter. Flavor is a bit odd up front. Alternates between sweet malt and a bitter crab-apple-like flavor. Simultaneously sweet and bitter. The sweetness begins to wane in the middle where the dry berry/ apple flavor begins to take over. Finish is very dry and bitter; not acrid though. Like the bitter flavor of tree bark (if you have ever spent time in the woods camping/ hunting/ or whatever, and put a small twig in your mouth to chew on; that’s the flavor). It’s woody, but not like a barrel. Actually very pleasant stuff, not boring for sure. Guess I should have bought more when I had the chance.

3.5
StilleStorm (1579) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
DWG; Pours hazy amber with a large frothy, deminishing, leaving lacing off-white to tan head. Nose is roasted malty, caramel, dark berrys, dried fruity, nutty and spicy. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.8
TorbenJensen (1572) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
This ale is brewed with juniper and have a beautifully renewable foam. It has the characteristics of an amber ale with dark caramel malt in the main theme embossed with a slightly spicy tang of juniper. Let the sweetness of malt and a rapidly growing spicy bitterness where juniper is very evident. At the end comes a somewhat distinctive bitter end as probably not be attributed solely to the hops, but surely also juniper vessel profits. Lovely and delicate ale which can be recommended.

2.9
HopfenWeisse (1558) - - FEB 27, 2013
500ml bottle (best before date due).Clear deep dark red with tiny head. Aroma is, caramel, wood. Flavor is woody, spicy.


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