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RATINGS: 420   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (9342) - Copenhagen, - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle. High creamy long lasting good looking off-white head. Hazy dark red brown body. Powerful malt coffee hops aroma. Relatively sweet barley malt coffee liquorice flavor with a spicy note. Low carbonation. Long sweet and smooth finish. Alcohol level seems just right. Very pleasant to drink and certainly a nice surprise.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (2024) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
500 ml bottle, bb 31/10/2018, from my EU Local Swap sender japppp, thanks!
Dark copper body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of vegetables, smoke, spices, cocoa, sour berries, tobacco.
Tastes of smoke, sour berries, cocoa, caramel, tobacco, some liquorice, spices, some hops.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes spicy, dry, smokey, subtly sweet, with cocoa, some liquorice, some fruits.

Nice one. I don’t like the nose too much, pretty strange. Taste is quite nice though, with an interesting smokey, fruity and malty mix. Interesting stuff, while not something I would drink too often.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2758) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
0,5l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks. BB 31.10.2018. dark brown color, small off-white head. smells of chlorophyll, ash, burning straw, some berry notes, peppery, bit milky, earthy. weird smell but it kinda grows on me after a while. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes ashy, smoke, peppery, spices, earthy, some berry notes, light rasisins, milky, light chocolate, chlorophyl, wet grass. fiinishes light to medium bitter with notes of chlorophyl, smoke and grassy notes. overall drinkable but a bit on the weird side, I dont liike the balance.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
s00sl (592) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Nice Christmas beer, mostly spicy and herbal taste, sweet and warming. Nothing special but OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1728) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Kolor ciemnego bursztyny z wiśniowymi refleksami. piana bezowa, drobna, obfita. W aromacie wyraźne nuty owocowe, ale też ziołowe. W smaku dużo bardziej ziołowe, dodatek jałowca bardzo wyraźny. Gorzkawy posmak. Ale jest też nuta karmelowa. Smakuje trochę jak mocno ziołowy, gorzkawy koźlak. Lekko gęste w odczuciu. Nie czuć alkoholu w ogóle. Bardzo ciekawe piwo.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (676) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze ciemno miedzianym z obfita lekko zabarwiona sredniopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie suszone owoce, zywica, przyprawy i karmel. W smaku dochodza nuty chleba i biszkoptow, moze nawet troche drewna i jalowca. Piwo polslodkie, cialo polpelne z niezbyt intensywna goryczka i wysyceniem na srednim poziomie. Jest w tym piwie cos fajnego.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (9276) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Dark brown amber, tanned head. Nose is warming herbal twigs, syrup, sugar, forest, good medicinal syrup, sugar, warming. Taste is good herbal, bark, bitch, twigs, forest, medicinal (pleasant), sugar, herbal, bark, forest, butterscotch. Body is medicinal twigs. Interesting & good stuff. Juniper twigs work really well in this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
szymonskc (835) - Skórcz, POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Zapach średnio intensywny, słód, suszone owoce, karmel, chleb, przyprawy. Kolor miedziany, mętne. Piana niska, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa, trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, średnia pełnia, słód, suszone owoce, karmel, toffi, cukier, chleb, zioła, przyprawy, alkohol. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie średnie.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (2404) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2016
Slightly hazy cola colour with a moderately-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is juniper, pine, and malt. Taste is malts, toasted nuts, and gin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (5755) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Brown, small head, aroma is spicy, chocolate, nutty, sweet flavor, chocolate, bitter, nice, spicy, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2418) - 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.


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