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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle 0,5 l. Darkish amber, thick off white or beige head. Nose has lots of herbal hops, full DIPA style nose with maybe some juniper deep down, but could be hops only. Malty background. Flavor is very nice with double IPA style hoppiness and thick malty background, maybe a tad too sweet and sticky. Had I not known this was flavoured with juniper, I wouldn’t have guessed. Fits well with the fresh and big hoppiness. Very nicely balanced and easily drinkable, yet a delicious treat.

RW80 (2900) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
500ml bottle. Apperance: A Dark copper body, with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma: vegetables, spices, juniper, berries,leaves, tobacco, piney hints and cacao powder hints. Taste; Starts with moderate sweet dark fruit, a bit of caramel and a lot of spices and junpier tones. Then goes over into a herbal bitter finish.Which commes also back in the aftertaste with some odd spices, juniper and liquorice tones. Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation. Odd strange, one, quite spicey but also quite hoppy. Interesting, but not fully delivering according to my taste palate.

lbianchi66 (454) - FRANCE - AUG 9, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2017 Robe brune / ambrée. La mousse tient assez bien. Aromes caramel, biscuit, fruits confits, raisin sec, épices (genièvre ?). Gout orienté vers le caramel, vineux, notes boisées. On sent l'alcool. Carbonation fine et abondante, sèche en bouche. Une bonne bière.

ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Dunno what it is that dominates this beer, juniper or some other herb, pretty unique though overall. Bit of a bitter finish.

Nicke80 (851) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2017
50 cl bottle from Finland. Pours hazy brown with little head. Sweet caramel aroma with sugary caramel and malty taste.

erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Really unlike any other style I’ve had - enjoyed it though. Bitter toffee and malty aroma with an interesting floral, herbal, brown sugar-like taste that I’m unsure how to completely describe. Leans more bitter than sweet. Finish is quite dry and bod is light.

MartyW (416) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
Draft at Tap10. Aroma of light yeast, soy sauce, smoke and fruit. Taste of light mild yeast, barley, smoky, light salt. Finish with mild burn in the throat and warming feel to the smoky fruit flavour. Buttery feeling. Moderate bitter. Good.

miloszd (78) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2017 hay, coffee, spruce, earthy, herbs, cheese, earthy leaves, licorice, raisin, smoke, woody, mushrooms, black, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, smoky, berry, coffee, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish, cooked vegetables, carrot taste

Maits (603) - ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2017
Dark brown color with small thick beige head. Aroma is refreshing berries and fresh homebaked bread. Taste is little weaker than aroma. Taste is little smoke, burnt caramel, some hops. Oily palate. Soft carbonation. Overall nice warming beer.

Saeglopur (2415) - 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.

Werckmeister (3444) - 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.

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