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Troll Shangrila

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Brewed by Birrificio Troll
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vernante, Italy

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Shangrila was the first creation from Birrificio Troll. It is of dark amber color and has a persistent head and with its 8.5 alc./vol. it warms the palate and the heart. Shangrila is brewed using malt, English hops and a mixture of spices from the Himalayas: tandori (Blend of coriander, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, ginger, cardamom, saffron), curry, pepper, anise. Shangrila is a complex full bodied beer with exotic scents and an intense flavor. Shangrila is a perfect companion for meats of every type, especially ones grilled over charcoal. It also pairs very well with fine cheeses.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ajcanon711 (34) - - JAN 3, 2014
Aroma is funky. Taste is malty and spicy. This is a delicious beer. Worth a try and probably a second or 3rd. ---AJ's Approval

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
5.5 euro for 500ml at Hop in Milano. I should know the background to this beer (my store sells it) but alas I am tasting blind. Heavy set at 8.5% and seems to be in the Tripel territory or high abv Beglian IPA. I’m getting some spicy hop action late. Thickens with a treacle note and cooked fruit. Good for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (865) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 30, 2013
Si presenta con un bell’ambrato carico e una schiuma compatta e persistente. Al naso prevalentemente frutta e spezie. In bocca la componente alcolica si fa sentire un pò troppo e le spezie si sentono ma secondo me sono un abbastanza slegate fra loro. Sinceramente non mi ha convinto, anzi...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (583) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 23, 2013
On tap @ slowfood Cheese, BRA. profumo intrigante, tra il dolce e lo speziato. Si avverte bene una dolcezza fruttata, come di mela candita c’è del caramello e sicuramente dell’anice e dello zenzero. Colore ambrato carico con schiuma beige scarico, poco persistente anche se abbastanza fine. Il gusto è altrrettanto dolciastro, ma si avvertono molto di più le spezie, che solleticano la lingua in vario modo. il gusto è intenso persistente,piacevolente corposa, rimane calda alcolica a lungo sulla lingua, pochissimo luppolata, ma con luppoli arumati...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (427) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 21, 2013
Spina @ Brew Pub Troll. Ambrata con schiuma persistente. Complessa, sul dolciastro con sfumature di spezie. Veramente un ottimo prodotto!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Fruity, sweet, hoppy aroma. Citrus and fruity, hoppy flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adedip (3) - - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
Nice start, but a it finishes with a strange sweet taste of candy. In goes off quickly, still not good enought

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2012
750ml bottle. Deep honey amber colour with a good sized head of sand coloured foam. Lots of spice in the aroma which is pleasant and inviting. Full in the mouth with a rich full flavour and long lasting aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2374) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of dazz3. Pours very hazy amber with a frothy offwhite head that leaves a small sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, fruity and perfume like with sweet dark bread, orange peal, grapefruit juice, mango, resinous wood, marzipan, cherries in brandy, lemon juice, dark grapes, grass and hints of pine. Taste is sweet and slightly malty with sweet dark bread, cherries, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, red apples, marzipan, red wine and grass. Mouthfeel is slightly crisp, slightly tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour and tart with biscuits, dark grapes, wood, sour cherries, crackers and grass. Quite tart which I think adds depth to this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Dazz3. At the pretasting for USA comes to Skövde. Hazy deep golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Woody aroma, citrus, cork, cinnamon, grapes, earthy, spicy, cardamom, saffron, floral notes. Floral flavor, cinnamon, cardamom, hay, garlic, grapes, woody, earthy, grapefruit, some saffron.


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