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Troll Shangrila

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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Cask, gravity dispense, at Pig’s Ear 2015. As ’Troll Shangrila’. Amber orange, still, small bubbly tan head. Aroma is cola ice lolly, rum and coke, varnish, brandy, alcohol, blue icepops from my childhood. Body is medium, oily, smooth. Taste is rum and coke, stewed fruits, alcohol with a slightly bitter finish. Looks like Paul and I both picked up the rum n coke vibe. Can’t say I picked up any individual spices in particular, but maybe they made me think of spiced rum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear 2015. It pours clear deep red with pretty much no head. The nose is soft, sweet, juicy, faruit cake, varnish, cola ice lolly, spice and tangy dried fruits. The taste is slick, rich, bitter-sweet, spicy, dark fruits, fruit cake, cola ice lolly, and some alcohol warmth with a slick finish. Very reminiscent of Rum & Coke in my opinion! Medium body, low carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Weird, but overall not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (17449) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Cask at Pigs Ear 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear golden-red with a light, foamy head. The nose has faint plastic, berries, bread. Medium sweet flavor, very spicy, with sugary wheat and light butter. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with sugary wheat and berries. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15891) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Gravity at Pigs Ear ’15, 01/12/15. Rich amber orange with little in the way of a head. Nose is caramel, floral notes, light spice, bitter fruit. Taste comprises herbal notes, peppercorns, tangy fruit, aniseed. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Average stuff ... delivers little on the ABV offered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tasted during Nepenthia. Amber brown color. Thin white head. No lace sticks. Hazy body, with bits of particles inside. Caramel, some fig, pear. Nuts. Some spice, something like cinnamon. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Pretty pleasant overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danissima (2) - - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
Important Beer created from a special Italian man named Alberto. You can taste and smell an unique mix of spices ... Just to find and try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (2034) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
Cervesa torrada i amb escuma persistent, té un gust dolç i amb tocs a espčcies que la fa molt agradable. Cerveza tostada y con una espuma persistente, tiene un sabor dulce y con toques a especias que la hace muy agradable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6294) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Bir&Fud, Rome.
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, cinnamon, spices, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation..
Flavour: Spices, citrus, malt.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
task (5) - mito,ibaraki, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Dark amber color. Its head is nothing. Sweety and slightly spicy aroma. Tastes sweeeet. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Tap. This was one of my first introductions to the barleywine style (or so I was told when I ordered it) and I have been hooked ever since. Uber strong malt flavour which is still well balanced by the bittering hops. Delicious!

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