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


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RATINGS: 146   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Part of the Downtown LA Beer Crawl Italian Beer seminar led by Tomm Carroll. Big Curry and garlic note on the aroma but then really is mild tasting with no spice notes to be found. A deceptive beer unless the spice had faded more than it should have. I can see this as a real good food pairing beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
sinkas (291) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Tap at sail and anchor Advertised as sherry barrel aged Feint nose of sugar and spices Watery palate of vermoith and sherry Awful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNAG-11. It pours and unclear, amber body and a small, off-white head. There’s a light touch of berries on the nose, with pale malts, a faint caramel touch, something herbal and peppery, and a little bit of wood. It’s fruity and malty on the palate, warming, full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated. Berry notes, pepper and resiny hops in the flavor. Some resiny hoppy bitterness towards the end. A nice and unusual beer. 111015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8133) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2012
750 from Tanakaya. Malty, spicy, lightly funky nose, chocolate, berries. Rather closed nose. Deep reddish brown, clear, with lace. Rich malty flavor, chocolate and caramel with spices: I notice something curry-like. Spices are not all that huge, though. Lightly fruity, cherry and orange. Nice balance, nice body, full but still light enough. Just lacking a little something to reach greatness. Opened up nicely as it warmed. A very pleasant and drinkable spice beer. Spice was stronger in the second pour, as it seems to collect in the bottom.                                                                    

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (14085) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Süßlicher, deutlich hefiger Beginn. Angenehm herb, ab dem Mittelteil bitter werdend, hier kommt auch eine leichte Alkoholigkeit auf. Trockene und leicht Säure zum Ende, Traubennuancen. 12/11/13/11//11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13339) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
Bottle at RBNAG-11. Red golden - orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, malt, fruit, apple, spices, apple. Strange OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5316) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
750 ml bottle @ RBNAG-11. Hazy amber/orange body with a small off-white head. Strange aroma of ripe (close to rotten) fruit and perfume, as strange as it might sound – not really unpleasant, just weird. Flavor is strange as well, overripe/rotten fruit, spices, some malt and apple cider. Medium body. Very unusually and probably not by intention, still not undrinkable and I think it’s becoming more like a mix of a spicy saison and well matured apple cider. Would really like to try it as it was intended to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 5, 2012
A me e’ piaciuta e non poco, per poco non mi ubriaco. E’ forte certo ma si beve che e’ un piacere! Bellissimo colore ambrato ottima schiuma persistente, aroma intenso speziato, le spezie imalayane si sentono eccome, abbastanza dolce e non troppo luppolata! Buona buona!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kindacold (230) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Spicy and sour, very clean, mild hop finish. Citrus and pepper with cinnamon. Aged in J.W.Lees Harvest Ale Calvados cask.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2011
Shared bottle @RBNAG-11. Low greyish head. Hazed anber body. Smell of yellow fruits overpowered by aceton and higher alcohols. Sharp alcohol infused malts. Astringent mouthfeel. Not good.

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