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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with big white. Smells sweet, abit chocolate malty and strawbarries. Tastes alcohol, dirt, strawbarry malty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
Large creamy head misty amber pour medium strong carbonation aromas herbal notes caramel tamarind lemongrass alspice the flavours lemongrass tamarind tartness pepper wild ginger taste melon sweetness slight sourness the finish mainly spice and herb taste malt not that good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2726) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small, fading head. Noes shows sweet caramel, over-ripe bananas, faint unidentifiable spices, may some garlic. Some sweet malt transfers through as a flavour, whilst the spices remain in the background, although they are a little more pronounced than in the aroma. some alcohol shows through, along with a metallic note. Carbonation is a bit excessive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1708) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 25-Aug-12 (Slowbeer-on tap) - Rerated on 13-Dec-112 (Beer Deluxe on tap). Liked this a little more the 2nd time. Sweet Berry sherry and spice aroma. Cloudy deep brown-red colour, decent head and sheet lacing. Wine cherry strawberry mixed spice cinnamon sweet cara malt flavour. Balance of flavours dont seem to come together for me. Spicey wine light cherry malt and light mouthfeel finish and goes through to sweet tangy spice aftertaste. Not a bad thing for being different, but leans too much to a wine style for my liking. A light barley wine and quite a good try at something different.

3.2
   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.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
sinkas (293) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16423) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - 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.                                                                    

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16440) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13983) - 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.


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