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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5727) - 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 (235) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
RuneStumo (2525) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
15.10.2011. 0,75l Bottle. Dark golden brown colour with white head. This beer must be infected by something. Its both sweet and sour, and there is lots of alcohol! I cant decide wether its rothen fruit or nail polish remover.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle 750ml @ RBNAG-11
Pours cloudy deep orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, caramel and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
0.75l bottle @ RBNAG11. Pours a light clouded pale orange body with a small bubbly sidesticking head. The aroma is light peachy, tones of alcohol, apples, light sweet and some pineapple. Average carbonation level and a oily mouthfeel. Some distinct tones of alcohol in the flavor, caramel, dry tannin-tones and some light sour hints in the light spicy finish. Strange stuff, and I’m not really sure what to think of it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ClubGonzo (5226) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Shared bottle at RBNAG 11 @ Haandverkerstuene, Oslo. Hazy nougat brown body, small white head. Nose is caramel, booze, raisins and hints of yeast. Nail polish, nuts and alcoholic yeasty tones. Strange, chemical-like and definitely not good. Some extra points for originality, though, keep on trying Italy! :-P

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (3495) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Hazy, orange with an off-white creamy rim. Honey, spices, fruits and perfume on the nose. Sweet, bitter and acidic flavors with notes of grains and alcohol. Full bodied, alco warm and a dry tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (6289) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2011
Shared bottle at RBNAG 2011. Amber colour. Moderate perfumed aroma, hints of acetone. Some malts in the flavour, bready notes, a slight acidity. Not impressive.

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