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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of dates, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy light amber, large off white head. Aroma of nutmeg, citrus, caramel. Taste is zippy, from spice and carbonation. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2011
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Hazy ambery brown colour, small beige head. .Aroma is caramel malts, some toffee, mild alcohol as well as some mild spicyness. Flavour is spices, caramel malts, toffee, mild wooden and resiny notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2011
Bottled 750ml (BB 12/2010, vintage 2009)
Slightly hazy deep amber color, small off-white head. Berryish aroma (red currant, caramel). Medium-bodied. Very berryish (fermented red currant juice) flavor with sweetish caramel and alcohol. Lingering alcohol and red currant juice in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 18, 2010
Bottled 0,75L. Light and much evanescent head. Beautiful dark amber color, much elegant, bubbly, shining and lively. Alcoholic and sour aroma with white grape notes, wine cellar, clear mildew. Alcoholic and decidedly acidulous taste. Notes of little red fruits, ribes, withered grape. Sweetish and of long persistence final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a dark orange-amber color with a short lived off-white head. S: A strange nose on this beer. Quite sweet with notes of corn, salt, and spices. A bit of anise and candi sugar, too. T: The flavor is quite odd. It is highly sweet, but there is a different sort of spice flavor in there that I canít quite describe, likely from the curry spices. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation, but itís not quite enough to make up for the syrupy nature of the beer. D: Iíll admit, this was not horrible at all, but it was far too sweet. And the (seemingly) curry flavor was a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Nose is enticing ... coriander, cardamom, pepper, ginger, and stuff I donít believe Iím smelling, as well as European hops and sweet malts. Looks good, too ... hazy dark amber, small head. Taste is ... well ... strange ... is there really garlic, or curry, or paprika? Maybe. Not sure I would order this again, but great to share it with friends. Strange is good ... better than boring!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
Cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit with some alcohol and herbs noted. Sweet fruity and spicy flavour. A bit too sweet actually and with some alcohol heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 19, 2010
Spina 033. Ottima birra artigianale. Caramello e frutta secca nell aroma. Schiuma non moltop persistente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6483) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at Open Baladin. The beer pours hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is caramel, spices, sweet fruit and yeast. The flavour is light spicy and light hoppy with notes of caramel and ripe fruit. Quite nice.

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