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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11884) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2056) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9918) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10778) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keeper (251) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 19, 2010
Spina 033. Ottima birra artigianale. Caramello e frutta secca nell aroma. Schiuma non moltop persistente

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6175) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2010

Draught @ Open Baladin Roma, Via degli Specchi 6, Roma, Italy 00186.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, sharp, sharp spicy and yesty, saffron, anis seed notes, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spices, fennel seeds. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100602]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
Tap @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours unclear orange with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is yeast and spices. Ginger, anis and cinnamon. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2010
Draught at Open Baladin. Clear redbrown - white head. Sweetness. Light barley. Fruity. Honey. Wet dog. Bubblegum. Ok.


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