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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6600) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle, RBNAG. Amber beer, a bit hazy. Sweet, short body. Probably infected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (7509) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of farmyard and shoe polish. Taste is raw alcohol, sweet malts and cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (975) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
75cl bottle. Red golden orange colour with a medium big head. Some faint fruity aromas and alcohol. Flavour is sweet with some bitter notes. Also alcohol, peach, malts. Short aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of nailpolish remover, malt and fruitines. Flavor is sweet and malty. Medium body, average carboantion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle sampled on 3/12/11: Pours a clear deep copper with a small-bubbled froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity and light caramel nose with a touch of cinnamon. Starts with decent fullness and some sweet caramel maltiness with a good balance of unique spices and light oxidation before a drier smooth finish. A pretty unique brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (2283) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle, argo0 tasting. Amery-orange with an eggshell head. Honey and all-spice in the aroma and some light grapes. Nutmeg, spice, cinnamon, and an very odd flavor overall. Too many things going on here in a not great way. Lighter body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Opened with a pop and gushed on my floor. After a quick cleanup, I poured into a snifter. It’s a slightly orange-hued brown with beige head and is opaque with floaties. The aroma is sweet malt, a slight fruity note, raisin, fresh muffins, and an odd sweet spiciness. The flavor is more assertive with the strange spices. I get the anise, coriander, and pepper right away. Then come the ginger and cardamom. The curry is detectable, but I wouldn’t have noticed it if I didn’t know it was there. A slightly sweet malt backbone helps keep the spice under control. Very bran-muffin like. The finish is somewhat dry and yeasty. It leaves a dusty spice aftertaste. Fair, but not great. I’d like to try it with some Asian dishes, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, 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 (19895) - 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 (24490) - 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.

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