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


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RATINGS: 144   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrGGen (312) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2009
Ambrat di colore con discreta e persistente schiuma questa piemontese...aroma dolce e speziato di zenzero,forse un pò acido.In bocca è altrettanto speziata con richiami forse di the orientali.Ben bilanciata.Discreta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
On tap at OBriens, ruby orange with no head, fairly spiced and thick malt aroma, taste is like a sweet, malty, rich saison, medium-bodied with low carb and some warming heat, an interesting variant that suffers from lack of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2009
ON tap at O’Briens. Color was a clear amber with not much head. Aroma of spice, caramel, yeast, vanilla, and bread; a bit of gingerbread. Flavor like chai tea or gingerbread. Spice, yeast with some developing grape and fruit. Alcohol was well hidden for 8.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On tap at the Ginger Man, NYC. Definitely spicy with almost a rum drink look and taste. Perhaps undercarbonated (or an underpressure keg).. a good "food" beer but I couldn’t imagine how long it would take me to drink a whole pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Amber w’ floaters. Head explodes. Long, thick. Complex spice, vegetable aroma and flavor. Dry, alcahol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
Tap at Ginger Man. Clear amber beer. Aroma is a little bit spicy. Toasted nuts and a nice warming spiciness. Lightly toasted Belgian pale malt, perhaps a bit of Munich sweetness as well as a lightly estery yeastiness. There is a sweet crackery/caramelly maltiness with perhaps a little bit of kettle caramelization. There is a light cologne-like character that gives the beer a bit of smoky richness. A kiss of sweet fruit and spice as well. It’s a pretty nice Belgian-style ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
An amber ale with a thin off white head. An aroma of caramel malt, and frankincense, with a bit of pears. In mouth, a warming sweet candy sugar, with the alcohol warmth well blended with the curacao. A bit lighter than expected, but quite good. On tap at Max’s on Broadway, Dec. 29 2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Stemware sampler at local beer seminar. Poured a cloudy,deep, orange/amber, with a small-ring head, and some lacing. The aroma and the flavor both had spice notes that comingled well and made it hard to separate. The anise seemed to come out in the aroma, and the coriander in the flavor. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Tasted 1/28/09. 750ml bottle. Hazy with a brown hue. Webbed ring of head. Spicy aromas with hints of cinnamon and mild woody notes. Full bodied yet soft and sweet malts. Touch oxidized. Tart undertone of dark berries. Coating and fruity. Good style and great mix of spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
Draught. Vinous aroma, seems lagered. Cloudy dark grey orange colour. Very small white head. The flavour is also quite vinous, has some fat Belgian style yeast. OK alcohol level.

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