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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danissima (2) - - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
Important Beer created from a special Italian man named Alberto. You can taste and smell an unique mix of spices ... Just to find and try.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Tap. This was one of my first introductions to the barleywine style (or so I was told when I ordered it) and I have been hooked ever since. Uber strong malt flavour which is still well balanced by the bittering hops. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle at LCRBM 2, Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium
Hazy, orange body. Very complex and overwhelming aroma of spices, liquor. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Quite some complexity in the flavour. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (962) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 21, 2013
Spina @ Brew Pub Troll. Ambrata con schiuma persistente. Complessa, sul dolciastro con sfumature di spezie. Veramente un ottimo prodotto!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2008
750 ml bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a caramel/amber color with 1.5 inches of tan head that reduces quickly. Spotty lacing. The nose is strong with grapefruit. Flavors are boozy with strong characteristics of bourbon, light fruits, subtle hops, spices, pepper, moldy shoes, and candi sugar. Bitter but well-rounded mouthfeel. There’s a helluva a lot of natural sediment floating around. By the end of the bottle, the brew resembles a clump of mud; looking almost solidified. Medium carbonation and body. Very interesting and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5228) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2012
750ml bottle. Deep honey amber colour with a good sized head of sand coloured foam. Lots of spice in the aroma which is pleasant and inviting. Full in the mouth with a rich full flavour and long lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2006
LCRBM2. Cloudy dark copper colour. Souor aroma. Interesting vinous fruit flavours in mouth. Interesting. So alive in the mouth, spicey, quite dry on finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a two finger lasting rocky light tan head that leaves good lacing. Heavy aroma of spices with the anise really sticking out, bubblegum, and caramel. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of spicy peppery curry goodness. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2008
It’s aroma is very spicy with a hint of malt. I really like the flavor- it’s very unexpected and seems like it would go well with chili or southwestern food. I think I’m done rating for the night. I’m drunk. :)

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