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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
Moderate malty aroma with mixed flowers. Huge creamy, off-white head. Clear, dark orange body. Heavy sweet flavor. Tast of flowers and mixed spicies. Medium to full palate.

3.8
HenrikSoegaard (14448) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Specey and anis notes. Light sweet moderate bitter flavor. very spicey and yet very weell-balanced beer. Long wonderfull moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great stuff.

3.1
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Clear reddish colour with a avarage off white head and some lacing. Rich aroma and taste of fruit, cardamonn, pepper and licorice. Exotic / strong finish.

3.4
saxo (19273) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle. Torben Matthews tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are spices, malt, alcohol and anis. Sweet and complex.

3.2
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at Salone del Gusto 2008. Hazy copper, persistent off-white head. Fruity aroma. fruit and caramel flavours, semi-dry. OK.

3.6
thewolf (12746) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours light hazy amber with a nice, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, light toffee, yeast, raspberries, oranges, light vinious. Some spiciness as well. Fine mouthfeel, slightly oily. Flavour is vinious, toffee, light spiciness. Coriander, lots of curry notes. Some ’hot’-ness to it. Really impressively balanced.

3.2
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
Italian Tasting at FOF, Gyngen, Aarhus, DK Bottled, 291008. Amber with small head. Aroma and flavor of malt and spices. Though weak it seems balanced well. A note of sourness.

3.1
nearbeer (5559) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2008
750 ml. gusher. Reddish-brown and opaque with a small and lasting head. Nice frosting left behind. Aroma is cherry and earthy spice; later some faint spicy banana appears. Initial flavor is cherry cough drop bittered by wood and pepper. Subsequent sips settle into a mildly bitter-spiced cocoa and raisin liqueur, with some hints of banana, clove, ginger and anise. Medium body is smooth, dry and lightly tingly. This beer has potential, but seems to have too many spice flavors that end up clashing and form nothing more than a bitterish paper aftertaste.

3.1
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Pours slightly hazy and orange-amber in color. A foamy, off-white head settles to a thin blanket, scant traces of jagged line lace marking the glass. The aroma is very herbal, notes of coriander, dried flower petals, cinnamon, and ginger all showing through. There’s a lightly spicy pepper note in there as well, further livening what would otherwise be a rather boring candy sugar malt base. The flavor is a bit more muddled, the aforementioned elements sort of melting together into an undistinguished, weird herbal mush. If anything stands out, it is the spicy ginger, and there’s a slightly minty yeast note that emerges as well. The mouthfeel is on the thin side for such a big beer, but the carbonation is moderate and there’s hardly any alcohol detectable, which lends drinkabilty. This isn’t really my cup of tea, but it is interesting and certainly worth a try.

3.3
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Courtesy of Degarth. Opened up explosive with beer everywhere and poured hazy copper – orange – brown with thin than head. The aroma has coriander, flower pedals, alcohol heat, herbs, earthiness, dark fruitiness, truthiness, cinnamon and brown sugar. A lot seems to be going on, time to dive in. The taste is much the same with sugar sweetness that turns to brown sugar, fruity esters, some herbal earthiness and lots of assorted spices.


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