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%
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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fonefan (51606) - 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]

yespr (48115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Light citrus spiced aroma. Flavour is malty and floral perfumed to spiced. Ends malty and similar floral spiced. Another too spiced no match to me.

Ungstrup (38595) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2009
Bottled. An unclear orange-brown beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of spices and caramel as well as a light touch of vegetables, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - 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.

Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

omhper (25831) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2006
[Bottled] Cloudy dark amber, very rich head. Strong herbal aroma, where I get mostly nutmeg and cardamom. Sweet and softly malty with full body. Evident flavour of burnt malt, notes of spun sugar. Think Anchor OSA, but bigger and softer.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Hazy, amber golden with tiny impurities and an off-white head. Sweet’n’sour caramel aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweetish caramel, fruit and yeast. Some alcohol in the finish. 220308

Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Cask at Pigs Ear 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear golden-red with a light, foamy head. The nose has faint plastic, berries, bread. Medium sweet flavor, very spicy, with sugary wheat and light butter. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with sugary wheat and berries. So so.

Koelschtrinker (21834) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Süßlicher, deutlich hefiger Beginn. Angenehm herb, ab dem Mittelteil bitter werdend, hier kommt auch eine leichte Alkoholigkeit auf. Trockene und leicht Säure zum Ende, Traubennuancen. 12/11/13/11//11

Theydon_Bois (20922) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Gravity at Pigs Ear ’15, 01/12/15.
Rich amber orange with little in the way of a head.
Nose is caramel, floral notes, light spice, bitter fruit.
Taste comprises herbal notes, peppercorns, tangy fruit, aniseed.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Average stuff ... delivers little on the ABV offered.

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