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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 47 Drink: Birrificio Troll Shangrila

Birrificio Troll is a small Italian brewery that produces unfiltered and unpasteurized ales. I had the chance to taste Shangrila, one of the brewery's year-round offerings, at a small gathering of good friends and great beers at the grapevine in Fort Mill, S.C.

Birrificio Troll Shangrila is an 8.5 percent alcohol by volume Belgian-style brew that pours a bright amber color with a tan head. The aroma is slightly brandy like with a touch of spice. The malt dominates the flavor, with a good biscuit base. A rustic character emerges with some apple and pear notes, and a slight background smoke finish.

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