Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Schommelpeird or Rocking Horse is a hazy light hoppy amber ale brewed and named especially for the Waregemse Beer Festival 2009 to be held on holy (easter) Saturday 11th of April at the hippodrome of Waregem and mostly known from "Waregem Koerse", the biggest horse-race event of Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2009
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex bitter brew, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
bottle. ’09 vintage. pours hazy gold with white head. nose is grainy, herbal, juicy and floral hops. flavors are very juicy, mango, grapefruit with spicy hop notes. mouth feel is full with a very dry finish. this is very easy drinking. awesome brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1347) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2009
Bottle at Pre-ZBF. Golden color, faintly buttery-sour nose doesn’t sit quite right with dank, grassy hops. Light sweetness and rather extreme, dank, sticky bitterness. Interesting but not my speed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10745) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2009
Bottle @ home. Amber color, hazy. Citric but also yeasty aroma with vegetable notes. Biscuity malty sweetish, citric, yeasty alcoholic flavor, with notes of nutmeg. Walnut bitter aftertaste. I couldn’t get through the yeast, therefore disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle at alvinne, struise farm and at home and iv still got two somewhere. Alround rating: Biscuity grainy yet sweet malts, quite dry due to the alcohol, yeastyness is unusal and i cant figure out if its the yeast or something else that gives it the bitter orange peel taste. Im still completly undecided on this beer after about 9 samples, so will need to rerate it at some point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle opened by Urbain at the Alvinne pre Zythos event 09. English yeast on aroma, biscuiy malt, stinging lasting hop on finish. It’s just the most stunning beer of the weekend. The English yeast from the Nottingham brewery, great biscuity malt, like Mcvities Digestive Biscuits, then a Cascade/Fuggles finish. This is just so awesome, I’m speechless. Glorious English style pale ale. Phenomenal. Ber beer I’ve had in so long. It was just that it tasted just like an English bitter, with that wide mouthfeel you would get fron a cask conditioned beer, but from a bottle, in Belgium and at 12% ABV. I was so blown away. I didn’t think Struise could get any better, but then they just go and do. Oh and it was brewed by those nice guys at Pipeworks. Hats off to all involved. It you wanted to make my definitive beer, this was it. Will age my bottles to let the faint diacetyl to go away and will then re-rate and possibly up the rating to a 5/5. So good I had 3 glasses of it on the go at the same time. The look on Mes from Mesandsim’s face must have mirrored mine. Sheer shock and awe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13913) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle, 12%. Good grassy hop aroma. Cloudy dark yellow colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is quite hoppy, caramelly and grassy. Finishes more on the grassy side. There is a distinct sweetness, but it is balanced well by the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle at Pre ZBF AND PZT.A hazy golden orange beer with small white head. Aroma- fruity citrus,orange peel and flowery character. Flavour - peach, lemon and citrusy & dry with bitter flavoured finish. Some diacetyl,but as this is still a newly brewed beer which fermented very quickly (brewer info) it should loose that character after a few month and develop into a lovely beer. Alcohol is hidden very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 10, 2009
33 cl bottle tasted at the Pre-ZBF fest at Alvinne. Beer label describes this as a hazy amber ale. The name Schommelpeird means rocking horse. It was named and brewed for the Waregem Beer Festival 2009 held at the Red Path, hippodrome of Waregem. This is the biggest horse race event in Belgium. The beer poured a hazy yellow color with a thick off white head. The nose was a bit sweet, lemony and piney as well. The taste presents a solid hop character, a bit piney, citrus but there is also a present malt backbone that makes for a very well balanced, easy to drink beer despite the abv of 12%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle at Pre ZBF, Alvinne, 06-03-09 Pours a murky, hazy yellowy colour. Quite fruity and hoppy aroma. Tastes is also quite hoppy in fact really quite hoppy, amazed at the strength, yes it is evident but I never would have guessed it at being 12%. Nice sweetness and bitterness throughout a most enjoyable beer. A7 A3 F8 P4 OV16 3.8

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