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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Murky copper/grey color, nice lasting offwhite head. Fruity yeasty aroma, citrus, caramel, biscuits, toffee, apples, woody notes. Fruity yeasty flavor, toffee, some alcohol, peach notes, bready, citrus, some nice dry bitterness adding balance to the malty base, woody, sourish notes, spicy and with some apples. Bready finish with citrus and alcohol. A bit different but in a nice way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4406) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
Thx. to Vincent // # 45 Struise rating // 2009 Vintage (only one ever made) // 33 cl. bottle sampled // murky amber with a small white head // smells of sweet peaches, aged triple aromas, candy sugar, malt, yeast touch fruits // sweet caramel taste, old sugar, aged flavors, peach, some fruits, some bitter hops in the back, belgian yeast and some cobwebs, old candy toffee // hazy, yeast heavy body // keeping up far from badly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle sample @ 2nd RBBSG, August 11th 2012. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Orangé avec pas mal de sédiments de levure, col blanc fin. Bière conservant ce profile très belge avec un alcool qui a une place définitive et ce profile très Struise. Levure reste malheureusement un peu trop au devant. Profile de copeau de bois et de malt donnant un côté presque BA, peut être juste le niveau d’alcool. On a l’impression que la bière a déjà fait son temps, et n’est peut être plus, malgré ses 12%, dans son état optimal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9155) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
Sampled from bottle at RBBSG. Murky light brown color with a lot of yeast particles in it. Smell malts, sweetness, apple, yeast. Taste malts, apple, alcohol, yeast, some fruits like plums. Medium carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5767) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet webshop. Pours hazy brownish with a big creamy off-white head, some floaties. Aroma of earthy malts, spicy hops. Taste is light sweet liquorice, bitter and more dry at the end. Sticky and smooth. A lovely sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
17th July 2009
Cloudy orange brown beer. Foamy white head. Dry palate, slightly soft. Frothy in the mouth. Carbonation is low but provides bite in the finish. Bitter hop dominates some sweet biscuity malt. Finshes soft and dry with more bitter hop and a little peach. Doesn’t feel like 12.0%!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
33cl bottle. 2009 vintage. Big gusher. Pours a hazy chestnut color with a huge off-white head. Aroma is stunning: funk and fruit notes all over the place with light swwet presence. Slight alcohol and bourbon in particular. Taste is extremely balanced between the yeasty and malty fruity sweet side and the woody, almost smokey, bitter side. Flavors of whiskey barrels. Finish is bitter, smooth and quite dry. Body is medium to full and carbonation is soft. Anyways, this is so fruity and refreshing it’s extremely easy to drink. I don’t remember last time I was so astonished by a Belgian strong. This is a real treat. If this was too sweet/boozy when released (just guessing, trying this for the first time here), than age made a superb work on it. I only wish I had more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5082) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange with a large off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, grape and a lot of toffee. The taste was sweet with quite a lot of toffee. 12%!?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (11162) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 8, 2012
Süßlich herber Beginn mit stärker werdenden Hefenoten. Dunkle Kräuternoten, gelungene Alkoholigkeit. Das Bier wird im Mittelteil kräftiger, die Hefigkeit sticht dabei besonders hervor. Leicht schokoladenmalzig. Getreidig-hefiges Finish, rund, der Alkohol ist auch hier in angenehmen Maßen präsent. 11/12/12/13/12/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
In short: A copper Belgium ale that tastes like liquefied candies. Suprisingly easy to drink sweet 12% beer
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed 1.5 year before expiration date
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is sweet childish fun with bubblegum, jelly beans, spicy hard candies and such. Taste is a big semi-toasted slice of brown bread, plenty of brown sugar, candied apples, hard candies, spicy notes, scented flowers, bubblegum. Almost no alcohol presence whatsoever. Body is full and a bit fluffy but doesn’t fell thick or heavy despite the gravity of the beer. The beer is very sweet and there isn’t much hops presence, yet the beer doesn’t feel cloying at all and it is relatively easy to drink for a 12% monster. I got this beer from an internet beer store, the internet makes things so much easier, before it existed if I wanted to rate a beer online I would have had to invent the Internet.

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