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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
75cl Bottle @ RBBSG, courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Hazy amber coloured beer with a small white hjead, some yeast parts and medium carbonation. Strong yeasty vanilla and alcoholic hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is strong alcoholic with some yeasty touches coming back. Strong but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
11/VIII/2012 - 33cl bottle @ RBBSG - (2012-889) Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber beer, aery off-white head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: sweet sugary, caramel, pretty fruity, alcohol, bit floral, some vanilla. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: chocolate start, alcohol ,some citrus, caramel, little bitter from the hops. Aftertaste: sweet sugary, bitter hops and again some citrus. Not too complex, but it is very balanced and interesting. Age probably has to do with it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of canned peach, madeira, candy sugar, raisins and sherry. Quite sweet flavour, light bitter. Sweet finish, madeira, light bitter.
Held up quite well.
(From 33cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Thanks Vincent!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Hazy (dirty) brown beer with a small offwhite head. Malty, dried dark fruits aroma. Malty, sweet, fruity flavour with a bit to much alcoholtaste. But still a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14381) - 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 (5559) - 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 (7901) - 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 (10618) - 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 (6631) - 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 (18659) - , 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%!!

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