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


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , 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 (4734) - 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 (6305) - 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 (14127) - 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 (6103) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Massive gusher. 2/3 of the bottle ended in my sink and on the kitchen floor. Sh*t. Pours hazy brown. Sweet aroma, flavor a bit musty and dry. Okay beer. Still pissed I only got a third of one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours cloudy gold with a foamy head. Sweet malts, candi, brown sugar, faint yeast and spice in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of leafy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some dough. Interesting stuff and pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Gusher, and with sinky bits, not a good combination for a starting point. Aroma is honey and nectarine. Taste is dryer - walnutty, and a touch papery. Definitely feels old, but perhaps too old. Drinkable, but a bit messy. Covered the alcohol reasonably.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - SEP 20, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, held at Dean Swift. Cloudy gold-orange with lots of floaties. Great lemon-orange nose, biscuit pilsner malts, pears. Dry, nicely bitter flavor with tobacco, some very English hops, wonderful. Light, clean, and tasty.

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