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 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 (12985) - 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 (9900) - 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 (671) - 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 (6964) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
bottle bb3/13 from nick. shared on 1/9/11. cloudy amber brown color with a bunch of floating sea monkey yeast clumps. it smells like a wet wood blanket that a skunk pooped on... wood, canned peaches, cotton candy, earth and lacquer. really odd flavor as well... much like the aroma only added notes of honey, fruit punch, caramel and candies...wtf? it is sweet yet dry and crazy hoppy. this thing is all over the place and it’s creeping me out. 6/4/6/3/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to oteyj. Hazy copper pour with a smallish frothy head. Nose of blue gummy sharks, caramel, candied sugars, and Peachie-Os. Flavor holds more interesting sweetness with some additional nectarine and booze. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Hazy brown pour with a nice white head. Lots of candy and jello mix (blue raspberry), rock candy, gummy bear, peach-o, and blue gummy sharks. The flavor holds more candy notes, booze, caramel sweetness, and molasses. The palate is medium to full bodied with medium small bubbled effervescence and a dry booze finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle: Poured a cloudy light brown color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of medium floral hops with sweet malt base. Taste is also dominated by a sweet malt base with light residual sugar notes and a somewhat tired hoppy finish veering more on the floral side of things. Body is full with good carbonation and alcohol very well hidden. Well brewed though hoppy flavours were a bit off and probably not that necessary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4428) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle from EtreGourmet, shared with Palme. Murky light brown body which looks...well, not very inviting. :-S Aroma is candy cotton and dark candy sugars, with hints of guarana and cola beans. Strange, but nice. Taste is honey, candy sugars, dry yeasty tones and hints of apple juice. Kinda like a mix between a tripel and a quad in my palate, this is a dangerously drinkable (at 12 % ABV, which is severely cloaked), very nice and quite original invention from Struise. Extra props for having just about the cutest label I’ve ever seen. Who could not love a rocking horse beer?? :-D

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