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


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RATINGS: 115   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 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 (2302) - 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 (2139) - 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 (5266) - 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 (4815) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
330mL thanks to FlandersNed. The pour is hazy orange with a large, off-white head. Spotty lace remains. Lemon and orange sherbet nose with flowers and citrus. Taste is soft, bitter, earthy, nutty bitter. No astringency. Lemon tart finish. Feels like a softer DIPA. Very nice. 12% not evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Sugary caramel and honey nose. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, some golden grapes, light pear, lots of caramel, a bit astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16880) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle courtesy f GT2, saved in his beer cellar with a small sticker that says "share with Gene." Probably the most thoughtful thing that anyone has ever done for me in my entire life. Seriously. Cloudy amber color, fizzy white head. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste is very malty, with a profile similar to Rosste Jeanne I think. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grunx (367) - - APR 1, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2011 Provada al Drunk Monk. Aroma envolvent. Molt complexa. A cada glop sensacions diferents. Sour d’altíssima qualitat. Cervesa de guarda. D’aquí a uns anys pot ser la hòstia!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2011
Bottled, thanks Pallieter85! Cloudy golden, small head. Buttery sweaty grapefruit aroma. Dryish and full bodied. Fruity with syrupy mouthfeel. The hops are tired by now, but the finish remains really bitter.

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