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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle Hazy orange body with a nice lightly yellow, creamy body. Aroma of yeast, honey, aroma hops, citrus, banana, orange, pepper, grapes, spices, ... Very complex (of spices) and well balanced aroma, but a bit subtle and not very attractive. Heavily bitter, modeately sweet flavour. Balance is very nice. Drinks easily. Dry, hoppy mouthfeel. Moderately bodied, never would have guessed it is 12% ABV, more like 8-9% (although it has a tiny bit of alcoholic mouthfeel, but never in terms of 12%).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2299) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours thick orange with a big creamy head. Smells of citrusy hops. Thick taste of butter and citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2404) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Ar: Hoppy with a belgian touch (yeast). Ap: Hazy amber. Fla: Hoppy (american), buttery and fruity. Bitterness in aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden. Ov: Nice hoppy beer, a little thin in some way, itís almost too easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 25, 2009
Botella. Hazy deep golden, nice head, good lacing. Sweet malty, fruity and yeasty aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and malty with a good fruitiness, a pleasant bitterness, yeast and caramel. Bitter fruity hoppy finish. Nice one indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle at home (Thanks to madmitch76) - shared with Mette. cloudy amber - white head. Bittleness, fruity, citrus, peppery, orange, light yeasty, zesty bitterness, flowery, peach, light white sugar, ligh berries, caramel. It would work well with Cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11024) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
cloudy amber, small white head. aroma is yeasty, sourish, well balanced. flavor is yeasty, sweet, flowery. nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2009
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of derDoppelbock and Bov. It pours a hazy amber beer with a quick diminishing beige head. Earthy hops, fudge, candied fruits, Stilton, wild strawberries, coconut and candy floss appearing in the aroma which is rather sweet. Nice earthy hops in the flavor. Subdued bitterness. Peppery. Sweet, full bodied with peach, candied fruits, coconut, wild strawberries, caramel, crackers and Stilton showing up. Reminiscence of pepper and nasturcium in the finish. Very good. Thanks derDoppelbock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
12 oz bottle thanks to pipeworks for this sample and their hand in this brew. Poured a hazed orange with a white soapy head. Nose of yeast, citrus, floral, herbal, and earthy notes that are abundant, fresh, and inviting. Herbal, citrus, earthy, and yeasty flavors that are juicy and delicious. Finishes dry with more of those herbal hops. Wow, this is tough to believe itís 12% when it drinks like half that. I could easily drink a few of these. The dry bitterness of the hops balance the malt sweetness so well. Really tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
Hazy brown color, good beige foam, rich malty aroma, full boddied in taste great hoppy finisch. Waregem beer festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
330cl bottle. again thanks to devon, bj, and gerritt for sharing these!... dark apricot brown pour with a hefty soapy white head... nice floral and juicy citrus hop nose....lively and dry juicy citrus hop profile and adequate bitterness that had an equally nice and creamy mouthfeel. this goes down so easy. is this really 12%? very nice!

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