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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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86
very good

302 Ratings
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89
very good

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 26
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-15-2007

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Ratings: 302 | Reviews: 144
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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

WOW, didn't expect this!

A: Cloudy orange, good head, nice lace.

S: Very complex mix of Belgain candy, corrinder, lemon, piney hops..

D: Sweet Belgain candy upfront, then some sour citrus, and then a boom of hops at the back. Awesome!

M: Dry, medium body.

D: VERY quaffable, almost too easy to drink at 7.2%! Haven't heard much about this brewery, but, picked up this single while up north last month. I will certianlly make sure I get more of this gem!!

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright tangelo with pineapple colored edges. Multiple fine bubble streams have created a two finger chunk of manila colored foam that looks pretty good. It also melts in attractive fashion and is beginning to leave splotches of sudsy lace as it does so.

The nose is a pleasant combination of sunny citrus and coriander. Sounds like a Belgian wit, right? That's pretty much what the brewers were going after, except they decided to add a 'pale ale amount of bitterness'. Hmmm... that should right up my lupulin lovin' alley.

Fatty Boombalatty is boldly flavored and tastes more Belgian than most wits, probably due to an especially estery yeast strain. It also has more hops than beer of this style usually sees. Like most everything from Furthermore, this stuff is both unique and delicious.

The closest comparison is equal parts Belgian pale ale and witbier, with a strong assist from American citric hops. Flavors include sugared barley malt, orange peel, coriander and pink bubblegum. And it all comes together beautifully. If you don't know what Belgian ale yeast esters taste like, crack open a Fatty and enjoy the ride.

I'm glad I didn't review the semi-aged bottle in my cellar and waited to review this fresh one. The bite and the flavor from the citrus fruity hops is the perfect counterpoint to the malt sweetness and the flavors imparted by the other ingredients. This is very good beer and has great within its grasp.

The mouthfeel is more semi-big American ale than Belgian ale. That's okay. There are very few breweries in this hemisphere that can compare with the masters when it comes to mouthfeel. It may not be fat, but it's definitely chubby. Nicely done carbonation as well.

This is almost certainly a beer that is best consumed fresh. Once those hops begin to fade, the yin and the yang will suffer a bit. After all, yin without yang isn't nearly as good. Fatty Boombalatty is da bomb... and Furthermore is an underappreciated gem.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I consumed three bottles the other day and after following them up with just 4 Miller Lites I found myself hopelessly inebriated. This made me question this beer’s strength so a few days later I had two more bottles followed by a few brews from Sand Creek and Viking. Same result. On Saturday I had just one bottle, along with several brews at the Great Dane and Angelic. Once again, I got drunk. That might sound predictable, but I can usually drink a hell of a lot of Dane beer and a case of Miller Lite before feeling the kind of effects I felt after three Fatty Boombalatties. Either this beer is hella strong or it contains herbs that cause some sort of histamine reaction (wouldn’t be the first time) that mess me up.

Appearance: The Old Fashioned in Madison has a terrible habit of pouring all their wonderful craft beers into frosted glasses. These aren’t normal frosted glasses mind you. They are uber frosted, straight out of an ice core in Antarctica, recently touched by the Ice Man of X-men fame, or frozen when a glassware truck collided with a liquid nitrogen truck on an LA freeway, frosted. What I’m saying is that these glasses are cold.

That being the case I started asking for an unfrosted glass but that got me looks as if I were some sort of beer geek/snob (I am, but I don’t want normal people to think that). Then I discovered that I could order a 7 oz tapper glass, that it wouldn’t be frosted, and that I wouldn’t get the snob look. So…Poured into a 7 oz tapper, the first six ounces is completely transparent brilliant light copper with bountiful carbonation streams and a healthy white head. The second six ounces is perpetually cloudy, very yeasty, light yellow brown with a healthy white head. The entire 12 oz together looks like one would expect a blend to look. At any rate, this is a very yeasty, unfiltered beer.

Aroma: Very nice. Moderate Belgian yeasty banana nose with plenty of other light fruit and some tropical character. Some esters present. Lots of hops, grassy and citric. Wild wit like spice profile.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Spicy and yeasty. Some banana, loads of pepper and a generally very spicy. Powdery and boozy texture form the yeast. Aggressive, prickling carbonation. Lots of fruit flavor and some front yard herbal/grassiness. Semi-cloying front but dry, bitter, very hoppy finish.

Drinkability: This is a little intense, very yeasty, somewhat boozy, and definitely hoppy. It’s no balanced work of art. That’s for sure but it is a complex and exciting beer. I would think that age would help mellow it in a good way. At any rate, it is very strong and gives a great buzz.

Photo of blackearth
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a deep golden orange with a white head. Aroma of fruity esters. Medium bodied with sweet malt and citrus flavors up front, but then finished with a strong, warming alcohol flavor. Not really the most pleasant finish for a beer in my opinion. I might give this another try in the future.

Photo of warnerry
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear orange/brown with almost three fingers of off-white head. Head has excellent retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Coriander initially dominates the aroma. Once my nose adjusts to all the coriander, some belgian yeast and citrus come through. Nice, but a little heavy on the coriander.

T - The taste is similarly dominated by coriander, at the expense of the other flavors. Eventually some Beligian yeast, banana and juicy citrus come through, with some pepper as well. Finish has a spicy dryness. Again, pretty good, but too much coriander.

M - Medium mouthfeel that finishes quite dry.

O - An interesting Belgian pale ale with heavy witbier spicing. Cutting back on the spicing would help this one out, but it is still pretty enjoyable.

Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More than enough foam off of a hard pour, the foam quickly drops down to a wispy white lace, which leaves a few rings of trailing down the glass. Cloudy, hell it looks like apricot puree. Spicy aroma with additions of orange peel, nutty yeast and pear like fruity esters. Good solid smoothness with a moderate body. Yeast and fruit dominate, a graininess and a kiss of wheat flows throughout. Spicy middle to end with a slight sharpness from the hops. Hint of lime and coriander. Warming esters give off pear and faint peachy flavors. Finishes with a medicinal herbal note that shadows the sweetness.

The only thing to really point out that would ever need to be pulled back is the amount of yeast in this beer. Even decanting two thirds of the beer brought on the opaque look so swirling in the rest made no difference. All of the characteristics point right to Belgian White Ale even with the bigger bitterness here. All said and done this is an enjoyable Belgian-style ale with certainly more oomph (7.2% abv) compared to the typical Belgian White Ale.

Photo of bsp77
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Chalice.

Appearance: Very cloudy orange with bubbly white head and lacing.

Smell: Strong banana and bubblegum, with light clove, coriander and wheat. Some alcohol.

Taste: Sweet upfront with a dominant banana and bubblegum flavor. Dries up and turns spicy and hoppy at the end, with pepper, clove, coriander and a nice bitter bite. Despite everything happening at the finish, the banana still lingers.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. A little bit warming.

Overall: Very nice complex and refreshing... something. Not a typical Belgian at all, as it resembles a Hefeweizen more than the claimed base Witbier. Regardless, it is delicious, and perfect when a stronger Summer seasonal is desired.

Photo of deebo
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy dirty orange/amber hue, with very little white head

S-Strongest notes of bubblegum that I have ever seen this side of Hubba Bubba.

T-The bubblegum fruity (banana) yeast is a little much, hops are definitely apparent. This is an interesting taste-definitely unique. Fun to drink.

M-Medium bodied, average carbonation, hops are a bit astringent.

D-hoppiness limits drinkability for me. Nice change of pace for 1.

O-Interesting in that it tastes like a Hefe-Weisse meets a Belgian Pale Ale-worth a taste-a decent beer from Furthermore.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a clouded golden orange apricot tone with a large white head, lacing is fine and intricate. Aroma has a mix of citrus/clove/anise and American hops. Also some tropical fruits mango/pineapple character going on in there. Flavor blends a heavily spiced wit with a big Belgian golden ale, over ripened banana and pineapple juice with bitter citrus pith accented hops an heavy with coriander and a touch of anise. Pretty intense experience I can feel and taste the booze I would guess even a bit higher than the seven percent it actually is. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying at times between the layers of spices that stick to the palate between sips and the aggressive hop profile, it's just a bit sticky on the palate with some residual sugars. Carbonation is ample no complaints on that but those spices make me want to brush my teeth. Drinkability overall is decent a strong aggressive interesting hybrid ale another uniquely American take on a classic style, gotta love our no rules attitude when it comes to brewing.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has an orangish-apricot slightly hazy body with a sea of microbubbles racing to the surface and a thick cream colored head that last for a bit before fading to a thin film.

S- The smell of yeasty sweet club soda has a soft oatmeal smell and a light fruit note finished by the smell of milk.

T- The dry light perfume malt flavor has a pale malt flavor with some light dried fruit notes. The finish is a dry spice note that fades to a slightly pungent hop flavor. The pungent quality lingers after each sip and increases as the temperature does.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a full but water texture while the head last.

D- This is an ok session beer with nothing to exciting about it. The hops don't seem to fit with the rest of the beer flavors and the dry malt flavor makes it a bit bland.

Photo of Bingja18
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really like this style and really like this beer.

Photo of cokes
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darkened honey color, flecked and obscured with suspended yeast, and donning a moderate dirty white cap.
The nose exudes shape-shifting fruits, that cycle among apricot, lemon, pear, and pineapple. Spice is more of a constant with its peppercorns, rosewater, and coriander.
Immediately wheaty upon entering the mouth, bringing a general softness that blossoms into plantain and kiwi hues once the yeast acts up, towing pepper and coriander with it. A faint but lingering lemon cookie midsection fades into a prickly dried floral arrangement of roses and lilac. Muffled booms of alcohol add further dryness, as this ends utterly clean.
Medium plump in feel with a carbonation that is steadfast, tiny and sedate, enabling a balance that is neither abrasively fizzy or stagnantly sticky. A remarkable accomplishment in American Belgian-style brewing, really, given so many examples that botch texture entirely.
I had this right when it was released a couple months ago and thought it to be coarse and disjointed. A little additional time has seen this grow into its shoes.
This is an impressive first stab at Belgian-stylings by a newish brewery. Kudos here.

Photo of ChopperSmith
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tapped keg into plastic cups at a wedding reception in Wisconsin.

Appearance - Cloudy and deep golden. Nice foamy head that retained well.

Smell - Wheaty and sweet with a slight bubblegum sweetness. Hints of citrus.

Taste - Initially sweet up-front like hefe-weizen, but then a nice hoppy finish. A very good American interpretation of a Belgian Pale Ale style.

Mouth feel - Smooth and creamy. Nice.

Drinkability - Since this was one of the free beer options at the wedding reception I was at (the other was Coors Light on tap, no thanks), I did a nice session with several of these and liked them quite a bit. Will look for this one again.

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from O'Reilly's. Orange tinged body with a token head, and a few drops only of lace are later left. Yeast with some fruit and spice aroma. Above average mouthfeel but also aggressively carbonated. Good drinkability, corriander and pepper, and secondary fruit and tanginess. Decent take on the style.

Photo of alphagnome
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Rich, golden hued body topped with a decent, white head. Fine sediment and plenty of carbonation.

Aroma:
Simple, pleasant, and sweet. Grains, banana, and Belgian yeast with hints of honey and citrus. The occasional prune note.

Taste:
Plenty of spicing and alcohol from beginning to end with a subtle sweetness. Banana bread, toasty malt, and corriander. Belgian yeast. Bubble gum character.

Mouthfeel:
Has a bite but it's crisp. A dry finish and medium body, plenty of carbonation.

Overall:
A solid belgian style ale but far from my favorite.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.

Pour: initially a clear amber-orange turning hazy and opaque as the yeast is incorporated under a finger of loose white foam.

Nose: citrus juice, banana/papaya puree, coriander, spicy yeast and funky wheat malts.

Taste: juicy bubblegum up front, followed by esters of banana and papaya, hints of coriander and orange zest, rounded out by husky wheat malt and a somewhat boozy, dry finish.

Feel: light and peppery in the mouth with lively carbonation and smooth viscosity.

Drinkability/Overall: as others have noted, this is not a beer that strives for balance. Gobs of citrus, bubblegum and spice make for an intense experience, along with a seemingly hearty alcoholic content. Still a refreshing beer that felt pretty damn good on a hot, finals week May night.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Same clarity as Blue Moon, but it's a shade or two lighter in color. Very little foam, but a bit of lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus and malt. Almost a bit of a fruit gummy flavor as well in the background.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Hints of orange with some banana and clove present. This also has the yeasty character of a good Belgian, but the mouthfeel doesn't quite hold up despite how clean it is. There is quite clearly some alcoholic bite present.

Overall Drinkability: Not quite Blue Moon on steroids. More like Blue Moon on vitamin B12. Still it's an improvement over the former.

Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, rileys...i seem to like furthermore offerings so i look forward to trying this one again

appearance: pours nicely into my la chouffe tulip glass...hazy light apricot body, nice trim beige foam with good retention

smell: clean yeasty nose...peach, white grape, wheat, trace citrus aromas

taste: not a mind blowing belgian but i nice every day american interpretation...sweet peach, apricot, white grape, green apple, lots of wheat and even more yeast, white pepper, lots of orange and other citrus. quality

mouthfeel: crisp and refreshing

drinkability: high

Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Acadia Cafe. For some reason I thought this beer was an American pale ale, so it was quite a surprise when I stuck my nose near the glass and got bubblegum.

This beer very yeast-driven, in that most of the character is spun off the fermentation, not the grains and hops. In addition to the bubblegum are more spicy phenols plus red apple and white grape esters. The appearance is a hazy gold, similar to a hefeweizen, with a short white head. The body is also deceptively drinkable for a 7%+ beer. All things considered, this is a pretty good Belgian. Kudos to Furthermore, this stuff isn't easy.

Photo of plfahey
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Golden orange in color, with a slight cast of haze, and a moderately tall, dense head of ivory foam with good retention and some nice lacing.

Aroma-Awesome perfumy coriander aroma-refreshing and not vegetal. Low orange citrus with hits of lemon zest. Light belgian yeast character with phenolic clove notes and low banana esters. Fresh, bready wheat shows in the background. Slight floral hops add a complex note.

Flavor-The wonderful complexity in the nose gets a little garbled on the palate. Orange, banana, lemon, clove, coriander, alcohol, and green hop flavor all kind of merge in to one at the opening, and it finishes dry with moderate hop bitterness, sticky, resiny/green/spicy/herbal hop flavor and alcohol. After swirling the yeast and adding it to the glass, the phenolic spice notes override some of the lighter flavors. Still pretty good, but almost a little messy on the palate.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a hint of alcohol warmth. Could have used a bit higher carbonation.

Good-the aroma is awesome, and the alcohol is expertly hidden. However, the flavor tastes like there's just a little too much going on. The belgian yeast along with the high-ish hop rates makes the flavor a little muddy. Still very drinkable and pretty solid, but not spot on.

Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear golden copper, with 2+ fingers of stiff brite-white head. A thin layer of foam skims the surface, leaving a sturdy cascade of patchy foam behind. The aroma is very floral off the bat before heading into less hoppy notes of bread, fruit, spice, and yeast. Bit of an overall candied feel here in the nose.

The taste is rather rich feeling with an assertive mix of bready sugars and yeast giving this a sharp edge, while fruity esters add some extra sweetness, and a strong tingle of spice and hops keep this lively. Finishes fairly sweet in the back of the profile, before spice and yeast creep in and dry this out. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a prickly, yet creamy, carbonation that spreads out nicely in the mouth, with a bit of a thicker feel up front where all of that heavy sweetness lies. Alcohol is mostly hid here, mostly being felt just in the body.

I like the effort here from Furthermore, with a Belgian Pale Ale that packs a lot of power and flavor into a rather steady sipping package. I'm glad I picked a bottle of this up.

Photo of MMAJYK
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to asmokingoat for this one.

A- Bright gold and clear. Head is 1/2" but dissipates quickly leaving only a thin ring around the surface of the drink. After a few sips, the lacing is stringy, but somewhat splochy.

S- Smells of fresh fruit: red apples, green apples, cotton candy, perfume, coconuts, and citrus notes. This is a very complex and estery beer. I could smell this one all day.

T- As I would expect, this one starts out nice and sweet. Caramel, honey, touch of candi sugar. The bittering hop really doesn't keep up to this sweetness, making it a little offbalance. Some light, but noticable, citrus zest is thrown in at the end adding to the complexity, as well as the drinkability.

M- Light in the mouth and middle of the road carbonation. It could be a *touch* higher, but not bad at all.

D- It is a little bit sweet for a session beer, but it really is a nice beer to sip on. It has a lot going on for the style, and a great attempt by an American brewery to brew a Belgian style ale.

Photo of morimech
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper color with a small head that quickly disapears. Some spotty lacing is left on the glass.

I smell lemons, cloves, biscuit malt, and a little yeast.

Lemon is the first thing I taste but then cloves, pepper, and other citrus flavors come out. A little alcohol is in the taste but not hot in any way. The finish is a little medicinal.

Medium body with a nicely matched carbonation. Not at all harsh.

A real good ale. I would of liked the lemon cut back a little to bring the other flavors out but it is still very flavorful. The high ABV cuts down on drinkability.

Photo of drcarver
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - light hazy amber color with a small faint white head that leaves little traces down the side of th glass
S - at first sweet and vegetably... kinda like glazed carrots. definite coriander spice. yeast aroma present. After a sip or two more of an apricot and citrus aroma
T/M - citrus up front and in the middle. definite sweetness and coriander spice throughout. the coriander is a little strong for my taste. a nice breadiness. thick, almost syrupy, but very smooth. Alot going on... not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing
D - goes down nicely, but forces you to take your time.

Photo of mjsarch
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at cellar temperature, but possibly slightly warmer than optimum:

A - Uncapping the bottle releases a nice puff of CO2. Fairly rocky head dissipates all too quickly to a thin rim of foam around the glass. Color is slightly cloudy, golden amber, with active carbonation. Be careful pouring, the bottles have a generous slug of yeast sediment at the bottom,

S - Catching whiffs of citrus and wheat,

T - Very nice spicy flavors, and a little heavy on alcohol (not complaining on that point, though),

M - Very filling, and a little gassy,

D - I'm quite impressed with this one. The brewers are doing everything right. The label simply defines it as a "Belgian Style Ale" with a bunch of other marketing fluff, so their intent is tough to pin down. I'd certainly pin it in the Saison / Belgian Pale Ale realm, if that's vague enough.

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Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
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