Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer
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Reviews by alphagnome:
3.79/5 rDev 0%
Rich, golden hued body topped with a decent, white head. Fine sediment and plenty of carbonation.
Simple, pleasant, and sweet. Grains, banana, and Belgian yeast with hints of honey and citrus. The occasional prune note.
Plenty of spicing and alcohol from beginning to end with a subtle sweetness. Banana bread, toasty malt, and corriander. Belgian yeast. Bubble gum character.
Has a bite but it's crisp. A dry finish and medium body, plenty of carbonation.
A solid belgian style ale but far from my favorite.
01-14-2014 01:02:41 | More by alphagnome
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3.6/5 rDev -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 beers 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 (wouldnt 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 arent 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 Im 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 dont want normal people to think that). Then I discovered that I could order a 7 oz tapper glass, that it wouldnt be frosted, and that I wouldnt 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. Its no balanced work of art. Thats 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.
04-16-2007 19:20:14 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.25/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
06-10-2009 10:46:37 | More by blackearth
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
09-26-2011 00:57:44 | More by warnerry
3.98/5 rDev +5%
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.
08-03-2007 20:03:03 | More by Jason
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
05-30-2011 21:53:59 | More by bsp77
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
04-22-2011 23:24:18 | More by deebo
3.6/5 rDev -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.
07-10-2010 07:11:33 | More by WVbeergeek
3.45/5 rDev -9%
(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.
05-16-2008 18:05:13 | More by rhoadsrage
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
07-31-2007 06:25:53 | More by cokes
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
06-21-2009 21:51:44 | More by ChopperSmith
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
10-03-2011 03:37:27 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
05-09-2007 02:55:50 | More by Golden2wenty1
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-16-2013 22:22:43 | More by tjsdomer2
3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
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
08-30-2007 02:14:46 | More by dirtylou
Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
85 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.