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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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291 Ratings

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-15-2007)
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Photo of taylorhamrick
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color. Nice mix of yellow and orange, and I can't tell if it's chill haze, or just haze, but I think it's a bit of yeast haze, because it didn't really clear up throughout the drink, but I can still see through the beer. The head is thin and white, not very dense, but it actually stays around a bit and leaves a little lacing. Kind of normal for the belgian pale style. The smell has a few dominant characteristics, all of which are interesting. First, there's a kind of fruity, sugary, bubble gum flavor, partially from nice fruity esters, and partially from the candy sugar (I assume) that gets used in this one, but it's really powerful in the nose at first. That subsides to a deep spiciness, I mean really spicy, earthy and pungent, herbal, kind of leafy, almost like burning leaves, with a hint of grass clippings. You can really smell a bit of malty sweetness, not quite bready, but sweet, mixed in with a bit of yeasty tartness. The taste starts out like chewing on fruity gum, thanks to some esters and a bit of sweetness, but that falls back quickly into this sticky, earthy taste. The malt comes in, a bit toasty and crackery, but there's this uncontrollable earthy spiciness in there. It's just herbal, leafy, and almost burnt with the hops and the spicy yeast combining - the yeast is actully a bit tart as well as spicy, somewhere between Saison yeast and Belgian Pale yeast. The malt presence comes in at different intervals, like cookies, and also a bit like powdery, starchy grains in different places. There's also a bit of a burnt sugar type taste to it. Overall, it's really a great Belgian Pale, perhaps leaning the furthest towards that earthy spiciness of any I've ever had. The body is actually very sticky and full from the malt and hops combining. The carbonation is nice and lively, crisp, and accented by the moderate dryness of the beer. The only thing is that the earthiness can wear on you thanks to that dryness, but I really find myself enjoying it. Not the easiest to drink, it's actually a bit challenging, though thoroughly enjoyable. I would definitely buy it again, but could not make it a beer I drink often, despite how much I enjoy it. I would recommend to anyone.

taylorhamrick, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of DIM
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a clear, bright golden amber color. It poured with a smallish fizzy head.

s: Fresh smelling, leafy hop aromas with some lemon peel elements. Plenty of moderately funky and earth yeast notes plus some muted apricot and cherry aromas.

t: I'm really liking the trend towards hoppy americanized Belgian style beer. There is a great balance between the Belgian yeast and the leafy, lemony hops. There is a surprisingly strong bitter and vaguely spicy finish that serves as a nice, dry finale.

m: Medium bodied, almost slick feeling with gentle, foamy carbonation.

d: Unique and delicious. I've tried 2 from these guys now and really liked both, this one in particular.

DIM, May 06, 2010
Photo of morimech
4.18/5  rDev +10%
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.

morimech, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color. Provides a thick white pillow foam head that quickly dissipates to a film. There is lots of lacing.

S: Mild hints of citrus, bananas, coriander, yeast, bread and toast. Very clean and refreshing.

T: Starts off with a nice citrus taste up front, lots of orange and grapefruit. The middle brings in the banana, toast, grain and yeast. The finish brings the spice, a nice amount of coriander blends with the citrus, banana and toast. Quite complex but nothing is overdone.

M: Leaves a crips clean refreshing taste on the palate. A slight spice is left.

O: A very complex and tasty Belgian Pale Ale. Very refreshing and perfect for the summer heat and humidity.

IronCitySteve, May 23, 2011
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this brew as an extra in a trade with Mistofminn, Thanks Brad!

12oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

Hazy golden color with a huge white head that left globs of sticky lacing.
Sweet bubblegum aroma with some spices in the background.
Sweet taste upfront yields way to yeastiness and slight bitterness towards the finish leaving a somewhat sweet taste on the lips.
Medium bodied with a crisp feel.
This one goes down easy but the upfront and lingering sweetness make it a special once in a while treat.

JoeyBeerBelly, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of Viggo
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pracna in Minneapolis.

Pours a super cloudy and chunky orange/yellow, like yogourt, thick white head forms, slowly settles down to a thick ring around the glass, some lace chunks. Smell is neat, lots of banana and orange peel, some floral, wheat, yeasty, very fruity, pineapple, touch of apple cider sweetness, very neat. Taste is nice too, orange, sharp and citric, yeasty, lots of light fruit, toasted wheat, banana and spice, some bitterness in the finish, very cool. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation, very refreshing for the ABV. Not sure what style this is, almost like a weizenbock/pale ale hybrid or something, weird but very enjoyable.

Viggo, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do like the name, gotta give them that, even before the crown is cracked.

Lightly hazed, golden hued appearce, slim, soon-gone head, highly carbonated ...nice, though...

Sweetness in the aroma, plenty of citrus and spice, an orangey/lemon kick, and some coriander and pepper in there, too...delectable, enticing, likable, yes...

Taste: deliciousness is here, there's some tart, and some bitter, some grit, and a slice of sweet...good texture, lots of give and play...nothing too slick or smooth in this, plenty of flavor, loads of fruit...has all the earmarks of a good, Belgian-style pale ale. In fact, if you blindfolded me, and served it to me, it peg it as a Belgian, and wouldn't dream it was from an upstart Wisconsin micro.

"Dangerously drinkable" says the label, sort of what you'd say about something like Duvel, but there's no abv listed....would be nice to know how much alcohol I'm ingesting....it feels on the upper edge.
More from the label: "unrepentant, unpretentious, and unfiltered, our Belgian style pale ale features a touch of wheat and plenty of hops."
Yep, they're telling the truth there...and the goofy name charms me more than something that arches toward the ages.
More lemon, more wheat, more straw, more hops....damn tnagy, and really good!

I'd love to find out more about the ingredients, and the abv, and maybe more...this is perhaps the most impressive and enjoyable brew I've tasted from these guys yet! Good job!

feloniousmonk, May 26, 2007
Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the official story goes that this is a juiced up wit with a scaled down wheat bill, sounds good - let's go

a: st. bernie chalice, pours an average sized head that recedes to a thin ring around the glass as tiny bubbles rise through the golden amber beer

s: dig the aroma at first sniff - delicate yeast esters and phenols, a great coriander spice in perfect proportion, ripe pear, green apple, big mango puree, some florals, melon pulp, fruit punch after it warms, white peppercorn, a smidge of sweet ethanol, the delicate pale malt body brings a grainy sweetness reminiscent of a tripel while the yeast and coriander push it in a decidedly wit direction - the wheat serves to lighten things up but doesn't really show itself much, herbal belgian hops work really well as a balance, it's not perfect - but something about the fruity/spicy character really hits the right notes for me

m: delicate carbonation, a touch prickly, with a lighter body that carries a sugary feel that doesn't really thicken things but thinly coats the tongue after swallowing

t: sweet pale malts support fruity coriander and a yeasty ester or two, notable flavors include pureed mango and pear, white pepper creeps into the finish as things dry slightly - leaving coriander and barley sugars to linger behind, aged hops keep their distance - adding mild dried herbs to the flavor and creating a delicate dry sensation well after the sip

d: just fine, another welcomed and original creation from furthermore

single scooped from Riley's in Madison and foamed back to NoVA

blackie, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of uwmgdman
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours fairly clear deep golden color with a sticky white head. The aroma is a burst of fruity esters, a lot of banana, as well as some citrus and hints of clove, inviting. The flavor is dominated by fruity esters, a lot like banana bread, with some cloves, and tropical fruits. These flavors are balanced out by some spicy hop flavor and moderate-low hop bitterness. The beer finishes slightly dry with just a bit of lingering yeast character. The body is medium and carbonation medium-full. Overall a nicely made beer, refreshing, yet still interesting, worth a try.

uwmgdman, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of Rennpferd
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured an opaque golden amber tone. There was ample activity rising up from the bottom of the glass and the head was massive, foamy and white.

It had a very nice hoppy smell with sweet undertone. A tinge of spice could be detected as well.

There was an alcohol tinge up front. Malt and hops were present in the finish. It was medium bodied. It had a near clean finish a bit of hop bitterness could be tasted.

It was a nice. I could sip on this all night.

Rennpferd, Sep 10, 2008
Photo of kalebharris
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

kalebharris, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of robbyc1
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice hazy orange amber, decent white head with nice lacing.

Nose of bubblegum, bananas, nice and fruity.

Full flavor somewhat like a triple comes through, lighter because of the wheat component, but nice and fruity, long finish, well balanced.

Full body and well carbonated, a keeper.

Really quite nice effort here, could keep some around if it was available in IL, thanks to Mr. Quartetman for this one.

robbyc1, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of Larrytown
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours orange-brown with little head, but nice lacing. There's some wheat on the nose, but I'm not picking up much else.

The taste is of a typical wheat with maybe a tad more bubblegum flavor. Very nicely balanced between the wheat base and the other flavors darting in. In the mouth, it's crisp, but still substantive. Very nice.

With the high ABV, it might be hard to have several in a row, but it would certainly be tempting.

Larrytown, Jun 21, 2008
Photo of Keizerjl
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Keizerjl, Sunday at 09:57 PM
Photo of cokes
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

cokes, Jul 31, 2007
Photo of MMAJYK
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

MMAJYK, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of washburnkid
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to MBABJJ for this generous extra. Served in a tulip.

A: Two fingers white frothy head over a very cloudy dark orange body. Lacing sticks all over the tulip, and there's a thick ring of retention.
S: Bold wheat and some clove spice. A sweetness that is characteristic of many Belgians.
T: More of a wheat profile than I expected, which only makes this beer more refreshing. A kick of hop bitterness, as well as some metallic notes. Big, yeasty qualities are in there as well. Bitter hop notes really linger, and citrus comes out with warmth.
M: Big body, mouthfeel is both creamy in texture and crisp in carbonation.
D: Filling and refreshing at the same time. This beer is unique compared to others I've had. I can definitely see myself enjoying more of these! A solid beer, for sure.

washburnkid, May 24, 2009
Photo of garymuchow
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

cold rainy (with snow to come) April night. Seems a proper time for a big enough beer to handle the chill.
Nice mixed fruit in the noise with balance of pale malt graininess. Touch of yeasty spice. Complex and nice.
Medium sized amply dense white head. Semi-cloudy gold.
Again with a nice fruitiness. A softer dryness for style. Mild yeast flavor with subdued phenols and minimal spice. Mild pale grains. Some drinks bring out a clear hop flavor. A pleasing sweetness runs through the drink very nicely.
Soft feel enhanced by the carbonation.
A good drinking pale ale/tripel. Americanized somewhat, but enjoyable. Let's have one more.

garymuchow, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Punchy_Munchie, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mrosenfeld32, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +5.3%

richkrull, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Kunstman, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of aswaller
4/5  rDev +5.3%

aswaller, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rattletrap968, Nov 17, 2011
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