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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

247 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-15-2007)
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Deep amber, hazy but crisp looking
Nose:
Cinnamon, clove, citrus, malt. Floral and inviting. Smells great!
Palate:
Clove, slight alcohol note, mild malts, light mouthfeel, well balanced, slightly bitter finish
Overall:
I REALLY liked this beer, much more than I thought, crisp and refreshing and a joy to drink! Get yourself a Fatty today!

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2014 14:01:11 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A golden clarity in a shaker pint, with a small fluffy head that clears quickly.

Mild honey and bread in the aroma, with banana and pear.

It's a sharp-tinged sweetness in the mouth, faintly of honey and banana taffy, with a mild bitterness that appears in the back of the mouth. The high carbonation keeps it refreshing.

Not greatness, but common-enough distribution to be a go-to beer when one is faced with less-than-ideal tap menus.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2013 01:41:53 | More by martyl1000
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2013 22:22:43 | More by tjsdomer2
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Florida9

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow in color. Served in a standard pint glass with about a half inch of creamy thick white head. Copious lacing. Aroma is all Belgian with notes of banana and spice with citrus hops to a lesser extent. Flavor is pretty good and while the yeast is present its not nearly as strong as the aroma. Mild sweetness, bubblegum, lemon, citrus, and some yeasty esters. Lighter body, actually a bit thin. Overall quit nice.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2012 17:46:15 | More by Florida9
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus, coriander, and a nice alcohol presence. In the taste, coriander, orange juice citrus, a small alcohol note and somewhat peppery. A smooth and a medium bodied moouthfeel, with a dry spice with a small citrus in the aftertaste. A bit boozy and peppery, and somewhat all over the place in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 17:09:46 | More by OWSLEY069
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at ?

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a quickly receding white head. Spicy aroma with light fruits. Banana bread taste, with some citrus coming through; yeasty, and some dry spice. Medium body, and moderately drinkable. I need to revisit this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2011 21:08:57 | More by Rifugium
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep orange with yellow hue, very cloudy, 1 finger head, mild lacing.

S: banana, clove, wheat, mild lemon zest and orange coriander

T: same as smell, big wheat clove and banana taste.

M: Medium body, solid carbonation, mild sticky feel

D: Very nice WI version of a Belgian style. I could have more than a few, the 7.2% ABV is very well hidden. Excellent Summer brew and worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2011 23:21:20 | More by BeerLover99
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fatty Boombalatty has a pale, hazy yellow body with a healthy looking, bright white head. The retention is solid and the lacing is ok.

The aroma is bursting with all kinds of spices from the Belgian yeast. Anise and clove are pretty noticeable, with perhaps a touch of coriander. Orange peel and light malts are present also.

I would say that anise is the most noticeable flavor in Fatty Boombalatty, but it is not an overpowering flavor. The anise gives way to a touch of clove and a peppery, coriander-type flavor. A touch of citrus zest is in the background. The malt bill for this beer must have a pretty good dose of wheat, because there is definitely a wheat twang. In fact, this beer tastes like a cross between a Belgian Pale and a Wit. I like it.

The mouthfeel is smooth and a little bit creamy, which is a nice effect brought on by the wheat I would guess.

I'm pretty sure Furthermore brewing just moved into the Pittsburgh area, as I just started seeing their beers pop up around town. Fatty Boombalatty was a nice introduction to the brewery for me, as it is a pretty good Belgian. Also (or Furthermore), it looks like the pricing for their beers are great, as a case of this beer was right around $35 when I spotted it at the beer distributor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2010 20:16:16 | More by Hojaminbag
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sampled on tap at pracna july 31/09. review #1000, woohoo!

pours super hazy pale orange with a small dense cap of white head on top. looks like a creamsicle. the head drops very slow and always seems to maintain a thick ring around the glass. spotty lace.

aroma is good. bright belgian spice. orange peel. bit of tangerine. melon. banana. bit of pineapple. white bread and cracker. light alcohol.

taste is great. light alcohol. orange peel, tangerine, and light orange. bit of banana. light belgian spice. it makes me think of a saison more than any other belgian style. a bit floral. maybe just a touch of funk, also making me think of a saison. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body with a fairly dry finish. medium-light carbonation.

drinkability is great. just enough hops to compliment the base beer and keep it nicely balanced and drinkable. this would be a great beer to sit out on the patio and drink all afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2009 21:54:31 | More by grub
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2009 17:11:59 | More by Viggo
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2009 21:51:44 | More by ChopperSmith
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supercolter

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very strange brew but I made peace with that and decided that I love it. Appearance is well, clearly unfiltered, color of banana runts. Smell is nice, like pineapple with a touch of hops. Taste really opens this one up. Lots of different citrus fruit esters. Some floral hops on the back and may be a hnt of beligan candy. Mouthfeel and drinkability are out of this world good. Drinks easy but very thick and unfiltered.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2009 00:44:51 | More by supercolter
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 00:20:51 | More by tempest
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Larrytown

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2008 22:14:28 | More by Larrytown
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mnstorm99

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange pour, with a white head that sticks around.
Aroma is bready and sweet, apricots? with a little hops to it mostly floral
Taste is very sweet, but not much of a malty sweet rather more of a bannana, and a touch of citrus, is that the apricot?
Mouthfeel is nice and chewy, a little thicker than I was planning on, and it also has a nice carb. to it. I could have a couple of these, but the sweetness might get to me after that, but overall a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2008 14:23:27 | More by mnstorm99
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 01:02:41 | More by alphagnome
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. No abv listed on the label either, but by the looks of things, this beer is contract brewed by the Milwaukee Brewing Co., for Furthermore Beer. Whatever. I got this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright orange colored body with three fingers of big bubbly off-white head with pretty underwhelming retention, especially given the style. Some nice fat streaks of lacing on the glass. Looks alright.

S - Smell is of earthy musty grains, funky yeast, alcohol fumes, brown bread, some nuttiness, and some mild banana / clove spice.

T - Taste is of bready malt, grains / grass / earth, slight hint of sticky caramel, booze heat, brettanomyces, cloves, light banana, & some kind of syrupy sweetness.

M - Feel is sticky, bready, and dry with some mild alcohol fumes on the finish. Medium bodied with high, bloating carbonation.

Overall, I'd say it was a drinkable endeavor, but certainly not something I would want for repeat drinking. It grew on me as I drank it, but I guess there was a bit too much sweetness, and too much carbonation for me to find enjoyable. In all, it was alright.

Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 05:16:06 | More by mfnmbvp
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jyambert

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid example of the style. Enjoyable. Served with
homemade guacamole, and it paired quite well. Must
be the hints of lime and coriander.
We purchased this on a recent trip to Minnesota and will
look for it again when we are in Wisconsin next time.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 01:00:02 | More by jyambert
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daledeee

Iowa

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A single bottle to try.

It pours a nice cloudy dark gold with very white head and good lacing.

Nose is very much Belgian hop, yeast, floral aromatics,

Taste is a little grainy, sweet, Belgian hops and some citrus bite. I would like this beer more if there was less grain. Mouth feel is good with plenty of carbonation. Overall a decent beer but could use some work.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 23:00:40 | More by daledeee
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel Acre tulip.

A- pours a hazy light copper/gold with a 2-3 finger white foamy head. Slowly fades and leaves a ring and blotches on the glass.

S- Aromas of grass and honey sweetness, citrus, biscuit and light spices.

T- Sweet honey biscuit and mild caramel, minimal fruit and banana with spice. Very light on hops.

M- Well carbonated with light mouth feel. Refreshing to quaff.

O- A nice twist on a Belgian Pale Ale that is refreshing to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 20:49:31 | More by Ri0
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 02:13:30 | More by garymuchow
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zeff80

Missouri

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear, bubbly copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and yeasty.

T - It tasted fruity with sweet caramel and a yeasty/spicy bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good Belgian Ale. Nice one from Furthermore.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 04:03:16 | More by zeff80
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Weli

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- 12oz into a pint glass, Nice orange color with a thin white head. Good clarity.

S-Spicey, hints of coriander, light citrus, slightly toast malt

T-Sweet and citrusy up front with a smooth bitterness and a hint of Belgian spicyness in the finish

M- Medium bodied, carbonation is low for a Belgian style beer.

O-Very sessionable for the ABV goes down more like a pale ale than a 7% beer

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 21:45:19 | More by Weli
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice, light head that fizzes loudly, then has good retention with hop resin. Orange and a touch of bubblegum in the nose. Dark golden color. Starts off with a touch of that bubblegum character, but then moves into hop bitterness, a flash of booze, and then back to a pine hop flavor (I taste a touch of pine behind it all). The finish is a nice grassy hop with sweet malt and bubblegum.

The first time I was trying this, I didn't expect the hoppiness, and I really disliked it. Going into this, expecting the hops, it's not too bad. I'm not a huge fan of the bubblegum flavor mixed with bitter hops, though...

Mixing in the sediment from the bottom: Aroma is much more subdued. Color becomes straw. Hop flavor becomes much more intense; bubblegum flavor is much reduced. Overall, the sediment smoothes it out quite nicely, I'd bump it up a few points if you haze it up.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:48:07 | More by TheSSG
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark gold with a 2 finger head. Blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, citrus, banana, spices

T- sweet caramel, banana, lemon, spices and some pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O- good beer with nice Belgian yeast notes.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 23:59:30 | More by kawilliams81
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Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.