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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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143 Reviews
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Reviews: 143
Hads: 318
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 18.23%
Wants: 29
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a pretty cool name, makes me think of the one line from the Bloodhound Gang song You're Pretty When I'm Drunk but anyway, this beer pours out as a golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. The smell has an average Belgian aroma to it. The taste has a decent bitterness to it. The mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side. The overall on this beer is that it's an average beer but not something I'd rave about.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy, a man who never disappoints. Served in a tulip.

Pours a bright peach color with a really nice two-finger white head. Good lacing as it goes down and a thin collar stays along for the ride. The nose brings some light bready malt as well as a light floral aroma and a bit of earth and spice. Flavor has mild malt sweetness plus a bit of a hop presence. Yeast kicks in with some mild spice toward the finish. Really light, yet creamy, mouthfeel that is the highlight of the beer for me. Nicely done. Thanks again, Andy.

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Photo of emerge077
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy orange, some foam, sticks around for a bit.

Smell is barely there, possibly some wheat somewhere.

Big bubblegum in the taste, almost too much. Cloying, then a long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Not so good. Over the top in an aggressive way, sweet and yeasty, no attempt at balance here.

Hard to finish a 12 oz., glad I only had a single.

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.3/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was thrilled to get this bottle in a trade recently. This was easily one of the most sought after beer for me, as I had been trying for a while. Did not seem all that rare I guess, just a lack of people having it. But no matter, I was thrilled to recieve it and immediatly put it in rotation and cracked it out tonight. Twelve ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

Appearence - Poured a very nice, bright golden yellow. Hazy with a thick head of white froth on top that was very slow to recede. Nice side glass lacing then ensued and really thickened up the sides of the glass nicely. Very full look with lots of carbonation throughout.

Smell - The aroma was bright. Lots of light fruity notes with hints of peach, apple, and a good bit of lemon added in for good measure. Hints of light grains in the base and a light hoppy note buried inside.

Taste - The flavor followed suit quite well. A very nice farmhouse ale, with a good hoppy flare to it. Started out nice with a good dose of light yeast and wheat flavors. They rolled nicely together with hints of peach, lemon, and slight apple notes. The finish came through strong with a nice bitter hop note that lingered forever and really dried out the mouth nicely.

Mouthfeel - Really nice medium bodied ale for sure. I was quite impressed with how well this one was put together. Very full body with a huge frothy feel to it.

Drinkability - An outstanding ale to sip on for a while. I had no issued with finishing this one for dinner in fact it was quite easy. Smooth, with a nice dry and delicate finish..

Overall I though this was excellent. A style that is hard to master, but they proved they could do a damn good job at it. A classic in my book and I am very glad that I chose to seek this one out. Definitly a winner and I loved every minute of it.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Is there such a thing as amber licorice?

Lovely hazy amber in the glass. A good head on top and lots of swirling lacing. Excellent mouth feel with rich flavors, creamy carbonation. Totally weird, yet eager to please. Rather bitter long aftertaste with the licorice that just won't quit. Fruitcake in a glass. Yet it tastes of celery with a touch of Kandy Korn.

Totally unique flavor. I don't know if this would get tiresome, but it's a cute new playmate.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I appreciated being able to share this bottle with tenderbranson69 -thanks!
poured from the 12oz into my La Fin Du Monde tulip.

A - a dark caramel color w/ highlights of marigold and light brown. The ale has a good bit of head retention and the cap of white is about 1/4 inch after settling w/ a tight bead and strams of lace stick

S - A banana custard aroma - fresh, fruity and has a light alcohol note w/ subtle spice and mild yeasty ester. There is a light tropical tinge w/ a slight orange rind note

M - The feel is very crisp with high effervescent texture leading the way and fruity accents w/ bitteness present from the hops w/ a dry clean finish

T - A sweet and fruity tasting entry w/ a mild citrus zing and hops adding a hint of bittering with a gently phenolic yeast taste. The bitterness increases slightly from mid to end point w/ slight fruity tropical notes in tandem and mild alcohol is slightly apparent after the swallow

D - A good pale, but wit characteristics in the spice profile make it interesting -it is hard to rate to one style but the citric zing and high carbonation leans toward double wit w/ a peppery end. It drinks very well for either style though and for its abv

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
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!

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +4.2%

On-tap at Jimmy's Island Grill in Milwaukee:

Pours clouded amber with a frothy white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus - orange peel, a fruity character towards mango, caramel, bread and coriander.

The taste is of a generous amount of coriander upfront and throughout with caramelized wheat, orange peel and a spicy sweet and sour finish.

Fuller-side of the style spectrum, creamy and refreshing.

A strong, yet drinkable, unique, but fitting, witbier/Belgian pale ale.

It paired wonderfully with my plate of coconut-breaded shrimp!

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Photo of billab914
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Sam Adams pint glass. Poured a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch frothy white head. The head settled out after a few minutes but did leave some lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a fruity, spicy, yeastiness to it with some strong notes of banana, clove, lemon, and orange peel. The aroma almost seems like a mix between a Belgian pale and a hefeweizen.

The taste has a lot of the same flavors present in the nose starting with the citrusy lemon and orange peel flavors. The yeast really plays a big role in the flavor profile with a lot of the banana and clove type fruity and spiciness coming through. Like the nose it seems to have a lot of similar qualities of a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, it was a pretty nice flavored and easy drinking beer. Not what I expected for something listed as Belgian pale but still a pretty good beer.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle split with oglmcdgl, thanks for the shot. Poured in some small glasses at the compound.

Boombalatty has a apricot orange color and a weak head that reached an inch before lowering into nothing. No lace from this one. This pretty much smells like orange jolly ranchers mixed with some fruity yeast. Tastes of oranges apricots and some cereal like tastes. Hops are not really in the picture. The feel is between light and medium with some carb, nothing to exciting, goes down smooth but kinda dead. I could see going for one of these in the summer, but would not seek it out on the regular.

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Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Furthermore, Fatty Boombalatty. A Belgian style ale.

Appearance: A dark golden/light copper body supported by a small, quickly diminishing head. Lacing does not really occur.

Smell: Floral, sweet and fruity.

Taste: Sweet malt and cream, reminiscent of cotton candy in its sweetness. Many tasters detect bubblegum. Some herbal hop bitters try to stand up to the sweet but fall flat. Belgian candi sugar and a small porportion of hops. A decent effort.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied.

Drinkability: An average American Belgian style ale. Worth the try.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, corinander, bready, with some slight pepper notes. The taste is slighlty sweet, yeasty, with a nice malt note, bready, corinander, and some pepper. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice BPA.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 12 oz bottle from maximum12. Thanks Duane.

A: The ale is rather vigorous on pour, requiring two separate attempts to fill my glass. A finger and a half of head blanketed the glass and is lightly lacing. The ale itself is a hazy amber color, nearly equal parts orange and brown with just slightly more brown.

S: Candi sugars peep through, presenting themselves as the signature aspect of the nose. There isn't much more to speak of here, despite several searches.

T: Interesting. The flavor releases bigger flavors that I'd expect from a much stronger version. The pale candi sugars are still here, adding a sugary sweetness but they are matched with some anise and pepper. A Belgian yeast strain adds a chalky finish. The flavors make this one seem bigger than it actually is.

M: The ale is flat at times, losing some of the range of flavor. The prospect of a larger flavor profile is nice but doesn't always come through.

D: The alcohol is well-hidden amongst the Belgian spices but that is not enough to salvage a spotty flavor.

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Photo of tone77
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, spice. Taste is bursting with flavor. Lots of spice, some fruits, yeast, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a top notch beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of Viggo
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden copper orange. Fluffy white cloud of froth graces the surface. Lacing is more than adequate. Sweet candy like aroma spliced with some peppery spice notes. Some doughball aromas as well. Flavor is o.k., but lacks the character and complexity to make it anything more than o.k. Sweetly malty. Slightly alcoholic. Peppery. Faint yeast esters. Body is medium or so. On the high end of the carbonation chart, but appropriate nonetheless. This is a decent drink.

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Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.