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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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285 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 25
Gots: 18 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-15-2007)
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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 cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

fresh growler from fatheads.

A-pours a hazy dark golden amber color with a dense creamy white head, huge reteition and nice lace.

S-the nose brings lots of bubblegum, notes of orange peel, just a hint of yeast, good bit of floral fruity esters, very faint spice of corriander, light note of phenolic bandaid.

T-the flavor has a ton of yeast, light notes of orange peel and lemon, floral and fruit esters, more bandaid phenols than the nose, present bitterness in the finish.

M-grainy dirty feel to it, medium to light body, syrupy with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.

D-a little messy and has some flaws. overall it isn't band, the phenol flavor lingers for me a bit too long but the bitterness balance to the fruit and floral esters is quite interesting.

cpetrone84, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy orange color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of Belgian yeast, spice, anise, and leather. The taste is like the aroma, but with more anise. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a nice beer that I could drink again.

KarlHungus, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of tpd975
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice light hazy orange color with mingled yeast in the final pour.

S: Orange juice, banana, coriander, spicy yeast and funky wheat malts.

T: Juicy fruit bubblegum up front, followed by banana, white pepper, and clove. Hints of coriander and orange zest with hints of yeast in the finish.

M: light bodied with hints of pepper.

D: Very drinkable.

Overall: Nice bubblegum flavors mingled with fruit and yeast. Very nice flavors right from the start. I really liked it.

tpd975, Feb 07, 2008
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 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 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.

warnerry, Sep 26, 2011
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 Florida9
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Florida9, May 26, 2012
Photo of jera1350
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold color with a one finger head that reduces to a sudsy ring around the glass. Some lacing.

Wheaty, yeasty, sourdough bread, Necco wafer candy, hint of banana.

Sourdough like flavor, some alcohol is present. A little funkiness going on.

A bit fizzy which actually results in some chewiness here. Heavier part of light bodied.

Pretty good drinkability. The higher carbonation gives a fuller feeling when drinking this for me. Two of these would be about the max for myself.

jera1350, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of allengarvin
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a bright-yellow colored beer, with a modest head on it. The aroma is fairly nice, fruity, with a nice perfumy scent. Very nice flavor! Hugely coriander, with a bitter citrusiness. Somewhat similar to Celis' Grand Cru--all the flavors of wit, but stronger, with a good tart, phenolic edge.

allengarvin, May 01, 2009
Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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
Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Hojaminbag, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of grub
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

grub, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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 atone315
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

atone315, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

BeerLover99, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

zonker17, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Canada_Dan, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.3%

krome, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

This was one, tasty beer. Lots of complexity to the taste, with fruit, yeast, wheat and a nice amount of bitter to balance things quite nicely. It sure is unfiltered! It's a thick, peach color with a good head. Good mouthfeel and medium plus carbonation. Worth looking for this brew.

Tucquan, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle split with onix1agr.

A- a nice finger of head from a steady pour settles to a small ring. Hazy yellow orange in color.

S- faint hints of apricot a bit of spice.

T- herbal and slightly sweet with some peach and apricot. A touch of spicy earthy hops. Ever so mild heat as it warms.

M-light to medium bodied. About the same in carb too. Dry finish.

D- its was allright not the best I've had for the style but pretty solid. Really improved as it warmed up.

oglmcdgl, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +5.3%

richkrull, Nov 23, 2011
Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.