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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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87
very good

143 Reviews
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Reviews: 143
Hads: 315
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-15-2007

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (1,260 characters)

Photo of grub
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (949 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (396 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
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 (1,265 characters)

Photo of portia99
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with rschne13. Thanks Ryan! Poured into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Pours a hazy, translucent pale yellowy amber. A low, thin head forms and disappears quickly to leave a thick, uneven collar around the edge of the glass...no lacing - I expect some more foam out of a Belgian pale...

S - Heavy bubblegum up front with a bit of clove and maybe some wintergreen mixed in - strong Belgian yeast character. Very spicy...coriander and black pepper. Light bready maltiness in the background. Good, but seems maybe a bit over the top...lacking some of the subtle complexity of true Belgians.

T - Cloves, bubblegum, pepper and coriander are the dominant flavors. Somewhat in the background are some light bready and sugary sweet malt flavors and a low to medium hoppy bitter bite kicks in on the finish.

M - Somewhat thin in character...carbonation level is on the high side. Lots of cooling Belgian spiciness fills the mouth - cloves, wintergreen, maybe other minty-type flavors/feels that I can't identify too.

D - Quite flavorful and complex as a Belgian should be...alcohol level is middle of the road at 7.2% - not very detectable at all in the flavor, but I'm feeling it a bit (2nd beer of the night). Not my favorite Belgian pale...but a pretty good example and glad to have a chance to try this one. Maybe one of the greatest names in all of beer. (1,393 characters)

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
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. (474 characters)

Photo of gatornation
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a nice sunset yellow color with a huge belgian head that dissipates just right and leaves great lacing and a nice ring..the smell is fruit full..its a blast of apples pears and peaches followed by the mandatory clove..its fantastic cant wait to drink it..the taste is all summertime sit on the back porch take it easy...its all fruit up front then some hops and wheat and nice sour yeast with a clove finish..fantastic..the mouthfeel is a perfect balance between sweet and sour.. this beer is fantastic..highly recommended.. this is summertime (549 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fatty pours a golden color with a small head. There is a yeasty toasty aroma with big banana notes. The taste is similar, big banana notes, toasty and yeasty. Nice full taste, good body. Overall its a fruity bpa. (216 characters)

Photo of bsp77
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (767 characters)

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light copper color, with a white, half-inch bubbly head that recedes quickly, minor lacing. Has a nice stream of bubbles riding the side of the glass.

Smells sweet, flowery, spicy, coriander. Almost has a bubblegum scent to it.

The flavor is actually pretty complex, it has a nice wheat-like front, and finishes with a tad bitterness, and leaves a delightful sweet, floral flavor on your palate.

Light to medium bodied, fairly carbonated which actually gives it a refreshing quality, although truthfully it tasted better as the beer warmed and the carbonation died down a bit. The alcohol is hidden fairly well, but after a few of these you would certainly feel it. This is something I'd like to drink again. All in all, this is a great Belgian pale ale from Furthermore. (789 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden orange with a 2 finger foamy white head and sticky patches of lace.

S - Spicy, wheat, lemon and orange, on the hoppy side, peppercorns.

T - Spicy with a big wheat and yeasty taste, bubblegum, peppercorns and lemon and orange flavors from the hops.

M - On the light side with good carbonation and a bit of bite from the spice. Dry finish from the hops.

D - This one goes down very easily. The best Furthermore beer I have tried so far. (449 characters)

Photo of goblue3509
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy hazy golden color that is darker on top and lighter on the bottom with a one finger head which gives way to skim with a moderate amount of lacing present. The aroma is of a bubble gum smell with hints of lemon, corriander, and a floral hop. The taste has a big rich bubblegum like flavor, rounded out by floral hops with hints of lemon. The mouthfeel is dry and low to moderate carbonation. I would say the drinkability is good, its an inviting aroma with a big smooth flavor that keeps you coming back. (518 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Medium-hazy golden color with three fingers of fluffy sticky head that stays around for several minutes and leaves generous sticky clumps of lacing behind on the glass's surface.

S. Tons of toffee malt with lesser amounts of pears, spicy belgian yeast aroma, some light bubblegum ester spectrum, and just a dash of alcohol smell.

T. The flavor has some citric orange peel hopping and some banana wheat sweetness to it that I somehow failed to detect on the nose. Besides that, all of the elements from the nose also show up for the role call on flavor duty.

M. Somewhat on the heavier side of medium thickness, but smooth and even slightly creamy in feel nonetheless because of the well-calibrated carbonation levels. (754 characters)

Photo of beerwolf77
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my tulip the beer is mostly clear golden yellow. Two fingers of bright white head fade slowly leaving sticky lace gobs all around the glass.

The aroma is quite spicy. Lots of black pepper, clove and coriander. A huge bouquet of belgian yeast simply envelops your nose. Hints of citrus and of wheat cracker are present as well.

The flavor is a bit less complex than the nose. Belgian yeast and the spices from the nose are present just a bit muted and mashed together. The hops give it a dry bitterness that seems to drown out any real big spice presence.

Light to medium body. Lots of carbonation.

Overall I've had this on tap and it seemed much more balanced. For now this is my review. If I find it again on tap I will have to revise my scores if I see fit. (776 characters)

Photo of Mdog
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Gold, plenty of yeast in suspension, good head.

Smell: Yeasty, cloves.

Taste: Starts with some sweetness before a mix of spices hit, cinnamon, clove, black pepper.

Drinkability: It's in the zone between light hefes and big Belgians, not a sessioner but not a one bottle only beer.

This is a pretty good US Belgian beer. Kind of an amped up hefeweizen flavor and feel. Had an interesting mix of spice flavors and enough sweetness to keep it balanced. Worth a try. (478 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle brought back from WI. no freshness dating. pretty dumb name. into my trusty duvel tulip.

A- this one pours a hazy golden yellow colored body with a very sparse head that barely covers the top of the glass, and becomes no more than a crown after less than thirty seconds and leaves almost no lacing behind.

S- sweet belgian yeast and spices right off the bat. clove and coriander. bubblegum also. this one smells like a tripel. cant detect the hops the bottle promises.

T- very wheat like. full of yeast flavors and pretty sweet. pretty spicy. bubblegum, clove, and coriander. theres a decently hoppy finish. herbal tasting.

M- thin and watery with a high level of carbonation. very crisp.

D- if the ABV is really over 7%, furthermore did a world class job of hiding it. it could sneak up on you if you had a bunch in a single night. definitely interesting. check it out. (889 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (332 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 beer’s 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 (wouldn’t 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 aren’t 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 I’m 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 don’t want normal people to think that). Then I discovered that I could order a 7 oz tapper glass, that it wouldn’t be frosted, and that I wouldn’t 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. It’s no balanced work of art. That’s 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. (2,645 characters)

Photo of number1bum
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from the diva of beer himself, BeerTruth. Thank you fine sir.

Pours a very murky (the bottle did say unfiltered and didn't lie) golden amber color, with three fingers of foamy and creamy off-white head. Keeps a chunky, dense lace and leaves a pretty good amount of stick.

Smell is quite musty but also packs a good amount of fruit - apples and pears, in particular, but there is some citrus hoppiness going on here, as well. I'm liking what I'm smelling of this yeast strain - musty and fruity esters abound. There is a cracker like sweetness, as well. I like it.

Pretty much tastes like it smells. Yeast has a lot of character, musty mostly, but also fruity. There is a good amount of hop fruitiness, as well, and between the two there is apple, pear and citrus going on. I'm getting some peach and maybe even apricot, too. Nice amount of sweetness which is both cracker-like but also seems to have a bit of candi sugar. Hops are pretty much all flavor here as the bitterness is quite modest to say the least. Tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is a very smooth, creamy medium body. Carbonation is maybe a bit on the low side actually, but that lends itself to a creamier, almost chewy mouthfeel. It works well.

I must say that this is a fantastic surprise. I like it a lot. Very drinkable, very tasty, just very good across the board. I don't know that this fits perfectly into any style guideline but it's really tasty. I actually was searching for reasons not to rate it so highly, but I could not find them. This is one I'd love to have in my fridge with regularity. (1,577 characters)

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer; I thought it was a nice American Belgian-style ale with some spiciness and a nice mouthfeel. Excellent drinkability.

A hazy golden color with a small amount of very fine head, which dissipated quickly but left 2mm of very fine white bubbles. Aroma is slightly tripel-ish, with a fair amount of clove-iness (quite good). Flavor is very spicy and good...a lot of American Belgian ales taste slightly chemical-y or overdone, but this one did not. Mouthfeel was not flat, but was quite good and smooth. I really enjoyed this beer. (550 characters)

Photo of dfillius
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1 finger of white head with good retention. Liquid is golden with fine yeast particles in suspension. Not cloudy, but dotted - very interesting, like when something starts to precipitate out of solution in Chemistry lab.
S: Banana, clove, Belgian yeatiness and citrus hop. Very similar to Crack'd Wheat.
T: Nice clove-y hefewizen flavor with good hop check/balance. Tastes a lot like Crack'd Wheat too - Amarillo hops? Tad of bready finish. A bit of banana/arugula aftertaste. Delicious.
M: Syrupy/oily. Good hop bitterness.
D: Very tasty, though so close to New Glarus Crack'd Wheat in the same market that I'd buy NGCW instead. The main difference is FBFB has more banana/arugula flavor. (738 characters)

Photo of JohnQVegas
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass, thanks to Jason (MBABJJ) for the chance to try a whole new brewery to me!

Pours murky pale orangey copper, with a fizzy, big-bubbled off-white head of about 2 fingers that eventually settles into a soapy cap with decent lacing.

Nose of this one is grassy, a bit peppery, some light orange zest underneath, just a hint bready. Some pear comes out as it warms.

Taste is interesting - sharp and peppery up front, bit astringent without being bitter, yeast lends a nutty, bready note; just a bit earthy. Gets a touch grainy towards the finish, with a nice, dry grassy hop note that comes out clear and leads right into a light bitterness paired with just a bit of that nutty yeast on the grainy, slightly wheaty finish. I like this one a lot.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, light carbonation bite up front leads into a medium-full body that's just a bit chalky from the yeast.

Drinkability is a quandry. I like this one a lot, and with just a bit less yeast I think it'd be a solid 4.5. But the yeast is just a bit over the top, both in the taste and mouthfeel. Pull that back, let the hops really shine and this is a well above average beer. (1,181 characters)

Photo of Ri0
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel 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. (481 characters)

Photo of daledeee
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (369 characters)

Photo of KeefD
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a small head and no lacing. Not much in the way of aroma on this one. A bit of candied sugar, some caramel, and a little yeastiness. Taste is on cue with the aroma. Candy sugar, a bit of apple, slightly spicey, and a dry yeasty finish. A bit thin on the tongue, carbonation was ample enough and overall pleasant to drink. A decent take on the style. (379 characters)

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