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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

261 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 24
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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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portia99

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 01:20:18 | More by portia99
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DIM

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 22:47:32 | More by DIM
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 00:38:14 | More by Wasatch
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drcarver

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - light hazy amber color with a small faint white head that leaves little traces down the side of th glass
S - at first sweet and vegetably... kinda like glazed carrots. definite coriander spice. yeast aroma present. After a sip or two more of an apricot and citrus aroma
T/M - citrus up front and in the middle. definite sweetness and coriander spice throughout. the coriander is a little strong for my taste. a nice breadiness. thick, almost syrupy, but very smooth. Alot going on... not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing
D - goes down nicely, but forces you to take your time.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 23:51:37 | More by drcarver
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organicbrewer

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a-light bronze with a small eggshell head. Slight haze.

s-bubblegum and chouffe like esters. moderate citrus hop aroma. medium bitterness.

t-more chouffe esters. low hop bitterness.

m-medium bodied. medium carbonation.

d-nice beer. Seems to not know what it wants to be. Esters are a bit high and the beer could be drier, but it still tastes nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 21:10:05 | More by organicbrewer
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gford217

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of AdamGarcia.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head that recedes to a small collar and swirl on top with little lacing.

The aroma is full of sugary sweet apples and pears with a subtle bit of bubble gum wheat in the nose and some lemony citrus hops. There is some spicy yeast floating around as well.

The taste has the same dominant fruity sweetness with an initial orange citrus kick up front. The light banana and bubble gum sweetness is present but swept away by a dry spicy finish. Still, it's a sweet flavor overall.

The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated but still a bit slick and sugary sweet. It seemed to lack a bit in terms of body though.

It's a cross between a hefe, an IPA and a Belgian pale and it's definitely drinkable though probably lacking the heft to be a serious Belgian pale.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 02:09:10 | More by gford217
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berpwillie

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a hazy very cloudy orange color, with little to no head and very very lite carbonation. it had much of a citrus type very spicey feel to it. reminds me very much of spring houses robot bastard ipa. very delicious beer that i was pleasantly surprised with and enjoyed a lot from begining to end.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 11:32:36 | More by berpwillie
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billab914

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 19:05:13 | More by billab914
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 16:58:44 | More by Slatetank
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 01:23:19 | More by BARFLYB
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 01:06:27 | More by oglmcdgl
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 17:39:07 | More by Kegatron
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dfillius

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 17:35:33 | More by dfillius
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 22:08:52 | More by KarlHungus
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 22:26:51 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Dotcubed

Arkansas

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Last of six I got a wile back.

Pours a nice foamy head. Some dark brown tinted sediment in the bottle
Hazy, yellow tinted.

Smells nice, pine-ish. Spiced nicely with something.

Tastes warming, sensing the alcohol. Modest bitterness, warmth.
Some great foaminess but a bit too much. Malty sweetness.
This is high calorie beer, the good stuff.

Some pleasing halo of bitterness that stretches out the experience.

I like they beer they made. I want more with something lightly spicy. Rabbit braised with mustard or some curried leg of lamb.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 03:52:03 | More by Dotcubed
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seaoflament

California

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jay23 for this extra.

Pours a dark golden color, some haze, and a thick inch of white foam.

Tropical on the nose with some banana, sweet orange, bubblegum, wheat sweetness, medium spiciness level form the yeast, floral, and perfumy. Nice malt and yeast profile, sweet, tropical, and a hint of spices in the background.

Wheat flavors with a bit of citrus tartness, zesty and crisp, phenolic in the middle, and a flowery finish with hints of fruits. I can taste some tart nectarines, banana, red apple, and a stronger pear-like flavor in the aftertaste. The finish is nicely balanced with a bit of sweetness and a dry enough finish that makes this one very quaffable. However, the spices seem to become a bit stronger after a few sips, clove more so, and a hint of alcohol is hiding in the background. Medium bitterness that lingers a little bit but the beer cleans out in the finish quite well.

Very high carbonation, slightly aggressive on the palate but it gets better as some CO2 escapes from the beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 22:19:33 | More by seaoflament
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alcstradamus

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky golden pour with a nice head that recedes down to a collar. Smell is clove up front, but with a little swirling to breathe an awesome bouquet of citrus and spices comes to the forefront. Taste is a bit more watery that I would hope based on the nose, but is still pretty smooth and satisfying. Mostly light bready malts and faint hints of spices. Medium bodied with a tiny bit of prickly carbonation, this one is decent and worth trying at least once but don't go out of your way.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 21:07:07 | More by alcstradamus
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange golden in color, cloudy with lively carbonation. Excellent creamy head with excellent retention and lacing. I love the look of this beer.

Smells more Bavarian than Belgian. Wheat and yeast, smells similar to a good hefe. Slight citrus and floral hops.

Taste is smooth wheat and yeastyness. Citrus and floral hops, much more agressively hopped than your average hefe or wheat beer. I get more Belgian characteristics here, such as coriander and black pepper.

Very very smooth and easy going down. Medium bodied, slight bitter after taste. Great drinkability.

I knew going into this that this was the brewerys most popular beer. In my mind, it didn't disappoint. I liked this a lot.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 04:39:23 | More by Mistofminn
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great two finger head thtat recedes to a nice, super thick foam which leaves a soft lacing. Lets not forget the eruption of bubbles rising to the top of this froth-monster amdist a hazey sunshine amber. The aroma has some spicey, white peppery, hop notes with candi sugar and some yeasty and wheat banana fruits. The taste starts with hot bananas. That 7.2% abv giving the bananas that "hot" twang. The middle is a little more mellow, but the heat still lingers with the fruity yeast and sugary malt. The finish i warm, sweet, and a little metallic, but still good.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 04:20:57 | More by scruffwhor
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A- This one pours a nice finger and a half creamy white head with an orange tinge. The head recedes slowly and leaves a little lace. The color a golden orange that is rather cloudy.
S- The smell is of spice, orange, candi sugar and maybe a little bit of bubble gum.
T- I can pick up the yeast and some coriander with a bit of orange and some bubble gummy-ness. Just a hint of wheat and maybe even a little lemon. This one gets better when it warms up a little but the alcohol starts to peak through but that can be expected with a 7.2%ABV
M- It's a good medium body with just the right amount of carbonation.
D- I love this beer a lot and that is why it saddens me that it is only seasonal and will be disappearing soon. It has a high ABV but you cannot even notice it and that is what makes this such a "dangerously drinkable Belgian" as they say. This a more of a Belgian strong pale/wit hybrid than a stand alone strong pale.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 02:04:50 | More by Wisconsinality
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy golden brown body with a puffy one inch head that faded away slowly. Small flakes were also present in the beer along with some carbonation rising to the top.

S - Tons of wheat, sweet coriander, hops and some banana. No alcohol smell despite it having 7.2%.

T - Wheat, banana, coriander and hops are all present. There is quite a bit of carbonation, almost too much as seems to overwhelm the other characteristics of the beer.

M - Wheat and coriander initially hit the tongue with a strong blast of carbonation, probably too strong of a blast to be honest. The beer finishes with a faint taste of banana and a stronger taste of hops.

D - Pretty good beer overall considering the amount of alcohol, which went undetected by me. However, the ingredients of wheat, coriander, banana and hops could be better balanced by a more subtle carbonation level to bring out some of these characteristics better. Aside from that I could have one or two in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 03:52:34 | More by Wisconsin
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blackie

Virginia

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

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 03:40:01 | More by blackie
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Casey10

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer received in trade from darklordlager thank you again.

A - slight golden haze when poured had a slight head.

S - very slight wheat and banana

T - goes down nice nice but sweet in a fruit way,

M - not overwhelming but nice nonetheless

D - Good because it would be something that I could drink regulary but would not be the first thing I would reach for.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 03:49:16 | More by Casey10
Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.