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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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261 Ratings
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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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South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color. Nice mix of yellow and orange, and I can't tell if it's chill haze, or just haze, but I think it's a bit of yeast haze, because it didn't really clear up throughout the drink, but I can still see through the beer. The head is thin and white, not very dense, but it actually stays around a bit and leaves a little lacing. Kind of normal for the belgian pale style. The smell has a few dominant characteristics, all of which are interesting. First, there's a kind of fruity, sugary, bubble gum flavor, partially from nice fruity esters, and partially from the candy sugar (I assume) that gets used in this one, but it's really powerful in the nose at first. That subsides to a deep spiciness, I mean really spicy, earthy and pungent, herbal, kind of leafy, almost like burning leaves, with a hint of grass clippings. You can really smell a bit of malty sweetness, not quite bready, but sweet, mixed in with a bit of yeasty tartness. The taste starts out like chewing on fruity gum, thanks to some esters and a bit of sweetness, but that falls back quickly into this sticky, earthy taste. The malt comes in, a bit toasty and crackery, but there's this uncontrollable earthy spiciness in there. It's just herbal, leafy, and almost burnt with the hops and the spicy yeast combining - the yeast is actully a bit tart as well as spicy, somewhere between Saison yeast and Belgian Pale yeast. The malt presence comes in at different intervals, like cookies, and also a bit like powdery, starchy grains in different places. There's also a bit of a burnt sugar type taste to it. Overall, it's really a great Belgian Pale, perhaps leaning the furthest towards that earthy spiciness of any I've ever had. The body is actually very sticky and full from the malt and hops combining. The carbonation is nice and lively, crisp, and accented by the moderate dryness of the beer. The only thing is that the earthiness can wear on you thanks to that dryness, but I really find myself enjoying it. Not the easiest to drink, it's actually a bit challenging, though thoroughly enjoyable. I would definitely buy it again, but could not make it a beer I drink often, despite how much I enjoy it. I would recommend to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 03:09:07 | More by taylorhamrick
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 02:07:55 | More by jera1350
Photo of botham


3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Pours a rich amber color with a fine sediment throughout and a single finger of off white head after a hard pour. Weak retention and no lacings.

Aroma is of wheat malt, fruit esters and some floral hops mainly, with a touch of piney hops thrown in. almost a Hefeweizen in character, but the fruity quality brings it back to Belgian territory.

Taste follows the nose with a distinct citrus note and an assertive hop presence (when compared to the aroma). The fruity esters on the palate lend to the use of Belgian yeast, while the finish is of mild bittering hops.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a light tartness from the fruit and a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability is good. Basically a fusion of a Belgian Pale Ale and a Hefeweizen. Not bad though.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 17:57:37 | More by botham
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 23:13:20 | More by JohnQVegas
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 22:59:42 | More by Mdog
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a deep golden orange with a white head. Aroma of fruity esters. Medium bodied with sweet malt and citrus flavors up front, but then finished with a strong, warming alcohol flavor. Not really the most pleasant finish for a beer in my opinion. I might give this another try in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 10:46:37 | More by blackearth
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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 02:52:02 | More by jwinship83
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to MBABJJ for this generous extra. Served in a tulip.

A: Two fingers white frothy head over a very cloudy dark orange body. Lacing sticks all over the tulip, and there's a thick ring of retention.
S: Bold wheat and some clove spice. A sweetness that is characteristic of many Belgians.
T: More of a wheat profile than I expected, which only makes this beer more refreshing. A kick of hop bitterness, as well as some metallic notes. Big, yeasty qualities are in there as well. Bitter hop notes really linger, and citrus comes out with warmth.
M: Big body, mouthfeel is both creamy in texture and crisp in carbonation.
D: Filling and refreshing at the same time. This beer is unique compared to others I've had. I can definitely see myself enjoying more of these! A solid beer, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 16:56:11 | More by washburnkid
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4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 ouncer into a oversized tulip.
Pretty, lively yellow, nice carbonation/white head. Swell lacing that sticks around.
Smell's enticing, it makes me want to consume it.
Tastes fruity, + very slightly wheaty, the belgian yeasts are quite evident.
It's light but creamy, highly drinkable. I could easily drink it all night.

I would place it at the top of my best of summer seasonal list...

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 03:37:07 | More by solargoat
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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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 20:01:25 | More by allengarvin
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 23:19:25 | More by gatornation
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Ktown67 for bringing me a 6-pack of this during an in person trade last weekend!!

Presentation: Poured from 12 oz bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A: A mildly aggressive pour yields a perfect 2 finger head which recedes slowly. This beer laces very nice on the glass. The color is a dark yellow with tones of orange and lots of bubbles creeping up the side of the glass. As I drink the bubbles stay on top of the beer. Beautiful.

S: Smells like leather up front, but then yields to sour fruits. There is also pepper in the nose, this one smells like it's going to be good!

T: Boy is it ever. There are really nice flavors of sour apple, sweet and sour pear, and white wine-style grapes but no alcoholic presence whatsoever. There is also a nice balance of pepperiness that I generally only find in the best Belgians. Sweet, spicy, and refreshing.

M: This beer was perfectly carbonated, nice and creamy to drink, and oily with an almost perfect weight to its body. Matched the style extremely well.

D: I can't believe how easy it was to put down 2 of these last night. I felt like I could have honestly drank the entire 6-pack and not gotten tired of it; a rarity for me.

Overall I feel like next to maybe one other American-made Belgian style this is the absolute best I've had. Seriously this beer is extremely complex, superbly balanced between sweet and spicy, the carbonation is perfect, drinkability is off the charts, and I'd say it is almost every bit as good as Duvel. I'm not afraid to go against convention when it is warranted, and for sure it is in this case. As soon as I'm done with the 6-pack I know I will want more.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 13:27:29 | More by thirdeye11
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2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle from a six pack.

A- golden hue with an unfiltered look, heavy on the particles,

S- somewhat of a burnt smell to it,

T- somewhat of a charcoal-like flavor, emphasis on hops, some clove/ginger

M- smooth with a touch of the unfiltered wheat,

D- an OK belgian, definitely better ones out there

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 02:14:49 | More by Fartknocker
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4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
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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4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 21:17:11 | More by number1bum
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 16:00:34 | More by BuckeyeNation
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 19:08:48 | More by Tucquan
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice hazy orange amber, decent white head with nice lacing.

Nose of bubblegum, bananas, nice and fruity.

Full flavor somewhat like a triple comes through, lighter because of the wheat component, but nice and fruity, long finish, well balanced.

Full body and well carbonated, a keeper.

Really quite nice effort here, could keep some around if it was available in IL, thanks to Mr. Quartetman for this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 00:41:09 | More by robbyc1
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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear light amber deep gold, quarter finger head.

S- Mellow but solidly sweet banana aromas.

T- Peppery yeast notes dominate the front and middle along with some good light malt sweetness. At about midpoint the hop bitterness plays very well off the peppery yeast. Some fruity esters come through in the finish.

M- The carbonation is just a little on the harsh side.

D- I could see myself zeroing in on this at a bar.

For an American brewery that doesn't necessarily speciallize in Belgian beer, not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 18:20:59 | More by Pauly2X
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to asmokingoat for this one.

A- Bright gold and clear. Head is 1/2" but dissipates quickly leaving only a thin ring around the surface of the drink. After a few sips, the lacing is stringy, but somewhat splochy.

S- Smells of fresh fruit: red apples, green apples, cotton candy, perfume, coconuts, and citrus notes. This is a very complex and estery beer. I could smell this one all day.

T- As I would expect, this one starts out nice and sweet. Caramel, honey, touch of candi sugar. The bittering hop really doesn't keep up to this sweetness, making it a little offbalance. Some light, but noticable, citrus zest is thrown in at the end adding to the complexity, as well as the drinkability.

M- Light in the mouth and middle of the road carbonation. It could be a *touch* higher, but not bad at all.

D- It is a little bit sweet for a session beer, but it really is a nice beer to sip on. It has a lot going on for the style, and a great attempt by an American brewery to brew a Belgian style ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 00:30:46 | More by MMAJYK
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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light amberish color with a fingers worth of head that dissipated rather quickly.

The aroma consists of a banana like yeast strain with some sour green apple behind it.

The flavor has a banana-y clove characteristic with a not so hidden alcohol presence. There is a large amount of hops for a belgian style which I thought added a welcomed spiciness.

The beer has a medium mouthfeel with a very active carbonation level. The bubbles billow in your mouth into somewhat of a foam before calming down. A pleasant fruity sweetness lingers in the mouth after the finish and the spiciness hits the back of the throat.

Overall I feel like this is a pretty damn good belgian style ale. It might be a tad high in alcohol because it's not hidden terribly well. There is nothing outstanding about it but it's just a solid effort. I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 22:40:01 | More by kenoftheyear
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 00:35:19 | More by Soneast
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours a very nice straw color with little to no head

S: I pretty much smelled Banana and other fruits and a few spices mixed in there

T: Heavy banana and mild citrus and clove. Very nice flavors!

M: What you'd expect from this one. Light on your tongue, very flavorful and lingers for just a bit

D: I liked this enough to have 3 or 4 per sitting. I enjoyed it wuite a bit!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 17:28:39 | More by madtowndmb1
Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.