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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 26
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Furthermore Beer visit their website
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 TheStove
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decanted from a bottle into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance is a brilliant deep orange. In direct light it seems like it wants to be yellow but remains muted and slightly hazy. Finger of head forms and is only shortly maintained until fading away.

Smells of light candy and spice sweetness with some faint citrus (lemon, lime) undertones. Drinks in a similar fashion with the candy and citrus giving way to some carbonation and light hop bitterness. In many ways it drinks like a true Belgian though it resembles more of an American IPA. The carbonation and dry finish help some of the candy and hop flavors pop on the tongue.

I think this is one of the better American interpretations of a Belgian style ale. It drinks closer to those than some of the usual "belgian style" ales that come more like lagers or weak ales than anything else. Low ABV's (well, relatively) keep this drinkable though some may find it too carbonated.

Photo of sophisticated
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up on a recent trip to WI on my friend's suggestion. She knows the Furthermore guys and says they are top notch people.

Not much info on the bottle, it took a minute to find what style of beer this is.

A) Cloudly orange-amber. Lots of visible carbonation. Nice finger of white foamy head that lasted forever and left spots of lace.

S) Touch of wheat, Belgian yeast, a little banana. Nice.

T) Yums! Belgian yeast stands out, but it also has a nice hoppy bite to it. There is some citrus, lemon, and banana. All nice strong flavors. Tasty.

MF) Medium, lots of carbonation.

D) Really good. Kept going back for more! Was not sure of the ABV (not marked on bottle) and did feel the 7% after a while but didn't taste it.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For the record I really don't like Belgiums

A - Yellow orange hue with an inch of fluffy foam that laces and pillows. Looks good.

S - Mostly Belgium yeast. Slight apple and pear with slight lemon. Hard to tell since the yeast is pretty strong.

T - Really not too bad!. I find that some Belgiums beers have a really strong yeast component that comes off cloying but this one seems pretty thin and balanced. Let some of those other flavors like apple and lemon come to light as well. Very nice.

M - Medium bodied and drinkable.

D - Ehh. It's OK but really I just wanted to try it since it was the only new beer on my shelf at my local sixer place. I wasn't in love with it but it was pretty drinkable for a Belgium. Wish this was in the variety case rather than that crappy "Make Weight"

Photo of sweemzander
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for yet another brew!

(A)- Pours a clear orange hue that produced a decent off-white head.

(S)- A nice wheat-like clove, banana, and lemon profile. Has a bit of orange peel in there too.

(T)- Exactly like the smell dictated. Good fruits and a smooth feel.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A tad too yeasty at the end, but otherwise a good attempt at the style.

(D)- A good belgain from the states. A tad stronger even for the style, but its smoothness helps.

Photo of IronLover
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy copper color with a thick white head that reduced to a healthy white cap .
Aromas included yeast, sweet malt, wheat banana, and hint of citrus orange and lemon.
Spicy flavors accompanied the carbonation that then led to sweet malty wheat flavors and a hoppy finish with lemon and banana flavors.
Nice variety of aromas and flavors, but nothing spectacular about this one. I'd have it again, but given the variety of BPAs out there, I'd try something different.

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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of goblue3509
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of beerwolf77
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of rfgetz
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed gold color with highly active carbonation, leaving a big cap of soapy whit ehead, decent retention. Scent is a huge whiff of peppery belgian yeasts and spices such as corriander, a light citrus and wheaty background round out the nice scent. The first sip is an almost cloying bite of the corriander and peppery yeast, the malts come across as quite sweet (almost bubblegum like) for containing such a large portion of wheat and a muddled citrus flavor is present throughout. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, dry finnish and a touch of burn. An interesting beer that tends to overdo some of its ingredients.

Photo of KI9A
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

WOW, didn't expect this!

A: Cloudy orange, good head, nice lace.

S: Very complex mix of Belgain candy, corrinder, lemon, piney hops..

D: Sweet Belgain candy upfront, then some sour citrus, and then a boom of hops at the back. Awesome!

M: Dry, medium body.

D: VERY quaffable, almost too easy to drink at 7.2%! Haven't heard much about this brewery, but, picked up this single while up north last month. I will certianlly make sure I get more of this gem!!

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.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No date or info.

A - Poured with some vigor, Fatty's head expands to two fingers quickly but also lowers quickly. Off-white Belgian lace is left all over the glass though. A chimney of carbonation rises from the "D" etching through the clear golden-orange beer.

S - Soft wheat explodes from the nose of this beer giving it an aromatic but easy-going smell. Spicy Belgian yeast is aggressive in the nose as well which blankets, for the most part, the spicy hops. A touch of citrus and cold metal float in and out through the background. It's a great nose making this a promising brew already.

T - With a big boom, the spiciness overtakes the wheat in the flavor effortlessly. Tons of coriander and Belgian spicy yeast with notes of lemon and orange peel citrus. Notes of citrus and pine-flavored hops stay towards the back and blend well with a timid, warm solvent alcohol kick. Maybe a touch of nutmeg too? The spice is very prominent but not overwhelming. It's got a good balance.

M - Medium-light in body, Fatty packs a flavorful punch but not a weighty punch. Lots of carbonation makes the finish quite spritzy which accommodates the dry and lightly bitter feel well. A small hint of warming from the alcohol comes out in sensation too.

D - This brew packs an unexpected punch of goodness! I heard good things but didn't expect this. Very nicely done and deliciously drinkable, I may have to pick up some more Fatty!

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of Strix
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale orange, medium white head.

Smells of yeast, earthyness, sweet fruits, and coriander.

This is sort of a coriander bomb. Also yeast, apricots and spices. But for me very sweet and coriandery.

Mouthfeel felt a bit thick, maybe the dense flavors contribute to that feeling.

I don't mind coriander, but it dominated this for me. For once I feel like a beer could be a bit more diluted, as this was sticky sweet coriander.

Photo of portia99
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of DIM
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of Wasatch
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.

Photo of drcarver
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of organicbrewer
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.

Photo of gford217
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Photo of berpwillie
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of billab914
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of Slatetank
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

Photo of BARFLYB
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
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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Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
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