Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

143 Reviews
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Reviews: 143
Hads: 313
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 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 rfgetz
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
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. (631 characters)

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!! (459 characters)

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 BeerFMAndy
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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! (1,464 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (557 characters)

Photo of Strix
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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. (431 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 DIM
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (679 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of drcarver
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (590 characters)

Photo of organicbrewer
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of gford217
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (838 characters)

Photo of berpwillie
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (300 characters)

Photo of billab914
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (947 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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 (1,201 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
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. (601 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 Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (1,097 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 KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (508 characters)

Photo of Dotcubed
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (542 characters)

Photo of seaoflament
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (1,020 characters)

Photo of alcstradamus
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (486 characters)

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