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Fatty Boombalatty - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

143 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 143
Hads: 320
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 18.23%
Wants: 29
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale | 7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-15-2007

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Photo of Mistofminn
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
4.3/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of grub
4.3/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of Wisconsin
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of blackie
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
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

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Photo of Casey10
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of taylorhamrick
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of Viggo
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of jera1350
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of botham
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of Mdog
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
3.88/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of blackearth
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of washburnkid
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of solargoat
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
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...

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Photo of allengarvin
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of gatornation
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
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

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Photo of thirdeye11
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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Photo of Fartknocker
2.97/5  rDev -22.7%
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

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Photo of supercolter
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of number1bum
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.3/5  rDev +12%
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.

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