Fatty Boombalatty
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Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #55
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,791
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.27%
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
341
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Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  28
Gots
  36
SCORE
86
Very Good
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 7/23/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

Big eggnog head which quickly dissipated; decent lace.

Banana, clove & faint orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & banana flavors up front; dry clove finish.

Not a game-changing Belgian pale, but nice enough.

Mar 23, 2019
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BeerGeeuzzler from Maryland

2.39/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pleasant cloudy brew. Not much "heft" nor aroma that you would expect of a "Belgian Style".
Got it as part of a "Beer of the month club" so maybe it was damaged in transit.

Jul 30, 2017
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a pale gold with a small head. The aroma offers a yeasty smell of banana, clove, and wheat chex. The flavor is also rather cereal like, with mild clove, banana, and mango. The mouthfeel is light with huge carbonation. Overall I found this rather disappointing - it lacsk body and depth and the flavors are quite muted.

Sep 17, 2016
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Special place in my heart.
For most of this century and some of the last, my wife and I travel with friends up to Spring Green, Wisconsin for a summer respite. (Please, not to see just Frank Lloyd Wright's studio.) American Players Theatre is there and it is one of the great classical summer stock repertories.
This town of less than 1,000 in the off-season also has a brewery that produces interesting beers... (although they are no match for Shakespeare or Wright... or APT.)
This ale is Furthermore's flagship.
It has exquisite looks. Smell also entices.
But, the rest is not that good. Initial taste is refreshing and unique enough, but no "Bravo!". Aftertaste needs some direction.
It's pairing with food indicates something important.
Thinking Belgian Pale, I thought it would go well enough with a red sauce and pasta.
Not really a red sauce beer, so I stopped drinking and ate.
Then, salad came around. A whiff of the vinegar (Balsamic) and I started drinking again. The ale cut right through and cleared my mouth for my favorite part of any meal (dessert.)
Jason (you know, the founder of this site) said he thought this was more like a Belgian white. My palate agrees Fatty pairs like a wit.

Drink any and all of Futhermore's beers and support the arts!

Rating revised slightly downward based on re-tasting in summer of 2016.

9/15/18 had again with a medley of summer salads at the picnic area for APT. This is the way to have this ale.

Feb 21, 2016
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fatty pours a golden color with a small head. There is a yeasty toasty aroma with big banana notes. The taste is similar, big banana notes, toasty and yeasty. Nice full taste, good body. Overall its a fruity bpa.

Oct 18, 2014
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jwc215 from Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.4%

On-tap at Jimmy's Island Grill in Milwaukee:

Pours clouded amber with a frothy white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus - orange peel, a fruity character towards mango, caramel, bread and coriander.

The taste is of a generous amount of coriander upfront and throughout with caramelized wheat, orange peel and a spicy sweet and sour finish.

Fuller-side of the style spectrum, creamy and refreshing.

A strong, yet drinkable, unique, but fitting, witbier/Belgian pale ale.

It paired wonderfully with my plate of coconut-breaded shrimp!

Sep 12, 2014
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Deep amber, hazy but crisp looking
Nose:
Cinnamon, clove, citrus, malt. Floral and inviting. Smells great!
Palate:
Clove, slight alcohol note, mild malts, light mouthfeel, well balanced, slightly bitter finish
Overall:
I REALLY liked this beer, much more than I thought, crisp and refreshing and a joy to drink! Get yourself a Fatty today!

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

Apr 09, 2014
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alphagnome from Iowa

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Rich, golden hued body topped with a decent, white head. Fine sediment and plenty of carbonation.

Aroma:
Simple, pleasant, and sweet. Grains, banana, and Belgian yeast with hints of honey and citrus. The occasional prune note.

Taste:
Plenty of spicing and alcohol from beginning to end with a subtle sweetness. Banana bread, toasty malt, and corriander. Belgian yeast. Bubble gum character.

Mouthfeel:
Has a bite but it's crisp. A dry finish and medium body, plenty of carbonation.

Overall:
A solid belgian style ale but far from my favorite.

Jan 14, 2014
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. No abv listed on the label either, but by the looks of things, this beer is contract brewed by the Milwaukee Brewing Co., for Furthermore Beer. Whatever. I got this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright orange colored body with three fingers of big bubbly off-white head with pretty underwhelming retention, especially given the style. Some nice fat streaks of lacing on the glass. Looks alright.

S - Smell is of earthy musty grains, funky yeast, alcohol fumes, brown bread, some nuttiness, and some mild banana / clove spice.

T - Taste is of bready malt, grains / grass / earth, slight hint of sticky caramel, booze heat, brettanomyces, cloves, light banana, & some kind of syrupy sweetness.

M - Feel is sticky, bready, and dry with some mild alcohol fumes on the finish. Medium bodied with high, bloating carbonation.

Overall, I'd say it was a drinkable endeavor, but certainly not something I would want for repeat drinking. It grew on me as I drank it, but I guess there was a bit too much sweetness, and too much carbonation for me to find enjoyable. In all, it was alright.

Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty ---3.5/5

Dec 21, 2013
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jyambert from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid example of the style. Enjoyable. Served with
homemade guacamole, and it paired quite well. Must
be the hints of lime and coriander.
We purchased this on a recent trip to Minnesota and will
look for it again when we are in Wisconsin next time.

Aug 20, 2013
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daledeee from Iowa

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A single bottle to try.

It pours a nice cloudy dark gold with very white head and good lacing.

Nose is very much Belgian hop, yeast, floral aromatics,

Taste is a little grainy, sweet, Belgian hops and some citrus bite. I would like this beer more if there was less grain. Mouth feel is good with plenty of carbonation. Overall a decent beer but could use some work.

Jul 24, 2013
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A- pours a hazy light copper/gold with a 2-3 finger white foamy head. Slowly fades and leaves a ring and blotches on the glass.

S- Aromas of grass and honey sweetness, citrus, biscuit and light spices.

T- Sweet honey biscuit and mild caramel, minimal fruit and banana with spice. Very light on hops.

M- Well carbonated with light mouth feel. Refreshing to quaff.

O- A nice twist on a Belgian Pale Ale that is refreshing to drink.

May 08, 2013
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garymuchow from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

cold rainy (with snow to come) April night. Seems a proper time for a big enough beer to handle the chill.
Nice mixed fruit in the noise with balance of pale malt graininess. Touch of yeasty spice. Complex and nice.
Medium sized amply dense white head. Semi-cloudy gold.
Again with a nice fruitiness. A softer dryness for style. Mild yeast flavor with subdued phenols and minimal spice. Mild pale grains. Some drinks bring out a clear hop flavor. A pleasing sweetness runs through the drink very nicely.
Soft feel enhanced by the carbonation.
A good drinking pale ale/tripel. Americanized somewhat, but enjoyable. Let's have one more.

Apr 18, 2013
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martyl1000 from Wisconsin

4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A golden clarity in a shaker pint, with a small fluffy head that clears quickly.

Mild honey and bread in the aroma, with banana and pear.

It's a sharp-tinged sweetness in the mouth, faintly of honey and banana taffy, with a mild bitterness that appears in the back of the mouth. The high carbonation keeps it refreshing.

Not greatness, but common-enough distribution to be a go-to beer when one is faced with less-than-stellar tap menus.
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Update 12/10/14
I think I have to downgrade my rating (4.28, 8/2013) on this. I don't remember this tasting so much like a tripel, and I mostly don't like tripels.

Feb 25, 2013
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tjsdomer2 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Same clarity as Blue Moon, but it's a shade or two lighter in color. Very little foam, but a bit of lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus and malt. Almost a bit of a fruit gummy flavor as well in the background.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Hints of orange with some banana and clove present. This also has the yeasty character of a good Belgian, but the mouthfeel doesn't quite hold up despite how clean it is. There is quite clearly some alcoholic bite present.

Overall Drinkability: Not quite Blue Moon on steroids. More like Blue Moon on vitamin B12. Still it's an improvement over the former.

Feb 16, 2013
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear, bubbly copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and yeasty.

T - It tasted fruity with sweet caramel and a yeasty/spicy bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good Belgian Ale. Nice one from Furthermore.

Jan 17, 2013
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Weli from Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- 12oz into a pint glass, Nice orange color with a thin white head. Good clarity.

S-Spicey, hints of coriander, light citrus, slightly toast malt

T-Sweet and citrusy up front with a smooth bitterness and a hint of Belgian spicyness in the finish

M- Medium bodied, carbonation is low for a Belgian style beer.

O-Very sessionable for the ABV goes down more like a pale ale than a 7% beer

Jan 10, 2013
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TheSSG from Illinois

3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice, light head that fizzes loudly, then has good retention with hop resin. Orange and a touch of bubblegum in the nose. Dark golden color. Starts off with a touch of that bubblegum character, but then moves into hop bitterness, a flash of booze, and then back to a pine hop flavor (I taste a touch of pine behind it all). The finish is a nice grassy hop with sweet malt and bubblegum.

The first time I was trying this, I didn't expect the hoppiness, and I really disliked it. Going into this, expecting the hops, it's not too bad. I'm not a huge fan of the bubblegum flavor mixed with bitter hops, though...

Mixing in the sediment from the bottom: Aroma is much more subdued. Color becomes straw. Hop flavor becomes much more intense; bubblegum flavor is much reduced. Overall, the sediment smoothes it out quite nicely, I'd bump it up a few points if you haze it up.

Dec 03, 2012
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kawilliams81 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark gold with a 2 finger head. Blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, citrus, banana, spices

T- sweet caramel, banana, lemon, spices and some pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O- good beer with nice Belgian yeast notes.

Oct 30, 2012
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ChimRichels from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Orange/light copper with plenty of haze from the yeast particles. White head fizzes up rapidly but descends to a thin yet persistent film rather quickly.

S - Strong belgian yeast and spice notes are prominent. The label led me to believe I would be getting a face full of hops, but that isn't the case. Lots of banana bread, maybe some honey.

T - Pretty tame for a belgian style brew. The hops come through a lot more in the flavor than the nose, which kind of mutes the delicate belgian spice notes. Coriander and herbal notes are most prominent.

M - Really smooth, the mouthfeel really accentuates all the flavors perfectly.

O - Pretty damn good beer. It would make a great session brew when I want something with some serious flavor.

Aug 17, 2012
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Florida9 from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow in color. Served in a standard pint glass with about a half inch of creamy thick white head. Copious lacing. Aroma is all Belgian with notes of banana and spice with citrus hops to a lesser extent. Flavor is pretty good and while the yeast is present its not nearly as strong as the aroma. Mild sweetness, bubblegum, lemon, citrus, and some yeasty esters. Lighter body, actually a bit thin. Overall quit nice.

May 26, 2012
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WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Medium-hazy golden color with three fingers of fluffy sticky head that stays around for several minutes and leaves generous sticky clumps of lacing behind on the glass's surface.

S. Tons of toffee malt with lesser amounts of pears, spicy belgian yeast aroma, some light bubblegum ester spectrum, and just a dash of alcohol smell.

T. The flavor has some citric orange peel hopping and some banana wheat sweetness to it that I somehow failed to detect on the nose. Besides that, all of the elements from the nose also show up for the role call on flavor duty.

M. Somewhat on the heavier side of medium thickness, but smooth and even slightly creamy in feel nonetheless because of the well-calibrated carbonation levels.

Apr 14, 2012
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NuclearDolphin from Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Oversized Wine Glass

Appearance - Cloudy Dark Orange/Amber color. Head is mildly foamy and pours around 2 fingers in width with some good retention and decent lacing

Smell - Citrus Hops, toffee, lemon sweet yeasts, and malts. Rather simple, but its easy on the nose and smells quite good

Taste - Yeasts and subdued floral hops with hefe-cloves, bananas, toffee, bubblegum, malts and barley. The aftertaste is dry yet sweet yeasty flavor which compliments the beer rather well.

Mouthfeel - It's a bit on the heavier side with carbonation that is well balanced. It's also got a crisp feel to it when drinking and it goes down rather easy.

Overall - This was an excellent beer with a mixture of different flavors that fell into place very well. Not the best Belgian Ale I've tried but this one is definitely up there!

Apr 03, 2012
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OWSLEY069 from Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus, coriander, and a nice alcohol presence. In the taste, coriander, orange juice citrus, a small alcohol note and somewhat peppery. A smooth and a medium bodied moouthfeel, with a dry spice with a small citrus in the aftertaste. A bit boozy and peppery, and somewhat all over the place in the taste.

Feb 27, 2012
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irrgalaxy from Alaska

3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An outstanding (if puzzling) name for a beer, and a brewery I want to try more of after enjoying their Knot Stock and Three Feet Deep.

Beer pours very cloudy into a tall glass, but with a nice head on it. Smell is crisp, with nice fruity and spicy notes. The taste is excellent to start, but leaves a fairly strong yeast flavor at the end of a sip. Hop flavors are not dominant.

A nice American-style Belgian, and at 7.20% ABV is a good option if you want a lighter beer but with significant punch.

Feb 22, 2012
Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 341 ratings