Fatty Boombalatty | Furthermore Beer

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Fatty BoombalattyFatty Boombalatty

Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by emerge077 on 04-15-2007

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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 tone77
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, spice. Taste is bursting with flavor. Lots of spice, some fruits, yeast, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a top notch beer worth seeking out.

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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 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 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 MBABJJ
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A - Murky red with orange yellow depending on the light with a nice head when poured vigorously enough, but it dissipates quickly

S - Sweet caramel and bubble gum

T - Sweet, floral, light at first and yet heavy with a regular beer aftertaste

M - Only slightly better than Bud Light(my fav mass beer)

D - All the time brew. Really love it as it feels light like a $15 a case beer, but gets you messed and tastes like a crafty goodie....Snack Snack Snack

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was thrilled to get this bottle in a trade recently. This was easily one of the most sought after beer for me, as I had been trying for a while. Did not seem all that rare I guess, just a lack of people having it. But no matter, I was thrilled to recieve it and immediatly put it in rotation and cracked it out tonight. Twelve ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

Appearence - Poured a very nice, bright golden yellow. Hazy with a thick head of white froth on top that was very slow to recede. Nice side glass lacing then ensued and really thickened up the sides of the glass nicely. Very full look with lots of carbonation throughout.

Smell - The aroma was bright. Lots of light fruity notes with hints of peach, apple, and a good bit of lemon added in for good measure. Hints of light grains in the base and a light hoppy note buried inside.

Taste - The flavor followed suit quite well. A very nice farmhouse ale, with a good hoppy flare to it. Started out nice with a good dose of light yeast and wheat flavors. They rolled nicely together with hints of peach, lemon, and slight apple notes. The finish came through strong with a nice bitter hop note that lingered forever and really dried out the mouth nicely.

Mouthfeel - Really nice medium bodied ale for sure. I was quite impressed with how well this one was put together. Very full body with a huge frothy feel to it.

Drinkability - An outstanding ale to sip on for a while. I had no issued with finishing this one for dinner in fact it was quite easy. Smooth, with a nice dry and delicate finish..

Overall I though this was excellent. A style that is hard to master, but they proved they could do a damn good job at it. A classic in my book and I am very glad that I chose to seek this one out. Definitly a winner and I loved every minute of it.

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Photo of berpwillie
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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


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Photo of ceeman
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange color. An finger of lacy head that lingered for a while. Really liked the taste, more like a wheat ale on steroids. Like if Blue Moon had a bigger, stronger, hoppier brother. Good aftertaste with a little hop bitterness. Dangerously drinkable highly reccomend and will pick up again.

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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 dfillius
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of mjsarch
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at cellar temperature, but possibly slightly warmer than optimum:

A - Uncapping the bottle releases a nice puff of CO2. Fairly rocky head dissipates all too quickly to a thin rim of foam around the glass. Color is slightly cloudy, golden amber, with active carbonation. Be careful pouring, the bottles have a generous slug of yeast sediment at the bottom,

S - Catching whiffs of citrus and wheat,

T - Very nice spicy flavors, and a little heavy on alcohol (not complaining on that point, though),

M - Very filling, and a little gassy,

D - I'm quite impressed with this one. The brewers are doing everything right. The label simply defines it as a "Belgian Style Ale" with a bunch of other marketing fluff, so their intent is tough to pin down. I'd certainly pin it in the Saison / Belgian Pale Ale realm, if that's vague enough.

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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 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 wheatyweiss
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice, although I'm thinking a weiss glass may have been a better choice.

Pours a honey color with a HUGE rocky head and an almost opaque cloud.

Smell is sweet candy sugar and light malts. Banana and light green apple.

Taste is...I swear this is a high ABV Hefe Weiss. Banana and sweet fruit. Bubble gum and lemongrass. This is confusing me. It's labeled a belgian and I swear this is a hefe. Floral hops and a very nice hit of green apple and clove? I might just be sensing that off the tongue as I swear this is a hefe. the only thing I don't get of a hefe is the yeasty flavors, but this is good.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, carbonation is perfect and makes it very drinkable.

This is good....I just don't know what it is.

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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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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 TheKingofWichita
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange red color with a thick fizzy white head and a fair amount of lacing. Smells of banana, coriander, wheat, and some citrus. Tastes of banana, wheat, orange, and some spices. Mouthfeel is medium with a good carbonation. Drinkability is pretty nice.

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Photo of bsp77
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Chalice.

Appearance: Very cloudy orange with bubbly white head and lacing.

Smell: Strong banana and bubblegum, with light clove, coriander and wheat. Some alcohol.

Taste: Sweet upfront with a dominant banana and bubblegum flavor. Dries up and turns spicy and hoppy at the end, with pepper, clove, coriander and a nice bitter bite. Despite everything happening at the finish, the banana still lingers.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. A little bit warming.

Overall: Very nice complex and refreshing... something. Not a typical Belgian at all, as it resembles a Hefeweizen more than the claimed base Witbier. Regardless, it is delicious, and perfect when a stronger Summer seasonal is desired.

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
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!

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Photo of DIM
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
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!

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Photo of Dotcubed
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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