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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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More than enough foam off of a hard pour, the foam quickly drops down to a wispy white lace, which leaves a few rings of trailing down the glass. Cloudy, hell it looks like apricot puree. Spicy aroma with additions of orange peel, nutty yeast and pear like fruity esters. Good solid smoothness with a moderate body. Yeast and fruit dominate, a graininess and a kiss of wheat flows throughout. Spicy middle to end with a slight sharpness from the hops. Hint of lime and coriander. Warming esters give off pear and faint peachy flavors. Finishes with a medicinal herbal note that shadows the sweetness.

The only thing to really point out that would ever need to be pulled back is the amount of yeast in this beer. Even decanting two thirds of the beer brought on the opaque look so swirling in the rest made no difference. All of the characteristics point right to Belgian White Ale even with the bigger bitterness here. All said and done this is an enjoyable Belgian-style ale with certainly more oomph (7.2% abv) compared to the typical Belgian White Ale.

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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 DefenCorps
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received from maximum12 in the Summer Beer BIF - thanks Corey! Into my Duvel tulip

A: Pours a hazy orange with a dense white head that slowly recedes to a disk. Solid

S: Very very floral with tons of jasmine and rose water. Spicy with some white pepper. Fruity and sweet. Wheat is also present and noticeable. Quite delightful, actually.

T: Starts off wheaty with a massive floral component. Delightfully yeasty with a mild spicy component. The palate replicates the nose with the contributions re-arranged. The finish is pretty darn dry and tasty too

M: Definitely over-carbonated but nothing that leaving the beer in the glass for a while won't fix. The sweetness bolsters the body in a way and the finish is solid and dry

D: This is a very enjoyable night cap. Not sure i'd session it, definitely not at the ABV.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden orange with a 2 finger foamy white head and sticky patches of lace.

S - Spicy, wheat, lemon and orange, on the hoppy side, peppercorns.

T - Spicy with a big wheat and yeasty taste, bubblegum, peppercorns and lemon and orange flavors from the hops.

M - On the light side with good carbonation and a bit of bite from the spice. Dry finish from the hops.

D - This one goes down very easily. The best Furthermore beer I have tried so far.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep orange with yellow hue, very cloudy, 1 finger head, mild lacing.

S: banana, clove, wheat, mild lemon zest and orange coriander

T: same as smell, big wheat clove and banana taste.

M: Medium body, solid carbonation, mild sticky feel

D: Very nice WI version of a Belgian style. I could have more than a few, the 7.2% ABV is very well hidden. Excellent Summer brew and worth checking out.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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

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

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Photo of Tucquan
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

This was one, tasty beer. Lots of complexity to the taste, with fruit, yeast, wheat and a nice amount of bitter to balance things quite nicely. It sure is unfiltered! It's a thick, peach color with a good head. Good mouthfeel and medium plus carbonation. Worth looking for this brew.

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Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Weli
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
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"

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Photo of ibashmuck
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a big, thick head on a very cloudy light amber body. Looks great. Smell is very, very nice as well...hints of hoppiness, sweetness, caramel, fruit and a touch of banana even. Taste was a bit of a letdown, however. Although the initial hit of hops was fairly high, it settled down after warming. There was a twang that pretty well dominated the tongue, perhaps apple. The cloudiness and banana smell made me think the same thing as others have noted...sure seems like a hefe, minus any notable "wheatness", and the banana taste is very faint. Felt a bit too fizzy as well.

A read of the beers' description at their official site explains the complex tastes. Good beer that started out better than it ended.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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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 tpd975
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice light hazy orange color with mingled yeast in the final pour.

S: Orange juice, banana, coriander, spicy yeast and funky wheat malts.

T: Juicy fruit bubblegum up front, followed by banana, white pepper, and clove. Hints of coriander and orange zest with hints of yeast in the finish.

M: light bodied with hints of pepper.

D: Very drinkable.

Overall: Nice bubblegum flavors mingled with fruit and yeast. Very nice flavors right from the start. I really liked it.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer; I thought it was a nice American Belgian-style ale with some spiciness and a nice mouthfeel. Excellent drinkability.

A hazy golden color with a small amount of very fine head, which dissipated quickly but left 2mm of very fine white bubbles. Aroma is slightly tripel-ish, with a fair amount of clove-iness (quite good). Flavor is very spicy and good...a lot of American Belgian ales taste slightly chemical-y or overdone, but this one did not. Mouthfeel was not flat, but was quite good and smooth. I really enjoyed this beer.

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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 ChimRichels
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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

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Photo of Chugmonkey
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First of all I bought this cuz it is one of the funnest beer names ever & the label is quite appealing. And it is a style not to popular in my neck of the woods and hard to find.

I poured into a pint and got a gimungously massive off white head and couldn't fit the last bit in, thus leaving the hefty dose of yeast sediment in the bottle. That was probably a good turn of events cuz it was still pretty hazy. Aroma is fascinating - fruity, citrus & spicy. Lost my patience and jammed my mouth/nose into the pile of foam for a sip.

Mmmm, fruity, floral, peppery, earthy, yeasty. This is quite a mouthfull of flavor to try and define. I savored every sip. Very complex brew that got better as it warmed. Each sip seemed a little different than the prior. Great patchy lacing BTY.

Finishes with a medicinal twang that I could sure do without. But it is not too nasty to ruin the overall great experience. This is a very interesting brew and I am already excited to try it again.

Balance, schmalance, call it a train wreck if you want, but I totally dug the complexity and lack of overwhelming sweetness I've experienced with other Belgians. Actually nothing overwhelmed anything else so I'd have to say there is a nice balance here in a rather chaotic way. Hmmm, I think I might be starting to get this whole Belgian thing.

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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 billab914
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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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 Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
3.84 out of 5 based on 329 ratings.
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