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Fatty Boombalatty | Furthermore Beer

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86
very good
144 Reviews
Fatty BoombalattyFatty Boombalatty
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emerge077 on 04-15-2007

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Reviews:
144
Ratings:
328
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
18.49%
 
 
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Reviews: 144 | Ratings: 328
Photo of emerge077
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy orange, some foam, sticks around for a bit.

Smell is barely there, possibly some wheat somewhere.

Big bubblegum in the taste, almost too much. Cloying, then a long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Not so good. Over the top in an aggressive way, sweet and yeasty, no attempt at balance here.

Hard to finish a 12 oz., glad I only had a single.

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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 lakeviewmike
3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The Furthermore website says that they were going for a big Belgian Wit beer. I tried brewing a similar beer recently and feel that it this beer doesn't quite make it just like mine didn't. The big coriander flavor and aroma really doesn't seem to work.

Appearance is cloudy orange.

The smell is very strongly perfume. It reminded me of the strong odor of a detergent. Luckily it faded away with the head.

The taste is okay. For me the coriander is overwhelming. It makes it taste grassy and dull at the same time. I can't really explain it; it's like the wheat and coriander combine in a way that just isn't pleasant to me.

They brew I made needed less coriander, less wheat and more citrus. When I add a squeeze of lemon, it is better. This beer has the detergent like perfume odor and taste too. Just not for me I guess.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.15/5  rDev -18%
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

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Photo of akorsak
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 12 oz bottle from maximum12. Thanks Duane.

A: The ale is rather vigorous on pour, requiring two separate attempts to fill my glass. A finger and a half of head blanketed the glass and is lightly lacing. The ale itself is a hazy amber color, nearly equal parts orange and brown with just slightly more brown.

S: Candi sugars peep through, presenting themselves as the signature aspect of the nose. There isn't much more to speak of here, despite several searches.

T: Interesting. The flavor releases bigger flavors that I'd expect from a much stronger version. The pale candi sugars are still here, adding a sugary sweetness but they are matched with some anise and pepper. A Belgian yeast strain adds a chalky finish. The flavors make this one seem bigger than it actually is.

M: The ale is flat at times, losing some of the range of flavor. The prospect of a larger flavor profile is nice but doesn't always come through.

D: The alcohol is well-hidden amongst the Belgian spices but that is not enough to salvage a spotty flavor.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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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 TheSSG
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of MinnesotaRIS
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an American Belgian beer. Pours with average body, clouded appearance related to yeast. Served around 40F so there was a low, rocky white head that fell at an expected rate.

Lots of Belgian aroma. Not as clean as a Belgian but good phenol character.

Sturdy Belgian taste with some yeasty character. Cara taste is abundant with malt notes subdued.

Not great but worthy of a try. Possibly needs to be cold cellared to improve it a bit. It is tough to compare American Belgians against the likes of Westmalle and Chimay.

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Photo of Skidz
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out pale gold, sitting orange-hued int the glass with a meager off-white head and minor lacings.

Aromas of light citrus zest, hemlock and spicy belgian yeasts. Soft crackery undertones and bits of white pepper.

Lightly fruity, boasting tangerine and banana. Grassy hops with mild bitterness and a lingering tinge of alcoholic spiciness.

Thin in the mouth with light, prickly carbonation. Slightest bit of metallic twang lingering. Overall lacking in herbal character from hops both aromatic and in flavor, but is well-rounded overall.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at ?

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a quickly receding white head. Spicy aroma with light fruits. Banana bread taste, with some citrus coming through; yeasty, and some dry spice. Medium body, and moderately drinkable. I need to revisit this one.

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Photo of TheDudeRules
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to snifter.

Pours a dark orange. Almost muddy like. Can't see through this beer at all. Very little head with some sediment in it. Dissipates pretty quickly. Belgians always seem to smell the same to me. Citrus combined with black pepper and a touch of oak. I pick up bubblegum and banana too. I hate to say it but that is off putting to me.

This is a nice change of pace for the taste compared to the smell. You get the nice hop tinge up front. Every sip is somewhat different.It starts off slightly fruity, but the hops say hold on I'm here to party too. Weirdly it all gives way to an almost banana bread like aftertaste. Odd definitely, but not terrible. Plenty of carbonation here, but not overly.

This to me is a summer beer. It's abv is too high for it to be a session, but that doesn't bother me in the least. Worthy of a six pack purchase. Not my go to brew but a descent change of pace.

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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 ALESwhatCURESya
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Hazy bunished copper body with virtually no head. Appearance would lead you to believe this was a very thick, full-mouth beer. It almost has an apple juice body.

S-Big shot of yeast on this one. Fruits and spices dominate this one. Anyone afraid of Belgian yeast should avoid this beer at all costs. Definately a banana-hefe-ish aroma to this.

T-Yeast is all over on this one. There seems to be a black pepper spice that comes out and overtakes the other flavors. It is hard to pinpoint this beer. It tastes like a tripel with a bucket load of yeast added. The sharpness is almost annoying at times. Don't get me wrong, I love Belgian yeast more than any yeast, but the intensity of this was a bit out of place. The malt is overtaking in this beer.

M- A bit strong in places. This beer is rough on all angles but I can't disagree with their motives. A strong dose of bittering hops intensify the dryness of the yeast in the finish.

D-As much as I wanted this to be my new Wisconsin secret treasure, I am afraid it is not. The yeast is just too intense for a beer of this stature. I had two in a row and do not notice the alcohol like others have posted but we shall see.

Overall, any brewer willing to take a stab at a Belgian ale is great in my eyes. Maybe they can tweak this recipe into a nice Tripel or stellar Saison.

Good luck Furthermore.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has an orangish-apricot slightly hazy body with a sea of microbubbles racing to the surface and a thick cream colored head that last for a bit before fading to a thin film.

S- The smell of yeasty sweet club soda has a soft oatmeal smell and a light fruit note finished by the smell of milk.

T- The dry light perfume malt flavor has a pale malt flavor with some light dried fruit notes. The finish is a dry spice note that fades to a slightly pungent hop flavor. The pungent quality lingers after each sip and increases as the temperature does.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a full but water texture while the head last.

D- This is an ok session beer with nothing to exciting about it. The hops don't seem to fit with the rest of the beer flavors and the dry malt flavor makes it a bit bland.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden copper orange. Fluffy white cloud of froth graces the surface. Lacing is more than adequate. Sweet candy like aroma spliced with some peppery spice notes. Some doughball aromas as well. Flavor is o.k., but lacks the character and complexity to make it anything more than o.k. Sweetly malty. Slightly alcoholic. Peppery. Faint yeast esters. Body is medium or so. On the high end of the carbonation chart, but appropriate nonetheless. This is a decent drink.

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Photo of kenoftheyear
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light amberish color with a fingers worth of head that dissipated rather quickly.

The aroma consists of a banana like yeast strain with some sour green apple behind it.

The flavor has a banana-y clove characteristic with a not so hidden alcohol presence. There is a large amount of hops for a belgian style which I thought added a welcomed spiciness.

The beer has a medium mouthfeel with a very active carbonation level. The bubbles billow in your mouth into somewhat of a foam before calming down. A pleasant fruity sweetness lingers in the mouth after the finish and the spiciness hits the back of the throat.

Overall I feel like this is a pretty damn good belgian style ale. It might be a tad high in alcohol because it's not hidden terribly well. There is nothing outstanding about it but it's just a solid effort. I would have it again.

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Photo of ccrida
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Schell's shaker pint, Fatty Boombalatty is a dark yellow with a white head that leaves very light, scattered lace.

Smell is very estery at cellar temp, loads of cloves, spicy.

Taste is okay, huge banana esters, really overripe, taste like a BPA that's been aged too long. Hefe like...huge flavor, all esters.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Drinkability is okay, it's a clean brew, the ABV is well disguised, but the esters are unapologetic. I'm a big fan of Bavarian esters, but they're not for everyone....

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Photo of Strix
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a pretty cool name, makes me think of the one line from the Bloodhound Gang song You're Pretty When I'm Drunk but anyway, this beer pours out as a golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. The smell has an average Belgian aroma to it. The taste has a decent bitterness to it. The mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side. The overall on this beer is that it's an average beer but not something I'd rave about.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: spices, yeast, sweet,

taste: sweet, spices, belgian yeast, sticky

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: it's an alright brew. Nothing special or over the top.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of warnerry
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear orange/brown with almost three fingers of off-white head. Head has excellent retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Coriander initially dominates the aroma. Once my nose adjusts to all the coriander, some belgian yeast and citrus come through. Nice, but a little heavy on the coriander.

T - The taste is similarly dominated by coriander, at the expense of the other flavors. Eventually some Beligian yeast, banana and juicy citrus come through, with some pepper as well. Finish has a spicy dryness. Again, pretty good, but too much coriander.

M - Medium mouthfeel that finishes quite dry.

O - An interesting Belgian pale ale with heavy witbier spicing. Cutting back on the spicing would help this one out, but it is still pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of organicbrewer
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
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