Fatty Boombalatty | Furthermore Beer

very good
145 Reviews
Fatty BoombalattyFatty Boombalatty

Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of daledeee
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Acadia Cafe. For some reason I thought this beer was an American pale ale, so it was quite a surprise when I stuck my nose near the glass and got bubblegum.

This beer very yeast-driven, in that most of the character is spun off the fermentation, not the grains and hops. In addition to the bubblegum are more spicy phenols plus red apple and white grape esters. The appearance is a hazy gold, similar to a hefeweizen, with a short white head. The body is also deceptively drinkable for a 7%+ beer. All things considered, this is a pretty good Belgian. Kudos to Furthermore, this stuff isn't easy.

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Photo of plfahey
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Golden orange in color, with a slight cast of haze, and a moderately tall, dense head of ivory foam with good retention and some nice lacing.

Aroma-Awesome perfumy coriander aroma-refreshing and not vegetal. Low orange citrus with hits of lemon zest. Light belgian yeast character with phenolic clove notes and low banana esters. Fresh, bready wheat shows in the background. Slight floral hops add a complex note.

Flavor-The wonderful complexity in the nose gets a little garbled on the palate. Orange, banana, lemon, clove, coriander, alcohol, and green hop flavor all kind of merge in to one at the opening, and it finishes dry with moderate hop bitterness, sticky, resiny/green/spicy/herbal hop flavor and alcohol. After swirling the yeast and adding it to the glass, the phenolic spice notes override some of the lighter flavors. Still pretty good, but almost a little messy on the palate.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a hint of alcohol warmth. Could have used a bit higher carbonation.

Good-the aroma is awesome, and the alcohol is expertly hidden. However, the flavor tastes like there's just a little too much going on. The belgian yeast along with the high-ish hop rates makes the flavor a little muddy. Still very drinkable and pretty solid, but not spot on.

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Photo of Atron67
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured a clear amber with only a little bit of head build up, seems pretty solid

s-light spice some sweetness from the belgian sugar added, the yeast notes are there as well, light maltiness, only a light bit of hops present as well

T- has a nice clean malty charachter, amber tastes and after that it fades smoothly,

M- light body, medium/light carbonation

D- pretty solid, and its pretty cheap, not a bad option for a belgian pale fix

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Photo of seaoflament
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jay23 for this extra.

Pours a dark golden color, some haze, and a thick inch of white foam.

Tropical on the nose with some banana, sweet orange, bubblegum, wheat sweetness, medium spiciness level form the yeast, floral, and perfumy. Nice malt and yeast profile, sweet, tropical, and a hint of spices in the background.

Wheat flavors with a bit of citrus tartness, zesty and crisp, phenolic in the middle, and a flowery finish with hints of fruits. I can taste some tart nectarines, banana, red apple, and a stronger pear-like flavor in the aftertaste. The finish is nicely balanced with a bit of sweetness and a dry enough finish that makes this one very quaffable. However, the spices seem to become a bit stronger after a few sips, clove more so, and a hint of alcohol is hiding in the background. Medium bitterness that lingers a little bit but the beer cleans out in the finish quite well.

Very high carbonation, slightly aggressive on the palate but it gets better as some CO2 escapes from the beer.

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Photo of alphagnome
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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

A solid belgian style ale but far from my favorite.

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Photo of irrgalaxy
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my tulip the beer is mostly clear golden yellow. Two fingers of bright white head fade slowly leaving sticky lace gobs all around the glass.

The aroma is quite spicy. Lots of black pepper, clove and coriander. A huge bouquet of belgian yeast simply envelops your nose. Hints of citrus and of wheat cracker are present as well.

The flavor is a bit less complex than the nose. Belgian yeast and the spices from the nose are present just a bit muted and mashed together. The hops give it a dry bitterness that seems to drown out any real big spice presence.

Light to medium body. Lots of carbonation.

Overall I've had this on tap and it seemed much more balanced. For now this is my review. If I find it again on tap I will have to revise my scores if I see fit.

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Photo of Pauly2X
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear light amber deep gold, quarter finger head.

S- Mellow but solidly sweet banana aromas.

T- Peppery yeast notes dominate the front and middle along with some good light malt sweetness. At about midpoint the hop bitterness plays very well off the peppery yeast. Some fruity esters come through in the finish.

M- The carbonation is just a little on the harsh side.

D- I could see myself zeroing in on this at a bar.

For an American brewery that doesn't necessarily speciallize in Belgian beer, not bad at all.

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Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Is there such a thing as amber licorice?

Lovely hazy amber in the glass. A good head on top and lots of swirling lacing. Excellent mouth feel with rich flavors, creamy carbonation. Totally weird, yet eager to please. Rather bitter long aftertaste with the licorice that just won't quit. Fruitcake in a glass. Yet it tastes of celery with a touch of Kandy Korn.

Totally unique flavor. I don't know if this would get tiresome, but it's a cute new playmate.

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Photo of KI9A
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

WOW, didn't expect this!

A: Cloudy orange, good head, nice lace.

S: Very complex mix of Belgain candy, corrinder, lemon, piney hops..

D: Sweet Belgain candy upfront, then some sour citrus, and then a boom of hops at the back. Awesome!

M: Dry, medium body.

D: VERY quaffable, almost too easy to drink at 7.2%! Haven't heard much about this brewery, but, picked up this single while up north last month. I will certianlly make sure I get more of this gem!!

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Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, rileys...i seem to like furthermore offerings so i look forward to trying this one again

appearance: pours nicely into my la chouffe tulip glass...hazy light apricot body, nice trim beige foam with good retention

smell: clean yeasty nose...peach, white grape, wheat, trace citrus aromas

taste: not a mind blowing belgian but i nice every day american interpretation...sweet peach, apricot, white grape, green apple, lots of wheat and even more yeast, white pepper, lots of orange and other citrus. quality

mouthfeel: crisp and refreshing

drinkability: high

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Photo of Ragingbull
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brownish gold in color and cloudy. Large but inactive prickle bubbles and small active ones. Light rim of foam and some lacing. Banana dominant nose with just a whiff of wheat. Smooth sweet attack that is consistent with the nose. Some pleasant banana tones imparted by the yeast. Nice wheat flavors, just about right. The hops comes on strong towards the finish and leaves little burn in the aftertaste the alcohol helps to enhance. Pretty decent as far as summer beers fo. Some mild sour notes.

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Photo of RustyDiamond
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice bright clear bronze pour with a fluffy 2 fingers if off-white head. aromas of grassy hops, spicy alcohol, chamomile.
crisp taste...hops evident...lemongrass, chamomile...finishes dry. burst of lemony hop flavor which is nice with the spice taste. good malty backend...big mouthfeel of spice & hops. lingering chamomile and malty goodness.

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Photo of portia99
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with rschne13. Thanks Ryan! Poured into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Pours a hazy, translucent pale yellowy amber. A low, thin head forms and disappears quickly to leave a thick, uneven collar around the edge of the glass...no lacing - I expect some more foam out of a Belgian pale...

S - Heavy bubblegum up front with a bit of clove and maybe some wintergreen mixed in - strong Belgian yeast character. Very spicy...coriander and black pepper. Light bready maltiness in the background. Good, but seems maybe a bit over the top...lacking some of the subtle complexity of true Belgians.

T - Cloves, bubblegum, pepper and coriander are the dominant flavors. Somewhat in the background are some light bready and sugary sweet malt flavors and a low to medium hoppy bitter bite kicks in on the finish.

M - Somewhat thin in character...carbonation level is on the high side. Lots of cooling Belgian spiciness fills the mouth - cloves, wintergreen, maybe other minty-type flavors/feels that I can't identify too.

D - Quite flavorful and complex as a Belgian should be...alcohol level is middle of the road at 7.2% - not very detectable at all in the flavor, but I'm feeling it a bit (2nd beer of the night). Not my favorite Belgian pale...but a pretty good example and glad to have a chance to try this one. Maybe one of the greatest names in all of beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of IronLover
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy copper color with a thick white head that reduced to a healthy white cap .
Aromas included yeast, sweet malt, wheat banana, and hint of citrus orange and lemon.
Spicy flavors accompanied the carbonation that then led to sweet malty wheat flavors and a hoppy finish with lemon and banana flavors.
Nice variety of aromas and flavors, but nothing spectacular about this one. I'd have it again, but given the variety of BPAs out there, I'd try something different.

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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 Ri0
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of drseamus
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice golden amber body with a nice white head. Head falls rather quickly but leaves a touch behind. Body is very clear.

S: Rather sweet and spicy aroma. Not too bad at all for a Belgian pale ale.

T: Nice wheaty taste with a touch of hop flavor. A bit of spice in there just like the aroma. Not too bad at all; very refreshing.

M: Nice and light bodied with not too much carbonation. Very quaffable. I would have expected the wheat to add more body.

D: Not a bad beer at all, this could be a very good summer drinker. It doesn't stand out though.

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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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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 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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Fatty Boombalatty from Furthermore Beer
3.84 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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