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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 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 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 robbyc1
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice hazy orange amber, decent white head with nice lacing.

Nose of bubblegum, bananas, nice and fruity.

Full flavor somewhat like a triple comes through, lighter because of the wheat component, but nice and fruity, long finish, well balanced.

Full body and well carbonated, a keeper.

Really quite nice effort here, could keep some around if it was available in IL, thanks to Mr. Quartetman for this one.

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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 MMAJYK
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to asmokingoat for this one.

A- Bright gold and clear. Head is 1/2" but dissipates quickly leaving only a thin ring around the surface of the drink. After a few sips, the lacing is stringy, but somewhat splochy.

S- Smells of fresh fruit: red apples, green apples, cotton candy, perfume, coconuts, and citrus notes. This is a very complex and estery beer. I could smell this one all day.

T- As I would expect, this one starts out nice and sweet. Caramel, honey, touch of candi sugar. The bittering hop really doesn't keep up to this sweetness, making it a little offbalance. Some light, but noticable, citrus zest is thrown in at the end adding to the complexity, as well as the drinkability.

M- Light in the mouth and middle of the road carbonation. It could be a *touch* higher, but not bad at all.

D- It is a little bit sweet for a session beer, but it really is a nice beer to sip on. It has a lot going on for the style, and a great attempt by an American brewery to brew a Belgian style ale.

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

Pours a clear, light copper color, with a white, half-inch bubbly head that recedes quickly, minor lacing. Has a nice stream of bubbles riding the side of the glass.

Smells sweet, flowery, spicy, coriander. Almost has a bubblegum scent to it.

The flavor is actually pretty complex, it has a nice wheat-like front, and finishes with a tad bitterness, and leaves a delightful sweet, floral flavor on your palate.

Light to medium bodied, fairly carbonated which actually gives it a refreshing quality, although truthfully it tasted better as the beer warmed and the carbonation died down a bit. The alcohol is hidden fairly well, but after a few of these you would certainly feel it. This is something I'd like to drink again. All in all, this is a great Belgian pale ale from Furthermore.

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Photo of madtowndmb1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours a very nice straw color with little to no head

S: I pretty much smelled Banana and other fruits and a few spices mixed in there

T: Heavy banana and mild citrus and clove. Very nice flavors!

M: What you'd expect from this one. Light on your tongue, very flavorful and lingers for just a bit

D: I liked this enough to have 3 or 4 per sitting. I enjoyed it wuite a bit!

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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 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 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 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 Rennpferd
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured an opaque golden amber tone. There was ample activity rising up from the bottom of the glass and the head was massive, foamy and white.

It had a very nice hoppy smell with sweet undertone. A tinge of spice could be detected as well.

There was an alcohol tinge up front. Malt and hops were present in the finish. It was medium bodied. It had a near clean finish a bit of hop bitterness could be tasted.

It was a nice. I could sip on this all night.

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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 KeefD
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a small head and no lacing. Not much in the way of aroma on this one. A bit of candied sugar, some caramel, and a little yeastiness. Taste is on cue with the aroma. Candy sugar, a bit of apple, slightly spicey, and a dry yeasty finish. A bit thin on the tongue, carbonation was ample enough and overall pleasant to drink. A decent take on the style.

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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 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 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 Larrytown
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours orange-brown with little head, but nice lacing. There's some wheat on the nose, but I'm not picking up much else.

The taste is of a typical wheat with maybe a tad more bubblegum flavor. Very nicely balanced between the wheat base and the other flavors darting in. In the mouth, it's crisp, but still substantive. Very nice.

With the high ABV, it might be hard to have several in a row, but it would certainly be tempting.

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Photo of morimech
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper color with a small head that quickly disapears. Some spotty lacing is left on the glass.

I smell lemons, cloves, biscuit malt, and a little yeast.

Lemon is the first thing I taste but then cloves, pepper, and other citrus flavors come out. A little alcohol is in the taste but not hot in any way. The finish is a little medicinal.

Medium body with a nicely matched carbonation. Not at all harsh.

A real good ale. I would of liked the lemon cut back a little to bring the other flavors out but it is still very flavorful. The high ABV cuts down on drinkability.

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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 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 mnstorm99
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange pour, with a white head that sticks around.
Aroma is bready and sweet, apricots? with a little hops to it mostly floral
Taste is very sweet, but not much of a malty sweet rather more of a bannana, and a touch of citrus, is that the apricot?
Mouthfeel is nice and chewy, a little thicker than I was planning on, and it also has a nice carb. to it. I could have a couple of these, but the sweetness might get to me after that, but overall a good beer.

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