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 Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from O'Reilly's. Orange tinged body with a token head, and a few drops only of lace are later left. Yeast with some fruit and spice aroma. Above average mouthfeel but also aggressively carbonated. Good drinkability, corriander and pepper, and secondary fruit and tanginess. Decent take on the style.

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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 adman08
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy light amber color with a good amount of white head. The head fades away quickly leaving a slight ring of foam and slight lacing.
S-Aromas of citrus and a hint of pine. I also detect a faint aroma of banana and cloves.
T-I get a distinct citrus flavor, some cloves and alcohol. Just a hint of sweetness in the form of slight banana flavor and the slightest hint of cloves, a fairly complex flavor along the lines of a strong saison.
M-Fairly dry with minimal carbonation. Good body.
Overall, this tastes to me like a strong saison. I know the whole point of this beer is that it really fits no specific category but thats the flavor profile I'd compare this beer to. The spice flavor is dominant, a result of the belgian yeast and extra hops. Not at all a bitter beer though. Lots of different flavors blend together in this beer.

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Photo of uwmgdman
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours fairly clear deep golden color with a sticky white head. The aroma is a burst of fruity esters, a lot of banana, as well as some citrus and hints of clove, inviting. The flavor is dominated by fruity esters, a lot like banana bread, with some cloves, and tropical fruits. These flavors are balanced out by some spicy hop flavor and moderate-low hop bitterness. The beer finishes slightly dry with just a bit of lingering yeast character. The body is medium and carbonation medium-full. Overall a nicely made beer, refreshing, yet still interesting, worth a try.

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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 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 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 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 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 IronCitySteve
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color. Provides a thick white pillow foam head that quickly dissipates to a film. There is lots of lacing.

S: Mild hints of citrus, bananas, coriander, yeast, bread and toast. Very clean and refreshing.

T: Starts off with a nice citrus taste up front, lots of orange and grapefruit. The middle brings in the banana, toast, grain and yeast. The finish brings the spice, a nice amount of coriander blends with the citrus, banana and toast. Quite complex but nothing is overdone.

M: Leaves a crips clean refreshing taste on the palate. A slight spice is left.

O: A very complex and tasty Belgian Pale Ale. Very refreshing and perfect for the summer heat and humidity.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy, a man who never disappoints. Served in a tulip.

Pours a bright peach color with a really nice two-finger white head. Good lacing as it goes down and a thin collar stays along for the ride. The nose brings some light bready malt as well as a light floral aroma and a bit of earth and spice. Flavor has mild malt sweetness plus a bit of a hop presence. Yeast kicks in with some mild spice toward the finish. Really light, yet creamy, mouthfeel that is the highlight of the beer for me. Nicely done. Thanks again, Andy.

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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 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 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 deebo
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy dirty orange/amber hue, with very little white head

S-Strongest notes of bubblegum that I have ever seen this side of Hubba Bubba.

T-The bubblegum fruity (banana) yeast is a little much, hops are definitely apparent. This is an interesting taste-definitely unique. Fun to drink.

M-Medium bodied, average carbonation, hops are a bit astringent.

D-hoppiness limits drinkability for me. Nice change of pace for 1.

O-Interesting in that it tastes like a Hefe-Weisse meets a Belgian Pale Ale-worth a taste-a decent beer from Furthermore.

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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 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 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 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 TheStove
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decanted from a bottle into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance is a brilliant deep orange. In direct light it seems like it wants to be yellow but remains muted and slightly hazy. Finger of head forms and is only shortly maintained until fading away.

Smells of light candy and spice sweetness with some faint citrus (lemon, lime) undertones. Drinks in a similar fashion with the candy and citrus giving way to some carbonation and light hop bitterness. In many ways it drinks like a true Belgian though it resembles more of an American IPA. The carbonation and dry finish help some of the candy and hop flavors pop on the tongue.

I think this is one of the better American interpretations of a Belgian style ale. It drinks closer to those than some of the usual "belgian style" ales that come more like lagers or weak ales than anything else. Low ABV's (well, relatively) keep this drinkable though some may find it too carbonated.

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Photo of sophisticated
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up on a recent trip to WI on my friend's suggestion. She knows the Furthermore guys and says they are top notch people.

Not much info on the bottle, it took a minute to find what style of beer this is.

A) Cloudly orange-amber. Lots of visible carbonation. Nice finger of white foamy head that lasted forever and left spots of lace.

S) Touch of wheat, Belgian yeast, a little banana. Nice.

T) Yums! Belgian yeast stands out, but it also has a nice hoppy bite to it. There is some citrus, lemon, and banana. All nice strong flavors. Tasty.

MF) Medium, lots of carbonation.

D) Really good. Kept going back for more! Was not sure of the ABV (not marked on bottle) and did feel the 7% after a while but didn't taste it.

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

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for yet another brew!

(A)- Pours a clear orange hue that produced a decent off-white head.

(S)- A nice wheat-like clove, banana, and lemon profile. Has a bit of orange peel in there too.

(T)- Exactly like the smell dictated. Good fruits and a smooth feel.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A tad too yeasty at the end, but otherwise a good attempt at the style.

(D)- A good belgain from the states. A tad stronger even for the style, but its smoothness helps.

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