Makeweight | Furthermore Beer

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Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Golden2wenty1 on 01-11-2008

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Photo of Kaveman
1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of timfc
2.07/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is nothing wrong with this beer... But it's not very Belgian.

It's a pretty traditional barley wine and it's a fine enough barley wine, it's middle of the road and quite drinkable as a barley wine.

There is a bit of a hop after taste, but the hops don't come out clean in terms of any particular flavor profile.

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Photo of NodakEric
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of bsp77
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Chalice.

Appearance: Cloudy, dull orange that turns fiery in the light. Massive foamy head with loads of lacing.

Smell: Dry, musty and earthy, with clove, banana and black pepper.

Taste: Strange upfront sweetness with caramel, raisins and banana. The finish is a little peppery and spicy, but also has a massive metallic flavor. So it goes from a sickly sweetness to licking a penny. Not good.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body with a very chalky finish.

Overall: First of all this is not a Belgian IPA. But why do I care, because I will never drink this again. I may try again in case I had a bad bottle, but there is no reason that it should have been bad.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.98/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as an interesting copperish amber color, the head vanished quick. The lacing is non-existent. The smell is of Belgian yeast, and some floral hops going on. The taste to me seemed a little strange, not sure if the blend of things going on here really goes that well together. The mouthfeel Is bubbly and leaves a bite on tongue. It's really wasn't that great to me, I'd probably pass on this one in the future.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Light red-copper beer, relatively clear. Tan head rises small off the pour, retained mildly.

S-Spice, mild and sweet bready malts, and a little bit of chocolate crisp. Slightly yeasty with a bit of hoppiness.

T-A hodge-podge of spicy Belgian yeast characters, hop character is spicy with some slight citrus and resiny characters. Some other spiciness in there melds with a big bitterness and some toasty malts. A little warm on the aftertaste, with bright sticky hops and bready malt.

M-Moderate small-bubbled carbonation, feels fluffy. Medium-bodied brew, but still felt heavy, in a way.

D-OK. Interesting to try this time, though I don't think it's a brew I'd want to pursue in the future. Of course, I wouldn't turn one down :D

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Photo of madtowndmb1
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a murky brown with a nice little head that stuck around for a bit.

S: I got malty sweetness with a some fruity, hoppy flavors in there.

T: Right up front I tasted malt with some fruit with a decent hop flavor that lingered on the back of my tongue.

M: It was just OK for me, didn't coat my tongue or leave me wanting another drink. Just didn't draw me in.

D: I wouldn't want more than one in a sitting, but it will be a decent beer to revisit every once in a while to see if it grows on me.

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Photo of Borlando89
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of blackearth
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased from Ray's Liquors in Wauwatosa, WI. Poured into a DT snifter, the body was very dark red copper with suspended sediment that doesn't move. It looks like it's frozen. No head at all. I poured this nice and slow, so I'm guessing this is an old bottle. Aroma is of alcohol, sugary syrup and toffee. Full bodied with medium carbonation, this beer has a sweet caramelized sugar flavor that leads to a bit of an alcohol finish. It wasn't bad, but I think a fresh bottle would taste much better.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copperish color with a slight skim of off white color. The head gives way to a sticky like gob on the glass but not real lacing. The aroma is of belgian yeast and belgian candy sugars, with hints of a floral hop and a boozy finish. The taste is of belgian yeast and belgian candy sugars along with a boozy touch. There isn't really much of a hop presence, and it could stand to be slightly more balanced. The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated and slightly oily and slick. The drinkability is okay, after a couple the flaws could be more pronouced, but in small doses it is very enjoyable.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance light bronze tea colored body with a light khaki head forms thick with fine speckled evenly coated lacing on the sides of my Allagash chalice. Aroma has some citrus peel notes with solid earthy hops as well with some mineral water and fruit undertones present from the caramel malt profile. The label says it's a mix of English, American, and Belgian pale. Flavor has a deep rich sweetness bringing about mildly spice raisin bread tones, orange peel, with a touch of yeast funk. The spice or citrus peel really holds down the flavor and a bit of residual sugars and alcohol bring out a very harsh finish. Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation levels a bit heavy at times, body is medium bodied there are some resins tea leaf bitterness left on the palate with a bit of residuals from fermentation making it a bit cloying. Drinkability overall it's just not my cup of tea, I don't think the fusion of three types of pale ale produces a new style that is better than any of it's parts. So is it innovative? Maybe, but is it a better creation overall...absolutely not.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE head that is thick and resiny, but not all too persistent. An interesting aroma; floral hops and malt, and an almost....bubblegum note in the background. A soft combination of pine, flowers, and bubblegum. Amber-straw color. Starts off...weird. It's like a warm boozey, bitter flavor, with a flash of floral hops, that moves into an even more bitter pine-grapefruit flavor, as the booziness hits. The finish retains that citrus rind hop bitterness, but the malt really starts to come through a little more, cutting the bitterness and letting a more citrusy pine hop flavor waft.

This is very interesting. It's not my favorite, but it's not terrible. I applaud trying to blend so many styles, but it feels mostly like a mix of hops. I do appreciate how I get floral hops, pine hops, and grapefruit notes. But, the overall bitterness is a bit too unpleasant to allow me to really enjoy these hops. I was expecting to see more in the way of malt/yeast excitement.

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Photo of sonicdescent
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Given as an extra in a trade that I didn't properly document, thank you to whoever this was and cheers!

I have no idea about this brewery or this beer going in, so here goes!

This is a looker of a beer, nice dark red liquid with insane carbonation, a very thick and creamy off white head that leaves thick lacing.

Scent is very belgian, bready and light hops. The label says this is a mix of belgian, american, and english pales, but the scent is a very nice and clean belgian. Good, but not pronounced enough to get past 4.0

Taste certainly leans in that direction too, as well as mouth. A relatively crisp and dry finish over a thin-medium bodied liquid with high carbonation. Taste is an odd conglomeration of hops and malt that I dare say is balanced, but somewhat off putting. Has a refreshing feel, but the taste is just a bit off.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Russian River TION goblet.

Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a small white head that quickly fades into a thin collar and leaves only a spot or two of lacing behind. The nose brings forward some light caramel malt plus a bit of pepper and earth. Mild floral character and a bit of extra spice. The flavor really adds in the Belgian yeast factor, though there is little in the way of hops. Some floral and herbal hops, though they are not prominent. Bready malt in the background. Medium body and a finish that is heavy on the booze. Not a bad take on the style, but needs more hops and the alcohol has to mellow out a bit.

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Photo of Lukafer
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for this!

Pours a medium-dark amber with 1 finger of tan head.  Smells are sugar, yeast, molasses and booze.  Tastes are yeast at the front, sweet caramel, burnt sugar, and a slightly drying boozy finish.  Mouthfeel is good and sticky.  Drinkability is kind of low, I think one of these is enough for me in one sitting. Interesting beer, but not one I would seek out.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass, courtesy of Jason (MBABJJ). Thanks again!

Pours a toasty brown with just a bit of darkest copper showing through, clear, with a super dense, meringue-like head on top that leaves incredibly thick walls of lacing behind. Great retention.

Nose carries notes of citrus up front, just a bit piney, blending with yeasty clove, orange zest, caramel, and tea-like tannic note as well.

Taste is kind of a mess. A bit pungent up front, some grapefruit, blending with a caramel note that has more of the weird tannic, tea-like qualities from the nose. The noble hops really come through. The hops are persistent throughout the entire flavor - this feels like a standard English IPA/DIPA (and not a particularly good one) that just had some Belgian yeast thrown in.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, syrupy. Carbonation is nice, lightly sharp, though could use significantly more of it.

Drinkability is meh. Too much going on, not much of it really that pleasant, and the moutfeel is very heavy. Not sold on this one.

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Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 140 ratings