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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
The conception and naming of this beer happened in one fell swoop. Unsure whether to offer a light session beer or a fun ball-buster as our warm weather seasonal, we decided on a beer that would be “a big, fatty boombalatty” version of a Belgian white. And away we went, taking a recipe for a white beer and ramping up the grain bill by 50%; we dropped the amount of wheat by 75% to keep the beer rough around the edges. We bucked tradition by steering the bitterness in the direction of a pale ale, and coupling hops with coriander in the fermenter. The resulting beer gives you all the bubblegum goodness of a big Belgian, with enough crispness to cut through the sweet profile, thus making you want to sip it again and again. Dangerous, indeed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours a light amber color with a decent head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing with a good amount of carbonation. Citrus and spice with a nice palate cleansing feel. This one was hard for me to figure out. Light body, easy to drink. The alcohol is hidden well in this one. I like the name though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2007
12/02/2007: Fatty Boombalatty pours a cloudy, dull orange color. It has an average-size off-white to beige head that dissipates a bit quickly and leaves a thin, frothy veil. The aroma is sweet and mildly spicy with hints of lemon, bubblegum, fruits, wheat, alcohol, and some sort of spices that I can’t put my finger on... Malt and fruit are balanced by spice and hops in the flavor. The bitterness escalates in the peppery and yeasty finish. Some alcohol is also noticeable as the beer warms up, but the balance is still in check with all the other flavors. Other flavors present include various fruits, creamy wheat malt, orange, citrus zest, and hints of sweet bubblegum. The mouthfeel of this medium-bodied beer is smooth goes down quite nicely. Overall this is a pretty tasty Belgian Ale with a hoppy twist in the finish that works well for this beer.

12 fl. oz. twist-off bottle from buckybeer. Thanks for the surprise bottle Mark! I really appreciate it! Rating #34 for this beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2007
In a shaker, from the bottle. A nice little Belgian with a strange name. Citrusy, a little acidic, and a nice unfiltered feel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Dry metalic aroma. Pours golden with no head. Sweet, a little cidery, cotton candy, and a little spicy in the flavor, a little banana. Kind of weak in the flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Pours a medium slightly hazy golden with a huge lasting head. Great carbonation showering to the surface. Beautiful appearance. Aroma is medium spice, wheat, fruit zest. Flavor is also nice pepper spice, citrus zest, wheats and malt. Body was just a tad thin but overall I was quite impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Clear orange with a 1/2 finger off-white head, fading to a film before too long. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, some slightly off old lemons, a bit of wheat and a hint of spicy herbal hops. Flavor was more lemony with more bitter hop presence than I would’ve thought from the aroma, and after the first sip (which made me think something went wrong with this beer) things began to go together better. Orange rinds and flowery perfume makes itself apparent and dominate the flavor. Peppery hoppy semi-dry finish that is peaks at a 3 (of 10) for bitterness. Alcohol is present, but barely. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Pretty tasty--was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle: Hazy copper gold, light head and lacing. Nose of bright carbonation and yeast, grass, citrus, hay, bright citrus and grass. Wait, I already said that....and typed it. The flavor is plickery on the mouth, more grass and citrus. Nice belgian notes, interesting. Don’t ask me what plickery means, but there it is on my notebook. I was drinking, so it can’t be wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Thanks for the bottle from secret santa. 6 months old. Pours with a thin microbubble veil over the surface that lasts indefinitely. The liquid is a murky golden color. Aroma of pear, banana, corriander and cloves. Nice typical belgian aroma. Taste of wheat, lemon. Medium-light body makes it easy to drink. Hops are subdued. Improved flavor as it warms up. Actually pretty nice. I like it much more than others it seems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12oz bottle-A slightly hazy yellow body with a nice white head and an aroma of belgian yeast, fruit, spice, and a little hops. Taste of the same with a little alcohol on the back end. Good tasting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Poured hazy yellow with bubbly white head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Flavor was very similar. Nice spicy finish.

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