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White Zombie Ale - Catawba Brewing Co.

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White Zombie AleWhite Zombie Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 01-13-2010)
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Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

Sampling a cellar temp can poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a bright clear gold hue until the very last drops which add just a bit of haze to the beer. I get a fizzy bleached white head of 2 cm that foams up and fades instantly to a thin surface layer.
Aroma is noticeable from the can opening with citrus notes and a bit of yeasty bread. I also get some cloves and coriander with a nice wheaty twang mixed in for good measure. Nice nose on this brew.
First sip reveals a light crisp body with fine tingly carbonation. Very easy to drink and no hints of ABV, which works for such a low alcohol beer.
Flavor is twangy and almost a little tart but also similar to the nose. I get yeasty bread and some coriander with a general fruity sweetness that rolls to a very dry finish.
This is a great beer for a hot day, or for writing up a beer column, as I am currently doing. I would buy this beer for poolside or beach adventures if it was available to me.

sulldaddy, Sep 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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normmm, Aug 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

A - pours bright yellow with a big, dense, white head that has good retention.

S - heavy lemon zest, faint straw

T - straw, coriander, orange peel, lemon zest

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, very crisp

This is a light, easy to drink beer. It has a heavy citrusy character and the carbonation is a bit heavy, but overall it's not bad.

tdm168, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

burnzgtm, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

aleckpa, Jan 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kegatron, Oct 29, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -3%

Served from tap in to a shaker. Poured a hazy pale golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a half finger amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, grain, earth, and subtle spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, wheat, grain, and very subtle fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. For the style this one wasn't too bad with all of the usual aspects o e would expect, but sadly it didn't really do much more than that for me. It could have used a little more of a sweet profile to help balance out the earthy notes going one. Still not too bad for a nice sunny day out.

thagr81us, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

JeffreyJDavis, May 25, 2012
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3.39/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a whiteish/yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, some citrus. Taste is crisp, spices, wheat, lemons, mild but very refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

tone77, Mar 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mobrockman, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

HipHopinHooligan13, Dec 29, 2012
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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

BeerBuzzGuy, Aug 18, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

A new one for me, not really sure how long this one had been out, but looked like a nice was to start off the night. Served in a pint glass, and consumed on 02/09/2010.
 
The pour was good for the style. Very light, pale golden in color with a good bit of visible carbonation that could be seen streaming up toward the surface of the glass. Really nice little head of white foam forms on top and settles down gently into a great little head. Aroma is very light, very bright with a nice touch of lemon and citrus on the nose. Light, very bright, crisp and clean feel here. Almost sparkling at times. Very, very light. Flavor fades quickly on me though as light grains, and a light touch of citrus are really all that remains after just a few moments and the very light and dry final sips seem to pull it all together quite nicely.
 
Overall while not being the most terribly interesting thing in the world, it was enjoyable and the purpose and follow through were both definitely there. I could see myself having this one a couple times on a warm day.

mikesgroove, Feb 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

tclapper, Dec 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

nshorvath, Jul 18, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a hazy, grayish yellow with a small head that quickly dissipated. This beer looks like a wheat: hazy and a strange yellowish color. Still, looks appetizing and reminds me of a saison with its appearance.

Smell 3.5: Nice bouquet. Slight hint of citrus rinds, blueberries (!) and treacly light grains. Nice hint of a low-level hop...I am thinking Saaz?

Taste 3.75: Front is spicy, with a somewhat flat malt taste. Middle brings out more of the spicy yeast taste and a big hint of perfumy citrus (it tastes better than it sounds). Finish is also somewhat flat, but is very dry and refreshing. Aftertaste features more of the blueberry, citrus and spicy yeast and fades very quickly... .

Mouthfeel 3.75: Crisp, refreshing and complementary level of carbonation.

Overall 3.75: Very good, borderline excellent beer. The blueberry taste grows on you and reminds me of a boysenberry ale that I loved that is no longer being produced. This beer is light, refreshing and entirely sessionable. Recommended...if you can find it!

BeerDocT, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

LooseMoose1978, Jul 19, 2014
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White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.