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White Zombie Ale - Catawba Brewing Co.

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White Zombie AleWhite Zombie Ale

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Sammy's in Belmont, NC. Poured into a Killian's Irish Red perfect pint. Pours a very lightly colored hazed white slightly yellow color with a thick white head and a ton of lacing. Smells of wheat and yeast, orange, lemon, and citrus rind. Tastes of wheat flavor, only vague suggestions of hops and tons of lemon and orange notes. Mouthfeel is very nice and has a nice carbonation. Drinkability is high.

TheKingofWichita, Feb 08, 2011
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4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Once more, my local, in-person trader tone77 has come through in a big way for me in support of The CANQuest (TM)! He keeps saying that I am a master of the CAN and yet he is a major CANtributor. I always look forward to our late-night, clandestine (since my porch light is currently OOC) handoffs. What must the neighbors think? This was the one that really threw sand into the gears as it is my picture illustrating the entry and approval took MUCH longer than normal. Cheers, jeers and more beers are all welcome if you do not like my finesse with the camera. I am a writer, not a shutterbug!

From the CAN: "A Belgium-style white ale made with coriander, orange peel, and wheat. This beer is refreshing and tasty with a sweet and shimmering frothy head."; "Although named as a Halloween seasonal, Zombie's refreshing taste makes it a year round staple. It is brewed in the Belgian Witbier tradition of using unmalted wheat to create the light body and white sheen. Additions of coriander and orange peel give it a fruity and spicy character, while the hops are subtle and lightly detected. Don't be scared to blow the head off a Zombie and drink up!"

Dr. Frederick Wertham railed against the prevalence of zombies in 1950's comic books in "The Seduction of the Innocent", but I embrace them, especially in the form of beer. Another worthy Crack followed by an inverted Glug and low head retention. I sense a theme beginning to develop. The finger of bone-white head that I created quickly fell away to mere wisps. Color was a cloudy lemon-yellow. Nose smelled of lemon, pineapple, black pepper and simple must. Ooh. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the combination of black pepper and citrus fruit was unbelievable! Do they still make Tropical Fruit Life Savers? I used to like taking one of each in the roll and allowing then to dissolve on my tongue at the same time. This is what that tasted like, plus a single-serve packet of black pepper. Yum! Uh oh. I am being transformed into a zombie! I need to wrap up this review and head out in search of brains. Finish was semi-dry and the CANs would certainly be worthy of anyone's summertime cooler. Enjoy and I'll catch up with you on the beach! I'll be the one seemingly covered head-to-toe in 150 SPF sunscreen until I begin munching on your internal organs ...

woodychandler, May 25, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Grabbed my first of many at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte during the Craft Beer Week.
Pours a brilliantly bright but cloudy orange hued amber body. A nicely fluffed cloudy head tops it off and lingers for a good while during your session.
Smells of sweet wheat and light amounts of barley in a fine balance. Hints of corriander and orange peel dance about the malt characters with a slight earthy hop underlying aroma. Very pleasant smell with some nice character but not overdone.
Taste extremely balanced for the style. Nice crisp belgain-esque fruity character blended over the light wheat sweetness. All of this balanced by the herbal corriander and sweet orange bits that snap across your tongue as you let it settle. A smooth and well balanced finish that is both spicey yet refreshing and inviting you for another sip.
An easy drinking, great summer beer that is well suited for any craft and want to be craft beer enthusiast!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that reduced to a thin veil and left spotty lace.

S-Very citrusy with notes of tangerine, orange and lemon. Nice backing of spicy coriander and biscuit malt

T-Lemon zing with subtle orange notes. Spicy coriander and chamomile herbalness. Very refreshing.

M-Light bodied, crisp with nice lingering citrus bitterness and herbal earthiness.

D-Tasty stuff, very easy to drink. A very citrus forward wit, which is what I prefer.

Deuane, Jan 13, 2010
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into miller lite pint glass

Appearance is a clear straw yellow with a white head that stays around quite long for the style. Tons of citrus rind in the smell and some wheat light/dry notes. Taste is again orange rindy and wheaty with some hints of yeast, finishes with a light spiciness (from the hops or coriander?). No off notes. Mouthfeel is light body and medium/high carb and some dryness (not much for the style).. Very easy to drink

An interesting with that leans heavily towards the orange rind instead of the yeast and spice. Very well suited for warm weather drinking. Nice to see a light beer like this pulled off with no off notes that are so easy to come out in these light beers. Nothing wrong with this one, I just prefer the yeasty/spicy wits.

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White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.