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White Zombie Ale - Catawba Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -24%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Irish57, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

pheelingIt, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

aleckpa, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ejohnson654, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of CHADMC3
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale, straw colored yellow body beneath the pillowy pure white head which slowly dissolves to leave a scattered lacing about the glass.

Aromas consist of fresh citrus zest, straw hops, and just a touch of white pepper spice.

The flavor is similar offering fruity citrus zest, sharp grassy hops, a hint of peppery spice but also a nice grainy back bone.

Crisp, spicy, and zesty on the mouth with a medium body and carbonation wth a grainy finish.

A nice white ale with a fair amount of character. I look at this as more of a white ale or an American Witbier.

CHADMC3, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BRClemons, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Agentveba, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Guitars_and_beer, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

williamjbauer, Nov 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

juicebox, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ZEB89, Nov 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kegatron, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

AngusOg, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

MMoncrief, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of BeerDocT
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Falcone, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of sulldaddy
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ox1574, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

kell50, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jkd03c, Aug 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

BigTrubble, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some faint lemon + straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer along with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Very light aromas of wheat with some light notes of lemon zest and coriander spices. Overall a very light aroma.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat with slightly stronger flavors of lemon zest and coriander along with a light hint of honey sweetness. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink and enjoyable - refreshing and definitely a sessionable summer brew. I would probably grab this one again. Slightly sweet for the style but that kind of hit the spot tonight with BLTs.

dbrauneis, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Jsmercer, Jul 27, 2013
White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.