White Zombie Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by Deuane on 01-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
61
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Satorn
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - 3.5 - hazy yellowish gold, white head, lacing present. Almost opaque. Large floaters hanging around

Taste 3.25 sweetness from malt, lots of yeast character, but not the greatest yeast character. No hop bitterness or flavor. Almost corn/honey like sweetness but not cloying

Smell 3.5 - sweet honey, malty, slightly spicy. Smells of grainy wheat.

Feel 3.5 medium carbonation, medium light body. Spritzy bubbles. No alcohol warmth. Maybe a little on the thin side for body.

Overall nothing to special to bring home, but not bad or unenjoyable. Needs more characters​ I'm flavor and body IMO.

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Photo of talbotcaywood
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth beer with a clean finish. Great for warm days outside!

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Photo of JKG
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy pale light yellow in color and has lots of fine particulates floating in suspension along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of coriander and peppery spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has notes of wheat, which particularly stand out in the finish. Hints of orange peel are also noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little coarse on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This witbier is a little coarser compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of ImperatorScab
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EEscobar
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 35hunter35
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Cloudy yellow thin white head that quickly dissipates to nothing not much lacing

Smell - Light wheat, little bit of coriander, slight citrus as well.

Taste - Much more wheat flavor and spice in the taste than the smell. Little bit of floral taste mixed with a bit of maltiness.

Feel - Lighter bodied slightly dry finish well carbonated.

Overall - A decent beer judging by the smell I was not expecting much but the wheat and spices come out well in the flavor.

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Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TripelMark
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Kannapolis Intimidator baseball game. Pours with a nice 1 finger head. Smell is sweet malts. Flavor is similar. Kind of disappointing on both fronts. When I have a witbier, I look forward to the the Belgian yeast flavor. This has none at all. Boring.

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Photo of Gbeau3234
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoeFukkah
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of packbacker99
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldManMetal
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

White Zombie certainly looks like a Witbier: it's an effervescent, moderately hazy straw-colored beer capped by a giant pillowy white head that leaves scant lacing in the form of thin swoops and blotches. The aroma is medium in intensity: tartish citrus, hints of spice and a modest yeast bite over a well-displayed, somewhat muddled wheat foundation; it's a fairly typical witbier nose. The palate leads with an assertive black-pepper-and-coriander spice character, with hints of pumpkin-pie spice, backed by much more subtle citrus notes, a modest dry, earthy hop character and hints of oatmeal, all over a fairly clean, super-light wheat foundation. The finish is pretty clean, just a bit of very light caramel and wheat, and ends somewhat dry; the linger is a mild earthy bitterness that lasts for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the light body, and the texture is medium-creamy and quite peppery from the assertive carbonation. (12 oz can, 74 days after pkg)

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Photo of greencovesteve
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
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