White Zombie Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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3.62/5
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244 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#38,724
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
244
pDev:
14.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
Gots:
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Photo of Coho11
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of lemmy187
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 7/28/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/citrus peel bitterness, yeast spiciness, and wheat tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and creamy/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a very nice witbier. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very well balanced between all flavors. A very enjoyable offering. Very classic tasting spot on style example.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a somewhat hazy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Below average lacing.

S: A decent, but not fantastic, aroma of citrus, malt, hops, and spices.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of malt, light hops notes (barely noticeable), some citrus (orange, mostly), a fair amount of spices (coriander, pepper), and a hint of wheat. Not a bad flavor for the most part, but it's a little spotty in places. It could have used a bit more citrus fruit, but had enough spices to keep things interesting.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer, but you can't completely hate it. Worth a look.

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Photo of Ceezer
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had this both, in can and on-tap

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Photo of superwho24
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jasonsurratt
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival - Atl 3/3/2018

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Photo of Jcbroome
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwclt
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BigzBrewski
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rnadeau27
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good initial taste with an okay dry back end taste

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent, solid wit. Pours a hazy gold color with a few fingers of white, rocky head. Cap settles to a few floating streaks, spotty lacing. Aromas of wheat and white pepper, coriander. Flavor is coriander and peppery upfront, with a wheat body followed by a lemony/orange finish. Decent body. Solid wit, nothing flashy.

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Photo of M1k3y
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
4.62/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avisong
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goblue3509
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 244 ratings