White Zombie Ale
Catawba Brewing Co.

White Zombie AleWhite Zombie Ale
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From:
Catawba Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #232
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.57%
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
244
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 12, 2022
Added:
Jan 13, 2010
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  91
SCORE
82
Good
White Zombie AleWhite Zombie Ale
Notes: 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!
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Rated by lagrluvr

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
just get a Hoegaarden.
Aug 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Sethw400 from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.23 by OhioLimoncello from Ohio

May 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by kds2437 from Texas

Mar 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by ChrisCharles from North Carolina

Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
This was probably my least favorite beer that I had during our recent Asheville visit. Had it poured from draft into a small snifter. Cloudy light yellow color with little head or lacing. Light lemon smell and taste. I would not say this is an exciting beer. Not a repeater, and it is ubiquitous in Asheville!
Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Draft
Think frothy head, good retention, soapy lacing, semi hazy golden color

Nose creamy wheat, plenty of coriander, spice, little honey, icing

Taste doughy creamy sweet, vanilla icing, little citrus and fruity esters, bubblegum, light coriander and spice, light bitterness

Mouth is med to lighter bod, med higher frothy carb

Overall not bad but way too light in wheat and base
Jul 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by robotic_being from Florida

Jun 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.3 by jcameross from Virginia

Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jun 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.34 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.35 by MGibbons from Maryland

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Jan 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Standard, indistinct, serviceable version of the style. Somewhat lacking in taste and pizzazz. Certainly not the first Belgian wit that would come to mind as my first choice if I were looking for this style. Not in any way terrible, just thoroughly mediocre.
Nov 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.16 by jxl from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.42 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by bongobeer from Alabama

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by hottenot from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very light for an ale.
Mild hops and Malt.
A lot of fizz, which dissipates upon warming.
Which is a mark of a good Ale or Lager.
If it tastes good at 45-50F then I think you would be safe to say, this is good Ale/Lager
I learned this while living in Germany.
Tastes like what American AAL could be.
If it were an Ale.
No discernible adjuncts.
I could see getting someone into craft with this inoffensive but tasty Ale.
Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy yellow with some head. Smells of hops and malt. Taste follows with a spice touch. Light mouthfeel and an aftertaste of malt and spice. Average beer in all areas
Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Somewhat bland, though not terrible...

Nice pale yellow looking brew, very effervescent with thin foam and some lacing. The smell is all wheat with a taste that was some wheat and very light on citrus. Mouthfeel is very carbonated - not one of its appealing qualities. Not a bad beer, just nothing very special.
Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by jmc65267 from Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Honestly not great. Pretty disappointed I was expecting better. The flavor is lackluster and not really there. I would probably not get again given the opportunity.
Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by lsudduth from Ohio

Dec 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 17, 2019
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Rated by Purdom from Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really smooth whitbeir. Props to brewer for not feeling the need to dump in a bunch of hops in order to show his independence.
Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Oct 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by concernicus from Tennessee

4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Wow this is one tasty and delicious beer. Even from a can the beer just cannot be smoother from lips to gut. The beer is not overly sweet like many other 'witbiers' that I have been subjected to. Immediately this becomes a brew that I will be on the lookout for when looking for a refreshing drinker.
Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by travelguy from Ohio

Aug 23, 2019
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Reviewed by PhantomWolf from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
As a man who is not the biggest fan of witbiers, I have to say, this impressed me. I enjoy beers in this style as far as flavour, but the mouth feel ruins them for me.

This beer was sweet with a crisp finish that held a little perfume and spice. I drank a can from a friend's basement fridge, so there is no telling how it was, otherwise I'd add that I'd like to have a little more carbonation.
Aug 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Aug 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by sd123 from Georgia

Jul 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.31 by Weirdera from Virginia

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Sgt_1991 from Georgia

4.36/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Used to blue moon and shock-top this beer is surprisingly tasty and light. Coriander and orange peel is prominent. Mouth feel is medium light more lager like. Great find from a pick-six from a NC gas station.
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.06 by Budlum from Maryland

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by KB13 from North Carolina

Apr 23, 2019
White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
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