White Zombie Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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White Zombie AleWhite Zombie Ale

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

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!

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.96/5  rDev +33.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, crisp and refreshing. Light on the tongue, could throw back tons of these.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.6/5  rDev +24%
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.

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4.59/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer went down so smooth. Very nice white .

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Easy drinking

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4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
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 ...

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt, wheat and maybe coriander. Nice aroma.
Appearance- A pale yellow color with a small white head.
Taste- The wheat and citrus is present along with (?) coriander
Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a flavor and texture made for the warmer months.
Overall- A pretty good Witbier that I recommend and i would drink again.

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

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4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
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