White Zombie Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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3.63/5
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White Zombie AleWhite Zombie Ale
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:
#35,798
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
231
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of jwclt
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BigzBrewski
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rnadeau27
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
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 +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
4.62/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avisong
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goblue3509
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +21.8%
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 +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 231 ratings
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