White Zombie Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

White Zombie AleWhite Zombie Ale
BA SCORE
44.4%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 223 ratings
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:
#32,547
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
223
Liked:
99
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
13.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of dvmin98
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
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 -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoeFukkah
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of packbacker99
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldManMetal
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B33rcules
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jstevep00
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of esley
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Barleycorn
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

White Zombie is a pretty strong name. The snippet on the back about blowing the head off a zombie is also key. As for the beer itself, it pours a mellow yellow, with a solid white head that caps after a few minutes. Thin lace arrives later. The smell is lemon and some basic malts.

I can definitely see where previous reviewers have lauded this beer for its being understated. Normally, that's not something I looki for in a beer, but for this style it works. Some basic wheat and bread malts, overlaid with spioce and lemon zest. The whole thing, again to borrow from my predecessors, is subtle. A touch of sweetness but it works with the flavor and the texture.

Honestly, I'm surprised because apart from a few exemplars, this isn't a style I generally enjoy. I'm a fan. This is well crafted, and I imagine delicious on a hot July afternoon.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boogerisu
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JWhat
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy pale yellow in color with a 2" head that stuck around a while.

Smell: coriander and citrus were easily picked up by the nose.

Taste: orange and lemon citrus, coriander, a bit of clove, and a bit of hay rounds it out. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish.

Overall: a very easy to drink witbier, and nicely refreshing.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

White Zombie Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 44.4% out of 100 with 223 ratings
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