Home >

De Witte Zwaan

Brugs Bierinstituut
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Witbier
Brugge, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with 2 pilsnermalts and wheatmalt. Flavoured with chamomille.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
(bottle) hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of powdered sugar, chamomile and cobwebs, with a light hint of peaches, chestnut honey and peanuts. flavour is mostly wheat, bubble gum and caramel, rather sweet, with a hint of earth and some more dust. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
33cl bottle from 2 Be. thick white head. Cloudy golden pour. Refreshing and easy drinking

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
corkyrory66 (1011) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Bière calibrée sur une blanche puisqu’elle contient 30 % de malt de froment, mais aussi 2 malts d’orge de type pils, de la camomille et du miel. Elle titre à 5 % abv. Couleur blond doré moyen, avec une clarté nette (bizarre pour une blanche!!). Bulles assez grosses, partout dans le verre, assez vives. Mousse blanche bien crémeuse, qui fait un nappage à 2 mm. Arômes d’herbe à chat, camomille, houblon sec, malt pâle. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur des herbes aromatiques, avec un fond malté clair. Arrière-bouche assez bizarre, plutôt une spéciale qu’une blanche. 2ème où la texture s’affine, mais où le goût reste sur la spice/vegetable plutôt que la blanche. 3ème bouche très banale, plate, faible. Arrière-bouche fade et sans relief. La longueur montre une forte erreur d’assemblage, des saveurs fausses (non harmonisées). Rien n’est agréable, on touche même la pils de bas niveau !!! La levure est banale, quelconque. L’alcool est faible, conforme au genre, mais sans effet sur l’ensemble. La finale est nullissime !!! CONCLUSION : une bière qui est en fait entre une spéciale banale et une pils basique... Quelle tristesse pour Bruges que cet institut qui n’en est pas un !!! Cette splendide ville ne méritait pas pareille humiliation !! Même le chant du cygne ne peut les sauver ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (1429) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it yellow colour with small white head.Too much carbonated and sour, not good balanced.Must be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
A pretty simple brew, golden coloured with a decent sized head. Not a big fan of this, but refreshing and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrelbelly (723) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Golden with small head. Candy sugar and banana, yeast and bread. Buttery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (11358) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle @ Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Hazy yellow to light orange color, medium sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste wheat, lightly herbs or spices, a little sweet. Average body and carbonation. Hmm pretty average and not really what I think a Belgian White should be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Brugge Beer Festival 2014: a beer with ’chamomile’ (a daisy tea?) and Pilsner Malts with the brew kettle. No wonder I didn’t really take to it! Golden orange with a slight haze, on top a white crown of bubbles. The nose is of mild wheat/grains and yeast esters, maybe a citrus hint if you sniff long and hard enough. Taste followed the smell to the letter, wheat, other grains and yeasty: a typical Belgian Witbier but without the spiciness or fruitiness you’d expect. I’m not huge fan of the style anyway, so this wasn’t my cup of tea. My only mistake of the day!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1371) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
Very hazy orange color, small off-white head, dissipates quickly, only meagre rim remains; yeasty grain nose, dough, citrus and lemon notes, some coriander, camomile, soapy; mild sweetsour taste with bitter undertones; bit watery kinda thin mouthfeel, low carbonation, light to medium body; slightly more bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
Shared Pour @BBF 02/2014, ZA (M). Fluffy & fragrant wit, slightly over-aromatised either by adjuncts or an overachieving yeast?, switches between wheat wateriness and fine hop armatics, slightly unbalanced maybe, but ultimately pleasant drinking.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50