When Luc Van Honsebrouck decided to stop brewing pils, he clinched a deal with Krüger from East Flanders. Krüger would start serving Bacchus in his cafés and quid pro quo, Luc would sell Krüger pils in his establishments. Proportionally, Bacchus was in far greater demand.
The beer’s real breakthrough came in 1975 when the demand for Rodenbach (another 'Oud Bruin') increased exponentially and the brewery was unable to keep up with demand. Thus, the production of Bacchus was stepped up. Within a few years’ time, production increased to around 25,000hl.
This frambozenbier, or raspberry beer, is brewed using Bacchus Oud Bruin which sets it apart from most raspberry beers that are based on lambic or geuze. The standout characteristic of this beer is its beautiful balance between sour and sweet with aromas of very sweet raspberries, malt and earthy yeast. Bacchus Frambozenbier is mild and slightly sour with hints of balsamic vinegar. It sparkles on the tongue and has plenty of body. The roast malt contributes a slight touch of caramel. The finish is dominated by sweet raspberries and a mild sourness.
Style: Raspberry Beer