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Bacchus (Fitzgerald)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Peerless - IPAExceptional1
Wylam / Siren Craft Collaboration - The Lights Are OnExceptional1
Three Kings - Ring of FireExcellent1
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus Golden NuggetExcellent1
North Riding Brewpub - Podium Pale AleExcellent1
Haworth Steam - Iron Clad 957Excellent1
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus CitrilloExcellent1
Jarrow - Rivet CatcherExcellent2
Haworth Steam - True TykeExcellent1
Salamander - Hell RaiserExcellent1
Glastonbury - Mighty ChiExcellent1
Hadrian and Border - Ouseburn PorterGood1
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus ArcticGood1
Sonnet 43 - Feeling Out of Sight Good1
Three Kings - Dragons TeethGood1
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Barbed Wire KissesGood1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Brewer's GoldAcceptable1
Wellington Inn - Beau DouroAcceptable1
Fuller's - Bengal LancerNot Tried0
Magpie - Dark SecretNot Tried0
Fyne - IPA Project Davaar Black Not Tried0
Yorkshire Dales - California SpringNot Tried0
Temptation (re-named Arcane Bridge) - Cascadian Dark AleNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Brigstow BitterNot Tried0
Blackjack - First DealNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Duck's CourageNot Tried0
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus CalypsoNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney IPANot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Yakima ValleyNot Tried0
Anarchy - Blonde StarNot Tried0
Marble - Ginger 5.1Not Tried0
Marston's - Single Hop: WakatuNot Tried0
Fyne - Wee Jaggy GruitNot Tried0
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus IsaraNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Oat StoutNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - TeleporterNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Hop Studio - XSNot Tried0
North Riding Brewpub - DeathwishNot Tried0
Plain Ales - Sheep DipNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Yeovil - Yeo Ho Ho!Not Tried0
Sunny Republic - Dorset CrossNot Tried0
Kingston Farm - Ram RaddleNot Tried0
Sunny Republic - Red BusNot Tried0
Kingston Farm - Rotavator I.P.A.Not Tried0
Picture 1. Bacchus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Picture 2. Bacchus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

12 Jul 2015 (HSB)
13:45 Classic car show in Grey Street was attracting the crowds but the pub was fairly quiet. Very knowledgeable bar man. One of the pump clips had an SPBW sticker attached to it. Something I have never seen before.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wylam / Siren Craft Collaboration - The Lights Are On5.00ExceptionalWow! Described as "A super-stacked alpha pale". Probably the hoppiest cask beer I have ever drunk.
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus Citrillo3.60Excellent
Anarchy - Blonde Star4.10Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Ouseburn Porter5.20Not Tried
Sunny Republic - Dorset Cross5.00Not Tried
Kingston Farm - Ram Raddle4.00Not Tried
Sunny Republic - Red Bus4.80Not Tried
Kingston Farm - Rotavator I.P.A.5.50Not Tried
23 Mar 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early to mid-evening. Initially quite busy, but crowd soon thinning out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus Golden Nugget3.60ExcellentGolden, crisp and dry.
Hadrian and Border - Ouseburn Porter5.20GoodBlack, creamy, roasted barley tastes. Very dry.
Plain Ales - Sheep Dip3.80Not Tried
Anarchy - Blonde Star4.10Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Yeovil - Yeo Ho Ho!4.50Not TriedVery late sighting of a Christmas beer.
23 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Late lunchtime visit and the pub becomes very quiet after 2pm. Nice chicken pasta with my beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Glastonbury - Mighty Chi6.50ExcellentAmber-coloured and served with a thick head. Smooth and heavily-hopped.
Three Kings - Dragons Teeth4.10GoodA near black Porter. Roasty and, I thought, gingery.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Teleporter5.00Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Anarchy - Blonde Star4.10Not Tried
Hop Studio - XS5.50Not Tried
North Riding Brewpub - Deathwish5.80Not Tried
27 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday mid-evening. Newcastle city centre seems to be full of aggressive young men who have had too much to drink. Several pubs seem rather unappealing; but this one is a welcome haven.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Riding Brewpub - Podium Pale Ale4.00ExcellentVery nice, hoppy, crisp, pale gold-coloured beer.
Sonnet 43 - Feeling Out of Sight 5.00GoodCopper-coloured. Caramel and pacific jade hops. I think the combination works.
Anarchy - Blonde Star4.10Not Tried
Marble - Ginger 5.15.10Not Tried
Marston's - Single Hop: Wakatu4.00Not Tried
Fyne - Wee Jaggy Gruit3.80Not Tried
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus Isara3.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Oat Stout5.00Not Tried
25 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I know from experience that the Newcastle working day finishes early, but it is still a surprise to find this pub crowded with after-workers at 4:15. Nice to see a clear differentiation here between ‘Key Keg’ beers, which I would happily drink another day and ‘CO2 Keg’, which I’d be happy to avoid. First time I’ve seen kegs clearly labelled in this way in a pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Kings - Ring of Fire4.50ExcellentAmber. Tasty. Balanced malt and hops.
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Barbed Wire Kisses5.40GoodAn unexpected departure for Steel City – this is an all-English hops, amber-coloured, best bitter. Full-bodied and malty with a bit of caramel and a bitter finish.
Wellington Inn - Beau Douro4.30AcceptableGolden in colour, but a bit lacking in flavour. The GBG says it is ‘crisp’ and this sample was anything but; more like soft and a little soapy. Must have been a bit below par.
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney IPA4.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Yakima Valley7.00Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Ouseburn Porter5.20Not Tried
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus Calypso3.80Not Tried
17 Oct 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Thriving with after workers and some tourists.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00ExcellentQuite malty
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Brigstow Bitter4.30Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Ouseburn Porter5.20Not Tried
Blackjack - First Deal4.40Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Duck's Courage5.00Not Tried
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus Calypso3.80Not Tried
14 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. I am sure there is never a quiet time here. Very knowledgeable bar staff who were constantly encouraging customers to try something different.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00Excellent
Fuller's - Bengal Lancer5.00Not TriedI think this was £4.45 a pint!!!!
Magpie - Dark Secret3.70Not Tried
Fyne - IPA Project Davaar Black 5.50Not Tried
Yorkshire Dales - California Spring3.90Not Tried
Temptation (re-named Arcane Bridge) - Cascadian Dark Ale5.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Ouseburn Porter5.20Not Tried
29 Feb 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy with late lunchtime diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Yorkshire Dales - Bacchus Arctic3.70GoodVery pale and hoppy bitter with good citrus hop flavour. Good balance and a dry hoppy finish. My score 15/20.
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Brewer's Gold4.00AcceptableVery pale, dry and bitter with some citrus flavour. Dry, hoppy bitter finish. My score 14/20.
06 Sep 2011 (Flying.geordie)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - IPA5.20Exceptional
Haworth Steam - True Tyke3.80Excellent
Salamander - Hell Raiser5.20Excellent
03 Sep 2011 (Flying.geordie)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Haworth Steam - Iron Clad 9574.30Excellent

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About the Bacchus

The pub sign. Bacchus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional35
Excellent141
Good10
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6BX.

A large 3 sided central bar dominates this modern drinking house. Lots of brown leather furniture and brown stained wood have been used in its design.

We have visited this pub 68 times, seen 220 different beers and tried 179 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE1 6BX