England > Hampshire > Southampton
Beer Available At Bitter Virtue (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, Bristol Beer Factory Speyside Double Milk Stout 68, Moa Blanc Evolution 88, Maeght van Gottem 73, Wild Beer Ninkasi Premier Cru 91, Saison Dupont Vieille Provision 99, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bombs & Grenades) 97, Struise Pannepøt - Old Monk’s Ale - Pannepeut 99, Redwillow Cheerless 61, Ilkley Mary Christmas 53, Oakleaf Heart of Gold , Island Wight Christmas , Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy 97, Dark Star Coconut Porter 78, Bristol Beer Factory Bristletoe 50, Struise Tsjeeses Reserva PBA (Port Barrel Aged) 98, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Buxton Axe Edge 99, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 100, Redchurch Great Eastern India Pale Ale 95
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jjsint (122) Bedford, England | November 10, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer shop tucked away in a residential area. If you’re not looking for it you’re not going to find it! Brilliant selection, and you cannot fault the service or the value. No trip to the South Coast is complete without it. Treat yourself!
Steasy66 (7) Minnesota | October 15, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant little shop in Southampton. I am stuck in Portsmouth on business and this place is an oasis. In the US I would probably knock this place on selection, but if I compare to what people say is best in the UK, Kris Wines, Bitter Virtue has them topped. Super friendly and helpful staff. I honestly have no basis of comparison on value.
Belgianbeerfan (2) , | June 14, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Just what southampton needs- a place with a decent wide variety of local and foreign beers. Friendly and clearly knowledgable staff, judging by the wall of beer-related literature behind the counter! The owners are also quite clearly valued members of the beer community. My only wish is that they had some more homebrews from the community perhaps, but that’s insignificant.
berkshirejohn (154) Bracknell, England | January 16, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good selection for a backstreet corner shop! Well worth seeking out.
jackl (320) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice shop tucked in a quiet corner of Southampton. The selection’s pretty strong. You’ll find plenty of stuff from Britain and Belgium, with a modest selection of stuff from the US. They seem to enforce a 1-bottle limit on some of the rarer beers. Prices were fine. The service was initially pretty apathetic, but rapidly improved when it became clear that I was spending some solid coin.
Theydon_Bois (549) The ’Sham, England | September 10, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited on 09/09/12.
Great place to shop for beer.
Good selection of UK micro’s, Belgian, German, Scando’s and some US stuff that you don’t see in too many places.
Dark Star Kiwi was available for take out from the barrel on our visit.
The owners were brilliant and we chatted with them for the whole half hour we were there. Regulars popped in and had a chat with us as well.
We spent quite a bit of £££ between us and we were both given a nice extra for our custom - great touch! And to top it off the lady owner then gave us a lift to the Guide Dog pub, not far away but our bags were pretty damn heavy.
Brilliant place - will be back !!!
Keruso (1) , | April 6, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Large, awesome and rare selection of the best artisan beers, from UK, Europe and USA. Seasonal and staple choices always available. An absolute must for real beer sourced by real beer aficionados.
dsmith67 (10) , | January 21, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Rarely been to a better beer shop - freidnly owner and fantastic selection.
aphelion1979 (7) , England | November 20, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
a very interesting shop, with a nice selection of glassware, and beers/ciders from around the globe. many more beers than on their website, particularly belgian/lambic etc. also quite a few brewdog, goose island, chimay, rochefort and st. bernardus. owner was extremely helpful, overall excellent.
Beersiveknown (64) , Northern Ireland | May 8, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great little beer shop this one with a selection of ales from all over the UK. Specialises in Belgian Ales with new beers regularly available. Also stocks German and other European beers and a small selection of ciders and american craft beers. In addition it has 1-2 beers available on tap for very reasonable prices, available for takeaway in plastic bottles. Ann and Chris are very helpful in recommending beers to your favourite styles or similar to others you have tried. A selection of glassware and giftpacks are also available.
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