Bitter Virtue

70 Cambridge Road
Southampton, Hampshire England SO14 6US
bottle shop  4.75/5.0 26 reviews
10.30 - 8.30 (Tue-Sat), 10.30 - 2 (Sun)

Mayor: ForlornHope (14) | Taps: 1 | Bottles: 900+
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Beers At Bitter Virtue

NameABVEntered
Northern Monk Eternal4.1%8/23/2016
Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2015 Triple Spiked Brett9.8%8/20/2016
Burning Sky Arise4.4%8/11/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Polaris5.2%8/11/2016
Wild Weather Sunbathe in the Shade4.5%8/11/2016
Thornbridge L’Eroica Britannia4.3%8/11/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 White IPA Comet6.5%8/11/2016
Bowman Meon Valley Bitter3.9%8/11/2016
Anchor Steam Beer4.9%8/6/2016
Anchor Go West! IPA6.7%8/6/2016
Anchor Saison7.2%8/3/2016
Brew By Numbers 11/17 Session IPA - Citra & Mosaic3.8%7/22/2016
Tempest Brave New World7.4%7/20/2016
Thornbridge Colorado Red5.9%7/20/2016
Vocation Heart & Soul4.4%7/18/2016
Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit5.5%7/18/2016
Buxton Bloc Head5.4%5/14/2016
Siren Undercurrent4.5%5/14/2016
Dark Star Crčme Brűlée5.9%4/19/2016
Wiper and True Milk Shake Milk Stout4.1%4/1/2016
Weird Beard The Duke Of Dank6.7%3/15/2016
Ilkley Siberia 5.9%3/14/2016
Summer Wine The Kiwi6.5%2/26/2016
Primátor Stout4.8%2/25/2016
Baronka Premium Svetlý Ležák5.3%2/25/2016
To Řl Insane In The Grain7.5%2/23/2016
Thornbridge / Wild Beer Tart6%2/20/2016
Founders Centennial IPA7.2%2/13/2016
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA6.2%2/12/2016
Odell India Pale Ale (IPA)7%2/1/2016
Siren / Crooked Stave All Bretts Are Off4.5%1/31/2016
Arbor Yakima Baby6%1/25/2016
Buxton Axe Edge6.8%1/23/2016
Dark Star Antares4.2%1/22/2016
Vibrant Forest Radicale Salted Liquorice Stout 5.1%12/30/2015
Vibrant Forest Black Oktober (Spanish Brandy Cask)9%10/3/2015
Vibrant Forest RadicAle Belgian Zuur Bier3.5%10/2/2015
Red Cat Keiros4.4%10/1/2015
Alechemy Carynx Black Saison6%9/23/2015
Wild Beer Sourbeest5.8%9/23/2015
Wild Beer Zintuki7.3%9/23/2015
Marble Chocolate Coffee, Liquorice5.5%9/12/2015


100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
Greg1954  (1) , England | January 19, 2016
Anne, Chris & Claire are ever-so helpful! Always willing to support customers in lots of different ways! Knowledgeable about the beers they stock!!
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Keruso  (1) , | April 6, 2012
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.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
Belgianbeerfan  (2) , | June 14, 2013
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.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66  (8) Minnesota | October 15, 2013
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.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Teamscoop  (1) , England | January 19, 2016
Simply the best off licence in the world. Something new on every visit plus old favourites. Cold Torpedo to go! Get there, beer lovers heaven....
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PhilFW  (3) , England | January 20, 2016
fantastic service and selection
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Beer5000  (146) Kristiansand, Norway | February 17, 2016
Simply an amazing hidden gem in the middle of a residential area in outskirt of Southampton. Just out of nowhere, almost like somebody just got the idea of making their suburban home to a bottle shop. Fantastic selection with focus on smaller quality breweries, nice and tidy stocked in shelf for British, Belgium, German, USA and the rest of the world. Staff is very friendly and knowable. Reasonable priced and even one or two beers on cask for the thirsty shopper. Highly recommendable detour if you are in the remotely area.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
RoddaG  (1) Southampton, England | January 19, 2016
Great selection with service to boot. They operate a fantastic shop.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Travlr  (2484) Washington, Washington DC | September 23, 2015
Bitter Virtue is celebrating its 18th year serving the southwest beer community, so the very nice lady behind the till knows quite a bit about the local and regional beer scene, as well as the bottles on offer. And there are a lot of bottles. Not only were the shelves bursting at the seams, but there were boxes upon boxes in the middle of the store, courtesy of a fresh delivery yesterday. When I requested advice on black IPAs and non-Belgian sours, the lady came round and pointed out more than a dozen examples. And prices are reasonable. This is everything you could ask for in a beer shop.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jjsint  (449) Cambridge, England | November 10, 2013
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!

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