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
Dancing Man Big Casino IPA5%8/29/2016
Dancing Man Pilgrim Pale Ale3.9%8/29/2016
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 LíEroica 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 CrŤme BrŻlťe5.9%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
PrimŠtor Stout4.8%2/25/2016
Baronka Premium Svetlż LeěŠk5.3%2/25/2016
To ōl 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 Kairos4.4%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


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  • 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 youíre not looking for it youíre 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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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Tourist Town (West), England | September 10, 2012
Visited on 09/09/12. Great place to shop for beer. Good selection of UK microís, Belgian, German, Scandoís and some US stuff that you donít 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 !!!
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
androman  (63) Maarssen, Netherlands | April 22, 2016
Visited on Friday afternoon on the way to Eden Project with my family. Quite small shop with great selection of beers from mostly Europe, USA and some others including Japan exclusive mass products and of course great UK selection including limited ones. Also two local casks on tap for take away. Prices are quite affortable. Nice couple (probably) runs the business, know what they are selling, very helpful and proud of the local breweries. Iíve found lots of new beers from my favorite breweries and some long time not seen ones which Iíve missed and gave it up to find them. For example Brewdog Abstrakt 8, which was a bit expensive and as I was a bit short of money I wanted to leave it there but at the end Iíve got it as a gift. Very nice gesture, many thanks!
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon  (65) Leeuwarden, Netherlands | July 19, 2016
Amazing shop which i never would have found but thanks to Ratebeer i did! The owners are very friendly, advised me on several beers. I was mainly interested in beers from the UK. Amazing selection. However the place was filled with beers from all over. Even some nice whales. Now i have to ísurpriseí my wife again when i make a detour and park my car in front of the door for a second beer run.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
aphelion1979  (7) , England | November 20, 2011
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk  (253) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 8, 2009| Updated December 14, 2011
Great bottle shop that NO WHERE near my house ... but luckily near my sister. They are very friendly and helpfull... Good selection ... even picked up Duvel Triple hop and 3F Hommage here .
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (164) , Northern Ireland | May 8, 2011
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty  (318) Uppsala, Sweden | December 12, 2007
An excellent shop with a good selection of beers from around the world with Belgium and the UK being particularly well represented. They also sell beer glasses and some beer books. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to give advice when necessary. They have up to two British cask beers on stillage available to take away. An excellent shop.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Edgar  (2) Gent, Belgium | September 29, 2005
Helpful and friendly, nice selection of beers. They make an effort to give good advice. I like the name.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dsmith67  (10) , | January 21, 2012
Rarely been to a better beer shop - freidnly owner and fantastic selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (643) Croydon, England | March 20, 2016
My first visit to Bitter Virtue was long overdue. We stopped past the shop on drive from London to Dorset. It is located on an unassuming residential street with plenty of parking around. They open at 10:30am on a Sunday which suited us perfectly. Inside is stuffed full of a wide array of beers ranging from local to international. For a relatively compact shop it packs a punch. Loads of stuff that we either donít see in London or beers that donít hang around on the shelf for long. Staff/owners were very friendly and pretty knowledgeable. Hard to go wrong with this place. Deserves its space on the top echelon of beer shops in the UK.

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