Bitter Virtue

70 Cambridge Road
Southampton, Hampshire England SO14 6US
bottle shop  4.8/5.0 29 reviews
10.30 - 8.30 (Tue-Sat), 10.30 - 2 (Sun)

Mayor: ForlornHope (8) | Taps: 1 | Bottles: 900+
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Beers At Bitter Virtue

NameABVEntered
Evil Twin / 7venth Sun Citra Sunshine Slacker4.5%11/28/2017
Cloudwater Amber Enigma [Autumn Winter 2017]4.8%11/28/2017
Unity Conflux 4.8%11/26/2017
Lost Pier Beach Session IPA V14.3%11/12/2017
Leffe Royale Ella 7.5%10/20/2017
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock6.7%5/28/2017
Vibrant Forest Black Oktober9%5/27/2017
Rogue Dead Guy Ale6.5%4/7/2017
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale7%3/5/2017
Anchor IPA6.5%2/9/2017
Two Roads Worker's Comp Saison4.8%2/5/2017
Tiny Rebel FUBAR4.4%2/5/2017
Dark Revolution ViPA6%1/31/2017
Burning Sky Gaston6%1/31/2017
Burning Sky Arise4.4%1/30/2017
Burning Sky Saison L'Automne4.2%1/30/2017
Burning Sky Easy Answers IPA6%1/29/2017
Tiny Rebel Cali5.6%1/29/2017
Anchor Porter5.6%1/22/2017
Dancing Man Immaculate Conception6.3%1/7/2017
Rogue Mocha Porter5.6%12/29/2016
Red Cat Imperial 158.5%12/10/2016
Vibrant Forest Umbral Abyss8.8%12/10/2016
Bowman Meon Valley Bitter3.9%12/5/2016
Red Cat Kairos4.4%12/5/2016
Vibrant Forest Pale Ale Summit5%11/28/2016
Vibrant Forest Pale Ale Simcoe5%11/28/2016


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  (10) 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
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
lym_flyer  (3) , England | November 11, 2017
My favourite beer shop. I have learnt so much, thanks to Chris & Ann at Bitter Virtue. Their stock of American and Belgian beers is superb.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Beer5000  (176) 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  (3061) Charlotte , North Carolina | 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.

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