Tokyo Sauna - Karben4 Brewing

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89
very good

60 Ratings
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very good

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: teamwiggum on 06-18-2014

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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of Austin32
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The description on Karben4 beer list is a mix of hops and sugar cookie. I had my doubts but low and behold, hops up front, with a lingering aftertaste of sugar cookie.

Photo of CraigTravor
3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer lacked the body I want in this style

Photo of jwc215
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed golden with a thin head that leaves spotted lacing.

The smell has pine and a floral character.

The taste is of soft pine, a cracker/bread backing with a bitter dryness. Nicely balanced with a refreshingly dry-ish finish.

It is, again, refreshing. The body fits the character of the beer.

This is an easy-drinking, soft, APA.

Photo of Stevedore
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Karben4 in Madison, WI. 16oz served in a Karben4 goblet 9/14/2014.

A- Slightly hazy golden-orange body with a one finger white head, rings of lacing. [3.75]

S- Floral notes, some citrus, pine. A fairly hoppy nose that is balanced out by a good bit of caramel and bread. As I would expect from Karben4. [3.75]

F- Citrus, caramel, bread, floral hops, pine. Balanced overall, but the hops are still quite vibrant and very hard to miss. More than a solid APA in terms of the hop flavours and the balance. [4]

M- Medium in body though on the thinner side, very drinkable. Balanced with a slight citrus bitterness on the backend. [3.75]

O- Altogether a very solid local APA, I would drink a fair amount of this if this was bottled. Very hoppy, but not overly bitter nor is it too sweet. Very balanced as far as my drinking preferences go. [4]

Final score: 3.91

Photo of BrownAleMale
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too malty for my taste.

Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Nice floral notes.

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Tokyo Sauna from Karben4 Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.