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Karben4 Brewing

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Karben4 BrewingKarben4 Brewing
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
1,517 Ratings
Karben4 BrewingKarben4 Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3698 Kinsman Blvd
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704-2509
United States

(608) 241-4812 | map
karben4.com

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Added by pschul4 on 01-08-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
23
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
1,517
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.26/5
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
109
pDev:
7.98%
 
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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Long bar in a semi hipster warehouse place with large artwork on the walls. Beer was decent, but staff had to ask each other about the stats on the beers when I asked. Parking can be tough. Vibe lively.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jaszucs
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.75/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

love this place...great place to get some brews, pick up some bottles and have some chow....mid sized room...out side area (but closed when we visited)...friendly and fun staff...all the food we tried was fresh and tasty and all the beer was on point...was in town for a week and pretty sure I went at least 4 times with about 3 dif groups of people...casual and easy going athmosphere...just go

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of norcalhophead
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jimoo
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of pkeating59
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of Peepskp
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Excellent clean and trendy brew pub. Great decor, good food, and fantastic beer. A real up and comer in the microbrew scene. These guys know their beer!

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Photo of fredmugs
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of millelacsmark
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Odd, less than attractive neighborhood. Very industrial. Nice selection of good beer. They have some really fun snack foods for the kids. And games, too. I had a nice trip here. It was winter so there was no patio usage, but I imagine it would be great in the summer.

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Photo of jpbolton
4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Soneast
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of adamranders
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kodt
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of krome
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Zatch90
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bruce5
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

First time since Ale Asylum moved out, Karben 4 is definitely a step up. Opened up the space, much better vibe and a decent food menu. I am a hops lover so this place is perfect, enjoy how they have balanced the hops with the malt flavors but beyond that the choices are limited.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of EvilMidnightBomber
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've lived in Madison since before Karben4 opened, and I hadn't visited before tonight.
Enjoyed my visit, though, and will definitely be coming back. They were busy but not slammed, and the service at the bar was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a pizza and a flight consisting of everything they don't bottle, followed by a full glass of Idiot Farm which was really good. Second favorite beer was Under Cover, which I would not have guessed coming in.
If I have a complaint, it would be the lack of variety. Despite their claim of being malt focused, their beer menu is full of IPAs, and not much else. Oh, and they need a bigger bike rack.

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Karben4 Brewing in Madison, WI
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,517 ratings
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