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Beer Available At Brasserie V (arranged by most recent)
The Bruery Tart of Darkness 99, 3 Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek 100, Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale 73, Wisconsin Common Thread - 2013 , De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 100, Destihl Quadruple , Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Forsaken Barrel Lambic 85, Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast 99, Carnegie Stark Porter 96, Struise Black Albert 100, Haandbryggeriet Bestefar 98
jewedekind (37) Middleton , Wisconsin | July 20, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
I put Brasserie V as the best beer bar in Madison. The selection is always great the food, while limited, is top notch, locally sourced (usually) and not standard pub fare. While they usually have some standard Beligians, they always have some rarities on tap and a hug selection in the bottles. Lots of events that are well donce. A gem in a beery town.
t0rin0 (960) Riverslime, California | July 2, 2013| Updated July 3, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited August 10, 2012 (GTMW eve).
This place is on a dark street (or at least it was dark when I went) and I was questioning the cab driver until we pulled up and I saw the small sign above the door. They had a bunch of Destihl beers on tap which were fun to try. Three sours and three non sours, most of which were good. The place was pretty full but I had no problem getting a glass of everything I wanted. Prices were reasonable, service was good, and the place although packed was friendly enough.
ruttroshaggy (10) , Belgium | May 28, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Need to caveat this one by saying that I currently live in Belgium. That said, this place is a phenomenal U.S. version of a "Belgian" bar, and has a better selection than most places Iíve visited in Belgium. The staff is extremely knowledgable. Poured each beer in the correct glass, making sure to leave the yeast in the bottle when applicable. I saw many items on their menu that Iíve had difficulty tracking down in Belgium. Itís all a bit pricey, but thatís to be expected. Canít comment on the food as I didnít partake. Will definitely come here every time I visit Madison.
imthebest (33) , | July 26, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
I go here at least once a month on $2 off Tuesday. Always crowded and doesnít take reservations, but thereís plenty of beer to keep you busy while you wait. Great bottle selection from Belgian breweries large and small. Always something interesting on tap, but almost all European, which is sort of in conflict with the food menu, which is ostentatiously local (and delicious). Best burgers in town! Deserts are also very good.
jlruthven (5) Madison, Wisconsin | April 3, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty great place, if perpetually crowded. We went on a Friday night at around 6:00 and waited for about 40 minutes. Squeezing into the bar to grab a drink while we were waiting took a bit of maneuvering, but the staff was friendly and prompt. Good tap selection, if small: my fiancee and I drank Nogne O der Kollaberator, Nogne O Winter, Saison Dupont, and Samichlaus. Food was good, though we stuck with sandwiches to save $. As I said, crowded, but you need to come here at least once.
kseecs16 (200) Naperville, Illinois | May 28, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice little restaurant with a Belgian influenced tap list and a comfortable neifhborhood feel. Huge bottle list, good food and not unreasonably priced. Great spot for delicious food and a wide selection of Belgian, European and American craft brews. Good, friendly service.
Scubatrip (36) Annandale, Virginia | May 7, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice, cozy little place not far from UW campus. Patrons were a healthy mix of college students and older faculty-types, as well as families. Not very big, so it was pretty crowded, only a dozen or so tables and equal number of seats at the bar. No dress code, but youíd feel underdressed in a t-shirt. I only recall healthy beers, most of them Belgian. Not even many local favorites like Capital or New Glarus. The staff was friendly, rather knowledgeable and eager to offer opinions on beer/food pairings. The whole atmosphere was proper but short of pretentious. Food was as exotic as the beers, and they have some great cheese boards. Worth stopping in after work.
CMUBEERMAN (49) Madison, Wisconsin | April 13, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A good place, but not amazing. First lets talk beer...they do have a good rotation and you can see what is current with their well updated website beer list. If you have looked, youíve probably seen a bunch of beers you are satisfied with...maybe 2 that you are happy to drink, and maybe...about once every two months a beer you would go out of your way for. Food is also good, but a little cliche for the upscale bistro vibe. Staff is generally friendly...and I have to admit I like going there for a late brunch and a jolly pumpkin.
phishpond417 (51) Madison, Wisconsin | August 28, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 9/20
I would consider this Madisonís best beer bar without a doubt. A rotating of 14 beers, more then half of which are Belgian. The selection of bottles is enormous- probably close to 100 great beers. And besides all of this- the food, which looked and smelled delicious- the service was awesome. As a person bases his standards on the great customer service- Brasserie V passed with flying colours. A little bit more then I would like to spend on a typical trip to a pub- so every occasion will have to be special. IF you are coming to Madison, you have to check this establishment out. Fantastic!
Petrucci914 (9) Green Bay, Wisconsin | May 18, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Headed here with my brother to try some Belgian food and some unique beers. I felt quite underdressed as it seems a lot of ’high-rollers’ frequent this place. Service was all right. Some of the bartenders seemed a bit ditzy and the owner/manager tried to sound smart by talking beer. Food wasn’t too bad, but this was brunch food - I’d be curious to try regular dinner or lunch during the week. I went there to get a nice sour ale but they were all out. The bartender made a mistake on our check (charged us less) so we corrected her and got a few free beers out of it which was cool. May try it again during M-Sat instead of Sunday.
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