Arbor Brewing No Parking Pilsner | Arbor Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nomad on 09-08-2004

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Oakenator
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pilsner bite just wasn't there for me.

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Photo of ssarkozi1
1/5  rDev -69.3%

Photo of Stillyman11
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.62/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a lint straw color with a nice white head and some lacing. Nose brings a good dose of Noble hops backed by a bit of grain. Quite strong and nice. T wage has similar elements, but they aren't as forceful. Feel is fairly thin with fairly high carbonation. Drinks quite well and is a pretty good American example of the style.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this as part of a sampler at the brew pub. This is one of their better beers and totally unique, making it worthy of trying...The loook is fine, nice and clear but not a piss water gold...What stands out about this beer is the aroma. At first I thought I was nuts but since this was the first beer of the night I went with instinct and my beer buddy finally agreed. It smells like marijunia, throughout. I kept looking around to see if someone was smoking outside, and they weren't. The taste is ok, not as great as the aroma, not pot taste just a light non skunky pilsner.

If you like the smell of weed give this is a shot.

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Photo of ComputerBeer
4.22/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. The body is soft not to fizzy. Some off aromas but nothing in the flavors. Pale but not lacking in saturated golden color. Nice head not dense but very good. Gentle nobel hop notes very drinkable it seems to go very quickly at the pub. Catch it if you can.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Arbor Brewing Co. on 11/28/08. Served in a 10-oz. dimpled mug.

A - Hazy golden/straw-colored body with a thin, bubbly white head that receded to a thin film but left a coat of thick, sticky lace. No noticeable carbonation... odd for a pilsner.

S - Pretty subdued nose with mild hints of lemon and biscuity malt. There's also a bit of lunch meat in the backend, a la Oscar Mayer bologna.

T - Grassy and citrus hop notes balanced with a biscuity/bready malt character. This is a pretty fruity pilsner overall, with a touch of lemon rind bitterness.

M - Medium body with very soft, virtually non-existent carbonation, although there is a tiny bit of prickle when swished around the mouth. Texture is a tad oily and slick. Minimally bitter on the palate with a fairly crisp, dry finish.

D - Pretty easy drinking pilsner with a decent hop bite. Perhaps a bit more hops would be nice, along with some more active carbonation. The could lose the bologna thing too.

Brewslut's Quote of the Day:
"Smells like some kind of bologna."

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Photo of hopdog
2.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on tap at the Arbor Brew Pub.

This one poured a light and clear yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of grains and grass. Tastes of graininess, grassy and some citrus. Lacing left on the glass. The body was a bit on the thin side.

Notes from 05/06/06.

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Photo of mentor
2.55/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hard pour yeilds a tiny head that disappears without much notice. Cloudy blah, and very bleached out, brown-orange. Smells citrusy (mostly lemon) hops with some saaz sharp character. Fruity esters play a role and noticable pils malt.

Tastes stronger hop flavor than the smell suggested. Strong lemony with a touch sour. Mildly grassy with almost no supporting hop bitter. Not so good. Wet sweet from malt with minimal fruity esters. Finish dries due to some hop grassiness and leaves an unpleasant sourish orangish and tart strawberry aftertaste. A bit of cardboard-like oxidation. Md-light body and decent carbonation.

Needs hop bitter to balance the too strong malt sweet. Why does it taste fruity? Is this accidentally an ale?

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Photo of Sammy
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good pils, and something I could have pints of. Creamy, cloudy, peachy, lots of lace. Noble hops. Good bittering, and yet nice balance. A tad skunkiness and grassiness. Understated carbonation. One of the best of their abundant lineup, but perhaps I had it fresher and more worked on than others in the past. Trying again counts.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.92/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on January 18, 2006. On tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow pour. Very thin. No head. Light dusty malt aroma. Surprisingly sweet and sticky malt, with a hint of wheaty grain, lemon thyme and a finish of light skunk. Finish is a bit sticky and cloying.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I like it. Pours out to a rich orange golden color with a small head of tan and white foam. Slightly hazy as well. Aromas of mild hops and hints of rich malt were light, but oh-so inviting. Taste was solid and totally quaffable; malty bread with rich hops, some medium bodied grain and earth to keep the palate interested. Mouthfeel was zesty but not overly carbonated, and had a rich, thicker element to itself. Drinkability is good. I want more. One of the best from Arbor. Highly Recommended.

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Photo of nomad
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As for this pils' name: Is it because there is no parking in the town of Ann Arbor, as every student at the university and every suburbanite from out of town drives their SUV in? Or is it because Arbor Brewing is across the street from an imposing three-story parking garage? Either way, I dig the name.

Pours a highly hazed, like the definition of protein haze, light yellow with some head and occasional lace. Is it a keller pils? Otherwise its not terribly awe-inspiring in a big ol' stein.

Smell is muted at best, ticking toward pils malt and an ounce or two of noble hops. Taste, on the other hand, is a forward and full bodied interpretation, possessing a highly malty core with the low sulfate and soft-water feel of true pilsners made in the town of Pilsen. The hops are seemlessly blended into the big malt flavor, lending lemon-like noble hop flavors with shades of mint and floral touches. Smooth moderate mouthfeel is mouth filling without doing the same on the gut.

Big and tasty, a refreshing and balanced choice when its in season.

EDIT: A year later and this beer has become highly inconsistent as of late.

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Arbor Brewing No Parking Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 15 ratings