Brewed by Pivovarna Union (Laško)
Style: Pale Lager
Ljubljana, Slovenia


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Union lager is the oldest, most renowned and popular beer produced by the brewery, and is available on draught as well as in bottles and cans. Its hallmark is a traditional flavour, familiar to both Slovenes as well as beer lovers from all over Europe.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 Bottle, Drina Daisy, Astoria OR
Dark gold colour. The aroma is an old beer- earthy, caramel and mushroom. Of course, no BBD. This is a rather quick, watery specimen with light caramel and little more. A Slovenian beer without hops - shame.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
Tried this one in Ptuj, Slovenia, while on holidays. Quite drinkable but nothing too substantial. Golden body with limited head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OleR (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2007 500 ml can. Quickly diminishing medeium-sized off-white head with big bubbles. Clear, pale golden body. Dry light malty aroma of with notes of metal, dusty and hayish hops. Lightly sweet taste with a low malt profile. Slight resiny and earthy hopbitterness in the flavor. Light to medium body. Dry finish with a decent bitterness. Not a favorite, but absolutely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
zer0514 (10) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2007
This beer has recieved some vey harsh ratings. Its not the greatest beer in the world, but for beer on a budget this is one of the heavywieghts. Very easy to sit back in the Julian Alps or at a Ljubiljana bar and sink Union until the sun comes up. Big on taste, light on the wallet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle: Lightly hazy yellow, no head nor lacing. Nose of sweet stale malt, very cheap and...slavic. The hops and alcohol form an incestual "union" that blends into the cheap malt notes. Forms a fairly untasty blend. Sweet flavor, long tail and a bland finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
5/03/2007: Union Pivo pours a clear gold color with a frothy crown. A generous level of visible carbonation. This beer has an aroma of pale malts and a flavor of cardboard (oxidized?). The palate is dry and the finish is very dry. Medium-light body that is highly carbonated, yet somehow creamy. The mouthfeel is smooth with subtle, fine carbonation. Overall this is an intersting beer, but is it supposed to taste this way?! At any rate, it makes a great palate cleanser since it is to light and dry! 11.2 oz bottle (4.9% ABV) shared by Tmoney99 from Mainstrasse Village Pub in Covington, Kentucky. Thanks Tom!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Virenque (5) - SLOVENIA - MAR 18, 2007 does not count
Beer I drink the most because its from our town. Im kinda used to it but Im happy if I can get some other beer for the same price. It has too much CO2 and maybe a bit too much sour taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Sampled in Switzerland in 2001. Was relatively cheap and worth a try. was very light with minimal flavor but packed a good punch of alcohol. worth a try if you are looking for more than a sipping beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2007
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a longlasting white head. Malty aroma with some grainy and hoppy hints. Sweet malty grainy and slightly grassy flavor with some bitter hints. Malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Golden colour with average head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Flavour is smooth and bit fruity with a good malty touch. Average lasting aftertaste.

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