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

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
500 ml can, as Union Svetlo Pivo, shared by abemorsten. ABV is 4.9%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Dusty and grainy aroma, hints of over-cooked vegetables and wet cardboard. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is moderately malty without any off-flavours, very moderate but noticeable hops. Easy drinking, must be an acceptable refreshment on a Slovenian beach.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
0,50 l can shared at home. Clear golden body with a small white head. Boiled carrots and some fruity notes on the nose. Papery bitter and residue sweetness. Light to medium body. Light doughy texture.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barracuda (5) - SLOVENIA - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 Better then (first) slovenian beer - Lasko pivo,sweeter taste,tipical lager beer buth nothing other special to say,yellow color,white foam,its for drink if you have not other beer by you hand,and this is all.....

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (4645) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2012
Yellow colour with a white head. Cabbage aroma. Rich grainy flavour.
[Bottle. From a friend on vacation in Slovenia]

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sinte (348) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 Bottle 0.5 L. Clear yellow body with a small, frothy, white head, fully diminishing with virtually no lacing. Faint malty and hoppy aroma. Flavour is mainly bitter with some light sweet malty note. Light body with a watery texture; soft carbonation; moderate metallic feeling in the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rok1024 (1127) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Very popular Slovenian Lager style beer. Sold almost everywhere in Slovenia. Average but refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JaKeAFC (570) - ITALY - JUN 15, 2012
66 cl bottle. Yellow beer with stable white head. Some grassyness on the nose. Aroma is grainy, slightly metallic with a moderate hops presence. Sweetish in mouth with a peppery feel. Alcohol is noticeable, carbonation is moderate. Simple lager, nothing bad, nothing nice.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dr.dod (315) - Szeged, HUNGARY - JUN 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Thin, soft, citric. And that’s all... You can’t find malt or hop in this drink.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2012
It is watery, bad hopped, a bit malty. Tastes like they just want to produce it cheap, but the crazy thing is, it is very popular in Slovenja. -/4/4/3/9/4.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
darioklc (525) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2012
500ml bottle. Golden color with little dissapearing head. Slightly sweet taste. There are for sure better slovenian beers out there.


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