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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Bottle in the hotel room in Bologne. Breakfast beer! Pours clear, yellow-gold with a weak, foamy white head. Pretty standard aroma, light cereal, metal, faint grass. Light sweet flavor with some grainy cereal, sugar, wet hay, grass. Light bitterness. Light bodied with fine, fizzy carbonation. Sweet, crisp finish, mild metal bite, faint caramel, light grassy bitterness and a bit more cereal. A very decent pale lager.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (3485) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
International Green Week, Berlin 2012: Hall 18 is a real mix of nations (Gambia, Ghana, South Africa, Spain, Peru, Malta, Thailand, Belgium and Holland to name but some) we find a tall standing table by a Belgian bar and leave the women folk to keep the space while we men bomb burst to find something to drink. I got the wife a South African sparkling wine and I noticed a small area dedicated to Slovenia and came back with a 0.3 litre glass of this beer. The other blokes just hit the Belgian selection (all of which I’d had before) for themselves and their ladies, food and drinks were available from all sorts of countries if they’d looked hard enough. My beer could have been a lager/pilsner/helles from almost anywhere: it had the regular golden, clean looks, snowy white head and no smell. The taste was thin, some hop bite, but very little of anything worthy of note, most likely the worst beer I had during the whole day (although the Russian lager I had was pretty poor too. So this is just a run of the mill, bog standard pilsner, a pity because it is the only thing I’ve ever had from Slovenia that I know of, and it hasn’t left a great impression on me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2072) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Schöne leicht dunkelgelbe Farbe, grobporiger, jedoch stabiler Schaum. Der Geruch ist leicht süßlich und hopfig. Der Antrunk ist genau das Gegenteil: malzig und würzig. Schmeckt auf jeden Fall mal sehr lecker! Zum Mittelteil wird’s etwas hopfiger. Einziger Nachteil des Bieres: Es ist nicht allzu süffig. Aber ansonsten ein durchaus gut trinkbares, vollmundiges würziges Lager!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2408) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2012
Draught at Berlin green week. Medium gold with a film of head. Aroma and flavour ismalt. Texture is oily, finish is light bittersweet

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
Lager europea a tutto tondo. niente di particolare da rimarcare, dorata, schiuma media, aroma erbaceo, in bocca dolce. c’č di meglio anche in slovenia.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
4.9% gold colour with a poor head, malt aroma and taste, a warm weather beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 22, 2011
.5l Can, another old timer that I haven’t rated yet for some reason, bought at Super Vero in Belgrade. Rich yellow lager pour, minimal head, perfume and something like alc. deadened flavors but quite respectable macro for these parts. Would enjoy trying in bulk instead of the normal availabilities to see how that balanced out. Tastier and more appealing than most

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 7, 2011
Many thanks to Jasenko I for bringing the bottle from Bosnia!
Appearance: Clear, yellow golden. Clear. Good amount of white head. Aroma: Cereal, grass, hops. Taste: More cereal and hops. A bit watery. Info: 330ml bottle, 7/11-2011

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 3, 2011
Can. Very small, almost non-existent white head, clear pale yellow color, no specific aroma or flavor, mild carbonation, very watery abrupt finish. Nice as a lemonade!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011

24/10/2011 33cl @ home - BB: 15/5/12 (2011-578) Thanks to Tom and Ivana for bringing the bottle!

Clear light blond to yellow beer, small white head, unstable, very little adhesive. Aroma: some marijuana, urine, hops, some vegetables. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus at first, bit watery impression, then some malts and bitter hops. Aftertaste: citric bitter hops.


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