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


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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
veceo (1084) - CROATIA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Clear golden color, average sized white head with good retention for a Pale Lager. Light to medium body body, average carbonation. Malty with some hoppiness in aftertaste. Medium sweet, light bitter. Slightly dry finish. Above average Pale Lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
HammerTroll (1122) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Clear pale yellow color, medium white head. Malty and corny. Medium sweetness. Thin body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Iznogud (1926) - CROATIA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml at Črnomelj, Slovenia. Pours yellow with small white head. Malty aroma, sweet taste with bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
realadam (104) - HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2013
Good beer, with a good balance of sweetness and bitterness and a little smoke aroma. Altough a bit thick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (2123) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 A night out almost always includes a beer, this time Union. It comes with a clear, golden color and a semi-generous white head that settles down relatively fast. The aroma is mostly grainy and malty, perhaps slight smell of hops (although somewhat dusty). The taste is nothing special: sweet at first, followed by a grainy body and finishing with a nicely bitter finish. But don’t let it stay out too long, because if not ice cold, the bitterness becomes slightly unpleasant. A nice, average beer for everyday’s drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2013
33cl glass bottle. Bright golden color, white head. Herbal and grassy hop notes in the aroma. Taste is grain, malt and hop.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
0.33l can from trade with Misow. Yeah, no big surprises on the looks here. It’s clear, crystal clear actually with some lager unfiltered particles floating and a big white lager head. Sweet and corn infused on the lagerish nose. It does not smell bad at all, but I have to say that there is not much originality put in to this. Corn and a little sour hint in the background. Let’s taste it! Hmm.. Yeah, no resistance there what so ever. Again an example of a brewer that unfortunately hop doses his batches with a tea spoon instead of a bucket. Well, it’s not a bad lager at all, but my oh my it’s so dull and boring! 30.08.2013

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fellebag (1300) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
Can 50cl. Medium white head. Light clear golden color. Good carbonation. Soap, malt and grass for aroma. Malt, butter, grass for taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7126) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
33cl glass bottle. Thanks to kevnic2008.
The beer is bright golden in the glass, nice malty nose. The beer starts mild, not too hoppy. Highly drinkable. The main part has a bit more flavour, nice malts, not too bitter, typical for a pale lager. The aftertaste is medium, a slightly bit malty-grainy, slightly hoppy.
--> typical and good pale lager --> 12/12/11/12

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
Overall just another light larger, not much to add. Watery I’m afraid, no mega characteristics.

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