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


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RATINGS: 196   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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dermi (892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
50 cl, bottled @Budapest. Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma: Malt, a bit grainy. Buttery notes. Taste: Medium sweet, mild bitterness. Palate: Quite light body, moderately carbonated. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 14, 2013
[5/5/13] Can at my hostel room in Copenhagen. Thanks Nisse666. Yellow-straw color with almost no head. Aroma of corn, vegetal notes and a bit of metal. Flavor has a bit of sweetish corn and light bitterness, a bit metallic. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2013
0,5l bottle. Light golden colour, small white head dissapeared nearly immediatelly. Light body, no specific taste, bit sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
artyom (773) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAR 11, 2013
0,5l can. Golden color. Aroma is malt and grainy, just like the taste. It’s quite refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Mild malty hoppy nose. Pale head. Pale golden color. Slightly waterly milld malty and hoppy taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (381) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 12, 2013
One of the most famous Slovenian beers, the other one being Zlatorog, brewed in the capitol city, Ljubljana. I never liked Slovenian macro lagers, but I have to give this beer at least some credit for not being exactly awful. Pale in color with thin white head that disappears almost instantly. Aroma of grains and cereal, quite hoppy. Thin body, carbonated, no finish. The only good thing about this beer is that it has some aroma, and some nice bitterness from hops, other than that it is as bad south European lager as any.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lore (1650) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 28, 2012
golden colour, notable white head; nothing special in the aroma, some corny sweetness and significant hoppy aftertaste (which is quite positive); nothing extra, but OK lager

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SheffieldSteel (117) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2012
500ml can. Pours large white head. Colour is pale gold. Aroma of lemon and some winey notes. Taste is dry and crisp with medium sweetness and light maltiness. Some lychee and exotic fruit in the aftertaste. A run of the mill, standard lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anze (18) - - NOV 26, 2012
Very good session beer for friday night out. But not much more. Light, non-specific taste, nice head, short aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 11/25/2012 Total Score: 2.7
Good session beer for friday night out. Best slovenian session beer which can be found everywhere.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (5972) - 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.

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