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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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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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 (Bottle, 50 cl) Clear, golden almost completely lacking head. Slight aroma of.... cardboard?, highly carbonated and a fairly high bitterness that lasts for quite a while. Plain pilsene/lager-type. 091104

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of malts, grain and caramel. Watery flavour of malts and grain.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
oh6gdx (20619) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2007
Canned (thanks ozujsko). Golden colour, big foamy hite head., which turns mediumsized quite fast. Very acidic maizeish noe with some rubbery note. Flavour is acidic maize and some bready hints. No bitterness whatsoever. Mouthdrying and sticky.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19669) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2002
Bottled. When I first sampled this beer some 9 years ago it was more like sweet, corny dish water. Now things havew obviously changed, as when I tried this now it was golden coloured with brief head. Medium dry and well hopped with bold mouthfeel. Nothing out of the ordinary, but indeed a respectable lager.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
anders37 (16927) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
26h August 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle in Ljubljana. A straight down the line lager with a long dry hoppy finish. Okay.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled (BB 03/2005)
Lager color, mostly vanishing white head. Malty flavor - like in Baltic lagers - a bit corn-like. Medium-bodied, all malty with some late bitterness. Good.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12723) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of corn, soap, and florals. Flavor of malt and weak hops with a watery mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11322) - 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.


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