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


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RATINGS: 215   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.

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   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MetalMurphy (489) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 19, 2016
can @ supermarket (slovenia) pale golden colour, normal body, average carbonated, easy to drink, typically lager notes, nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
caribou43 (655) - Chavannes-prčs-Renens, SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2016
I drank this beer during one trip in Ljubjana, eating a rich hamburger from a small imbiss. It is a typical lager from ex-yougoslavia. The taste is malty, touch of hop and bitterness, watery, basical, yellow and gold body, thin and white foam.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sumo234 (44) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 0,5l can. Nothing special is in this beer. It is drinkable, but this is all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gangstergafje (699) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
He beer has a typical look of pilsener or lager. The color of the beer is a beautiful golden yellow. The beer is crystal clear. Some tiny bubles are seen rising towards the top. On top of the beer a lovely layer of rough white foam is formed, that collapses quickly. A small drape of foam remains. The smell of the beer is nice. I smell some lovely slightly sour and fresh hop aromas. This gives the beer a lovely bitterness. This is balanced out by a nice malty sweet touch. It’s quite a nice pilsener. It has a nice strong aroma. It has way more taste than most pilseners.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Thank you Mathieu87 & PriorL! 330 ml. can sampled @ “Epic beer Tasting 2016”. Very pale golden, little head. Nose is warm stale cooked cabbage, big corn, watery & vegetable. Taste is watery, weak, vegetable, cabbage, oily,… Poor, watery, cooked cabbage body. Quite poor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JorisPPattyn (9531) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Small white rim over clear, pale metallic golden beer. Faintly herbal, even tad pharmaceutical, lame. Sweetish, watery and again pharmaceutical. Light, light, light,... Oh dear.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 3, 2016
Can 50cl shared by Calisky. Nose is very low. Aroma is on sweet grain, dusty hops, hay, poor lager taste, boring. Finish on barley sugar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Calisky (2500) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 3, 2016
Couleur dorée claire, légčre mousse. Nez malté, legumes verts. Gout malté, note douces, houblon, grain, fin sur légčres legumes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hauxe (445) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2016
Pours gold from the can. The white, frothy head soon fades. Aroma is malt and a dash of raw alcohol. Taste is mild and sweet with hints of grain, spruce, and malt. Finishes smoothly and leaves a light alcohol warmth on the tongue. You cannot miss this one if in Bovec, Slovenia. It and Lasko seem to be the only things on offer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Had a few of this one and Lasko during my 3 weeks in Ljubljana about a year ago. Standard gold lager colour. The aroma didn’t do much. Some hops and metal. The beer had some shy bitterness with light mouthfeel and mild carbonation. I’d say Lasko won the beer derby.

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