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.

anze's rating

   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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cthulhu (734) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - MAR 22, 2016
Slovenia must be the most boring country to drink beer in Europe. Perhaps I was looking in the wrong pubs and supermarkets but all I could find was this one and Lasko.Ordinary macro lager and Laslo is still better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (17982) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle from Bier-Advent Kalender, Switzerland
Blond color, clean. Boring industrial dry Lager; the usage of unmalted barley creates a feeling of corn; ordinary bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BaroneBirra (409) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 19, 2015
advent calendar #18, 0.33 bottle. clear gold, big soft head. almost no aroma. malt sweetness is the only recognizable taste. dry final, average carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Rating #1347 03.12.2014. 500mL Can #3 from the BeerAdvent Calendar (Costco). My 2nd slovenian tick, albeit reluctantly. Clear, goldy-yellow colour with a bubbly white foam, medium retention. Smell is metallic hops and grains. Taste is grainy, lightly hopped quiite smooth, with light carbonation. Not bad, but nothing to distinguish it among the plethora of "pilsner-esque challengers from Eastern Europe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thanatosti (1384) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, gift from my parents. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Faint hoppy aroma. Taste is a bit thin but not that bad. Standard East-European lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OllieBBommel (1393) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
2 L pet bottle@home. Appearance: clear yellow golden with irregular shrinking white head. Aroma: vague hops and malt. Taste: malt, some bitter some sweet. Palate: watery, light body, soft carbonation. Overall: it was just a gift.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ectuohy27 (938) - ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2015
Very standard PL, with a bit less hops, a bit more malt (not enough to make it smooth a la Maes, but heading in that direction) and a bit more metallic harshness. Logo and name are emblematic of Slovenia though, even if there’s nothing emblematic about the taste!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nijstrom (279) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Tap. Grains, corn, hay and grass. Mild sweetness and bitterness. Light and thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mariuszek (909) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Typical lager. Clear golden, malty aroma and taste with shade of grassy hops. Low bitterness if any.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1357) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
500ml bottle in Fetiche, Ljubljana (€3.00):
This was a really basic effort from Union, I was quite disappointed really since this is one of the most widely available beers in the country but it didn’t do much for me sadly. There was some basic adjuncts & corn, a faint sweetness & not much else really; it’s not one that I’ll seek out again I don’t think.

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