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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pele11 (1) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - OCT 25, 2007 does not count
this is the best beer ever. its made in Slovenian capitol Ljubljana. its has a soft, easy to drink flavour, and everywhere i go i take a cupple of cans with me!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stanian (12) - ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2006
Nice But not as nice as the Laško, slightly sweeter than the former. Better drunk from bottles or on tap as cans taste like cans.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pikovit (2) - kamnik, SLOVENIA - AUG 2, 2008 does not count
A very nice light golden pils with great clarity and a fizzy white head. Very crisp and refreshing the whole way though with spicy hops and a long dry finish.that is my beer,drinking every day

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2341) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 15, 2002
I sampled this beer, when I was in Croatia. Croatian beers seemed to me more tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Clear yellow gold, not a huge head of white foam but adequate with lacing present. Fresh aroma, hay and drying field grass, flavor is clean with restrained metallic notes, smooth, maybe a little tannin on the finish but barely there. Hops are noticeable but not strong. Nice balanced lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2011
NOt bad, good in taste but if not cold enough it becomes boring after some zips. NIc foam and sweet features.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10483) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2005
Brewed under license by Zagrebacka pivovara, Zagreb, Croatia. 0.5 L bottle, production date 6th Aug 05. Dark golden with a light copper shine, clear. Fine and lively sparkling, unstable white creamy head composed of big bubbles. Slightly metallic and solventy, light herbal aroma with a hint of artificial strawberry. Richly bitter taste with a good malty background and a long, dry, bitter aftertaste. Crispy, dissipating and somewhat astringent palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
zer0514 (10) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2007
This beer has recieved some vey harsh ratings. Its not the greatest beer in the world, but for beer on a budget this is one of the heavywieghts. Very easy to sit back in the Julian Alps or at a Ljubiljana bar and sink Union until the sun comes up. Big on taste, light on the wallet.


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