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

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RATINGS: 164   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.


hrabren's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (40) - Zagreb, - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
330ml bottle @ Midlands Tasting Group Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours clear yellow with white head. Sweetcorn aroma, taste is moderately sweet euro lager, light & grassy.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (2695) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
.5 can from the world cup box thanks to alex. Pours out a crisp pale straw topped with a small head. Nose is sweet malts and corn. Taste is as the not as the nose very light and sweet some malts and that is about all.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 23, 2014
Clear pale yellow liquid with white head. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium bitter aftertaste. Ok one. Drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fugitive (1335) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Color clearyellow with small white head. Aroma malt, corn, grass. Taste malt corn.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnicolaescu (751) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 25, 2014
CAN 50CL. Look: clear yellow, frothy white head with below average retention. Aroma: some floral hops (!), grainy, husky with acidic notes. Taste: Aspirin-like harshness, some hops, light bitter finish with some astringency.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (778) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
Tap,can,bottle , Slovenia , Clear dark yellow color with smaller head , Malt,cereal,mettalic and grassy aroma , Sweeter taste with light bitter finish , Average carbon , Light body , Not too bad.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
graziano85 (306) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2014
Pale yellow colour, with a small head, disappearing. Smell is corn and some grassy hops. Taste is poor, sweetish. Very watery. A common bad lager.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Krigla (35) - SLOVENIA - JUL 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Clear yellow colour, quickly dissapearring white head. Fresh bitter sweet taste, average carbonation. First beer I ever drank so not going to criticize it too much. Average pale lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnnyJ (4328) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow, with a white head. Cheap grainy malt, mild hops, skunk, hay, and some sweetness. Decent swill.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (1075) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2014
Shared a 50cl bottle thanks to a Slovenian friend. Pours a clear dark straw yellow colour. Aroma is malty and hay. Average carbonation and light watery body. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Overall, a common lager.


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