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


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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (706) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pudelek (310) - Gůrny Slůnsk / Oberschlesien, - JUN 18, 2016
Puszka 0,5, prezent. W aromacie to niewiele poza metalem. W smaku bardzo niedobre, wręcz paskudne: kwaśne, wykrzywia gębę, posmak metaliczny, nawet jak na lager to ciężko to wypić!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
strap (715) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
The local piss lager. Perfume aroma, maybe a hint of honey. A drinkable lager, but still piss ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (900) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle 0.5 l, Astra, Wrocław, Poland.
Jasnozłote piwo o puszystej i gęstej pianie oraz przyjemnym, świeżym zapachu. W smaku lekkie i orzeźwiające z łagodną goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cthulhu (836) - 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 (18390) - 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 (420) - 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 (1425) - 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 (1423) - 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 (962) - 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!

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