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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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 (24) - 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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnnyJ (4220) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (1005) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ragnampiza (333) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 23, 2014
500 ml can served in a pint glass. Pale gold, perfectly clear, with an average frothy head which dissipated quickly. Grainy, metallic and slightly malty nose. Perhaps some light wet hay and grass in the far background. Mild bitterness upfront, quite artificial tasting, followed by a grainy, malty and slightly lactic sweetness. Light paper/cardboard notes in the aftertaste. Average carbonation, light body, slightly creamy texture. Not really offensive, but honestly it’s just a new country tick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
Golden like apple juice, quickly disappearing irregular white head. An aroma that smells sweet and instantly odder than I normally expect--a little fruity like it could be interesting (vaguely Belgian) and a little artificial/chemical. Nothing so promising about the flavor, which has a hint of astringency after some unremarkable and thin flavors disintegrate. Not very good. Cool can for the EuroBasket 2013 competition in Slovenia, but you can’t judge a beer by its can.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig. Geschmack wässrig malzig, getreidig, minimale Bitterkeit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Smell of straw, sugar. Pale golden colour, white consistent crown. Aroma of hay, starch, malt. I suppose not noticing metal or rubber here is a plus. Medium sweet, medium carbon.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gorkogrlo (108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle 0,5 l. Golden color. Small white head. Some citrus, grainy, butter notes in flavor and aroma. Another commercial lager which is same as any other. Big nothing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
veceo (318) - CROATIA - FEB 15, 2014
Clear golden color, thin white head. Light body, average carbonation. Malty with some hoppiness in aftertaste. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Another boring lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HammerTroll (318) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2014
Clear light yellow color, medium white head. Average bad beer. Classic pale lager aroma. Medium sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml at Črnomelj, Slovenia. Pours yellow with small white head. Malty aroma, sweet taste with bitter finish.

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