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


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RATINGS: 220   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (1121) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mikske79 (1633) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2017
De geur is redelijk scherp. De kleur heel licht blond. De smaak is 3 volledig niet mijn ding.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nikokaoja (119) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JAN 29, 2017
If there is really no other option then it will do. Probably. Or probably not. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mzaar (3087) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2016
Burk. Klar guldfärgad med ett vitt skum. Dofter av malt och honung. Smakinslag av malt, vått gräs och aningen av frukt. Helt okey lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9645) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2016
Sample draft @ Pivnica Union, Ljubljana. Dorée, col blanc crémeux. Arôme au nez assez simple au bouquet typique de lager, pointe de fleuri et fruité, malt pils avec un petit rappel tchèque allemand niveau houblons. Palais est malté, pils, très frais, crisp avec une touche verte et fruitée, noble, rétro de grains sur la fin sans avoir le ôté métallique que l’on retrouve ans d’autre lager. Sans être au top, le fait d’être super fraiche rajoute surement au profil.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (1610) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
A decent pale lager, it has a more interesting flavour than many macro lagers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MetalMurphy (557) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 19, 2016
can @ supermarket (slovenia) pale golden colour, normal body, average carbonated, easy to drink, typically lager notes, nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
caribou43 (803) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2016
I drank this beer during one trip in Ljubjana, eating a rich hamburger from a small imbiss. It is a typical lager from ex-yougoslavia. The taste is malty, touch of hop and bitterness, watery, basical, yellow and gold body, thin and white foam.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sumo234 (91) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 0,5l can. Nothing special is in this beer. It is drinkable, but this is all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gangstergafje (870) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
He beer has a typical look of pilsener or lager. The color of the beer is a beautiful golden yellow. The beer is crystal clear. Some tiny bubles are seen rising towards the top. On top of the beer a lovely layer of rough white foam is formed, that collapses quickly. A small drape of foam remains. The smell of the beer is nice. I smell some lovely slightly sour and fresh hop aromas. This gives the beer a lovely bitterness. This is balanced out by a nice malty sweet touch. It’s quite a nice pilsener. It has a nice strong aroma. It has way more taste than most pilseners.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
77ships (8664) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Thank you Mathieu87 & PriorL! 330 ml. can sampled @ “Epic beer Tasting 2016”. Very pale golden, little head. Nose is warm stale cooked cabbage, big corn, watery & vegetable. Taste is watery, weak, vegetable, cabbage, oily,… Poor, watery, cooked cabbage body. Quite poor.

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