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7
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style
Brewed by Pivovarna Union (Laško)
Style: Pale Lager
Ljubljana, Slovenia

bottling
unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (1174) - 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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2017
[Can (330ml) brought from Slovenia by a friend] Pours a clear yellow-gold with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Mild, odd aroma: It’s grainy, vegetal, sweet, bready and corny. Also something else I can’t describe...maybe breakfast cereal? Flavour’s a touch better, it’s watery and somehow oily, but it’s dull and inoffensive enough that you can get it down. It’s sweet bready malt, grain, corn, sugar and very light hops. Light bodied. Drinkable if you have to.

1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
tntracey (53) - - APR 28, 2017
Yet another boring ho hum lager. Can’t read Slav so not sure what I’m ever buying. It’s a fun crap shoot. Lost this round....

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrNosha (2197) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 25, 2017
0,50l Flasche. Gelbes Bier, luftiger Schaum. Typischer Lager Duft. Geschmack etwas herber, leichte Säure.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Maracuja05 (1136) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 11, 2017
29-03-17 // on tap at Szimpla Kert, Budapest. Clear golden pale lager beer, solid head. Taste is mild sweet malty, grainy, light hay and grass, watery.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mikske79 (1641) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nikokaoja (209) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mzaar (3344) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9954) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (1760) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
A decent pale lager, it has a more interesting flavour than many macro lagers

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MetalMurphy (650) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 19, 2016
can @ supermarket (slovenia) pale golden colour, normal body, average carbonated, easy to drink, typically lager notes, nothing special


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