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Union - Pivovarna Union

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 28.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovarna Union visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 01-16-2006)
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.2/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, consistent light amber gold colour. Good frothy-verging-on-creamy white head. Excellent lacing and retention. This is a good looking lager served in its big chunky glass.

Not much on the nose. Slightly yeasty, with a hint of citrus, like sweet orange. It's quite fragrant, but rather subdued still.

Taste is also a bit weak, with a grainy, yeasty bred dough character predominant. Very clean feel though and quite refreshing.

Very easy to drink and rather enjoyable for a mass-marketed lager. I was expecting a lot worse.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 01:48:01 | More by lacqueredmouse
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

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United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-31-2014 17:57:36 | More by endless1408
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2.95/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A night out almost always includes a beer, this time Union.
It comes with a clear, golden color and a semi-generous white head that settles down relatively fast. The aroma is mostly grainy and malty, perhaps slight smell of hops (although somewhat dusty). The taste is nothing special: sweet at first, followed by a grainy body and finishing with a nicely bitter finish. But don't let it stay out too long, because if not ice cold, the bitterness becomes slightly unpleasant. A nice, average beer for everyday's drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 19:47:25 | More by MarkoNm
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1.5/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-24-2013 16:32:21 | More by Anze
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-07-2013 07:06:11 | More by mick303
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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

06-01-2013 20:21:37 | More by Miha
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-31-2013 17:20:47 | More by brbrocc
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

03-05-2013 19:33:25 | More by jooj8
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +19.5%

11-22-2012 02:02:34 | More by cfalovo97
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-23-2012 18:42:51 | More by Iztok
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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-30-2012 16:35:43 | More by irrgalaxy
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4.25/5  rDev +69.3%

04-30-2012 19:59:58 | More by selator
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United Kingdom (England)

2.4/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

International Green Week, Berlin 2012: Hall 18 is a real mix of nations (Gambia, Ghana, South Africa, Spain, Peru, Malta, Thailand, Belgium and Holland to name but some) we find a tall standing table by a Belgian bar and leave the women folk to keep the space while we men bomb burst to find something to drink. I got the wife a South African sparkling wine and I noticed a small area dedicated to Slovenia and came back with a 0.3 litre glass of this beer. The other blokes just hit the Belgian selection (all of which I’d had before) for themselves and their ladies, food and drinks were available from all sorts of countries if they’d looked hard enough.

My beer could have been a lager/pilsner/helles from almost anywhere: it had the regular golden, clean looks, snowy white head and no smell. The taste was thin, some hop bite, but very little of anything worthy of note, most likely the worst beer I had during the whole day (although the Russian lager I had was pretty poor too. So this is just a run of the mill, bog standard pilsner, a pity because it is the only thing I’ve ever had from Slovenia that I know of, and it hasn’t left a great impression on me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 16:02:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +19.5%

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1.53/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From the tap in a .5L Mug

Clear, golden color with thick head that dissolves quickly.

Malty, musty smell

slightly sweet with a sour aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

Had at a restaurant while on vacation in Bled, Slovenia, not the country's best beer choice. Leaves a funky taste in your mouth. Not a great beer by any means.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 22:30:50 | More by skypup
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South Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from the tap into a 500mL mug at a cafe in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

A: Typical golden color, but the offwhite head had very little retention.

S: Slightly sweet or corny note in between long whiffs of grain.

T: Bread with a sourish twang to it. Grain and a slightly buttery note. A "beery beer" but something is slightly off. Sweet corn makes a quick appearance as well.

M: Harsh.

D: Don't want more, ever.

There are better beers available even in the area. In Slovenia apparently goes, "We drink Lasko and piss Union." Both are pretty sub par, but this is definitely the worse of the 2.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2010 04:49:44 | More by BucBasil
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2.08/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow with a large head.

The most common lager in the country where I live.

Very light and drinkable, but only ordered as a last resort - if it's the only available beer in a bar. It's slightly hoppy and bitter with a not very pleasant, almost sour taste that you can do best to forget as soon as possible.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2010 20:03:19 | More by dolzan
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2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Solid gold with a huge head.

S: Musty, stings the back of the nose the same way citrus might, malty, sour.

T: Dirty malt, sweet and sour. Pretty bad.

M: Dries the tongue in a quite unpleasant way,

O: Not great, bad enough to not be able to finish it.

Serving type: can

05-17-2010 19:27:13 | More by sfprint
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4.28/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Notes: Drank in Khobarid, Slovenia in June 2008.

Notes: room temp, drank from glass
Appearance: good head, clear, golden.
Aroma: noble hops, Carmel.
Mouthfeel: medium body.
Flavor: honey sweetness, carmel notes.
Overall impression: great sessionable lager.

Serving type: can

01-14-2009 00:17:51 | More by Yeastcakes
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