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Union - Pivovarna Union

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BA SCORE
66
poor

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 27.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovarna Union visit their website
Slovenia

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 sfprint:
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sfprint

Germany

2/5  rDev -21.6%

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.

05-17-2010 19:27:13 | More by sfprint
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3.48/5  rDev +36.5%

Whilst on holiday in Slovenia, this was the only beer available in the bars we frequented in Kranjska Gora, both on tap in some bars, or bottles in others. At only about effectively $2 a pint we thought it good value and an enjoyable beer, even though nothing special. It is pale gold coloured, slightly hoppy aroma, with a hint of sweetness, reasonable head, though that did dissipate quickly. Taste was light and refreshing, though no depth of character, but easy to drink and enjoyable on a warm summer evening. I have had far worse beers than this, and if there is nothing else available, then it makes a decent drink, but nothing to mark it other than average.

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02-10-2006 14:11:19 | More by JohnW
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

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Slovenia

2.08/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

07-17-2010 20:03:19 | More by dolzan
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2.4/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

03-07-2012 16:02:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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Slovenia

2/5  rDev -21.6%

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New Hampshire

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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New Hampshire

1.3/5  rDev -49%

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Clear pale amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts hoppy/bitter occasional sweetness seems to have adjuncts??, bland not even a good lawnmower beer. $1.79 for a 330ml bottle from John's Grocery Iowa City, Ia.

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United Kingdom (England)

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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.95/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

11-21-2013 19:47:25 | More by MarkoNm
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Suds

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -30.2%

From a 66 cl bottle, consumed with a plate full of pasta. This is pale yellow with a soapy white head and a crystal clear transparency. The beer has a sweet smell, a mix of pale malt and lots of adjuncts. Unfortunately, a vegetable smell presents itself soon into the experience, follwed by a very unpleasant sourness that intensifies as the beer warms. . The taste is a bit sweet in the front, follwed by a mid-taste bitterness that continues, lingering long into the finish. It's relatively soft bodied, straightforward, and very light. Typical macro fare. There's a metallic, almost tinny off-flavor, which, combined with the veggies makes this beer extremely flawed. I found this one remarkably disappointing.

02-09-2008 19:42:45 | More by Suds
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BucBasil

South Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

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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.

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Australia

3.2/5  rDev +25.5%

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.

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