Pivovarna Union

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Pivovarna Union
European Pale Lager
Ranked #333
Ranked #30,282
2.63 | pDev: 20.53%
Jun 17, 2022
Jan 16, 2006
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Rated: 2.61 by misteil from Ireland

Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by FZR23 from Romania

Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had a couple of 0.5L bottles of this beer whilst in Maribor, Slovenia for biz-net. It poured a golden clear with white fizzy head that eventually dissipated and left no lace. The scent had grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain and yeast presence with a subtle bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 3.13 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

2.2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
Had on tap. I can understand why lasko does so well in slovenia. Union is yet another euro pale lager that has sweet corn, some herbal tastes, tons of adjunct, and a really unfortunate urine smell on the finish. Taste is kind of skunky on the finish. Not good
Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 2.23 by tottel from Netherlands

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 3 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 30, 2017
Rated: 2.28 by torwart94 from Ohio

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by Oidmoe from Austria

May 30, 2016
Rated: 2.94 by PsenicnoCRO from Croatia (Hrvatska)

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I bought this one at store in Venice Italy.

500 ml green bottle with clear freshness dating.

Poured into a glass, the beer is clear gold with a fairly decent white head.

Nose of grains and green bottle sulphur.

Taste tracks the smell, grains, a bit of spicy hops and a slight skunk, not sure if it's light struck or just the flavor profile.
The mouth is medium with a touch of silk.
Jan 08, 2016
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Reviewed by JohnGalt1 from Idaho

2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Svetlo... Sweet corn and DMS... Definitely seems Eastern Bloc, but not that big of a knock... Sorta what I expect with no other real flaws... Just hot and sweet even for 5%.. Doubt I will ever try this one again and I'm fine with that.
Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 2.78 by PsihoPanda from Slovenia

Oct 08, 2015
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

2.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
500ml bottle in Fetiche, Ljubljana (€3.00)
This was a really basic effort from Union, I was quite disappointed really since this is one of the most widely available beers in the country but it didn't do much for me sadly. There was some basic adjuncts & corn, a faint sweetness & not much else really; it's not one that I'll seek out again I don't think.
Sep 11, 2015
Rated: 2.58 by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

Sep 02, 2015
Rated: 2.96 by Lipa from Slovenia

Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 2.4 by biernack from Switzerland

Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

2.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours a typical looking golden euro lager color, big head which dissipates into a thin lace.
Grassy on the nose. Mostly malt aroma. Sweet malt taste. Mild hops. Light bodied. Crisp at first but carbonation slows towards the end. An unremarkable but pleasant enough euro lager.
Aug 01, 2015
Rated: 2.58 by lelepat from Hong Kong

Jul 22, 2015
Rated: 2.4 by fr0wn3r from Serbia

Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 3.36 by Brim

Dec 10, 2014
Rated: 2.28 by bulldogops from Canada (AB)

Dec 04, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

2.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
500ml can, day 3 of the Costco Canada 2014 Beer Advent calendar.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some low-lying ocean swell lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a touch of corn syrup, musty yeast, wet saltine crackers, and wan earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more of the same mixed bag - mixed grainy pale malt and corn mush sweetness, unnecessarily acrid yeast, indistinct sour fruit, a weird crackery breadiness, and a hint of low-octane gasohol.

The bubbles are pretty understated, not really redlining the ol' frothometer, as it were, the body an agreeable medium weight, but fairly clammy and pithy on the flipside - so, yeah, not smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the corniness and waning graininess bolstered by a certain sugary booziness, sans any overt heat, which just seems wrong.

Fuh. Not exactly an engaging or otherwise tasty offering - it all seems disjointed and cheap, with just enough makeup to lure in yer higher-end fools (guilty!). Anyways, calling this a Euro version of a malt liquor (even with its sub-5% ABV) may be a bit over the top, but I say, if the shoe fits, it's up to you whether or not to dump it. Think about it.
Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3 by Tadej from Slovenia

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 2.4 by dcmchew from Romania

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Oct 31, 2014
Rated: 3 by borutp from Slovenia

Sep 21, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by TheyCallMeYukon from Ohio

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by parintele from Romania

Aug 26, 2014
Rated: 2.7 by KristijanG from Slovenia

Aug 21, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 3 by wiwi

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 2 by GregaR

Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by SadPanda from Afghanistan

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by endless1408 from England

May 31, 2014
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Reviewed by MarkoNm from Slovenia

2.98/5  rDev +13.3%
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.
Nov 21, 2013
Rated: 1.5 by pipinmalikonj from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Nov 21, 2013
Rated: 3 by Srecko from Serbia

Nov 12, 2013
Rated: 2.25 by tmzl from Slovenia

Oct 25, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by Anze from Slovenia

Oct 24, 2013
Union from Pivovarna Union
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 60 ratings