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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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Tiger Beer
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64
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853 Ratings
THE BROS
65
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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 22.3%
Wants: 13
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited visit their website
Singapore

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

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Ratings: 853 | Reviews: 371
Reviews by Citadel82:
Photo of Citadel82
2.88/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this in a 12 ounce can at the Macau Tower in Macau. Least expensive item I purchased in Macau. 15 MOP or about $2.00 USD. It was a typical macro lager. Light and a little on the sweet side. Poured a fizzy yellow into my glass. Light white head that quickly receded. Aroma of grain and some faint grassy hops. Taste was light and corn-like with hints of bread dough and some faint bittering. Was refreshing enough in the steamy morass that is Macau.

More User Reviews:
Photo of migwell
2.03/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I ran into Tiger in various places as I bicycled around Southern Asia, and generally avoided it. It's really quite noticeably an adjunct beer, and god knows what goes in it. Of course, you expect that most Asian beers have a lot of rice in the mix, as that is what's cheap and available. But Budweiser also has rice, and maintains its inoffensive flavorlessness.

Tiger, on the other hand, tastes like something has gone terribly wrong in the adjunct department, kind of like too much corn really spoils a lot of American adjuncts. Mostly saw this in Malaysia, but also in Indonesia and elsewhere. Avoid it!

Photo of sellmeagod
1.8/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

So the imported price for a Bud-esque mimicry is not what you want at all.

All the typical pieces are there, from the light look to the light taste to the easy consumption. This is a standard drink-while-you-watch-football taste, which you can easily avoid for much smaller prices. This is only good for the label/variety/tiger and otherwise Bud itself does the job and it's American.

Photo of generallee
3.68/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Appearance: The body has a pale light golden color with very good clarity. Its head is fairly thick, frothy and bright white in color. The head hangs on well as it slowly fades down to just a thin cap and makes some lacing on the glass along the way.

Smell: Its aroma is light and simple with notes of light grain, hay and grassy hops.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor is similar its aroma, not sweet and not too bitter. It has a clean and mellow grainy malt character with just a light grassy hop taste on the finish. The palate is very drinkable with a medium body, smooth wet texture and average carbonation.

Notes: Overall its not bad at all for a pale lager.

Photo of Jason
2.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle with a best before date on the back label.

A- Good frothing white head dissipates into a thin lace that sticks a bit. Bright bubbly gold clarity shines in the light.

S- The usual aroma of an adjunct lager, no definitive malt in the nose just husk and cooked cereal.

T- Thin maltiness holds together for a modest generic lackluster hop bite. Clean and mostly dry.

M- Super crisp and pretty damn smooth.

A half decent lager, an easy pick when you want a weak flavored beer to wash down extra spicy Pan-Asian cuisine.

Photo of Billolick
2.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 ouncer with no freshness dating. Pours pissy yellow, light and clear. White head. Cabadgy/bready/grassy nose. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Macro tasting (Corn/rice in the mix) Slight grainy hop note late. Typical macro lager, you can do better then this swill.

Photo of Mora2000
2.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very faint. I get a little bit of unattractive grain notes in the aroma but that is about it. The flavor is very sweet with some malt and grain notes. Not real hops character, but at least there are not any real "off" flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a beer I will try again.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 640ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. ABV is stated as 4.8%. Beer from Singapore, but brewed by Heineken in Edinburgh.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before dissipating. Aroma of light malt with a hint of stewed veg and a faint whiff of noble hops.

Tastes of light malt with a mild, dry finish. Subtle notes of stewed hops and overcooked veg, with a stale hint of maize in the background. Not much bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with pleasantly tingly carbonation but insubstantial body. Aftertaste of stewed veg and an artificial bitter note.

Meh - a run-the-gamut macro lager, nothing special. Dull and devoid of character, with some faint but unwelcome corn notes. Probably OK on a hot day in Singapore, but not worth spending your money on over here. Give it a miss.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A little darker than standard fizzy yellow beer, this had a dull gold kind of appearance, with a thin white head about 1/3" to i t. Aroma was nondescript, slightly grainy.

Taste, very mild, lots of water content. Mild hopping, lots of carbonation, super light body. Nothing complex about it. Pretty clean overall. Slight metallic finish to it, stays relatively dry despite a dallop of sweetness.

I don't understand why this beer is expensive, there's nothing to it really.

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.4/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Golden and fizzy that's about it, thin short lived head just poor looking brew. Aroma: Wretchedness as my lovely girlfriend, Carrie put it so eloquently. Smells worse than Old E' grainy malt liquor like approach no hopes bland, blah. Taste: Tolerable only because of it's lack of flavor, there is also a distinct offness ridden with rice as it's evil adjunct of choice. Mouthfeel: Thin bodied watery who cares about carbonation. Drinkability: Wow, I can't believe they export this shit who else in the world would send this shitty beer, I'll tell you the same one that beats their citizens with rods.

Photo of chinchill
2.87/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500ml.can.
Fizzy yellow-gold beer with a large sudsy head.
Medium+ body seems heavy for style despite ample carbonation.
Adjunct grain? ... grainy (and not just regular light malts) flavor. Hearty for style.

Photo of rastaman
2.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Quite a light lager, but mananges to maintain an Ok rounded flavour. Good when the weathre shot, gos down smooth.

Photo of FleeVT
3.83/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz brown bottle poured into a pint.

A: Pours an extremely clear, pale, straw yellow with a quick 2 finger white head that recedes to just a lacing on the beer.

S: Fairly clean nose with the faintest of hops and mild malt. Grains dominate.

T/M: More malts come through on the palate. This is an extremely crisp beer with great carbonation and lighter body. The faint hops come through in the finish with dryness.

D: One of my favorite macros. A definite session beer for hot days.

Photo of Brenden
2.88/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The head is pure white, actually reasonably-sized. Retention is actually pretty decent, and some light spotting is left behind. The beer itself is bright, clear gold; it's a little darker than the straw yellow typical of beer's like this.
The smell is a little husky, kind of fruity/sweet, with a note of herb and something sort of perfumey that could maybe even be hops, though very light.
There's a sticky, artificial, fruity sort of sweetness to this beer with light grains against a little husk and dry bread. It's fairly clean.
Carbonation is pretty high, and it's really crisp. It's light and thin, obviously, though not overly watery considering. It's not too sticky on the tongue considering the sweetness in the flavor. It's also got some smoothness to it.

Photo of SetarconeX
2.44/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Standard golden lager color, with perhaps a fairly decent foam retention, though nothing special. Smell is...sweetness and malt with a something else I can't put my finger on. Some sort of weird chemical scent, not unlike sulfur, but not exactly like it either. I'm actually now sure I want to drink this...

Tastes a bit better than it smells. A bit of grain on the flavor, but still a dose of whatever weird sulfurous chemical was throwing off the nose.

Something just isn't right about this beer. There's using some sort of weird adjunct I'd rather not have anything to do with. I don't think I'm coming back to this one.

Photo of sloejams
2.58/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is probably the best imported beer I've had from mainland Asia, though that is not really saying much. This is basically a typical macro lager with one slight exception: sweetness. The lager hits instantly with a slight sugary taste that kind of distract away from the bland taste of the beer itself. It's likely some adjuunct that gives it this taste. Tiger works well in relief from spicy Asian cuisine, so it has that going for it - but not much more.

Photo of watermelonman
2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured to a light and pale yellow. The moderate head faded quickly and left a few dots of lace.

The smell is faint, but at least it's not turning me away. The taste is of bland malts with a moderate pepper flavor. The mouthfeel is pretty thin. It isn't very appealing, but there are worse.

Photo of biboergosum
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. I do always seem to get this when at Thai or Malay restaurants, so now it's time to give this a proper shake at the Metro in DT Edmonton, after another splendid Iron Maiden concert. My hearing may be a bit fuzzy, but my tastebuds should still be in working order.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, rather finely foamy off-white head, which disappears fairly quickly, leaving a bit of webbed rainforest lace around the glass.

It smells of a gritty, somewhat crackery, semi-sweet corn and rice graininess, and a slightly perfumed skunky, grassy hoppiness. The taste is a sort of bready, grainy pale malt, blended with more rice and corn pithiness, and some hard to mistake acrid, perfume-heavy floral hops.

The carbonation is moderate, with a certain frothy fluffiness, the body medium-light in weight, just above average for the style, and not really all that smooth. It finishes still unpleasantly floral, and just a bit skunky.

While this seems to fulfill the trope of working well with various spicy Southeast Asian cuisines, on its own, it's pretty below average, even for this generally less than impressive style.

Photo of Anonmatel
2.9/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is lightly carbonated, head froths up, then dies really quickly. The Smell is quite spicy, and Malt is right, there is a hint of wet cardboard.
Tastes fairly bland, with a bland bitter spicy finish that tickles the back of my throat. It's a tolerable drink, something for a typically Singapore hot wet day. Its a drink that i think would grow on you a little, but i dont thinkn i want it to grow on me if you know what i mean.
I think it would go well with the right dish, maybe a pasta or a salad.

Photo of NJpadreFan
1.85/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tiger Beer

This must be the Coors Light of Asia/ South Pacific.
This beer poured a light yellow almost clear with very little head. The smell was of cheap corn, no hops, and slight stale malt. The taste was so watery I had to drink half the beer before I could detect anything. Stale corn and malt combo like a cheap american macro beer.

Overall, A watery cheap beer that you should not waste your money on. Although the bottle cap is kinda cool!

Photo of GilGarp
3.23/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown bottle, 640ml, with a gold foil top.

Poured into a pint glass, it has a pale yellow color with great clarity and clean white head. The head is thin and settles quickly leaving no lace behind.

Aroma is faint but has corn and rice graininess to it and a pleasnt lager yeast. I can't figure out the date code but it seems fresh.

Flavor is familiar as I used to enjoy this at the Thai restaurant where I worked many years ago. It has a grainy sweetness up front that quickly turns bitter towards the middle. It finishes dry and crisp. There's not a lot of complexity, which isn't surprising for the style, but it's well done for what it is.

Mouthfeel is thin on body and higher in carbonation than I would prefer. Drinkability is good in the sense that it's a lawnmower beer but I wouldn't seek out 6 packs for regular consumption. That said, if it's fresh, I would choose it over American macro lagers like Bud any time.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a sixer of this for nostalgiac purposes as it was quite common during my trip to vietnam with 10 veterans in 2005.

Pours a pure ass piss yellow with a minimal white head that leaves minimal lacing.

Nose is ricey corny typical adjunct lager.

Taste follows with a tiny bit more sweetness than usual, almost like a tortilla chip grain profile with absolutely minimal hops. Pretty much like bud, or miller, or any of the big boys but with a touch dirtier malt profile.

mouthfeel is exactly what you expect.

Drinkability is solid, and was much more solid in Vietnam. hahaha. I drank so much tiger, bia hanoi, carlsberg, and of course bia hoi, i barely remember it. hahaha.

Overall, a macro lager. Plain and simple, but it did help to add a little more vividness to some memories, so well worth the $10 for the sixer (even though its 1/5 that price in nam) haha.

Photo of Sammy
1.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A mediocre lager brought in by LCBO. Watery, no taste and some floral smell. Sweet malt and corn sweetness. Dry very bitter and metallic aftertaste. Pale yellow. Carbonation. A lot of soapy foam that gives some creamyness to water. Herbal and clean and plain.

Photo of pmcadamis
2.48/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow with a nice fluffy head that shows decent retention for the style. No real lace. Looks prettier than most macro lagers.

S - Husky malt notes and a twinge of grassy hops. Not very assertive.

T - Sweet, malty, and corny. Pretty unremarkable, but not bad at all.

M - Light bodied, cirisply carbonated, and tangy. The finish is pretty clean with a lingering sweet corn flavor.

D - Not a bad Asian lager. Like most Asian beers, this is pretty unimpressive, but it's head and shoulders above similar American beers. Would do well with spicy Asian cuisine.

Photo of mempath
3.98/5  rDev +48%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

again, i put aside my inner beer geek/snob and...

pours a deep pale straw....

smell is of light malt and grain. doesn't seem 'cheap'

what makes this rise above what is expected is that this simply tastes solid. the cheapy sweetness one would expect is nowhere to be found....instead, there is a nice crispness and lack of thinness...a slight hoppy bitterness permeates, giving this some sense of body. true, nothing spectacular, but this is better than 90% of the crap american, mexican, euro and asian brews. not to say this is the best 'crap' brew! at this price, i found a damn good asian lager that sizzles out most japanese and chinese beers i've had. maybe this was just a lucky bottle. worth a try. beats the u.s. Macro market with ease...

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
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