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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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370 Reviews

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Reviews: 370
Hads: 942
Avg: 2.75
pDev: 34.18%
Wants: 14
Gots: 148 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Singapore | website

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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Photo of Myotus
2.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured at 43°F from an 11.2oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 12Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with 2 fingers of white foam that halves itself after a minute and a half. Gold in color. There is a plethora of medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and thick with a few spotted areas being very thick.
SMELL: Mild aromas of neutral-scented hand soap, sugar water, and spicy hops combine with subtle aromas of grassy barley and hints of car exhaust.
TASTE: Mild flavors of grassy barley first enter onto the palate and are immediately followed and balanced by mild spicy hop flavors. Mild flavors of floral hop and hints of hand soap keep the ball rolling as barley flavors grow slightly stronger. Mild sweet bread flavors and hints of car exhaust enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes with a mild dryness.
NOTE: This tastes a lot better than it smelt. I'll give it that. A great corn and rice free alternative to the American Macros, but that isn't really saying much.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Slightly darker appearance than your average AAL, minor 1/4" white head on it, barely there aroma of cereal grains and corn.

Taste was a little bit of metallic bitterness, almost nothing in terms of yeast or hop contributions flavor wise in the mouthfeel. Certainly comes off thin and bland. Minor sweetness from the corn I suspect.

Too expensive for what it is.

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Photo of MAB
3.29/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A solid lager; a good choice with the East Indian food that we were having at the time.
It doesn't have the chemical persistance of North americal commercial lagers, nor the gypsum water flavor of UK brews, and it reminds me more of a Heiniken than anything else.

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Photo of OompaMentor
2.02/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

This was my fourth beer while travelling on business in China in April 2015. This beer has a 5.0 ABV and was poured from a standard size, dark bottle into a glass.

A - golden color, with little carbonation and a head that dissipated quickly. A watery appearance.
S - not much to speak of; light, faint - hint of grass
T - light, with little flavor
F - left a faint hop on the palate, but nothing more

Very disappointing!

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Photo of stevoj
2.09/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Singapore, check. Another tropical pale lager, check. Almost no aroma, points for it not smelling bad. Appearance, drab and lifeless, golden water. Taste, some malt and grains, very light, no finish or aftertaste. Hot weather thirst quencher, period.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is really a pretty "meh" beer in my opinion. It's available in most places in SE Asia, so I'll grab it on occasion. There's not really anything special about it - pretty light, not a whole lot of flavor, but drinkable.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

it's smooth and easy to drink but other than that it's a low quality beer. very bland taste and smell, you're better off just buying budweiser and getting more bang for your buck.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.53/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a generous head that lasts and laces. Clear straw gold. Aroma is sweet grains and faint grassy hops . Flavor... Much like Heineken. Not bad for what it is.

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Photo of drtth
2.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a bright clear light golden yellow with a fluffy 1" white head that recedes fairly soon to a layer of foam and a ring around the glass, leaving some irregular long patches of lacing. Sipping creates sheets, patches and legs of lacing that mostly slide back down to the surface.

The aromas are light, faint and fresh with some grassy hop and traces of malt.

The flavors are lightly sweet with a touch of fruitiness that has a bit of herbal dryness.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and has a light crispness from the gentle carbonation. The finish is medium length, begins in the sweetness that fades to dryness with a gentle touch of hops at the end.

Overall this is a reasonable beer for the style and while I won't be seeking out another, I could see drinking a few on a hot summer day. Unlike some of the imported AALs I've tried the sweetness does not cloy or become unpleasant.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned at a Thai restaurant in Downtown Detroit. Was unable to take notes so the review will be fairly short.

A lot of countries seem to be getting in on the fad of making an inexpensive copy of the American Adjunct. Usually, They tend to do it a bit better than us. However seeing as this thing comes from Singapore I'm not quite sure what to expect.

Look - I drank this beer directly out of the can, So I can only imagine it to be a typical clear yellow with a frothed white head that fizzles to nothingless and doesn't leave a spot of lacing.

Smell - The rice is a dominate player in this nose, however it isn't the same type of rice and as a Budweiser per say. It is very clean and fresh.

Taste - This beer virtually tastes like rice. However if this rice were food instead of a beer product it would be quite delicious and crisp. Usually AALs taste rather stale but this flavor profile is basic and exactly what it needs to be.

Feel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth drinking.

Overall - Well alright, this was pretty good as far as the style goes.

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Photo of PorterPro125
2.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Pale Golden topped by a heaping white head that has incredible retention. Ton of lacing on the glass. '

S- Faint aroma of adjuncts. Pretty standard for an AAL.

T- Pungent flavour of corn, rice, and god knows what else. The flavour of this beer was so repulsive that it compelled me to ponder on it's similarity to urine.

M- Light body and high carbonation. Standard stuff.

O- First of all, I would like to say that I have absolutely no objection to having a Coors, Budweiser, Miller, etc. but this AAL was absolutely horrid. I drain-poured half of the can (which I rarely do) and had to take a minute to think of my happy place and reflect on the pain I had just suffered. I guess it's quite true in this case that looks aren't everything.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A sweet adjunct Lager with a malty honey hint, it looks standard and comes through for what it is. No fault here as it is what it is and does it well, I'd be fine if someone gave me a 6 pack of this. Overall this beer is alright and tasted fine, don't get hung up looking for something...sometimes you just need to enjoy.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.07/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: crystal clear; steady stream of bubbles rising; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: sweet malt, a little bready; a little corn;

T: follows the nose; gets sweeter toward the end; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation;

O: not crisp or dry; a bad example of a style I don't like to begin with;

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Photo of pat61
3.28/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Brilliant gold to amber, ½” white foam collar that quickly dissipates leaving light lace.
S: Rich grain aromas joined by mild hops, light floral and faint apple.
T: Has some light flavor – light malt and grain, hints of apple, very light biscuit.
F: Crisp. Clean, light medium body and medium high carbonation. A little acid from the carbonation on the finish accentuates the dryness.
O: It has slightly more character than a Bud Lite.

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Photo of Germanstylefan7896
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Fairly yellow in color, sort of bright at the nose, tropical easy sipping. I think it is one of the better mass produced Asian beers out there. I would look for this over others into Asian beers.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.87/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Light straw color with average activity. White 2 finger head lasting around 3 minutes with average legs.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, grains, citrus, herbal spices. More sweet than bitter with an undertone of apples. Strong artificial sugary feel.

Light body with prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish ending with an faint herbal grassy feel.

Overall the Tiger beer is quite bland with a rather unpleasant adjunct taste and nose, while the freshness if relatively good while being overly accessible.

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Photo of gopens44
1.29/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I did it for a tick. Needed Singapore under my belt........ Looked very nice actually until the head recessed. Big, BIG corn smell. Like sweet corn. Like sweet, cream corn. Not a good smell from a beer. Tastes like unsweetened corn flakes. Again, not a desirable characteristic IMO.

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Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500 ml and 330 ml cans (with revision from May 2015 can).
Fizzy yellow-gold beer with a large sudsy head.
Medium body seems heavy for style despite high carbonation. Earthy hops.
Adjunct grain? ... grainy (and not just regular malts) flavor. Similar to Heineken Light?

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle. unclear bottling code

pale clear straw color, not much head. not much smell, a little corn. same with the taste - very little flavor. not too bad, but bland. thin body, medium carbonation.

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Photo of DaveBar
2.34/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that is gone in less than 1min. Clear light gold color.

S- Not a lot here. Had to strain to find anything

T- Not a good beer. A touch metallic and tinny. No hops and a bit of malt. Just a basic sugar beer

M- Dry and uninspired. Just a mass produced beer

O- Did not like this one. Just a mass produced beer that reminds me of a Bud

Food Pairing

This ok beer pairs well with...... Corn chip scoop with cole slaw, mayo, salt and pepper. Hot sauce then a slice of avocado and a small shrimp. Hit that with a drop of lime (citrus).


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Photo of ordybill
2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a "Boulevard" Tulip glass.
Aroma- almost non-existent, barely has a beer odor
Appearance- this is a pale yellow color with a very weak head
Taste- Not how I remember "Tiger" from my military experiences overseas. This brew is extremely weak flavored and has a faint hops flavor
Feel- Highly carbonated, light bodied brew
Overall- a complete disappointment! I have had this overseas many times in the 90's and when I picked up a sixer of this I was hoping to relive some good times from years back. That is not the case, I am not sure if my palate has changed or the beer doesn't travel overseas very well when imported.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Experienced in : Singapore, Saigon
Appealing to me : - - -
Less appealing to me : seems a little overrated in terms of taste

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Bought this because I have not had it, not because I thought it was going to be an awesome beer......Well, not too shabby considering 1) it comes from Singapore, and 2) it is probably mass produced, and 3) it is probably cheaply made with cheap ingredients...This lager beats out the other foreign cheap ass lagers by quite a bit. Still have to deal with the malty, cereal, cheap flavor, but this one goes a bit above with a smooth mouth feel and drinkability that I did not expect. Don't get me wrong, this beer is on the bottom of most scales, but overall, a nice effort and much better than the Palma Loucas and Famousas of the beer world !!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Sampled this evening on 11/20/14 but had this once before over 2 years ago. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle. Does have a nice looking label and metal cap. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 10 ounce 'hour glass' pilsner glass.

Brew pours a lighter to medium amber in color with a thin white cap with some light lacing seen. The aroma is of some sweet malt. Pretty much the same of the taste with what appears to be a light hint of apple also. Not real easy to drink as there is some bitterness for the finish. Strange taste also like it was made of stale grains. Lighter bodied with good carbonation. Not a fan of this brew and of this style much either.

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Photo of jgiordano88
3.5/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very solid and delicious tasting lager. Tastes great alongside Vietnamese food, specifically vermicelli noodles and chicken. Nothing too spectacular, but it isn't nearly as bad as the rating state. Cheap and satisfying.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
65 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.