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Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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65
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BEER STATS
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377
Ratings:
979
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
34.78%
 
 
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Tiger BeerTiger Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Singapore | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -15.2%
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).

Enjoy

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Photo of ordybill
2/5  rDev -27.5%
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 -0.4%

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 +8.7%

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 -0.4%

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 +26.8%
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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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin, patchy white head that persists; light lacng. Classic adjunct aroma of light sweet malt, hints of apple and grassy hops. Flavor follows, light sweet malt with mild biscuit, light apple, a hint of butter; finishes with light biscuit and grassy hops. Light to medium bodied. One nice thing about adjunct lagers is that they are designed not to offend and this is a bland, but pleasant light lager with perhaps a bit more biscuit and light apple than is typical, to its benefit. Not sure why this rates at poor here, it seems to be right on the spot for style, perhaps a bit more character. If I was stuck in Singapore (not a hot bed of craft beer, I suspect), I would have no problem ordering this.

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Photo of Metalbrew
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Tiger pours a light yellow with a massive head. This is a refreshing beer, enjoyable during the summer, and it's a beer that has a light taste, but still retains a flavor that ranks, for me, as a fine Asian brew, one that is much better than Sapporo or others on the market.

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Photo of Forgottensaints
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

What can I say about tiger....it's the Asian corona light. I've had this on balmy NYC Sumer nights with friends and it's an easy drinker best when cold and with fried dumplings. Beats Coors lift anyway when with the guys .

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Appearnace. Very pale in the glass this beer has a light amber colour with a lot of carbon dioxide bubbles. The head is reasonable but does not last very long at all.

Smell. There is a strong smell of apple and orange from this beer with a light hint of the barely so there is a slight smell of a summer evening in an Armagh orchard.

Taste. There is a mild note of orange in this beer but it is very, very mild. The main flavour is the barley.

Mouthfeel. This beer is dry in the mouth but not unpleasantly so. The aftertaste brings up a lot of saliva and causes you to suck in your cheeks.

Overall. Certainly not the greatest lager you will ever come across but for a European light lager style beer this is more than drinkable. The flavour is really rather mild so if you want something with more punch then it is not for you but if you want something that is light crisp and easy to drink then get a bottle and at the risk of sounding silly try with Asian food.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Crystal clear straw colored body. Fizzy white head with little retention. No lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts, corn husk.

Taste: Fairly clean up front, cereal grains, faint metallic notes, grassy.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery.

Overall: Average across the board.

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Photo of Svyturys30
2.69/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Serving out of a bottle. Was not the best beer I have ever had in my life.

A- When poured into a flute glass had a small tan head to it. It dissipated pretty quickly. This lager was a urine yellow color.

S- The closest thing I could describe the smell to is a skunked Heineken.

T- This beer tasted like a Natural Ice (haven't had one of those since the college days). Wasn't very appetizing.

M- Typical light feel on the tongue for a lighter colored beer.

O- You aren't missing anything if you haven't had this beer.

Cheers!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

its another average asian yellow beer, but i have a special place in my heart for tiger beer, and not just because of my travels around the south pacific, but because i think it plays an important role in the beer world. its bright carbonation and lack of metallic flavors makes it a nice compliment to the spicy cuisine of its homeland. it cuts it well through heat and seafood flavors, and finishes super clean. i love it with good malaysian food because it cleans up each bite so i can taste it anew. better than many of its peers, its mouthfeel makes it work. pale malt flavors, a little watered down, but this is hard to beat after some time in the jungle for refreshment, and its also hard to beat with authentic thai or indonesian food too. its clean and drinkable, without the strange extract sweetness of others. it also, for whatever reason, doesn't give me the same hangover that most other asian beer does, i don't know why, but it just seems milder on the comedown for me. nothing special obviously, below average of course in terms of all craft beer, but in its context its a little better than most.

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Photo of Foyle
3.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a 1" white head that recedes quickly. Color is a light gold with abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: some grassy and herbal hop aroma. biscuit and lightly toasted barley.
Mouthfeel: light, watery, fairly crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: white bread dough, sweet barley malt, biscuit, cracker, with some mild herbal hop flavor Overall: very nice lager. More complex than many pale lagers.

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this Singaporean Beer at Binny's Beverage Depot in Chicago and at Feldman's Market in McAllen, Texas. I must say this is a good beer from Asia, it has a simple but complex taste, goes down great, and does not leave you to bloated. It pours clear, with a light golden color, with white laces running up to the average head, which dissapates quicky. The body is solid, with decent carbonation, and has decent malt aroma. There is a slight metalic edge, but is overshadowed by a malty aftertaste.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
2.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500 ml can from LCBO. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Crystal clear pale golden color. 1.5 fingers of white head and some bubbles. Nothing spectacular but decent looking enough.

Smell - Slightly metallic with some grainy aromas and not much else.

Taste - Mild sweet grain taste and not much else. Drying sensation on the tongue after every sip.

Mouthfeel. Light body and medium carbonation. Rather thin feeling with a dry finish, but is surprisingly refreshing.

Overall - Ok, not a great beer by any stretch of the imagination, and not even a very good beer, but for what it is, it isn't terrible. Of course there are other options at cheaper price points that are better too.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.46/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on or freshness date present. My second of these odd Asian lagers, this one from Singapore, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are average based on the style.

Poured into a Stone Arrogant Bastard pint glass.

A - Pours the typical lager gold - maybe just a shade darker than some of the others with two fingers of foamy white head with less than impressive staying power. Hardly any lacing to speak of. Typical appearance.

S - Smell is of grain / corn, huskiness, and a sort of pilsner / adjunct maltiness. Not a whole lot to be said. I guess it sort of reminds me of a Miller Lite, albeit maybe a touch more husky.

T - Taste follows the nose - husky / earthy / grainy, sharply metallic, some might say slightly nutty and/or grapey.

M - Feel is crisp, mostly clean, with a bit of stickiness / graininess lingering on the palate. Sharp metallic bite on the end. Dry, grainy finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking.

Overall, typical imported lager fare. Easy to drink, mildly inoffensive, low on flavor - I could definitely see it pairing well with some spicy Asian dish though. In that sense, I would have it again. I just tried Singha the other day also (a lager from Thailand) which I think I prefer just a bit more. This one is more metallic.

Tiger ---2.5/5

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
1.96/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured golden clear body. No head whatsoever.
This beer was poured into a glass, but still smells somewhat metallic.
I wish I drank this beer straight out of the fridge, it was out of the fridge for about an hour before I had the chance to drink it.
Actually tastes slightly better than the smell. Mostly of light flavored malts, and what I imagine is just corn. And still a slight metallic taste
Mouthfeel is fine, again if it was colder it would have helped.
Overall, a beer I only got because it was a $2 16oz at the food spot I was at and I really wanted a beer.

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Another day, another lager.
Pours a clear golden color. The head is average, white with medium retention.
There is the familiar malty aroma with grains.
As well as the sweet taste at the beginning, followed by grainy body, coming together with nice bittery finish.
Drinkable, light with enough bittereness to freshen you up. Thumbs up.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.05/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Bottle at Blue Moon Chinese Restaurant in Norton, MA.

Wanted to try this simply because I hadn't had it yet. I basically knew it was going to be bad.

It's a light, pissy yellow, with a small, weak fizzy head and no lacing.

Smells metallic, with some light grain aromas behind it.

The taste is the same. Skunky and metallic are two flavors that should never be in beer. Just bad news all around. Slightly sweet.

Light bodied, not that drinkable, especially as it warms.

This is a sorry excuse for the beer, no getting around it.

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Photo of FLima
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with a two finger head that swiftly disappears completely.
Initial aroma of apple juice, notes of sweet bready malt and floral hops. Just a hint of corn. To my surprise, it's actually pleasant.
Nice flavor for the style, you can still feel its sweet malt and herbal hops. A hint of spice and orange citrusy. Mildly dry and medium bitter aftertaste.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
On the top range of adjunct lagers, very refreshing and not immediate or screaming off-flavors. Good beer to drink at a tropical beach or with spicy food.

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Photo of Brenden
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of migwell
2.03/5  rDev -26.4%
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!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brad and I are having fun acquiring and drinking beers from around the globe lately. Fun little project going on here. So here goes my first beer from Singapore.

The beer is clear and light golden with an inch or more of pure white head. Mild effervescence. The aroma offers lager yeast, adjunct character, cereal grains, mild sweetness. The flavor pretty much follows suit.

Adjunct lagers are certainly not the most complex or refined beers around, but for the style, this one is alright. Clean and refreshing. Delicate sweetness with a bit of a fruit candy finish. I wish the finish was drier.

Overall, this was inoffensive, though uneventful as well.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
65 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.