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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

746 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 9
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Singapore

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001)
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4/5  rDev +48.1%

jmpowell, Dec 04, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

andrewj17, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

rekel, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +48.1%

touchmeimsac, Nov 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

brandoman63, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

supermeniscus, Nov 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -25.9%

rab53, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of thehyperduck
2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 mL can from the LCBO; best before June 2012.

Pours a familiar pale golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of fizzy white head that soon fizzes itself right out of existence. Its only remnants are a soapy film on the surface. Yup, it looks like an adjunct lager alright. It smells like one too, with a rather faint aroma of pale malts, corny sweetness and apple juice from concentrate.

The flavour is a step up but not a huge one; it is dominated by grainy pale malts with more corn husk. The saving grace of this beer is the existence of some herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Their presence is brief and doesn't linger, unlike the adjunct sweetness, which does linger as an aftertaste. Leaves a slick coating in the mouth. Thin-bodied and pretty watery, but easy to throw back. The carbonation is a little flat for the style; it's crisp for the first half of the glass, but gets increasingly flatter, cornier, and less appealing as I continue.

A decent light, moderately refreshing adjunct lager with a few less-than-crippling flaws. Drinkable, but other than that there is nothing noteworthy about this beer. Not really worth trying, unless you're a pale lager fan or you want to be able to say you've had beer from Singapore. I wouldn't turn this down, but I doubt I'd directly purchase it again... maybe on-tap.

thehyperduck, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BeerArchivist
3/5  rDev +11.1%

BeerArchivist, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

nukem5, Nov 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -25.9%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
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2/5  rDev -25.9%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -25.9%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: clear golden body with a plume of white head on top. retention is OK with some pretty good lacing. carbonation looks a little lacking.

S: corn and little bit of rice. a little bit of bread too. some hops are detectable, but not much.

T: sweet malt and corn. bland. a little metallic. too metallic to be coming out of a bottle. sweetness emerges more as the beer warms. almost a little sugary.

M: moderate carbonation on a light body.

D: pretty bland and boring. the flavors aren't great and with the addition of the metallic component is a bit detracting.

Jimmys, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of bat6
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

currently traveling through SE Asia and sampling the local offerings. this is fairly popular throughout the region. beers here are almost entirely light-bodied lagers meant for fast quaffing in the blazing heat and humidity. all ratings are based on my understanding of the style here.

A - pale gold, frothy head, decent retention

S - virtually no smell. maybe a little grain

T - very clean, very simple. most of these styles lean towards a hint of pale malt sweetness but this one has a touch more hops and is more balanced. does not gain any slick corny sweetness or sour notes as it warms

MF - very crisp, light-bodied, good carbonation

O - I've had this in America and hated it- I distinctly recall a metallic, sour finish that didn't make sense.
Now I know why: these SE Asian beers are so light they usually won't survive the hot and lengthy travel. don't bother reviewing them if you're pulling them off a US shelf cause it's not the crisp clean quaffer you get in SE Asia. that's not to say this is something special fresh out of the brewery, it's just a very simple beer meant to be refreshing after a long hot day or paired w/ spicy hot food.

bat6, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Airport sushi bar, limited beer selection - might as well give it a try. Overall, not bad, for what it is, which is a generic adjunct lager. There are certainly worse examples of the style. Up front the beer is clean but not flavorless, with cereal notes and a passable amount of hops. Nothing memorable or even particularly worthwhile, but not offensive either. Next time I'd opt for a Japanese rice lager, but this was fine for washing down some rolls.

Brent, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of Vashtar
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

It smells like an asian food plate after you're done eating.

It tastes like the end of an asian meal that has too much soy at the bottom.

The mouthfeel is about average

Overall, I'm not impressed and would not buy a six pack or recommend it to my buddies.

Vashtar, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
2.48/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours a pale golden colour, finger of head with no retention or lacing.

S - Mild grassy hop notes and bready wheat.

T - Much like the scent, very mild with a touch of grassy hop and bitterness. Some buttered bread malts linger on the palette.

M - Medium bodied, but can come across a tad thin, but finishes nice and wet.

O - By no means terrible, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to grab a can. Taste like any other Canadian macro lager.

andrenaline, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of rudzud
3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this at Austin Liquors in shrewsbury. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden straw hue with a fizzy one finger white head that fades to leave a white halo and minimal clouding.

S - Sweet malts, little bit of honey. Typical american adjunct aromas, just a bit better.

T - Pretty much like the nose. Sweet malts and grain with a rather odd bitter finish. Don't like the finish.

M - Standard, run of the mill adjunct. Crisp and refreshing, but watery.

O - Overall, I like this better than say, Budweiser, but that doesnt mean I want to drink this every day. Another country checked off and slightly surprised in the quality.

rudzud, Aug 17, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer tasted like any typical lager. Imagine Budweiser with a little more flavor. The appearance was very light and looked like a typical adjunct lager.There was hardly any smell to it at all. The mouthfeel was very fizzy and light. As the beer got warmer the taste got worse. Not a beer I would recommend to any one.

dcall384, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of katan
3.7/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint. In Singapore - it has to be fresh right?

A - Pours a deep golden color, light highlights. Head formation is strong, pearly white in color. Lots of bubbling, sticking to the glass.

S - Light pilsner malts and a hair of noble hops. Smooth and sweet. Not much for adjuncts sneaking through. Very simple.

T - Starts off lightly smooth, sweet, lightly malty, hair amount of grainy notes. Mid-stream brings in many more pilsner notes, more grainy with a near balancing bitterness. Finishes clean with a little bit of corn like graininess.

M - Strong carbonation, light mouthfeel. Strong carbonation gives way to some clingy aftertastes.

O/D - Easy drinking, simple high volume lager. The flavors are strong enough to indicate that the palette of the average Singaporean can enjoy good beer.

Well worth the try - a solid macro lager. Very refreshing on a hot day in Singapore.

katan, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of Haybeerman
3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Clear, pale gold color. Poured a wispy white head that dissipated to a ring around the inside edge. Decanted lightly. Laced in wavy rings.

S: Wet, slightly sweet grain. Faint cut grass and a little green apple.

T: Crackery malt and wet grain. Transitions quickly to a crisp, dry finish. Very light bitter.

M: Very light body. Ample carbonation. Very smooth opening and crisp finish.

O: Nothing offensive for sure, but nothing memorable either. Relatively bland.

Haybeerman, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of evlu1441
3.48/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is Singapore's beer. I've had it once before, but it was brewed in the UK. My can was brewed in Singapore. I wasn't left with much of an impression the last time I had this. Let's see what happens this time.

It has a nice typical golden lager colour with a thin foamy layer on top. So far indistinct from any other macro lager.

The smell is slightly sweet, something I notice in other Asian lagers, and something I quite enjoy. There is also a faint hoppyness.

I'm slightly impressed with the Taste! It's quite balanced, and there is some nice biscuity malt flavour going on. There aren't any adjunct flavours or anything. Alcohol is also slightly noticible towards the end, but it balances with the sweetness quite nicely. It is very smooth and has a medium body. The carbonation is not too heavy, which is often the downfall of many North American lagers.

Overall, I dig this. This might be my macro lager of choice now! It is an excellent example of a basic lager that doesn't suck.

evlu1441, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
2.28/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Mora2000, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of Citadel82
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Citadel82, Jul 16, 2011
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.