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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

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700 Ratings

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of sccala

Rhode Island

2.13/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle with a picture of a tiger...go figure...on the label. Poured into a pilsner glass

A- I loved the appearance of this beer. Looked so wonderful. Great bubbly effervescense (sp). Crystal clear golden color. 2 finger head with pretty good retention and lacing all the way down.

S- Ugh. The good stuff ended at the appearance. It smells like skunk spray

T- It tastes dry, grainy, bready aftertaste.

M- Well, It's just hard to get over the skunkiness. The carbonation helps, and the little bit of barley that is in the beer helps too.

D- Avoid unless it's all that's available, or you really just don't give a damn.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 23:03:41 | More by sccala
Photo of bala747


2.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a beer from my home country of Singapore. Needless to say I have probably drunk this beer more than any other, usually because many bars, pubs and restaurants have only this one on tap.

I have heard rumours that Asia Pacific Breweries exports all the good batches of Tiger leaving the mediocre batches for us locals, but I don't know how true they are as the last thing I want to do when I am overseas is to drink something that I can get for 1/2 the price back home. Anyway, this review is based on the beer sold locally.

A: Appears golden yellow with an extremely fizzy head that dissipates quickly but leaves some lace.

S: This is the worst aspect of this beer. Tiger smells EXTREMELY skunky, even from a tap. The smell is overpowering and detracts a good deal from the taste. All I can smell is skunky grains (maize predominates) and maybe some hint of metal.

T: Tastes like an American macro but with some character. IT has a nice dry feel and some bitter hoppy flavour in the finish.

M: Typical fizzy macro mouthfeel.

D: Average to below, it's the smell that puts me off this beer everytime.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2010 13:05:29 | More by bala747
Photo of mulder1010


2.88/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes...330 ML glass poured into a middie glass

A-- Poured a clear straw yellow color. Medium carbonation, short living bright white head the became film. Left lacing through drinking the beer.

S-- Smelled more like a European Lager crossed with a Adjunct. Had a skunky corn smell with faint hops and touches of sweetness. Nothing that stood out though.

T-- Thought closer to Heniken than anything else. Had a metallic taste and very thin and watery. More skunky as it got warmer.

M-- Well carbonated and had a decent backbone to it. More hops in this than I thought and did stick to my teeth. Still a lot of sweetness to it.

D-- As Asian lagers go this is workable. Good for a hot day and want to quench your thirst quickly. One is good enough to suffice. A little too much sweetness to do more than 2 though, as would get an upset stomach from the sugar and corn. Best way to go with this beer is pair it with stuff like salt and pepper squid, crab or some spicy Asian dish. Much better beer when paired with food and far more sessionable with the right foods. Also a half to a full letter grade better when paired with the right foods.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 06:37:19 | More by mulder1010
Photo of TMoney2591


2.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Nothin' better than drinking an Asian AAL while watching some low-grade chop socky. "Shaolin Ex-Monk" to be exact. The clear, very pale straw is just as bland and unexciting as the dubbed dialogue I'm being forced to listen to. If only this brew had such an awesome fake moustache as this guy here... Ah, without visuals that didn't work as well as I'd hoped, but trust me, it's a cool fake moustache. And those sound effects: every movement of an arm or leg produces a beast of a whoosh, just as unsatisfying as the weak, ricy, corny, almost metallically sour nose on this thing. Along side the usual corn syrup, toasted rice, and baked wheat tastes is a hint of vague, blunt bitterness with a tiny bit of tinny edge. Wow, do these attempts at physical comedy suck, and in the best way! Now, as lame as the taste is (as is this movie), at least it's nice and light, both in body and in carbonation, and goes down easily, allowing it to be done with quickly. If only this movie would move along so easily...

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 04:42:21 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of seand


2.85/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very clear straw colour with a substantial foamy white head.

S: Not much too it - a very light bready smell.

T: Also not much here. Fairly bland, finishes slightly sweet.

M: Medium carbonation, light body. What flavor there is lingers a bit on the aftertaste.

D: Drinks as easy as you'd expect a beer with this little taste to drink.

It doesn't have enough flavor to taste bad, really, but it's also not good. It's probably not the worst of the style I've had, but it hardly stands out.

Serving type: can

03-17-2010 02:42:52 | More by seand
Photo of kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

BB Nov. 2010

Poured into a pint glass where the foamy head disappeared in mere moments, leaving no head atop a straw yellow lager. The nose was what you have come to expect from a lager - sweet without bitterness. The beer itself initially comes across as a smooth finishing lager, but gives up a metallic aftertaste over time that kills any flavours within the beer. No evidence this beer ever came into contact with a hop either. The carbonation is low, which contributes a terribly thin mouthfeel, water-like in its consistency.

Serving type: can

03-14-2010 21:56:03 | More by kjyost
Photo of thegodfather2701

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear yellow with a white fizzy head that dissipates immediately leaving no lacing.

S-Malty, a little musty, you know that classic adjunct lager smell.

T-Crisp and clean. Its dominated by malt and some corn/rice flavors. It also a little sweet, but not overly so like other examples of the style.

M-Highly carbonated.

D-Pretty drinkable due to its water consistency and no offensive flavors. If you are at an Asian restaurant it wouldn't be a bad decision to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 21:07:19 | More by thegodfather2701
Photo of mempath


4/5  rDev +48.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 02:00:28 | More by mempath
Photo of brendanmoody


2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

a- pours a pale yellow
s- meh. smells like boring beer
t- nothing. better than your typical crappy beer but nothing special
m- once again nothing good or bad
d- its really drinkable but not enjoyable

overall i would choose this over most other crappy beers, but i would never buy this if given a choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 09:25:25 | More by brendanmoody
Photo of lstokes


2.63/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This shouldn't even be a beer in Germany, as the ingredient list reveals sugar. The smell is sharp and discordant, it tastes like a sweeter version of the style, and the mouthfeel is a touch syrupy but not necessarily unpleasant. Pretty decent with spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 15:54:50 | More by lstokes
Photo of hustlesworth


2.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- very clear pale golden amber with a decent white head. foam settles doun to a thin ring and leaves some spotty lace, but lacks substance.

S- much like our american buddies. could be corn, could be rice, i can't really tell. it's got that straight forward beer aroma to it and some floral and dry white wine notes.

T- metallic, kinda sweet, a little banana, and a sharp but mild hop bitterness. some straw, corn husk, grape skin, and floral flavors are in there but pretty watered down. finishes clean with an off-graininess.

MF- thin, not too fizzy, and a little slick.

D- pretty much run of the mill for me. seems better than BMC due to slightly more fruitiness in the flavor and a touch more hop bitterness. easy going, easy drinking. i could have thought it was a light beer if it wasn't 5% abv.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 02:26:05 | More by hustlesworth
Photo of NittanyBeerFan


2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed at Malone's Pub in Thumb Plaza in Shanghai. I had never heard of this beer, and one of my Chinese hosts recommended it as a "strong" beer. Apparently there's a gap in our understanding of beer.

Brought out in a big 18 oz glass.

This beer is a light amber color, not the golden straw color of most macros, but nothing that would surprise you if you were expecting a macro. Head is solid, a nice 1-finger full.

S: Biscuity malts and grassy hops. That might even be a stretch though. This beer has a very muted aroma, and I have to dig. Might be better to classify this as grainy.

T: A little bit of booze, but mainly that same grainy and grassy flavor. Unlike Heineken, which was my other option, this one has no skunky characteristics.

M/D: Nothing special, but given the alternatives, this is a good session beer in a place far from home, especially when the pool tables are free.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 21:50:04 | More by NittanyBeerFan
Photo of Bookseeb


2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is light golden yellow with a nice crisp head. Smell has nothing that really stands out, light grains and hop. Taste has the adjuct and then leaves your mouth with a light bitter dryness. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Nothing special, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 02:22:47 | More by Bookseeb
Photo of cdkrenz


3.43/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale yellow body, I wouldn't call it golden, topped by a pure white head with adequate stature.

S - Slight biscuit aroma.

T - Biscuit flavor with a nice subtle kick of grain, and hint at hop and spice.

M - The feel is smooth to start and then abrassive as it goes on. The finish is actually deep for a lighter lager such as this.

~ This isn't a bad beer by any means. It is an easily consumed brew despite the spicy note.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 01:27:23 | More by cdkrenz
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into pint glass new years eve 2009

A clear straw yellow with tonnes of bubbles and a thumbs width of off white head that has better then expected retention and a few patches of lace

S sweet grains and some floral hops but it also has a very faint gasoline smell that hurts its cause

T I don't taste the unpleasant smell, not much else going on perhaps a little lemon just another average lager

M thin but well carbonated

D not a bad beer but nothing special, looks better then it was

If you ever travel on Air Singapore you will get to drink plenty of this I promise.

Serving type: can

01-01-2010 05:45:09 | More by wordemupg
Photo of flagmantho


2.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice gold color with one finger of white head.

Smell: sweet, grainy, corny. Average for the style.

Taste: not particularly enticing. It's not bad, but it is bland and the flavors which stand out tend to be the less desirable adjunct flavors.

Mouthfeel: pretty light, low carbonation. Not exciting, but not unusual for the style.

Drinkability: perhaps this goes well with chicken rice? Who knows, but I doubt I'll be drinking this again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 17:32:21 | More by flagmantho
Photo of Mistofminn


2.85/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The final beer I picked up for my foriegn beer excursion. I'm glad it's over (now back to my usual IPA and Stout binge) but I'm glad I did it. This immediately followed the drain pour that was Kingfisher, so it was an easy act to follow. Short review because I'm tired of typing...

Gold colored with a white head with decent retention. Not much in the lacing department.

I served this cold to purposely mask any flavors or aromas I would get from it. Even though it's extremely cold outside, I can see this being a nice ice cold, flavorless and easy drinking refreshment on a warm summers eve.

Light, highly carbonated, yadda yadda, easy drinking, nothing special.

Not terrible, but one of the lower rated beers I tried this weekend. Don't think I'll ever get it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 10:14:33 | More by Mistofminn
Photo of Rayek


2.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pokal.

A: Bright gold color has great clarity and mild carbonation. A soapy white cap starts strong, but quickly fades to a ring. Leaves spots of lace.

S: Nothing special. Cereal grains, plus a little raw malt. A light mustiness rounds things out.

T: Starts out with a corn-pop like sweetness that has a touch of honey to it. Bitterness is mild and tasteless. Some cooked veggies creep in toward the end. Tries to finish clean, but a metallic bite comes along to spoil the show.

M: The syrupy and fizzy body feels heavier than the low ABV made me think it would be.

D: It's OK. That's about the best I can say. Keep it cold to stop what little flavor there is from going down hill.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 03:51:08 | More by Rayek
Photo of CrazyDavros


2.1/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours yellow/gold with a small head that fades to nothing.
Aroma is a mix of grainy malt and cooked corn.
Flavours are very similar, with overly sweet cooked vegetables and a weak boring bitterness.
Carbonation is way too strong, and the body is very watery.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 00:20:20 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of DesMoinesMike


2.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was skeptical about this brew and rightfully so. It was a pretty gold color with medium carbonation. It smelled of wheat. The taste was wheat and slightly acidic on the aftertaste. It had almost no lacing at all. I noticed a few hours later that same acidic feeling in my throat was still there. This will not be a repeat purchase.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 13:16:33 | More by DesMoinesMike
Photo of AKBelgianBeast


3.6/5  rDev +33.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 07:57:28 | More by AKBelgianBeast
Photo of kimcgolf


2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had in a Thai restaurant (very limited choices) with soup and salad. Poured from the bottle to a pale golden yellow, and typical of most Asian beers, had little nose or taste. However, as with a lot of those, it was not overly disgusting either...just a cold way to wash down spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 16:43:39 | More by kimcgolf
Photo of bennetj17


3.65/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pilsener glass, temperature was nearly ice cold. Clear gold appearance, with an abundance of white foam. Leaves behind a subtle lace actually. Aroma is solid with a bready maltiness and hint of lemony zest. Not much hoppiness.

The flavor is actually quite nice and refreshing. Lightly dry and bready malt taste, a slight hint of fruitiness, very clean overall. I am impressed by the taste, but after about halfway through the glass it starts to lose its enjoyment some. Perhaps that's because the warming of the beer does not help a light lager such as this. Or maybe it's due to the fact that the carbonation, which starts of strong and tingly, begins to fade quickly.

All in all, I think this Tiger Beer would probably be one of the most likely adjunct lagers I would be willing to pick up. If it's fresh, served cold in a Pilsener glass, and drank quickly, it can be a pretty decent lager...

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 04:58:02 | More by bennetj17
Photo of supercolter


3.33/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For an adjunct lager- kind of impressed. Appearance is average, a bit more golden than most of the others. Smell is ok, nothing really prominent, but very clean and no skunkiness. Taste is nice, some mild maltiness and that's about it. Mouthfeel is right on par for the style. Drinkability was good.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 18:18:45 | More by supercolter
Photo of generallee

New York

3.68/5  rDev +36.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 14:53:33 | More by generallee
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
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