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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

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729 Ratings

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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3.63/5  rDev +34.4%

Notes from first week of Dec 2010

A: Fluffy microhead on top with slightly larger bubbles underneath. Transparent dull gold with no visible interior carbonation.

S: Weak, mild but pleasant malt.

T: Very mild, light and slightly sour.

M: Soft smooth, extremely soft carbonation.

D: Very good, mild with a light-medium body. Easy to drink. Ironic how the best AAL's I've had have been produced outside the US.

01-20-2011 15:55:11 | More by sfprint
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2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

12 oz bottle into pint glass

A: Pale yellow with slight golden tones. Head forms and falls unceremoniously.

S: If the word "adjunct" had an aroma it would be this.

T: No real tasting notes on this one but it tastes like every macro-lager in the world.

M: Thin.

D: Better than Budweiser, but not by much.

01-17-2011 22:19:56 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +22.2%

I've said it before, and things haven't change much since... lagers aren't really my thing. They're alright. I just can't review them and compare them to other stronger beers.

It pours with a nice 1.5-finger head that drops to nothing in no time. It's clear and golden, with lots of bubbles rising to the surface.

It's got a nice lager smell... it smells like you'd expect a lager to smell, with a bit of malty/toffee sweetness.

There is sweetness in the flavour, too... a bit of fruit like green grapes.

The mouthfeel is good... smooth and medium overall, which is more on the robust side for a lager. The carbonation is crisp.

Overall, for a lager, very good. It's plain compared to my favourite overall beers, but still good!

01-14-2011 00:32:47 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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3.58/5  rDev +32.6%

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a clear Golden colour with a large white head that retains quite well. This beer actually presents quite well.

S - Small amounts of grain that you would expect.

T - Fairly tasteless, a tiny bit of grain and perhaps small amounts of citrus, but nothing overpowering.

M - Light body and very well balanced carbonation.

D - Now I know most people bash these mass produced beers, but picture yourself in Singapore, with a hot Laksa drinking Tiger beer. It would go down a treat. This is a good clean inoffensive lager that is of a good quality.

12-26-2010 14:45:46 | More by eric5bellies
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.9/5  rDev +7.4%

A light yellow lager that is very clear & forms an average sized bubbly head that disappears fast. Little evidence of carbonation with this one.

Has a light malt & hops scent. Smells like your typical lager with a hint of grain.

Again a typical lager with a slight grainy taste. It has a nice sweet taste though.

Thin bodied with a very slight tang.

A nice run of the mill lager although it is slightly watery. A good session beer none the less that goes down very easily.

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12-06-2010 00:58:49 | More by flyingpig
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Rhode Island

1.83/5  rDev -32.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains adjuncts, light malts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of adjuncts and grain. Then some light malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect from this kind of beer, but there's not a lot of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style for whatever that's worth, there are a lot of other beers in the style I would rather drink if my choices were that limited.

11-27-2010 21:15:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +33.3%

This is a lot better in the bottle, because the appearance in a glass will highly disappoint you. It looks like Coors Light, but the head completely disappears within minutes. No thanks.

The taste and drinkability are the standouts of Tiger. I really enjoy the flavor. It's a lot like any other light tasting Asian beer, but I'm a fan of Asian beers. Tastes of straw and hops, a pretty average and normal flavor.

11-19-2010 22:14:23 | More by kneeland
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1.6/5  rDev -40.7%

A: Poured from a bottle into a real pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Pours a urine-yellow with a thin quickly reducing head. Head goes from five finger to two finger to one finger in 40 seconds.

S: One barely detectable note of malted barlet. A bit foul.

T: One note of malted barley. Mundane finish. Not well built for a lager (or any other beer, for that matter).

MF: Fairly smooth, but watery. Head lacks any cream.

D: Decent for this price level compared to Budweiser and other American macrolagers, but I wouldn't get it again.

11-08-2010 16:28:47 | More by kojevergas
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2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: Golden yellow body. Pours a thick head (2 fingers), but dissipates very quickly, leaving nothing behind.

Smell: Sweet, but normal wheat scent. Nothing special or noticeable.

Taste: Sweet, but like old bread. Carbonation adds to the blandish flavor. Very yeasty. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, yet light bodied. Watery. Flavor comes, then goes away, with not trace left behind.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, but nothing special. Would probably go well with a spicy food. However, it's very cheap quality and lacking of flavor. Could get the same thing with a domestic American beer. Pick one. Bud, miller, coors, etc. They all are chaep, flavorless, but effective.

10-11-2010 04:26:03 | More by unojuno
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3.1/5  rDev +14.8%

Serving type : Can

Appearance : Pale amber. Lacing noticeable.

Smell : Normal wheat/maize.

Taste : Taste like wood ? It somehow gave me this metal/wood taste and I drank this since I'm a kid and sort of get used to it. I'm from Singapore anyway. This beer taste good for spicy asian cuisine. Best of all ? It reminds you of home when you drink this in overseas.

Mouthfeel : Lot's of carbonation. Light bitter woody end-note.

Drinkability : Give me this with lot's of Singaporean spicy food during the hot weather of Chinese New Year in Singapore, I would gladly say that I'm in heaven :) Would pick this up for some heart to heart talk session with friends back in Singapore. Overseas ? Yes only if the price is lower or same as in Singapore, this beer ain't cheap in US or Aussie

09-17-2010 20:23:26 | More by kentawan
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1.83/5  rDev -32.2%

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.

09-16-2010 03:06:02 | More by sellmeagod
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Ontario (Canada)

2.42/5  rDev -10.4%

500ml can poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a pale yellow with a fizzy soda like head that was quickly gone. No lacing.

S - Bread and some grass but pretty light overall.

T - Light malty sweetness, some adjuncts (possibly rice?) and minimal hops. It definitely had a macro lager taste.

M - Average with some tang and a slightly crisp finish.

D - Drinkable because it is bland. It's not doing it for me.

09-14-2010 01:07:03 | More by decimator
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3.28/5  rDev +21.5%

Tiger Lager, Singapore. World Acclaimed Lager Beer, since 1932.
"Imported." 11.2 ounce bottle, another cheater....can't spare the .8 ounce for an even dozen?

Clear, bright golden hue, slim white head.

Aroma: mild cereal and malt tones, light hops, dry, clean, inoffensive.

Taste: Neat little hop appearance up front, buzzes the palate a bit, then the fade begins, malt takes over. Hops continue providing a tasty little tap-dance on the palate, ends dry.

This is a better lager than I expected, not as carbonated as most Euro or Asian lagers, more flavor, more hops, much more to please. If I were to say "inoffensive", I'd be depriving it of proper praise. Even "not bad" is inexcusable, as it doesn't describe what this brew does correctly.

What it does is fit the mold of a proper pilsner unfailingly. There's enough pleasant taste and palate-pleasing character to recommend it. I think I will drink this one more than once.

09-05-2010 00:57:06 | More by feloniousmonk
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3.08/5  rDev +14.1%

A: Clear pale straw color with a one finger eggshell white head that vanished almost immediately.

S: Adjuncts, mostly rice and corn. Some grainy malt sweetness as well.

T: Grainy malts and adjuncts. Not much else going on here.

M&D: Medium carbonation. Light bodied with a watery thinness. Goes down easy enough, though.

08-27-2010 01:52:42 | More by NeutroMan
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South Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -0.7%

saw it at whole foods the other day and grabbed it on a flyer. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/22/2010.

decent pour with an above average amber color that had a small head of white and a crystal clear body. very nicely done i have to admit. aroma is light rice and corn, touches of grain and a wet cardboard that throws the whole things off. clean, easy flavor, but again lacking in the depth dept for sure.light grains, touches of bready mixes and that was about it. went down smooth and easy without too much of a fight.

overall for the style it was not terrible, but compared to my normal fair, i will pass.

08-24-2010 10:47:50 | More by mikesgroove
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2.98/5  rDev +10.4%

For what it is, it isn't that bad. I like the bottle/ label, they put some time into that, wayto go. This is what 90% of the worls drinks, euro-lagers, and this one is about average.
A- light golden, with little to no head.
S - sweet, clean, with a little fizz on the end.
T - easy to drink, your not getting this and showing up at a beer tasting and saying "check me out".
M - easy to drink, once again.
D - very drinkable, that's why there are so many version of this out there. These beer do what they are set out to do, feed the masses in said country, let marketing do the work.
I wouldn't mind having this again, BBQ, picnic, beer promo at a bar.

08-08-2010 06:00:27 | More by chickencoop
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Ontario (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -13.7%

I wish I could get such a clear, sharp picture on my television. Tiger's brilliantly golden complexion is as bright as a summer afternoon and cleaner than the spare room in my grandmother's house. What really won me over with the appearance, however, was that I could say that, befitting to its name, its suds imprint tiger stripes of lacing onto the glass.

And if you thought those lines were cheesy, wait until you smell this aroma! I don't understand why, for products like this, breweries advertise hops when, in actually, the beer reeks of rice (or another adjunct such as corn). I've smelt plenty of off-putting beers but in this regard Tiger excels; the rice just so happens to be accentuated by warm butter.

The taste, miraculously, is not a cesspool of chemical adjuncts and undesirable by-products from the fermentation process - it's more like a normal pool that's been lightly contaminated. A seemingly high-chlorinate water is diluted with the cloying and synthetic taste of rice starch to result in an awfully unpalatable taste. I don't taste any barley at all.

This "beer" - their choice of word not mine - might otherwise be refreshing, if not for such a sweet, cloying texture that clings to the mouth like the sticky stuff from a band-aid does to your skin and body hair after you've pulled it off. And like that gunk, this one seems to only fester and turn black and become more noticeable and off-putting with time.

It's no surprise that one of the world's leading financial centers should brew a beer that is so clearly rooted in values of economy and efficiency, brewed according to concerns of scale and cost, one that discounts taste and quality all but entirely. Well Tiger brewery, let me say this to you in a language you can understand: no repeat purchase.

08-01-2010 00:40:11 | More by biegaman
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New Hampshire

2.73/5  rDev +1.1%

22oz bomber obtained for $2.99 at Hoosick Beverages, Troy NY. Code 6164702E 6351 17:18 on the label. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass.

A: Hard pour gives 1" of frothy off-white head with decent retention. Brew itself is a crystal clear dark golden yellow with abundant carbonation. Head leaves some webbing on the glass.

S: Smells like a typical American macro. Skunk, metal, semi-dry, maybe a hint of citrus.

T: Same as the smell. Tastes metallic, as if it came from a can.

M/D: Typical macro.

07-29-2010 22:02:10 | More by BeerNinja007
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3.18/5  rDev +17.8%

A - Very pale golden colour. Head is ok but fades quickly.

S - Hops and wheat with a touch of rice.

T - Bitey lager taste. Touch of malt.

M - Mouthfeel isn't too bad - solid carbonation gives it a bit of life.

D - Fairly basic lager, could be drank steadily if desired but nothing special.

07-24-2010 11:16:01 | More by xylophonica
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3.43/5  rDev +27%

had this once before and enjoyed it in a nonextreme way. got one more for bottle collection.

A - pale, lager colour.
S - like an AAL is, kinda sweet.
T - sweeet, with plenty of beer flavour.
M - average like almost all beers.
D - smoothe= drinkable, no offensive flavours.

07-18-2010 11:05:33 | More by philphilphil
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3.48/5  rDev +28.9%

Pours a light yellow/gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks about right for the style.

Aroma is full of corn, bread and only a hint of hops. Clean and fits the style.

Taste is a cornucopia of sweet bready malt, corn and slight hop bitterness. A bit harsh as well but not too much.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering corn, bread and hops. The harshness stays as it's likely a product of carbonation or perhaps something else.

Very average but it would work well on a blazingly hot day. I think I'd prefer something with a cleaner profile but this will do if you're stuck in a virtual beer desert.

07-13-2010 02:30:00 | More by Brad007
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours gold with a finger of head. Visible carbonation. Head quickly evaporates down to a crown. No real lacing.

Sweet malt smell as well as some corn.

Taste is very sweet. Corn taste is there, somewhat syrupy. Some other grainy flavor. That is pretty much it. No real aftertaste.

Nothing to see here. As adjuncts go, I have certainly tried better for cheaper and more local.

07-05-2010 22:40:28 | More by Seanstoppable
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2.8/5  rDev +3.7%

I went average on most of the categories b/c that's what this one is according to style. A pale straw pour topped by a soapy white head. Nothing fancy. I wonder what the 'ideal' AALager is...
Anywho, a stale smell of corn husks and vines. A touch of sweetness, but very 'wet'. Lackluster taste as the malt is blended somewhat with the carbonation. As it warms, it becomes too much of an obstacle to drink.
Not a fan, but some people like the 'exoticness' of it.

07-05-2010 06:18:18 | More by Mebuzzard
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2.9/5  rDev +7.4%

I poured into a pint glass to a fluffy, white head. It is yellow in color. It smells sweet and grainy/grassy, better than I expected. The taste is sweet but it seems to have that bitter metal taste I get a lot in imported lagers. This isn't as bad as some other imported lagers, but it isn't going to be making it into my rotation.

06-30-2010 00:46:17 | More by buschbeer
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2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

330ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Very clear and light yellow color. Most probably the lighter yellow I've seen. One finger white and fluffy head which dissipates quickly leaving a few bubbles around the glass
S: Extremely simple. Malts and cereals, basically. Not much hops in the nose, a pity
T: Pretty much like the smell. Very light and malty. Very light "hoppy" end
M: Very light body with a reasonable carbonation
D: Not bad. Extremely watery beer, should come with a bit more hops

06-27-2010 19:48:00 | More by eduardolinhalis
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
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