Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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66
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359 Reviews
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Reviews: 359
Hads: 885
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited visit their website
Singapore

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

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Photo of rangerred
2.62/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a fizzy one finger head. A few clumps of foam remain on top of the beer but otherwise nothing to speak of.

Aroma is grassy with a little bit of bready malt but it is all very light. Some cooked vegetable and creamed corn too.

Taste has tons of vegetable up front. with a bready background. Wet grass comes in fleetingly along with a light, somewhat drying bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite sticky and sweet and feels under attenuated.

Overall, a way below average lager. I tend to enjoy most foreign pale lagers but not this one. Dial back the DMS and sweetness and it would be tolerable. (662 characters)

Photo of Mediczod
1.33/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Golden yellow, with very little head, light soapy lacing on the glass. Smells like grass and citrus. Old citrus. Very strange, metallic taste with a harsh aftertaste. This is truly a horrible beer. Supposedly the most popular beer in Singapore. I'd assume this is the Asian equivalent to Keystone. (297 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
1.46/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thin head with a clear and light straw colored body.
Smells like Play-doh® in a 55 gallon barrel drum.
Taste is nothing with slight metal bitterness.
Super fizzy. Light body and slightly sticky.
Pretty horrible here. It's drinkable if it's the only beer around and you're coming off of a long period of not drinking... like a year or so. (339 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.96/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear darker yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is very mild and is of malt, grain, and some grassy and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity and slightly metallic flavor on the finish. There is a mild herbal bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but it's drinkable and even has a slightly hoppy edge in the flavor unlike other Asian beers of the same style. (606 characters)

Photo of rarbring
2.63/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A clear pale straw colored brew, a white small head with little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling weakly of corn and lemon.

Sweet white bread, corn flakes and boiled vegetables.

Medium carbonation, soft with a medium body, a slightly dry finish.

A very uninteresting beer. (278 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin head on a Clear deep golden body. Aroma is light with breads, light floral, grains and sweet corn. Flavor is also fairly bready, sweet corn, Pale malts and almost no hop character. Medium body and moderate carbonation. As far as American adjunct lagers go this one has decent flavor without off putting flavors. Not bad for what it is. (340 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As the bomber-sized bottle was more commonplace during a recent trip to Singapore I decided to revisit the Tiger. It poured a pale golden-tan with nice foam. Still not much of an aroma, and the honeyed-sweet corn cereal flavor dominated the flavor profile. However, the combination of an ice cold lager and the hot, humid temperatures made this more enjoyable than it had any right being. (388 characters)

Photo of Tepsitola
4.75/5  rDev +69.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The most popular beer in Singapore.Its brewed on malt from europe and australia.Its developed by Heineken.Acia Pacific breweries started to brew it in 1931.It got really popular in ww2 by the allied groups in the far east,the soldiers took some beers home to introduce it... Lighth yellow lager 5%. (298 characters)

Photo of Everydayoff
2.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap served in a Tiger pint glass at The Londoner, Bangkok.

The texture is crystal clear with golden color along with small white foamy head that dissipates rather swift into some sheet of bubble atop. Visible carbonation is high and yields smooth yet refreshing mouth feel through the palate within its medium body. The aroma and taste are rather clean and predominated by grain while malty sweet, a bit husk and light hop bitterness come in supporting. Actually, there is nothing to remember about this macro brew but anyway it still can invigorate my day when I need to get something not too serious. (606 characters)

Photo of devilben02
2.48/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light, soft lemon yellow color, with a big but quickly vanishing, fluffy white head. The aroma is unfortunately typical of the style, with little but a musty, light bready aroma. The flavor is likewise thin and common, with a light grainy sweetness predominating. Overall, this is a decent alternative to other fizzy yellow lagers, but it doesn’t provide much pleasure beyond that. (391 characters)

Photo of benfons
2.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: pale clear colour; tiny head

S: sweet, some corn , something floral

T: sweet, watery, slightly metallic, some bitterness in the back, that doesn't make it ok

M: undercarbonated, thin, dry, not pleasant

O: just a bad lager, not drinking this one again (258 characters)

Photo of stoutman
3.32/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very large pillowey white head over a effervescent yellow body. Really lively! Head lasts longer than most beers. Aroma is light spicy hops. Mild. Tastes are balanced but unremarkable. Fairly creamy palate - much softer carbonation than I expected from the appearance. Good, but nothing great. Easy drinking on a hot day. (321 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.06/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Whoa! Talk about a throwback for The CANQuest (TM)! This was the beer that my last skipper, in Diego Garcia, personally oversaw the import of, being that it was his fave. I used to be a big fan of El Tigre back inna day, but as an AAL, I have a bad feeling that this is going to be more of the same. CAN't be virgins all of our lives, CAN we?

I went with an aggro pour just to see what would happen. I got a finger-and-a-half of rocky, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a straw yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of silage. Hmm. What once was new is old again. Mouthfeel was thin and filled with corn. Finish was semi-sweet, very corn-like and as boring as the Old Lady in the Missionary position. Man, it made me long for Twister yum yum, you know - lift your left leg to blue ... (808 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 640ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. ABV is stated as 4.8%. Beer from Singapore, but brewed by Heineken in Edinburgh.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before dissipating. Aroma of light malt with a hint of stewed veg and a faint whiff of noble hops.

Tastes of light malt with a mild, dry finish. Subtle notes of stewed hops and overcooked veg, with a stale hint of maize in the background. Not much bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with pleasantly tingly carbonation but insubstantial body. Aftertaste of stewed veg and an artificial bitter note.

Meh - a run-the-gamut macro lager, nothing special. Dull and devoid of character, with some faint but unwelcome corn notes. Probably OK on a hot day in Singapore, but not worth spending your money on over here. Give it a miss. (899 characters)

Photo of leaddog
2.91/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear golden straw with a finger width of bubbly white head. Lots of bubbles present.

Smell - Corn, grass, sweetness (reminiscent of apple juice), grains.

Taste - A bit more sweetness in this brew compared to other adjunct lagers. Flavours of corn, apples and grains, followed with a very grassy finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Crisp feel.

Overall - A standard American adjunct lager with a slight edge over the competition. (483 characters)

Photo of shand
2.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

For some reason, a friend of mine talks this beer up like it's the second coming of Christ. He was kind enough to leave a bottle in my fridge for me to judge. It pours out - surprise! - a clear, heavily carbonated golden color with two fingers of head that quickly drop down. Aroma? Corn. Sweet corn. It's here, it's maize, get used to it. The taste really isn't that awful as long as it's drunk ice cold, it's got the strong corn flavor up front with a bit of a rice adjunct flavor in the back. There's a very slight amount of hops - which is more than I can say for a lot of other beers in the style.

The mouthfeel is light and briskly carbonated, and the drinkability is good. For an adjunct lager, you can do a whole lot worse. At least this has a bit of flavor to it, and finishes clean. That said, it's also far too expensive for what it is. Give me a Yuengling Premium or Gannset Lager over this any day. (972 characters)

Photo of wages
3.58/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a bass pub glass

Appearance - 4/5 - pours with a frothy two finger head that dissipates in a couple minutes leaving bits of Belgian lace. The color us a very light yellow and very very transparent. Fair number if tiny bubbles constantly streaming through the middle.

smell - 3.5/5 - very dough like

Taste - 3.5/5 - tastes like a typical lager: bread/dough, light floral hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - 4/5 - good carbonation level if not a bit on the high side. Leaves a fairly pleasant aftertaste but is refreshing.

Overall - 3.5/5 - not a bad lager, but nothing that really grabs my attention either. (615 characters)

Photo of metter98
2.91/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half-finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate sweet aromas of corn in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the initial taste has sweet flavors of corn; hints of rice and other grains are noticeable towards the finish. No hops are present in the taste.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light flavors in this beer would probably make it a nice accompaniment to spicy Asian food. (630 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
2.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. This beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to a thick and wide ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is all sweet corn malts and is pretty intense.

T: This beer has flavors of sweet corn malts upfront and some rice malts in the finish. Not quite a bold a flavor as the aroma but one of the better tasting beers in this style from Asia. Absolutely no hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with high amounts of carbonation.

O: I actually enjoyed this beer more than I was expecting and I could see how it would pair well with the local cuisine in Singapore. Very easy to drink and refreshing which is what makes it sessionable. (769 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.47/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A little darker than standard fizzy yellow beer, this had a dull gold kind of appearance, with a thin white head about 1/3" to i t. Aroma was nondescript, slightly grainy.

Taste, very mild, lots of water content. Mild hopping, lots of carbonation, super light body. Nothing complex about it. Pretty clean overall. Slight metallic finish to it, stays relatively dry despite a dallop of sweetness.

I don't understand why this beer is expensive, there's nothing to it really. (474 characters)

Photo of burnstar
3.1/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear straw with a good sized head. Smell is very faint mild grainy sweetness. Taste is mellow sweet malt. Just a little grassy hops in the finish. Low bitterness. Medium to light bodied. Crisp and well carbonated. Very drinkable. Overall this is a good beer for the style. I can't really find anything to complain about. It is very ordinary but there are no off-notes. (375 characters)

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.13/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: I give this credit for nice carbonation. Not flat at all. However, it looks no better and no worse than your standard lager.

Smell: Biscuit maltiness made bitter by some hops. Not amazing, but not horrible. Probably a bit skunked.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I'll be damned, but this went really well with vindahoo. Really washes spicy food down perfectly. Because of this, I give the bitter taste some high marks. Mouthfeels is also decently crisp.

Overall Drinkability: Probably just a good spicy food beer and that's about it. (533 characters)

Photo of TheDeuce
2.53/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tiger Beer….in a bottle

Appearance-a dark yellow color at first, cloudy in body, with an overactive white fuzzy head. The head rises and then disappears as soon as it came.

Smell-cooked grains and flaked cereal, normal adjunct aroma with some more bitter alcohol burn.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light to medium mouthfeel, a mix of grains with a little sourness. Alcohol is there with some sweet notes on the back end. Finishes fairly clean, mild notes of grain and cooked veggies. Smoothness is okay, nothing really jumps out remotely.

Overall-so glad I got to try beer from Singapore! Too bad it wasn’t remotely memorable. Not awful but I can’t recommend seeking this out. (674 characters)

Photo of spdyfire83
3.3/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

80th Review
Bottle to pint glass
Drink by: 30.06.2011 - it's old, even better

Enjoyed on Christmas Day while visiting London. Thank you Michael for letting me enjoy this freshly "aged" beer.

A: Mild yellow. 2+ (bubbly white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Light malt, sweet corn, and grass.

T: Sweet corn and freshly baked (white) Wonderbread. Suprisingly, I could not detect this beer was past its "prime".

M: Light body with medium/heavy carbonation.

O: Way better than the Corona I enjoyed on Christmas Eve although it was well past its recommended "drink by" date. Just a hint above average. (605 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
2.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Yellow colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and a fair amount of lacing. The head was only around for a few minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, corn, light hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with corn and some light hops. It ends with a grainy aftertaste with light amount of bitterness.

Overall - Another beer that won't knock your sock off, but it highly drinkable and pretty refreshing. I had this while out eating some spicy food and it worked quite well to cool the heat. (648 characters)

Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
66 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.