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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

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774 Ratings

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001)
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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
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.
Urine yellow colored, with 2 finger head from a very aggressive pour that fizzles out flat in a very disappointingly short time. At least it has nice clarity. Smell is nice and yeasty bready at first whiff, but the yeastiness, much like the head, is only temporary. After two or so minutes all that is presented to me is the typical corn and metal adjunct smell. I suspect (without direct evidence mind you) that the bottling process may involve pumping some kind of gaseous "fresh beer" scent into each bottle which is not natively produced by the liquid itself, that is my theory to explain the way one nose profile is quickly replaced by a terrible one.
It does however avoid the pitfall of being harsh in flavor, only to fall into the pitfall of having too little flavor. Watery and thin in feel, at least it is carbonated correctly and refreshing to drink. But than again, so is plain water.

WastingFreetime, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of BeerAndTrembling
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It looks like any other adjunct lager.

The smell is faint and grainy. As the beer warms, the smell is stronger but not better.

The taste is grainy with little by way of discernible hops or malt flavor.

The aftertaste has a hint of metal that hangs around in the sticky finish. It almost requires a drink of water to cleanse the palate.

Maybe it's better with food?

BeerAndTrembling, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of laituegonflable
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear metallic gold colour. Head is white, decent, but sinks quickly and looks listless. Still, no bead. Looks pretty poor.

Light metal on the nose, grainy notes and that slight chemical 'beer' aroma that's pumped into wort at factories. Slightly sweet at the back, smells bland more than anything else, but inoffensive.

Taste is plain. Largely grainy with barley, a touch of corn and light bitterness towards the back, herbal and metallic edge. Not a lot to it at all, but it is complementing my spicy meal really quite nicely. Since it's a good match for the food, I can really forgive its blandness because I know this is exactly what it's for, not for drinking and note-taking.

Not too bad on the feel, not much fizz. Actually quite smooth.

I have to say I'm surprised, maybe even astonished - not to put too fine a point on it - at how little I hate this. It's fairly bland, but it's inoffensive, unpretentious and very drinkable.

laituegonflable, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Waiting in the Singapore Airlines lounge waiting for flight to Jakarta....and they had Tiger on tap. Poured into a refrigerated mug. The appearance was ok...clear golden color with some carbonation that frothed to a nice head, which has dissapated to very thin. the smell is balanced...meaning not much going on, but not overpowered by grain, which is common for american adjuct lagers. The taste is quite different then other beers of this style. This beer has a interesting malt character that changes the taste somewhat. Its a decent beer and could drink a few of these....but would be afraid of the hang-over from this one.

WoodBrew, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of backbonz
3.85/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My taste is definitely not as refined as most here, but I think I can appreciate a good beer and know when one is bad, although its definitely subjective.

That being said, i was somewhat surprised at the rating Tiger has here. Id never had a Tiger before, and never sought it out, but saw it on the menu at a local Thai place, and was wanting something new.

Wasnt expecting much, but was very pleasantly surprised after my first taste. I thought it had a clean, crisp, but not too bitter taste that I find sometimes in similar beers. My wife had ordered a Singha, which i tasted and found bitter and metallic by comparison. It really hit the spot, and even said to myself that Id pick up a six pack at the next opportunity. I dont say that about beers in this class that i try in restaurants.

maybe it was that I just really needed a cold beer at the time..

backbonz, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of bearish
1.68/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

As a Singaporean, you'll see this beer all over the streets. Almost a national beer.

Poured with an excessive head. Damn fizzy I would say judging from the thick wallop of foam.

No smells here. Then again, picked up some, maybe a wee bit of hops.

Not getting anywhere so far. Tilted my glass, a soapy lace. Had a swig, a little malt and hops. Dry finish that tightens your throat. Eew. It's the icky kind of dry.

Aftertaste is metallic, not pleasant at all. Quite grossed out now. Need to have some chocolate milk or something sweet to kick out the taste.

Stay away, you have been warned. If you're coming to Singapore, try it once. You'll be disappointed. Head to restaurants with craft brews. I think the water we have here is too clean and soft for good brews.

bearish, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of dhartogs
2.42/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this with spicy chinese food, a bomber. In short, I could close my eyes and think ti's a BMC. Overall, it's nothing special at all, I am sure if I was surfing in Bali, I would be all over this. THis beer needs to be as cold as can be, once it warms up at all the flavors go south in a hurry. Not worht a try, unless in Bali.

dhartogs, May 20, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
2.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A – Light, clear gold. Low halo of white head that leaves a trace amount of lacing.

S – Mildly soapy aroma. Lemon.

T – Sweet, light honey. Soft malt note. Orange water. There’s not a ton going on, and what’s there isn’t very strong. The net effect is a light, sweet, and mildly citrus flavor profile.

M – Sweet finish. Light body with sub-par carbonation. The carbonation is probably my bigger gripe of the two. A bit more bubble and this could have been a fairly refreshing beer.

O – Off-aroma, but ok taste. Body could use a little work.

vfgccp, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.03/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden semi straw color with a thick white head and just a tad of simple lacing. Smells of straw paper, hay, and a little bit of corn adjunct and some sweetness. Tastes of a little mellow barely bitter hops, corn oils, and some malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and crisp and refreshing. Overall, it isn't bad for its style, but not something I would ever consider decent.

TheKingofWichita, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
1.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this one up pretty much to just finish filling a 6 pack up. Mostly this beer is like many other lagers. I'm sure it's got hops, barley and malts in it but to what extreme are they putting in? Anyway the beer is pee yellow with very little head. The aroma is mostly malt no hop aroma unfortunately. This beer is rather bland, with something as wild as a tiger on the label should this brew be a little more aggressive?

Knapp85, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Avagadro
2.3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: pale yellow, good clarity, no lacing, and head is composed of a thin film atop the brew.

S: bouquet is more vibrant than many other examples of the style, but it is overrun with corn flakes. A touch of yeast bite is the only saving grace here.

T: the corn flavors are quite overbearing, interrupting what should be a refreshing brew. Hops are nowhere to be found, and yeast bite from the nose is now gone.

M: light, mildly carbonated, and clean on the finish.

O: not the best Asian lager I've had by a long stretch. Avoid.

Avagadro, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of secondtooth
3.18/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden, with a large head and substantial lace, even..surprising for a lager like this.
Nose is sweet and malty, not as adjunct as I'd expected.
The flavor is sweet -- definitely all maltiness, a little corn, a little citrus maybe. The hop content is subdued. Tiger is smooth and easy-to-drink, and though it's pretty unremarkable, this one fares better than most American adjuncts.

secondtooth, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of matjack85
2.4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tied this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago yesterday. $5 for an 11.2oz brown bottle. My first ever beer from Singapore.

The beer poured a brilliant gold color. It was so clear I could see and still read the menu list thru the glass. Nice 1½ finger white head that lasted awhile and left some decent lacing on the glass. Nothing wrong with the appearance at all.

The beer smells like bubblegum. Under all the sweetness there is also some grain and cooked corn aroma, but mostly it smells like sweet bubblegum.

This beer is sweet for a lager - too sweet for my tastes. Under all the candy-ish sugar there is some grain and corn flavor and even a small amount of hop bite, but nowhere near enough to balance out the sweetness.

Smooth and medium bodied but a bit under carbonated.

Too sweet for me to drink a bunch of these, but no noticeable alcohol either, so if you don't mind the sugar, drink up.

matjack85, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.9/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tiger Beer has a thick, white head, and a very clear, golden appearance, with lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the glass. The aroma is initially of overripe fruit of some sort, but this quickly dissipates and is replaced by an ordinary beer smell. Taste is quite bready, and a little hop spice rounds out the flavor. Mouth-feel is medium, and Tiger Beer finishes very dry and refreshing. Overall, this is an interesting and enjoyable beer. It's worth a try.


RonaldTheriot, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of AgentMunky
2.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a pint glass.

A: Not impressed. Super clear and very pale. Little to no head. Light bubbles.

S: Somewhat sketchy hops and sickly sweet smells. It's alright though; lager-y.

T: I'm no great fan of lagers, but this isn't bad. It's not good -- too grainy-sweet for my tastes -- but a crispness and subdued hop presence add nice touches. The aftertaste is sweet-neutral.

M: Could use some more carbonation, but otherwise decent.

D: Very downable and good enough for the (1€). 'Worth it,' perhaps, but not anything I'd really drink. Not recommended unless you're eating Asian food and don't want to think about drinking.

AgentMunky, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of depechemode1983
3.53/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw color with a quickly disappearing white soda like head. Surprisingly there is a little bit of lacing. There are lots of grains and a bit of grass in the nose. There is a small amount of hops in the middle of the nose then it finishes with a metallic flavor. The taste is grainy and a little sweet. It ends clean with a bitter tinge. Its light bodied with medium to high carbonation. Very crisp and sudsy. Drinkability is great. Nothing offensive. One of the best american adjunct lagers Ive had actually. I was surprised at this one.

depechemode1983, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of Bitterbill
3.48/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$8.29 for the 6 pack...back in town after a few years absence.

No freshness date on the brown bottle.

A clear straw gold with a 1 finger head of foam, half finger head of foam, fine layer of foam, a few foam islands...and holding. Lots of bubbles floating to the top. It's pale but attractive.

The smell isn't particularly different from others of the style. Grain, sweet, corn, hint of some bitterness.

The taste is grainy, less of the corn than in the smell, a decent hint/stab at some hop bitterness in the finish that stops the chance of too much of the sickly sweetness I've tasted in many others of the style...not bad at all. And, it would pair nicely with a good hot Indian or Thai curry.

This is certainly not the best American Adjunct Lager but it's a cut above many of them.

Bitterbill, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of sfprint
3.63/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

sfprint, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
2.63/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

ForWhatAlesYou, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of PEIBeerGuy
3.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

PEIBeerGuy, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of eric5bellies
3.58/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

eric5bellies, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of flyingpig
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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flyingpig, Dec 06, 2010
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.