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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

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791 Ratings

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 10
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 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
Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.83/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of kneeland
3.6/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kneeland, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of kojevergas
1.6/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

kojevergas, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of unojuno
2.63/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

unojuno, Oct 11, 2010
Photo of kentawan
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

kentawan, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of sellmeagod
1.83/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 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.

sellmeagod, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of decimator
2.42/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

decimator, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

feloniousmonk, Sep 05, 2010
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.