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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001)
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Photo of jpiper


1.8/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured at cooler temp into a pilsener glass

Clear golden with a decent white head. Nothing about this is reminiscent of any good beer I've had.

A lighter smell than the Kingfisher, with nothing really inviting about it. Maybe a little malt on the nose - much like an American macro.

This was pretty terrible - light, a little malty. Nothing very redeeming about this.

Not as pleasantly dry as the Kingfisher, but still clean on the palate.

I mean, these are meant to be drinkable. I just don't find them so. It's like drinking bad water.

Speaking of water - pass me the water. I'd take a Kingfisher over this anyday. Now there's a good beer!


Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 14:26:57 | More by jpiper
Photo of coalcracker


2.58/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light golden in color with only minimal head and lacing.
Smell: Grainy, corny aroma noted
Taste: Light on the grain, adjuncts are noticeable; just a little hop balance. Beer taste is a bit transparent overall. Aftertaste is clean, though some metallic notes pull through here.
Mouthfeel: A bit thin on the palate, yet on the smooth side.
Drinkability: Quite, if you're looking for an easy drinker. Not so if you're seeking a more complex beer.

Overall: Not great. Nonetheless a clean adjunct lager comparable to Miller, etc.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 22:35:48 | More by coalcracker
Photo of smedley


3.15/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear yellow, thin white head which disapeared quickly with no lacing. Very bubbly - forming on the side of the glass and rising quickly to the top

S - Pretty typical, light, light malts, bready smell.

T - Just about what I expected after the smell. Not much taste, very slight hops at the end, which makes is just a tad better than most american macros.

M - Thin, smooth, high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

D - Not really my cup of tea. Lacked anything worth remembering, but not terrible. Drinkable if you're looking for something light without too much flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 01:10:56 | More by smedley
Photo of Beerislife652854


3.5/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had one on tap at a Thai restaurant somewhere in London, England.

A - Similar to most American beers of this style. Crystal clear yellow beer with a fizzy white head that settles to a thin patch. Lots of lively carbonation bubbles.

S - Very mild, a bit more hops than what I am used to in this style.

T - A mild lager with a slight bitter aftertaste.

M - Good amount of carbonation, but not overdone.

D - Very drinkable, especially with Thai food.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2008 18:06:22 | More by Beerislife652854
Photo of aubuc1


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

12 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass.

Mich ultra clear with constant carbonation stream and a thin white head.

First the smell is a metallic synthetic beer, then there is a faint wiff of some fruit.

Taste is better. No bad flavors, but nothing stimulating. Some initial sharpness, but then a mellow and lightly fruity finish.

Average mouthfeel at best.

Pretty drinkable misc. lager. I don't have many light lager favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 21:21:58 | More by aubuc1
Photo of atigerlife


2.38/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear golden with a big 2+ giner creamy white head. Good retention. Lots of small carbonation rising. Good start.

Aroma is light malts and adjuncts. Nothing special here.

Taste is sweet, light hops, somewhat dry at the end. Really not much going on.

Mouthfeel is flat and dry at the end. Disappointing.

Overall, it is drinkable but nothing special. Much better lagers out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 19:18:40 | More by atigerlife
Photo of jwinship83


2.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle bought by my father in IL after a business trip to Malaysia where this is what they drink

A- rather dark golden color with a finger of white head with moderate lacing and a steady stream of carbonation racing to the top of the glass.

S- bready grains and a slight metallic scent.

T- exactly how it smells, with the metallic part being more pronounced

M- medium bodied with plenty of carbonation

D- meh, for the style it isnt that bad. sure, there are macros id rather have, but if this was all that was available i wouldnt really suffer. im glad i tried something from asia.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 03:24:30 | More by jwinship83
Photo of radshoesbro


3.45/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

first and foremost, if you haven't actually had this in asia you can't truly review this. to understand the allure of tiger beer you've absolutely got to have it in context (preferably with chicken rice and fish-head curry).

this is the typical asian attempt at american style macro beer. it's got that nasty smell that's associated with the style too. however, it's the best beer in asia and it tastes more like a malt liquor than beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 17:37:35 | More by radshoesbro
Photo of atliens81


4.45/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like I'm in the minority here... but I thought this beer was well above average. Got mine in a 6 pack of bottles from our local Hyvee supermarket and poured in to a glass. The most noticeable attribute of this one for me was that it was extremely smooth and crisp. I found it to be one of the smoothest lagers I've had in a long time. It was sort of heavy though, so not the best choice for a long session beer. It had a very non obtrusive aroma... almost nothing there. I think that contributes to the overall appeal to me. If your looking for a smooth, crisp, somewhat filling beer without the hoppyness or odor of other beer styles that might be this thick... this is a good bet.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 01:31:27 | More by atliens81
Photo of Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

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

left over from a party & I'm watching a game on braodband..let's do a review.

Pretty average looking beer. Quite pale amber in appearance, fizzy carbonation, smallish bone-white head that did nothing in terms of retention or lacing.

Some grainy malt and a sweet floral aroma, nothing that is bad or great.

Definitely an asian lager. Quite dry. Light maltiness with a fairly sharp hop bite. Semi astringent taste. Super dry and crisp on the palate.

Would go well with spicy Thai food, but I certainly wouldn't go looking for it outside a restaurant type venue.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 02:40:00 | More by Shadman
Photo of OtherShoe2


2.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a medium gold with a fizzy pale white head. No lacing

Macro scents, but not too bad. Malt, corn, raw grain, and some hops.

Same same in the flavors. Raw grain malt, somee hop bite at the end, a little corn/grainy sweetness. Finishes with some bitterness but clean.

Mouthfeel is light, clean, and carbonated.

Had this with some Cambodian food -- certainly addressed the fire, curry, and multi-spiced dish by cleaning the palate without taking away from the food. Not something I'd knock a 6-er down on, but if you find yourself in a particular restaurant, give it a try. It works with the cuisine.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 21:49:44 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of TheTrevor

New York

3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a deep yellow with a two-finger head that didn't last long and some aggressive carbonation. The smell is sweet with a a lot of the corn adjunct that's prominent in American Macro-style beers. The taste is sweet bread with a little bit of corn that doesn't linger and leaves next to no aftertaste. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp, if a bit watery. I'd say where this beer shines is its drinkability. Nothing to write home about, but would probably make a good companion beer to some spicy food or on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 22:45:31 | More by TheTrevor
Photo of DrJay


3.05/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was the last beer I had on my way home from Bali when we stopped overnight in Kuala Lumpur. What a way to end a trip! The tiger poured very clear with a pale gold colour. The white cap disappeared fast, leaving a few fizzy, soapy bubbles behind. The aroma was mild and inoffensive, just a little sweet with a clean yeast profile and a hint of spicy hops. Very mild bitterness, sweet with some grain and faint hop character. It also seemed to be a bit sour with some acidity that seemed to come from the carbonation. Light bodied and dry, CO2 was crisp. Not a bad beer in the heat, but there's not much here as far as character. A decent industrial lager, just not something I'd go looking for.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 02:19:50 | More by DrJay
Photo of woemad


1.98/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

11.2oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane for $1.29. Purchased because I'm running out of new beers to try at that place and because I'd never had a beer from Singapore before.

Poured a clear, straw color with the faintest wisp of white foam for a head. Said head dropped faster than Tom Brady's (and almost certainly the Patriots) chances of a repeat of last season. No lace at all.

Vegetable oil and metal in the nose, but the skunk factor was lower than I'd thought it would be.

Tastes like vegetable oil as well, with a slight metallic twang and a mildly bitter (and not in a good way) hop flavor at the swallow.

Light bodied, with a watery mouthfeel.

Not at all impressed with this, but I honestly didn't think I would be, except as a bland shit beer. Still, I can find shit beers that were at least brewed in this country for less money that are still better tasting than this. Tiger? More like that pissy prima donna housecat one might have encountered as a child at their dotty aunt's house.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 00:17:12 | More by woemad
Photo of Avryle

New York

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

I'm going to be honest, I bought this bottle of swill primarily for the cap. However, I will be honest re. my thoughts about it for the purpose of the review, no matter how much I don't even want to drink this.

A- mmmm. Piss. clear, watery, pale golden color. 1/2 finger white head.

S- Sweet corn-adjuncty. oppression and sweat shops.

T- Watered down corn syrup. 'tis corn season, but I like the flavor on the cob, not in the glass. For the style though... ho-hum.

M- thin-bodied. Low carb. Reminds me of when I was 18 and willing to drink whatever because I was underaged.

D- I can't do it. It'll make me vomit, especially after a night of GOOD drinking at Mahar's.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 03:47:22 | More by Avryle
Photo of nrbw23


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

A- Pours a straw yellow color with a thin white head and little to almost no lacng.

S- Not a whole lot going on here mainly some grains and a mild hoppy aroma.

T- Taste bready and slightly pepper.

M- Light in body and watery.

D- Glad I got to try it but I'll pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 15:26:21 | More by nrbw23
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color lager with a large pure white foamy head with some good retention but no lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malt with some minimal adjunct showing. Taste is also dominated by a bland medium sweet malt taste with no easily discernable adjunct. Not the most complex beer out there but definitely not the worst pale lager out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 20:01:07 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of MTNboy


3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- It pours a brassy yellow color with a thin head and lace.

Smell- As weird as this may sound I thought the aroma was somewhat pleasing. It had a floral scent to it.

Taste- It was mildly bitter and a little adjunct flavored but not bad.

Mouthfeel- Thin with a crisp bite.

Drinkability- Average and a little bit refreshing.

Serving type: can

08-12-2008 13:06:21 | More by MTNboy
Photo of BeerCon5


3.23/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw yellow color with very little white head.

Not much of a scent, mostly some light grain.

The taste is mostly of grains, some yeast.

Light-bodied, a little watery, pretty crisp and refreshing with adequate carbonation.

Pretty easy drinker. Although, it's not really anything creative, it still tastes pretty good, I could drink quite a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2008 14:54:10 | More by BeerCon5
Photo of ibashmuck


3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Medium, quickly disappearing head on a "lager yellow". Faint sweet smell at the end, but other than that, it smelled and tasted very unremarkable. Had a nice smoothness, however, went down pretty easily. Not bad, but nothing exciting.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 22:22:43 | More by ibashmuck
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz single bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange for $1.99...
Pours a bright, golden-hue with evident carbonation and a minimal head that exhibited minor staying power before quickly dissipating...
Faint, corn and grain aroma with hints of subtle lemons...
Taste was rather bland, yet refreshing and inviting for a hot Summer day...
Loose, watered-down mouthfeel with an okay level of drinkability...
A decent stab at the style, yet nothing above and beyond...

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 21:36:50 | More by dsa7783
Photo of tempest


3.53/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fairly straightforward beer. The flavor is very clean with light, sweet bready malts. There's nothing offensive on the palate, unlike so many macros, and there's a pleasant bitter aftertaste. No hop flavor, but well balanced. I guess that's really what this beer excels at, being balanced. There isn't a lot to taste, but what there is is quite nice and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 05:22:49 | More by tempest
Photo of soupyman10

District of Columbia

2.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Haha. This is beer? Got this one cause nothing else was available (shockingly, this water-brew costs $6 at a cheapo bar in DC). Pours straw. Nose is not there, really, and, for that matter, neither is the taste. One of the blandest beers I've ever tasted, which would really make it highly drinkable. Certainly not objectionable as a drink, although if you're looking for something with flavor, I might go elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 22:00:47 | More by soupyman10
Photo of HardcoreKeith


2.63/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Ah, yes, it's time for a Tiger.

Pours a pale fizzy yellow. Smells lightly of grain. Smooth and relatively flavorful Asian macrolager. This would get comparatively high points if imbibing a single Tiger did not already start to give me a mild headache. There's rumors of this and other asian beers using formaline as a fining agent. I don't know if that's true, but the headaches are real. As a result I give it a 1 for drinkability. The flavor is reasonable but I could not drink more than one at a time without risking myself pain.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 02:26:26 | More by HardcoreKeith
Photo of FleeVT


3.88/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz brown bottle poured into a pint.

A: Pours an extremely clear, pale, straw yellow with a quick 2 finger white head that recedes to just a lacing on the beer.

S: Fairly clean nose with the faintest of hops and mild malt. Grains dominate.

T/M: More malts come through on the palate. This is an extremely crisp beer with great carbonation and lighter body. The faint hops come through in the finish with dryness.

D: One of my favorite macros. A definite session beer for hot days.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 01:39:10 | More by FleeVT
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
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