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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

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688 Ratings

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 21.77%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw with a fairly thick, substantial head.

S - Soft grain, floral hops and sweetness. Slightly chalky.

T - Typically mildly flavoured with a hint of lemon and metal. Not much hops or malt.

M - Decent carbonation level is not too aggressive.

D - Not bad. Decent macro.

Serving type: can

01-02-2008 17:59:39 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours as is expected. Clear gold with a white head that sticks around and a lot of carbonation. Smells as expected. Slightly bitter and sweet. Flavor is as expected. Slightly bitter tone to a beer that has a mild sweetness to it. Tastes watered down on the end as no significant traits hang around. Feel is standard. Drinkable. Sure. Why bother though. A standard macro. But hey. At least I add another country to my growing list.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 13:01:09 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, drank straight from the bottle in Cape Cod, Mass.

Upon a good day at the office, I decided to buy a couple six-packs from beers that I had not yet had the oppurtunity to sample. In this case, Tiger Beer was one of the chosen ones.

The appearance was average, nothing out of the oridnary, which was true for much of the beer. But, while swirling it around my mouth, it was at its highest point. Overall, a slightly better than average beer with a cool logo.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 01:11:32 | More by mltobin
Photo of Traquairlover


2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-oz can poured into a pilsner glass.

A = Straw colored, light foamy head, lots of carbonation bubbles. Pretty average looking macro lager.

S = I'm rating this average but in terms of style it is probably actually above average. It smells slightly of lemon and has a light hint of malts.

T = More flavorful than a lot of macro lagers, medium taste of malt, no complexity, quite bitter in the aftertaste but no flavor of hops, just the bitterness.

M = Thin bodied but carbonation foams to make a thick feeling liquid.

D = I suppose if needs be this could be used as a standard bland lager to relax with, but it is really unremarkable so I would not recommend it.

Serving type: can

12-18-2007 12:09:18 | More by Traquairlover
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2.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: slightly more color than your typical example of this style, very little head retention. very clear.

Smell: grainy smell dominates. sweet. a bit of DMS early on but that fades. at least it comes out of a brown bottle!

Taste: sweet on the front of the palate but finishes with a husky dryness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Good carbonation level

Drinkability: Better than most lagers available on the Chinese mainland.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2007 23:12:15 | More by hunteraw
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3.13/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a pint glass a golden colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away quite quickly.
S - Grainy husk aroma with some faint fruity and floral touches.
T - Very much like the smell.
M - Light bodied, medium to high carbonation.
D - Sure, not the most interesting beer by any stretch of the imagination but not horrible either and quite refreshing on a warm summers eve.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 08:10:08 | More by brendan13
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2.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I shared a 22 ounce capped bottle with imacoug. We poured the brew into a chalice.

A: It poured a thick clear yellow with a slightly off white head that receded quickly and supported a modest lacing.

S: It was a grainy malt with a earthy hoppy aroma.

T: It had a sweet malt base with a slight sour bitter hoppy bite. Plenty of carbonation.

M: A light to medium body brew with a sour aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2007 21:40:42 | More by dnichols
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2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

clear golden straw color, decent head but fades quickly into thin trace layer. minimal lacing.

aroma is faint, but pleasant cereal/grain (not much actual malt) and yeast, some slight hint of hop.

taste has a sweetness that comes to the fore, otherwise very clean and an almost non-existent hop bite.

fizzy, thin, watery, with slight astringency.

all that said, i suppose this is drinkable with a spicy thai or malay dish.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2007 17:18:21 | More by tai4ji2x
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3.2/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4.0
Funny, I've drank this many times before, but never in a glass, and I always assumed it was a darkish lager. Nothing could be further from the truth, as it poured a finger and a half of fluffy white head, which reduced steadily over a body of very pale gold.

Smell - 3.5
Smells like a cross between a macro lager and a Munich Helles lager. Has a musky sweetness with aromas of baked white bread and a whisper of grassy hops.

Taste - 3.0
Very refreshing. Starts with a slight malt sweetness, moves onto a thin taste of grains and cooked vegetables, finishes rather dry with low to moderate grassy hop bitterness. Aftertaste is somewhat sour, but acceptable.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Is crisp and goes down smoothly. Carbonation is moderate, weight in the mouth is light to moderate. Has a rather fine carbonation that reduces a little too quickly for my liking.

Drinkability - 3.5
Very much sessionable, although a little boring for those who know what really good beer tastes like.

For a macro lager this is pretty damn good, and I think it is very underrated on this site. It is a refreshing lager that is mostly absent of off-flavours, and is more interesting and better quality than almost every other macro I've tried. It's a bit pricey though, as the same money would buy some pretty decent ales from Australian micro breweries that are clearly superior to this beer. Still, I like it for what it is, and would (pretty much) never say no to one.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 07:43:45 | More by LittleCreature
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3.33/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured a mid amber colour with a rather thick creamy head that disappeared quite quickly. It smelled clean and fresh with citrusy notes. I expected this beer to be a lot like the bottom of a canoe (close to water) but it does have some flavour that builds and a slight bitterness to its aftertaste. It is quite light on mouthfeel but very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2007 11:27:40 | More by madvoice
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3.58/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold color with a decent white head.

Smell: Very clean, some grass aromas.

Taste: Deep rice flavor with an herbal finish. Light citrus flavors throughout.

Mouthfeel: Nice body. Sticky, rice beer quality.

Drinkability: Tasty brew. Nice light balance, very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2007 05:00:56 | More by SargeC
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3.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice gold color body with a decent white head that leaves a little lace along the glass. Classic pour for this style.

S: Interesting malty notes, nice hopy smell, very distinct, slightly wheaty and ricey

T: Very clean, balanced malty and hopy taste, very pleasant

MF: Nicely balanced body that demands respect

D: Highly drinkable beer, the balance of the body and flavors make it that way

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 21:34:08 | More by scottyshades
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3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium golden in color, very clear, with a modest white head, slight carbonation, and profuse, thin lacing.

Aroma: Pleasant pale malt aroma, and a mild hop presence, somwhat noble hop-like.

Taste: Crisp, clean, light malt presence at the open, soon followed by a moderate hop presence. There is a slight metallic note at the finish. This beer is reminiscent of a Euro-style lager, but without the inevitable skunk notes.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, quite soft and remarkably full.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasing, well-crafted example of an unremarkable style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 19:58:33 | More by Pegasus
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2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I picked up this 640ml (?) bottle at my local asian food store, simply because i recognized it as one of the parties involved in a legal fight in india about two beers with similar names. I read about it in Northwest Brewing News. Now, on to the review...

Pours a VERY clear slightly amber tint, fizzy white head settles very quickly. Heavy carbonation. Aroma is fairly plain, some light malty notes that give an apple-like smell, but nothing memorable. Tastes is almost nonexistent, some faint, watered down malty sweetness. No hops to speak of. Mouthfeel is very watery with some faint fizzyness on the finish. Drinkability is the one area where this beer shines to me. It's very eazy to drink, and would pair well with some spicy asian food, or in my case, a bowl full of wasabi peas. A very forgettable beer in a sea of amazing ones.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 07:49:28 | More by BigJTrucker
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3.75/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Purchased a six pack of this at BevMo in Redlands for $8.99

Pour a pale yellow color with a whiter tint and a small 1/2 inch foamy head that dissipated quickly

Smell was nice with some fruity accents, mostly citrus and a lot of honey

Taste was real nice and crisp, surprisingly fruity, but balanced well with the hops, not too many malts

Drank all six like a lush in one night, could have drank even more, super light and goes down very smooth and easy

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2007 03:36:59 | More by Floydster
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2.55/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a clear straw color with columns of bubbles and a short-lived thin white head. Very little lacing is present. Sweetish malt and light hops aroma. Light-bodied and somewhat crisp with a fairly bland hops and malt flavor. The finish is short and lightly bitter. Indistinguishable from similar beers the world over.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 19:36:53 | More by Dogbrick
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3.6/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-straw in color, leaving a dense two-fingered white head. Minimal lacing. Nose is dominated by pale malt, along with a light note of honey and a somewhat fruity quality. Minimal hop profile. Soft and slightly brisk on the palate, the sweeter malt notes get to work quickly, but are mitigated by the carbonation, a dry biscuity malt highlight in the middle, and just a kiss of nicely bitter hop at the end. The bitterness hangs on for a while before yielding to those fruity and honey notes - I swear I'm catching honeydew melon and mango (!), not what I'm expecting from a tropical Asian lager, but I appreciate it just the same. Drinks more convincingly on a hot day, out of a bottle -the first time I tried it I figured it was modeled after a Munich helles- but it tastes just fine served in a 330mL pilsener glass or pint glass, too. Altogether a drinkable pale lager of the 'american macro' variety, and at least as interesting as Tsing Tao when on offer at the local Chinese restaurants.
[Served in a shaker pint.]

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 00:40:20 | More by Chaz
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2.05/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Poured out a straw yellow color with a bubbly, white, two-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grains.

T - It tasted a little bittersweet. The predominant flavor was just corn.

M - It was pretty crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a below average beer. It is fairly bland and doesn't bring much in terms of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2007 03:27:05 | More by zeff80
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3.53/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Free from the anheuser busch station at sea world. Pretty decent macro lager, if you are into that. Typical adjunct filled beer, but wasn't horribly too bad, but I think I'll pass on this style in general. Adjuncts=nasty.

If you like macros, give this a try, it's not bad for what it is. A light macro lager slightly better than BMC.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2007 06:40:36 | More by jasonjlewis
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3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased one bottle as part of a mixed 6 pack.

Appearance: Poured from the 11.2 fl oz brown bottle into a pilsner glass. It's nice to see an import in a bottle that is not green or clear! The beer is clear, golden in color with a nice white head (about 1 inch). The head quickly fades to a ring around the glass. Leaves no lacing.

Smell: I smell...nothing. As clean and free of scent as almost any beer I have had. If pressed I would say there is a faint sweet scent. Scent is either from malts or adjuncts, probably the latter.

Taste: This is a real American macro lager (made in Singapore no less!). No offensive taste, really not any taste to mention. Does that make this average or slightly below average?

Mouthfeel: Light, lively with some good carbonation. A touch prickly on the tongue, I don't find this too be too watery either.

Drinkability: Easily drinkable, just your standard inoffensive easy to chug macro lager. About right for the style, I guess. Will I have this again? I would gladly have another, but with a six pack going at about $8-9, way too overpriced for what this is, a macro lager which are $8-9 for 12 packs and larger.

I'm scoring this as average, since it is just an average macro lager. Not worse than anything available here, but not any better.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2007 03:43:03 | More by BigRedN
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2.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured from the bottle a clear straw yellow color. With a bubbly head that wasn’t very impressive. It had a sweet aroma but hot a lot of smell to it. The taste was unimpressive. It has an American lager quality with nothing too exciting to say. It is a crisp beer and goes down smooth and refreshing. In all this is a clean refreshing beer. I would rather drink it after a hard day then water but I wouldn’t grab it out of my refrigerator over most other beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2007 19:24:14 | More by eballard
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3.5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Inspection: Raised brown glass bottle, est. 1932, 11.2 fl. oz. brewed in Singapore

Aroma: Lightly grainy malt base, noble hop bitterness and earthiness.

Appearance: Dark yellow glass with good clarity, thin cover that laces modestly

Flavor: Rich malt base but all in all a Euro Lager style beer without the prerequisite skunking.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body gives it some heft with a bit of rough grainy texture.

Overall Impression: Solid beer. No flaws, but no shinning star either.

Thanks to Pegasus for the karma point.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2007 06:10:37 | More by HardTarget
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3.88/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip-style pint glass, well-chilled. It has a rich amber colour, with little head at the pour, but a significant amount of lace. The carbonation is somewhat strong, but not irritating like an American macro. The carbonation bubbles are larger like that of soda, but quite pleasant. There are many peculiar aspects to this beer, but in a good way. The taste is slightly bready with a background of savory spice in both the taste and nose. It would probably pair well with either Southwestern or Indian cuisines. Overall a pretty good beer, very drinkable and refreshing, but nothing astronomical. It's sure no Mackeson, but still a few bounds ahead of the average.

How's that for a slice of fried gold?

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2007 23:21:02 | More by FriedGold2010
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Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I tried this beer on July 6, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. It poured a golden orange colour into the glass with a fluffy white head that dissipated very quickly leaving almost no foam on the top. Lots of effervescence. The aroma was a combination of malts and yeast. The mouthfeel is crisp with a lot of carbonation - dances on the tongue. The taste is slightly bitter with some malty tones. Not a great beer by any stretch.

Serving type: can

07-06-2007 16:12:56 | More by cyrenaica
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3.55/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a conical pilsner glass, this beer is bright straw-gold color with a small head. Fairly pleasant malt character, not as grainy as most of the familiar examples. There's some bread-crust notes that are quite nice. Flavor is not quite as nice, though there are still some hints of melanoidins. Bitterness is low with hop taste barely detectable. Finish is clean. Body is a bit watery for a lager.

A touch above the average generic lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2007 01:52:22 | More by allengarvin
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