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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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824 Ratings

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 22.3%
Wants: 14
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
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Asia Pacific Breweries Limited visit their website

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 BeerSingh
2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

standard lager from Asia. Tart smell. Golden color. Med carbonation. Sour grainy taste, that's it... Its a decent choice when you're in SE Asia, otherwise just ok. The brew is very popular in Thailand and Singapore, but the time for Tiger may be just once

Photo of Ragingbull
2.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold color and pretty clear. Loads of tiny prickle that looks like you plunked an alka-seltzer in the glass. Some light lacing and rim of foam. The aroma explodes out of the bottle and the glass as its poured. Very grainy and little bit sour on that nose. Mostly grains, a little bit of hops and little sour in the nose category. Those hops must be what they "triple hop" a very popular macro-brew with as there is not much of it in the flavor. The attack is clean and much maltier than I had anticipated. All of the grain and hops of the nose are really absent from the flavor and I am somewhat let down. Even the sour tones would have been welcome. Average to slightly above on the mouthfeel as its a little thicker than most beers of this category and thicker than you would assume from its appearance and smell. Pretty clean and straightforward. Not bad, but not noteworthy. Maybe average to a shade below. It would hit the spot on a hot day on the golf course or the softball field I bet. It makes me think of something that you might drink after a hard day of construction or landscaping. It made me hearken back to my college summers of construction work. Just "down the hatch" and start looking for another.

Photo of Macca
2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This pours a light golden colour with a generous frothy white head which drops away to a thin covering. Clear.

Pretty standard lack of aromas from this sort of macro. There is a slightly sweet note in there which is nice. So not horrible.

Similar with the palate. Nothing of any interest.

Crisp and clean in the mouth.

Photo of kegger22
3.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is an above average beer that begs you to do what a lager beer wants you to do... drink another, and another, and another. Seriously, a clean, crisp lager beer, for those times when you really don't want to be overwhelmed by taste, flavor, smell, etc. A fair beer, reasonably priced, nothing more.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had two very good beers eariler in the day, and it's been a warm day...so I'm closing out on an easy note. 330 ml bottle from Total Wine, on to the beer:

An inch thick soapy head sits on top this blonde colored beer. Carbonation bubbles race through the body, giving it some extra legs. A little bit of husk and hay in the aroma. Faint note of sulfur too. The taste isn't that bad, but it's a little sweeter than heavier than I'd like. Pale malt sweetness at first, then some corn syrup like sweetness adds more sweetness to this beer. A little heavier in feel for a pale lager, but a tick too heavy. Sweet and slightly sulfury in the aftertaste.

It comes from Singapore, but otherwise there isn't anythng else spectacular about this.

And what is it with animals on labels of mass-produced lager? Moosehead, Antarctica, Tiger....are the marketers aware of the animal-piss jokes if the beer is sub-standard to the consumer?

Photo of biboergosum
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. I do always seem to get this when at Thai or Malay restaurants, so now it's time to give this a proper shake at the Metro in DT Edmonton, after another splendid Iron Maiden concert. My hearing may be a bit fuzzy, but my tastebuds should still be in working order.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, rather finely foamy off-white head, which disappears fairly quickly, leaving a bit of webbed rainforest lace around the glass.

It smells of a gritty, somewhat crackery, semi-sweet corn and rice graininess, and a slightly perfumed skunky, grassy hoppiness. The taste is a sort of bready, grainy pale malt, blended with more rice and corn pithiness, and some hard to mistake acrid, perfume-heavy floral hops.

The carbonation is moderate, with a certain frothy fluffiness, the body medium-light in weight, just above average for the style, and not really all that smooth. It finishes still unpleasantly floral, and just a bit skunky.

While this seems to fulfill the trope of working well with various spicy Southeast Asian cuisines, on its own, it's pretty below average, even for this generally less than impressive style.

Photo of Atlas1
3.11/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a SA lager glass, this beer is bright and bubbly and quite pretty upon first glance. It would easily beat out High Life for the champagne of beers title, as this is crystal clear, bright as the day, and holds a nice frothy white head on top (for a little while anyway). But that's basically where the appeal begins to wane for this beer. The nose is bland and rife with corn and rice adjuncts. Maybe a hint of soapy lemon, but nothing worth writing home about. The taste is also soapy, and has a wicked, funked-up aftertaste. But it's not terrible. It's not great, but it's certainly not terrible. Malty with a stale popcorn flavor. Eh. I've had worse, I'll admit. Mouthfeel holds up beyond expectations.

I'd love to say that this beer is really good, but it's just not. Still, it has a cool bottle cap, so collectors have something to look forward to. And, honestly, there are worse beers on the market. I'm glad I only grabbed one of these badboys, though, as I don't anticipate going back for more any time soon.

Photo of NODAK
3.4/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smell is pretty tame...mostly of corn adjuncts and perhaps some bready or grassy notes. Nothing special or strange for this type of beer.

Taste is also rather subdued...it's somewhat crisp upfront, with an corn adjunct-like sweetness to it in the body. I get a fair amount of bready/grassiness in the finish as well. Hop bitterness is slight but present in the finish. Aftertaste is minimal with some risidual sweetness lingering.

Not bad, really. It's a lawnmower beer for sure. Nothing that will offend anybody, and is pretty drinkable. If I had to choose between this and many macros we have here, I think I'd choose this.

Photo of tone77
3.72/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale gold color with virtually no head. There is a sweetness in the aroma. taste is slightly sweet and not overly flavorful. Feels a little watery in the mouth. Goes down very smooth and quickly. I drank this on tap in Singapore and remember it was quite tasty. Overall a good, mild tasting beer.

Photo of scruffwhor
2.84/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a shiney bright yellow with small column of sluggish bubbles and no head. The aroma is nothing. I smell nothing, thats not terrible. But I do expect a little aroma in a beer. The taste some super faint toasted pilsner malt, Indian corn, and grassy hops. Hasa grainy, grist feel upfront. Then leaves a watery adjunct finish. A beer that isn't bad, and you can drin and not think about.

Photo of pradipta
1.28/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

pours medium yellow, somewhat like urine when dehydrated. very skunky smell with not the faintest hint of typical beer aromas. tastes of alcohol, and not much else - lots of glycerine and clashing sour and sweet tones. Foul aftertaste, and unpleasant reminders for hours after drinking thanks to the "flavours" reappearing in burps. I wouldn't drink this at gunpoint - ok maybe I would, but only if on tap and very very cold.

Photo of skizziks
3.23/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma is a little grainy, touch of husk, very faint herbal hops, a little steely. Not much to it, no discernable faults.

Very clear very pale straw colored beer. Big fluffy head quickly dies to a thin skim of foam, just a little left on the glass. Looks like you'd expect.

Watery lemon flavor, faint malt. Sweet start is quickly balanced before the whole thing gets rushed offstage in a short dry finish. More steel, but again, no real faults to find here. Pretty low key.

Mouthfeel is watery, light bodied, with carbonation that is not excessive enough to be prickly or biting. A really easy drinking beer. So easy, you may not realize that you had a beer at all. In a word, boring.

Photo of fullsweep
3.11/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

640 mL poured into a pint glass (that had to be re-filled).

Pours a typical lager yellow with a thick, foamy head. Much more than I expected from an adjunct lager.

Smells pretty much like a typical adjunct lager with some mild skunkiness in the aroma.

Tastes better than expected. Again, typical lager flavors with nothing standing out. But it's better than I expected from the scent.

Mouthfeel is nothing special and drinkability is average. I only plan on drinking if nothing else is available or if I can't afford anything else. I wouldn't turn it down if offered, but most likely won't buy it again as there are often much better beers available in the UK at low prices.

Photo of froghop
2.16/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

on draft at the Oz bar in Singapore.

pours a pale yellow with a medium size white head, heavy carbonation, some lacing.

smell is faint, some grain.

taste is creamy, slightly sweet, and grain.

overall a must if in singapore when eating at the hauka, but otherwise just your average asian brew.

Photo of GilGarp
3.23/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown bottle, 640ml, with a gold foil top.

Poured into a pint glass, it has a pale yellow color with great clarity and clean white head. The head is thin and settles quickly leaving no lace behind.

Aroma is faint but has corn and rice graininess to it and a pleasnt lager yeast. I can't figure out the date code but it seems fresh.

Flavor is familiar as I used to enjoy this at the Thai restaurant where I worked many years ago. It has a grainy sweetness up front that quickly turns bitter towards the middle. It finishes dry and crisp. There's not a lot of complexity, which isn't surprising for the style, but it's well done for what it is.

Mouthfeel is thin on body and higher in carbonation than I would prefer. Drinkability is good in the sense that it's a lawnmower beer but I wouldn't seek out 6 packs for regular consumption. That said, if it's fresh, I would choose it over American macro lagers like Bud any time.

Photo of yaegerje
2.84/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had this one in a dingy bar in Singapore, about the only beer you can get on tap there.

A - The best thing about this beer, white head that vanishes but a great gold color

S - You can really smell the cereal in it and also corn, adjuncts a plenty

T - Pretty average, not much going on here, overall a clean drink though

M - Really light, overly light

D - Clean finish, pretty tasteless, but honestly great for a muggy afternoon at Orchard Towers

Photo of morebeergood
2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wanted something totally different and on the light side while having lunch with friends, so I ordered a bottle. Don't see this on menus too often. Poured into a standard pint glass. Yellow color, with a slight hint of orange. Decent head, but faded fast. Slight bit of lacing. Smelled a bit malty. And yes, it tasted like an average lager, but it had a bit of malt backbone that allowed it to stand on its own a bit. Not great, but not horrible. Slightly sticky aftertaste though. Easy to drink, not forgettable, probably would be good with Asian food. Decent mid-day drink, but not something to order at a place with better choices.

Photo of EatsTacos
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a fizzy pale yellow with a small white head that dissapeared immediately

Aroma of cardboard, corn, malted barley

The taste is dry, slightly bitter, corn comes through. malt takes the front seat, no real hop flavour.

Very carbonated, watery mouthfeel


Photo of hwwty4
3.06/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz beer into my Maredsous chalice. This beer pours a corn yellow with a pretty supple head for the style. It's pretty creamy and leaves a bit of lacing as the beer recedes down the glass. The aroma is, what I consider, mildly generically sweet. There really isn't that canned corn aroma that comes with most macro lagers. The flavor reminds me of a mix between Heineken and Bud Select. It has a bit of a sulfuric funk and bland canned corn sweetness. Also there is an odd aspartame chemically-ness to it also. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and just a touch of dryness. As with all macro lagers, I think its pretty drinkable, especially on a hot day.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. single - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: While it's not exactly a tiger's roar, there is at least a lively hiss of carbonation upon opening. Pours a crystal clear, yellow body with a medium-sized, white head.

Smell: Delicate, light pale malts with a soft touch of maize and some very mild floral touches.

Taste: Light pale malts dashed with a hearty handful of dried yellow corn and a medium sweetness. Faintly floral hops and mild bitterness leave you with, well, a slightly sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, but not quite as thin as some of its lagered compatriots. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Oh, come on, it's not so bad. Really! Though it leaves me wishing I had some tasty Asian grub to wash it down with.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: A pretty standard pour for an Asian lager - a golden yellow color, with a medium sized head that began to vaporize as soon as it had formed. Above average carbonation is present.

Smell: A fairly light, mostly adjunct smell. More specifically, I would say it has a slightly sweet corn smell. No real hop or malt to speak of.

Taste: A consistent flavor from start to finish. I actually thought the sweetness from the corn in the taste was an improvement over the normally awful tasting beers in this category.

Mouthfeel: Only a small amount of texture and not entirely smooth. A fair amount of carbonation reminds me that I am drinking a fizzy Asian lager. It is light enough to be ok, though.

Drinkability: Some of the beers I have had in India and Asia are so bad that I can not even finish one. So with a decent level of smoothness and a light, sweet character, I would put this ahead of those in terms of tolerability. That said, it certainly is not a beer I would go out of my way to purchase, and I would probably laugh at anyone drinking it in the U.S. as an "import."

Photo of Georgiabeer
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours like a typical macro-lager. Yellow with a thin, pure white head. The head sticks around as a thin cap. Smells of adjuncts, but relatively clean and not too sweet. The taste is a bit sweeter, and there is a slight graininess that comes through as well. Some very slight hops on the finish that are mostly overwhelmed by the adjunct sweetness. Not terrible, but a bit too sweet and uninspired. The carbonation is right, but it would be crisper without the adjuncts. Just okay. One of those beers you end up drinking at an Asian restaurant because the other options are worse. Meh.

Photo of ToddT
2.51/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale golden color with a white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S- Light notes of yeast and little else, some rice adjuncts in the background.

T- Thin but crisp bite of the malt, the adjuncts come through but less than most of the American macros. Little touch of hops at the end for a little more than what was expected.

M- Thin, watery and heavily carbonated. Crisp and clean finish.

D- You could drink quite a few of these with the right food or on the hottest summer day and be quite happy with it. At 5.0% ABV it is easy to put them down.

A decent beer for what it is (a macro lager). Got turned on to this one in Asia and like to have a few with spicy Asian foods. I would have a hard time pairing that with a Russian Imperial Stout or many of my other favorite beers.

Photo of GRPunk
2.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A- It poured a clean, straw yellow with heavy carbonation. There was a 2-finger, fluffy, white head that left loads of sticky rings on the side of the glass.

S- The aroma initially struck me as vegetal with some hints of grainy malts. I had a difficult time picking up any significant hop aroma.

T- More of the vegetal tones struck me in the flavor mixed with some bready features and hints of fruit.

M- Pretty strong carbontaion. Not quite as clean a feel as I'd expect. It had a slight grainy feel, but nothing I'd categorize as a "rich" or "full-bodied" feel.

D- It's a very average beer. I wouldn't pay the premium price for this import when many of the more common domestic or Canadian lagers are of the same quality at a better price.

Photo of jpiper
1.83/5  rDev -32%
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!


Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
64 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.