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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 22.3%
Wants: 13
Gots: 72 | 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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Ratings: 844 | Reviews: 366
Photo of thegodfather2701
3.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear yellow with a white fizzy head that dissipates immediately leaving no lacing.

S-Malty, a little musty, you know that classic adjunct lager smell.

T-Crisp and clean. Its dominated by malt and some corn/rice flavors. It also a little sweet, but not overly so like other examples of the style.

M-Highly carbonated.

D-Pretty drinkable due to its water consistency and no offensive flavors. If you are at an Asian restaurant it wouldn't be a bad decision to try it.

Photo of mempath
3.98/5  rDev +48%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

again, i put aside my inner beer geek/snob and...

pours a deep pale straw....

smell is of light malt and grain. doesn't seem 'cheap'

what makes this rise above what is expected is that this simply tastes solid. the cheapy sweetness one would expect is nowhere to be found....instead, there is a nice crispness and lack of thinness...a slight hoppy bitterness permeates, giving this some sense of body. true, nothing spectacular, but this is better than 90% of the crap american, mexican, euro and asian brews. not to say this is the best 'crap' brew! at this price, i found a damn good asian lager that sizzles out most japanese and chinese beers i've had. maybe this was just a lucky bottle. worth a try. beats the u.s. Macro market with ease...

Photo of brendanmoody
2.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

a- pours a pale yellow
s- meh. smells like boring beer
t- nothing. better than your typical crappy beer but nothing special
m- once again nothing good or bad
d- its really drinkable but not enjoyable

overall i would choose this over most other crappy beers, but i would never buy this if given a choice.

Photo of lstokes
2.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This shouldn't even be a beer in Germany, as the ingredient list reveals sugar. The smell is sharp and discordant, it tastes like a sweeter version of the style, and the mouthfeel is a touch syrupy but not necessarily unpleasant. Pretty decent with spicy food.

Photo of hustlesworth
2.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- very clear pale golden amber with a decent white head. foam settles doun to a thin ring and leaves some spotty lace, but lacks substance.

S- much like our american buddies. could be corn, could be rice, i can't really tell. it's got that straight forward beer aroma to it and some floral and dry white wine notes.

T- metallic, kinda sweet, a little banana, and a sharp but mild hop bitterness. some straw, corn husk, grape skin, and floral flavors are in there but pretty watered down. finishes clean with an off-graininess.

MF- thin, not too fizzy, and a little slick.

D- pretty much run of the mill for me. seems better than BMC due to slightly more fruitiness in the flavor and a touch more hop bitterness. easy going, easy drinking. i could have thought it was a light beer if it wasn't 5% abv.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed at Malone's Pub in Thumb Plaza in Shanghai. I had never heard of this beer, and one of my Chinese hosts recommended it as a "strong" beer. Apparently there's a gap in our understanding of beer.

Brought out in a big 18 oz glass.

This beer is a light amber color, not the golden straw color of most macros, but nothing that would surprise you if you were expecting a macro. Head is solid, a nice 1-finger full.

S: Biscuity malts and grassy hops. That might even be a stretch though. This beer has a very muted aroma, and I have to dig. Might be better to classify this as grainy.

T: A little bit of booze, but mainly that same grainy and grassy flavor. Unlike Heineken, which was my other option, this one has no skunky characteristics.

M/D: Nothing special, but given the alternatives, this is a good session beer in a place far from home, especially when the pool tables are free.

Photo of Bookseeb
2.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is light golden yellow with a nice crisp head. Smell has nothing that really stands out, light grains and hop. Taste has the adjuct and then leaves your mouth with a light bitter dryness. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Nothing special, but not bad.

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

A - Pale yellow body, I wouldn't call it golden, topped by a pure white head with adequate stature.

S - Slight biscuit aroma.

T - Biscuit flavor with a nice subtle kick of grain, and hint at hop and spice.

M - The feel is smooth to start and then abrassive as it goes on. The finish is actually deep for a lighter lager such as this.

~ This isn't a bad beer by any means. It is an easily consumed brew despite the spicy note.

Photo of wordemupg
2.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into pint glass new years eve 2009

A clear straw yellow with tonnes of bubbles and a thumbs width of off white head that has better then expected retention and a few patches of lace

S sweet grains and some floral hops but it also has a very faint gasoline smell that hurts its cause

T I don't taste the unpleasant smell, not much else going on perhaps a little lemon just another average lager

M thin but well carbonated

D not a bad beer but nothing special, looks better then it was

If you ever travel on Air Singapore you will get to drink plenty of this I promise.

Photo of flagmantho
2.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice gold color with one finger of white head.

Smell: sweet, grainy, corny. Average for the style.

Taste: not particularly enticing. It's not bad, but it is bland and the flavors which stand out tend to be the less desirable adjunct flavors.

Mouthfeel: pretty light, low carbonation. Not exciting, but not unusual for the style.

Drinkability: perhaps this goes well with chicken rice? Who knows, but I doubt I'll be drinking this again anytime soon.

Photo of Mistofminn
2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The final beer I picked up for my foriegn beer excursion. I'm glad it's over (now back to my usual IPA and Stout binge) but I'm glad I did it. This immediately followed the drain pour that was Kingfisher, so it was an easy act to follow. Short review because I'm tired of typing...

Gold colored with a white head with decent retention. Not much in the lacing department.

I served this cold to purposely mask any flavors or aromas I would get from it. Even though it's extremely cold outside, I can see this being a nice ice cold, flavorless and easy drinking refreshment on a warm summers eve.

Light, highly carbonated, yadda yadda, easy drinking, nothing special.

Not terrible, but one of the lower rated beers I tried this weekend. Don't think I'll ever get it again.

Photo of Rayek
2.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pokal.

A: Bright gold color has great clarity and mild carbonation. A soapy white cap starts strong, but quickly fades to a ring. Leaves spots of lace.

S: Nothing special. Cereal grains, plus a little raw malt. A light mustiness rounds things out.

T: Starts out with a corn-pop like sweetness that has a touch of honey to it. Bitterness is mild and tasteless. Some cooked veggies creep in toward the end. Tries to finish clean, but a metallic bite comes along to spoil the show.

M: The syrupy and fizzy body feels heavier than the low ABV made me think it would be.

D: It's OK. That's about the best I can say. Keep it cold to stop what little flavor there is from going down hill.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours yellow/gold with a small head that fades to nothing.
Aroma is a mix of grainy malt and cooked corn.
Flavours are very similar, with overly sweet cooked vegetables and a weak boring bitterness.
Carbonation is way too strong, and the body is very watery.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was skeptical about this brew and rightfully so. It was a pretty gold color with medium carbonation. It smelled of wheat. The taste was wheat and slightly acidic on the aftertaste. It had almost no lacing at all. I noticed a few hours later that same acidic feeling in my throat was still there. This will not be a repeat purchase.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a sixer of this for nostalgiac purposes as it was quite common during my trip to vietnam with 10 veterans in 2005.

Pours a pure ass piss yellow with a minimal white head that leaves minimal lacing.

Nose is ricey corny typical adjunct lager.

Taste follows with a tiny bit more sweetness than usual, almost like a tortilla chip grain profile with absolutely minimal hops. Pretty much like bud, or miller, or any of the big boys but with a touch dirtier malt profile.

mouthfeel is exactly what you expect.

Drinkability is solid, and was much more solid in Vietnam. hahaha. I drank so much tiger, bia hanoi, carlsberg, and of course bia hoi, i barely remember it. hahaha.

Overall, a macro lager. Plain and simple, but it did help to add a little more vividness to some memories, so well worth the $10 for the sixer (even though its 1/5 that price in nam) haha.

Photo of kimcgolf
2.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had in a Thai restaurant (very limited choices) with soup and salad. Poured from the bottle to a pale golden yellow, and typical of most Asian beers, had little nose or taste. However, as with a lot of those, it was not overly disgusting either...just a cold way to wash down spicy food.

Photo of bennetj17
3.68/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pilsener glass, temperature was nearly ice cold. Clear gold appearance, with an abundance of white foam. Leaves behind a subtle lace actually. Aroma is solid with a bready maltiness and hint of lemony zest. Not much hoppiness.

The flavor is actually quite nice and refreshing. Lightly dry and bready malt taste, a slight hint of fruitiness, very clean overall. I am impressed by the taste, but after about halfway through the glass it starts to lose its enjoyment some. Perhaps that's because the warming of the beer does not help a light lager such as this. Or maybe it's due to the fact that the carbonation, which starts of strong and tingly, begins to fade quickly.

All in all, I think this Tiger Beer would probably be one of the most likely adjunct lagers I would be willing to pick up. If it's fresh, served cold in a Pilsener glass, and drank quickly, it can be a pretty decent lager...

Photo of supercolter
3.3/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For an adjunct lager- kind of impressed. Appearance is average, a bit more golden than most of the others. Smell is ok, nothing really prominent, but very clean and no skunkiness. Taste is nice, some mild maltiness and that's about it. Mouthfeel is right on par for the style. Drinkability was good.

Photo of generallee
3.68/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Appearance: The body has a pale light golden color with very good clarity. Its head is fairly thick, frothy and bright white in color. The head hangs on well as it slowly fades down to just a thin cap and makes some lacing on the glass along the way.

Smell: Its aroma is light and simple with notes of light grain, hay and grassy hops.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor is similar its aroma, not sweet and not too bitter. It has a clean and mellow grainy malt character with just a light grassy hop taste on the finish. The palate is very drinkable with a medium body, smooth wet texture and average carbonation.

Notes: Overall its not bad at all for a pale lager.

Photo of jrallen34
2.55/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from the bottle into a pint glass.

It was light gold, mostly see through, with a surprising durable and lasting white head.

It had no distinguishable smell or taste. Very easy to drink, like water.

Seemed like the Japanese budweiser. Next.

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?

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
64 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.