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Tiger Beer - Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

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722 Ratings

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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 Frozensoul327


2.35/5  rDev -13%

A: Medium yellow golden color with a small head of white foam, even after being aggresively poured. Medium level of carbonation on an otherwise crystal clear and macro-looking lager beer.

S: A grassy and malty aroma stems from the glass, with a fresh, floral hop note. Not bad.

T: Bland light malt and a thin metallic quality dominate the tastebuds, with a weak, stale bread backbone. No hops noted, but a yucky rotting grass flavor is abundant and won't leave my mouth! Argh! No, I do not like the taste of this beer.

M: Watery, with a touch of the bubbly carbonation so common in macro lagers.

D: Nope. No thanks, I can find bland, boring macro-lager stuff in America, so I don't need to import it from overseas as well. Not recommended.

Notes: Loads of this stuff wound up in the MotorCity when the Tigers were hot last season. If they knew how bad this beer sucked, they'd probably change their name.

01-15-2007 02:04:55 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

2.53/5  rDev -6.3%

This is just a tick or so below average, I felt. Considering the style and what type of product it is, anyway. This is certainly not a beer to sit back and sip on and enjoy. Rather, this is the proverbial "lawnmower" beer, or perhaps a beer I would order in an Asian eatery to wash down some spicy S.E. Asian or Chinese food. Poured very light. Much lighter than I expected; a very light golden straw colour with a snow white foamy cap that went away pretty fast. Lots of CO2 bubbles continue to rise upward throughout sipping on this. Taste is very very mildly sweet adjunct of some sort ( I am hesitant to call it malt), and that's about it. This is nearly bereft of flavour in any form. It isn't offensive, there simply isn't anything present here to comment on. Mouthfeel is really light weight.
I wasn't really expecting much from this to begin with, but I am glad that I tried it. Perhaps when it gets hot out again, I'll get some more of this, or maybe order it with food at the Thai place down the road. Either way, it's about an average Asian copy of the "yellow-fizzy" macro-lager.

12-20-2006 22:53:43 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of kmacphail

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Sampled this whislt out for a curry in Inverness. The bottle was served open, taken directly from the freezer and a cold glass was placed beside it.

The beer poured a very light colour with a thin white head that disappeared very quickly due.

The aroma is dominanated by hops with a hint of citrus fruits. The taste is very light and crisp, typical of a lager but a lot more enjoyable than the standard Tennents or Carling.

This is not my usual type of beer, however it did prove to be very drinkable with a curry.

12-03-2006 20:17:24 | More by kmacphail
Photo of peabody


3.23/5  rDev +19.6%

Pours out a straw yellow color with two fingers of white suds and no lacing.
Aroma is very faint. I am getting grapefruit,yeast and a sugary malt. Very watery.
There is a bit of sweet aftertaste but it is clean thus bringing me to the conclusion that this beer can be a session beer if the taste were better.

11-21-2006 02:02:02 | More by peabody
Photo of russpowell


3.78/5  rDev +40%

22 oz bomber pours golden, efferevescent & with a 1 finger white head. No head retention or lacing

S: Slight floral hops that grow in prominence as the beer warms, then you get perfumy hops& a little sweet malt. Finishes dry. slightlty sweet & crisp

T: Grassyness & lemons up up front, then a nice malt base. Dryness & a little grainyness follows.

MF: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation & pretty good balance

Drinks pretty easy, nothing too complex here, but rate this upper-echelon a far as this style goes. What's weird is this tastes better than it did in Thailand (just next door) , where it displayed more earthy hops profile-wise

11-08-2006 03:21:14 | More by russpowell
Photo of sloejams


2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

This is probably the best imported beer I've had from mainland Asia, though that is not really saying much. This is basically a typical macro lager with one slight exception: sweetness. The lager hits instantly with a slight sugary taste that kind of distract away from the bland taste of the beer itself. It's likely some adjuunct that gives it this taste. Tiger works well in relief from spicy Asian cuisine, so it has that going for it - but not much more.

10-26-2006 17:18:11 | More by sloejams
Photo of jdoherty

New York

2.6/5  rDev -3.7%

This beer has clearly been made as bland as possible for mass distribution. i bought it under the auspice that it was actually a good beer from Singapore. Upon pouring, it looked almost identical and smelled identical to Miller Lite. The taste was not there at all, it just ran through my mouth like smooth flavored water. I expected way more, but ended up being overcharged on a macrobrew import

10-19-2006 02:05:51 | More by jdoherty
Photo of beachbum1975


3/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured a macro-yellow lager in color with a nice white frothy head that retained about 5 minutes. Smelled and tasted like an average lager with no frills. Smelled of corn and grains with a hint of malts.

Nice average lager overall, but nothing that stands out in my mind...

10-08-2006 18:13:50 | More by beachbum1975
Photo of Padron4KM


1.7/5  rDev -37%

12 oz can. best before nov 05.

Clear yellow, with a fluffy egg white head. Minimal lacing.

Grainy aroma.

flavor is a little grainy, a little metalic.

light body.

Not great, but considering it is almost a year past it’s prime, it wasn’t horrible. I’d like to see if I can get a fresher sample and try again.

10-08-2006 03:34:41 | More by Padron4KM
Photo of barefootbrewer


2.55/5  rDev -5.6%

This beer poured a clear straw color with a big head – well carbonate. The smell is very generic “beer like”. The taste is crisp and mellow but not exciting. The mouthfeel is thin with a pronounced carbonation bite. I’d consider this an average drinking beer suited to be served extremely cold on hot days.

10-07-2006 02:40:21 | More by barefootbrewer
Photo of CU570M


2.23/5  rDev -17.4%

Another beer that to me did not spark my taste buds. Tasted a lot like a lot of other beers i have tried. i gave it a chance. I have tried beers from Japan that i thought were very good, but singapore didn't get it right with this one. I hope this is not their only beer.

10-05-2006 18:24:18 | More by CU570M
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

330ml brown bottle, imported into the UK by 'Tiger Beer UK Ltd'.

Pours fine, looks good.

Smells of dirty washing, without my pants in the mix. That is a little unfair, dirty malt and dirty water aroma is more correct.

Tastes OK, a little dry and a bit watery for 5%, but a standard lager non the less.

Lightwieght mouthfeel, although the dryness lingers for a while.

A drink for hot sunny days, not much call for it in Great Britain, so I shall not be looking out for it, unless we have a heatwave or global warming starts to mess with my town!

10-04-2006 18:42:28 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of bluejacket74


3.03/5  rDev +12.2%

Served in a pint glass the beer pours a straw yellow color, with about an inch white head. Smells like grain and corn. It tastes like sweet grains and malt, with a small bitter aftertaste. The taste is non-offensive, but it's not great. The mouthfeel is light and watery. With that being said, it does go down pretty smooth and is easy to drink. For a macro lager, it's not too bad at all. Like the BA score for this beer says, it's worth a try.

09-29-2006 23:52:01 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of KarlHungus


2.45/5  rDev -9.3%

This brew pours a clear golden-straw color...a little darker than most other macro lagers. The head is a solid one finger in height, and recedes rather quickly into thin lacing. The aroma is almost nonexistent...there might be some mild sweetness but it is hard to detect. The taste is like the aroma, very weak. The mouthfeel, however, is actually quite nice for the style. It is light bodied, but there is still a bit more to it than your average BMC. Overall, this isn't the worst macro lager I have ever had, but I still would not buy it again.

09-27-2006 01:03:51 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of vancurly


1.8/5  rDev -33.3%

I fondly recall a meal at Singapore's East Coast Seafood centre, hoeing into Black Pepper Mud Crab, and knocking back jugs of Tiger...
Unfortunately this bears no resemblance.

Pale gold, white froth that vanishes.

Nose of grain, maybe corn, but also an unpleasant note that reminds me of wet dog. What does a skunk smell like ? We don't have them in Australia...

Flavour is dull. Maybe some more grain, almost a fruity banana note, with a hollow attempt at some hoppiness, which vanishes with a sickly aftertaste.

Awkward bitterness at the end which sits alone... nothing else has remained.

May be best with a mouthfull of pepper seafood. Don't drink it on it's own.

09-19-2006 04:06:58 | More by vancurly
Photo of xav33


1.35/5  rDev -50%

Tiger Beer
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, stomached 09/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass

Poured a clear straw yellow with a medium white foamy quickly diminishing head.

Smelt of grain.

Taste was upfront light sweet grain followed by light bitterness on a short finish. Mouthfeel was light, watery, overly fizzy, and heavily astringent.

Overall, a disappointing beer with a cool beer cap, fun origami beer holder, and perfect to down while watching the D's Tigues.

09-16-2006 05:11:17 | More by xav33
Photo of Portertime


1.78/5  rDev -34.1%

I do enjoy many Asian beers but Tiger did not impress me. It had a flat, overly grassy taste that hardly quenched my thirst. It was not complex what so ever and didn't really pair well with the food that was recommended with it. If picking an Asian beer, go with Kirin Ichiban before this one.

09-12-2006 02:46:02 | More by Portertime
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -5.6%

An Asian American macro lager? Hmm... Interesting. Pours a champagne bubbly gold, with a three finger head that quickly disipates to a thin layer of foam. Cheap grain smell. Nothing that really catches the nose. Reminds me a bit of Cheerios. Tastes light in malts, finishing with a bit of a hoppy bitterness. Grassy aftertaste? Mouthfeel is a bit dry and crisp. Drinkable in the same way soft drinks are drinkable.

09-10-2006 15:40:49 | More by slitherySOB
Photo of jarmby1711


2.33/5  rDev -13.7%

Clear deep gold with a persistent head and laced well
It looks appealing
Unremarkably plain watery macro lager smell.
Euro Pale LAger in taste being malty and sweet.Obverall there is reasonable bitterness from the hops but they add nothing to the flavour at all. The smell is off putting while you drink though.
The taste exceeds the smell in quality,
The mouthfeel is limp The bubbles apparent in the glass failed to materialise in my mouth.
A boring macro Lager that is hard to find a quality that distinguishes it from many others.It is "pleasnat " but thats about all,
Probably what Singapore deserves

09-09-2006 00:28:43 | More by jarmby1711
Photo of riversider76

New York

3/5  rDev +11.1%

Pours a light golden. Lots of bubbles. Not much head, and just a bit of lace. Smell is of weak malts.Body is light and carbonated. Taste is is malty up front,with some hops in the finish. Refreshing, not great tasting, but not offensive. Could be a headach waiting to happen if you have too many!

08-23-2006 00:40:33 | More by riversider76
Photo of Daredevil


2.93/5  rDev +8.5%

it's not quite easy testing Asian beers in Europe to be honest ...

when I lived in Asia I remember this one was one of my top3 lagers (outside the Japanese special brews that is) ... and apparently it suits the hot sticky climate of South East Asia quite well ....
However back in Europe I find this brew rather bland and quite forgetable ... the taste is the same (quite malty for a lager and medium//light in body), but the climate is different ... how to review it then?

08-22-2006 09:47:34 | More by Daredevil
Photo of daliandragon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +28.9%

An old favorite that is easier to get abroad than on the east coast, at least in my experience. The pour produces a thin sudsy cap of head, a light gold collor, and lots of carbonation. The nose is light and airy with a close to maltless flavor.

Tastes fairly anonymous but produces some hoppy bitterness and a metallic finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing with a lot of carbonation.

The first time I ever had a Tiger beer was on an overnight train from Beijing to Inner Mongolia. As a buddy of mine once said "drinking Tiger is all in the state of mind. It means you're on the prowl". For me, imported microswill gets no better than cold Tiger beer.

08-20-2006 04:22:16 | More by daliandragon
Photo of aforbes10


2.98/5  rDev +10.4%

bought one bottle as part of a make your own sixer (mainly bought it for the cap). clear, yellow, no head. ethanol malt odor. corn, banana-y flavor...improves slightly as it warms. almost tastes belgian, which is weird and unexpected....but its still not a good taste. easy drinkin'.

08-17-2006 23:47:21 | More by aforbes10
Photo of acrawf6


2.78/5  rDev +3%

Pours out a light straw with a small white head that drops to a small ring around the sides.

Smell. Very grainy and a bit sweet.

Taste. Has a natural sweetness, like sugar in the raw. Grains are about all i really get. aftertaste has a very strong sweet flavor.

Mouthfeel. The average thin mouthfeel of this style. Lots of carbonation makes it feel a little fuller in my mouth.

Overall, a very forgetful beer. Nothing sticks out that makes it good, but nothing is horrible.

08-15-2006 22:42:50 | More by acrawf6
Photo of geexploitation


2.45/5  rDev -9.3%

Pours thin and yellow amber, with a wispy white head. Aroma is malt liquorish, just some metallic sweet malts and a touch of funky hops. Sweet malts start off the palate; lots of corn and rice flavors characteristics. Not terrible, just very, very boring.

08-09-2006 23:47:39 | More by geexploitation
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
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