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

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'.

Serving type: bottle

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


2.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


2.45/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 23:47:39 | More by geexploitation
Photo of jwc215


3.68/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured straw yellow with a two-finger white, foamy head that diminished, but was well-retained and left some lacing down the glass.
The smell was of mild hops and a touch of sweetness.
A mildly sharp bitterness was followed by a touch of sweetness. It was fairly well-balanced between hops and malt. A slightly metallic tinge was noticeable (but faint) as the drink progressed. It was light to medium bodied.
It was quite smooth. Refreshing. A decent alternative to most American macros. While nothing particularly great, it's a decent choice for a hot day. It had a bit of body and a taste that is absent in most American macros. For the style, it's not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2006 16:00:16 | More by jwc215
Photo of Drew966


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

Tiger Beer pours a light golden color with a white head from a brown eleven point two ounce bottle. I smell a little malt and that's about it. Malt and grain, adjunct flavors. Really nothing special, nothing too offensive either. I won't likely buy it again, but I wouldn't turn it down. Fairly average.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2006 00:53:56 | More by Drew966
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Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured a standard macro lager yellow with a boring head that quickly dissipated. Smell is typical of a macro adjunct lager, but lacking in anything noticeable. This stuff however tastes alright, some hop character buried in the adjunct; and it's pretty smooth too, which is a bonus. Not too difficult to drink.

This one isn't terrible, would go well with some good Asian food.

Serving type: can

07-09-2006 04:33:50 | More by funkengruven
Photo of Tang07


2.1/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Boring macrolager.
It pours a light yellow, with a weak, rapidily disappearing head.
Not much body, smells like boring macro. Tastes like boring macro.

There is no much flavor here. It's sort of like Coors with a more corn flavor.

I'm still looking for a good beer to drink with south asian food.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 21:44:26 | More by Tang07
Photo of DaveFL1976


2.3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I can gladly say that I didn't pay for the beer I'm about to review. If you're in Singapore anytime soon, stay at the Royal Plaza on Scott. Free Minibar!

Anyways, the beer pours a crystal clear light straw colour. A fuzzy white head starts out the festivities, but shortly they are reduced to a weak ring of bubbles trying to grasp onto the side of the glass.

Smell is mildly sweet, with that sort of chemically-bitter-hop smell you find in some macros. Not pleasant, but I have smelled worse in the American Macro Category.

Taste is light, a bit sweet and corny. Or is that rice? Well, it's not barley, I can tell you that. Very little hops try to balance this out.

Mouthfeel is fizzy and champagne-like. Not good for a beer.
I guess if you drink it cold enough, on a hot enough day, it's drinkable.

Serving type: can

06-24-2006 12:30:31 | More by DaveFL1976
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New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: The carbonation level was towards the high end and it looked like a typical american macro; a very clear, pale-straw color.

Smell: There was almost no aroma.

Taste: Not much taste. The operative phrase is "typical american macro"

Mouthfeel: Very mild bitterness and the finish doesn't last long.

Overall, this beer is average and unimpressive.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2006 18:15:29 | More by Beerboybill
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Manitoba (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can poured into a Pilsener glass. Pale straw lager colour, little to no carbonation, a very thin head and not much lacing either. Smell is very sweet and malty, some cloying adjunct in the background, not much in the way of a hop presence. In fact, there is little to be discerned in the nose.

First sip isn't as bad as I expected, a little too sweet for my taste, but not as cheap tasting as a lot of Asian lagers tend to be. There is a slight lemony tartness that tends to hit the tongue as it warms, and a faint roasted character. Alcohol is present as well. Mouthfeel is very dry and bites the tongue well. This would pair very well with Asian food and is one of the better Asian lagers I've tried, it's still a bit too sweet for me though...

Serving type: can

06-05-2006 03:27:11 | More by trevorwideman
Photo of Tupperwolf


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

Pours a kind of generic clear yellow with almost no visible rising bubbles, and a weird kind of scummy head that has decent size and a bit of lacing.

Smell - honeyish and biscuity malts, slight sour sweetness, some grassiness from the hops.

The flavor is pleasing, if generic. It's just fine for quenching one's thirst at the end of a workday. Honey, biscuit, a slight round bittering of hops, and a pleasantly crisp bit of sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, lush enough to satisfy, without any skunkiness.

Not bad, really. It would never beat something like Sam Smith's Organic Lager, or Rogue's Uber Pils. But it's a good lawnmower beer that's better than the macros.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 00:09:01 | More by Tupperwolf
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2.63/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I sampled this one at the Orlando Marriott in their Sushi Bar. The beer was in a brown longneck with no apparent freshness dating.

The beer was a fairly bight gold with a large chemically looking head. No real lacing.

Faint aroma of grass and a bit of grain.

The taste was fine but a bit under whelming. Its slightly sweet with a bit of grain and no real hop presence. Seemed to lose a bit of flavor as it warmed. Serve this one cold and consume quickly!

The mouth was a bit on the thin side, but the very active carbonation helped. While not offensive, this beer does not have much to recommend it. It did go fairly well with the sushi, but was bit overwhelmed by the spicier rolls.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 16:33:02 | More by Redrover
Photo of granger10


3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pale golden color with a larger but thin bright white head. Head dissipates rather quickly but leaves a nice ring of lacing. Aroma is mostly malty with a cereal adjunct note being dominant. There's also an herbal edge in there which seems to cut the aroma short. It's all a bit weak really. Taste isn't quite as weak but still fairly flavorless. Once again the sweeter malts come out and they are definitely adjunct derived. Tastes cereal like to me. A bit of grassyness is there and dries out in the finish which is quite crisp and thirst quenching really. For that, the beer accomplishes what I wanted it to and the mouthfeel gets some good points. The rest of the beer is average at best.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2006 14:23:25 | More by granger10
Photo of Reidrover


3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very classy packaging for this beer ,the label and 22 oz bottle look good.
The beer itself is pretty clean, simple lager in the German style. Pretty similar to Becks but with maybe just a touch more taste.
I actually, much to my surprise, found this quite nice and easilly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2006 19:20:46 | More by Reidrover
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured in a dimpled mug. On the bottom of the can it says Best Before May 2006.

Clear, pale gold in colour. White soap bubble head is 1/4 on the pour but quickly disappears. Good to know these 500ml cans just fill my mug nicely with just enough room for a modest 1/2 inch head.

Aroma of grains and adjuncts with hints of chemicals, sweetness and a slightly vinous quality. Fairly average for a macro lager, but atleast it isn't faint.

Grains, adjuncts and chemicals. Finish is dry with an unpleasant chemical feel to it. Otherwise, fairly standard macro lager.

Nice smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Luckily, the chemical flavour doesn't produce a harsh caustic mouthfeel at the finish.

On the can it says to serve this cold (4-6C/40-43F) and I might not have this as cold as that. I would guess that if you drank it that cold that alot of the flavours and aromas would die down (perhaps and hopefully the chemical dry finish) and actually make this beer taste a bit better, but it probably wouldn't smell as good. Not a terrific beer, but average to better than average for a macro lager.

Serving type: can

03-05-2006 02:10:06 | More by Noxious26
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2.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

320ml aluminium can brought all the way back to Australia from Malaysia by my Dad. Covered in non-english language, not up on my south-east Asian scripts. Anyway, I guess that means it's genuine.

Golden yellow body. Initial frothy white head runs out of steam quickly and bubbles down to a thin, weak film. Some thick carbonation. Rather standard look to it.

Lager malt on the nose, with very little fragrance. Thick smell of sour yeastiness, and a hidden saltiness, which is really quite unexpected and more than a little unpleasant.

Taste is a stinging malty bitterness, which melts into a more palatable bready yeast flavour. Ends a little sour and rather dry. It's actually got a certain amount of character, it's not a bland, watery beer, but it's verging on being unpleasant.

It's a reasonably drinkable beer, and better than many Asian lagers I've tried.

Serving type: can

02-02-2006 06:32:26 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Alberta (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tiger is somewhat light and sweet. Similar to Asian macros like Sapporo. A major point that I noticed is that it was very carbonated (a bit overkill). Didn't really have much of a smell.

Overall, this beer is okay. Kind of watered down but not bad in it's own way. Good for washing down spicy foods.

Serving type: can

12-17-2005 18:48:49 | More by CrazyMike
Photo of BamaScholar


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

Had last night with sushi.

Next time, I'll have the server recommend some sake to try...it seems Asian macros are rather predictable.

I like the bottle design, for what its worth...

Beer poured a clear straw into the glass, which was provided (kudos). What head there was faded like that of a soft drink.

Smell and taste were fair, some grassiness which authenticated the lager a little but it was still thin, watery, and not enough sweetness to counter unimpressive bitterness overall.

Refreshing enough with the meal...I'm glad the unagi was good.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2005 23:20:29 | More by BamaScholar
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3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a pale gold with a small white head that quickly fizzles out. Some lacing sticks to the glass with nice carbonation streams rising to the top.
Smell is of an American adjunct lager. Smells of creamed corn, and sugary pilsner.
Taste is of the corn again, mixed with some carapils malt. I guess it's ok. Nothing too obtrusive in this one to make it gross.
Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a mild bit of corn sugar sticking around.
Drinkability isn't too bad. I was happy to get to try this out at Wolfgang Puck's in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2005 21:16:04 | More by weeare138
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3.15/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale maize with quite a few flecks and flakes that almost certainly aren't yeast or hops. Given the style, the head isn't bad. It's off-white, soft and decently creamy, with enough substance and enough tackiness to last for more than a few minutes and to leave an acceptable amount of lace.

The nose is, again, not bad for the style. Keep in mind that my expectations are on the low end and are easily exceeded. The dominant aspect of the aroma is an artificial (though not unpleasant) sweet perfuminess. Perhaps it should be classified as an off-aroma, but I usually reserve that for aromas that are unappealing.

S'okay. The flavor is nothing to write home about, but I still can't manage to work up any beer geek distain over what I'm tasting. It's a little sweeter than many of its style mates and has at least as much hop content as the style average. It's pretty generic and uninteresting, but that seems to be the goal of most brewers who foist this stuff off on us.

Any attempts to find hidden depth or complexity are wasted. TB is simple, straightforward beer that is, nevertheless, better than Budweiser, as one example among many that could be given. I can't help but compare the macro lagers of other countries to the macro lagers of the Big 3. Embarrassingly (though I shouldn't be), amazingly (though it shouldn't be), the actually American American macro lagers are usually left sucking fumes.

On the positive side, the beer doesn't deteriorate with warming. I'm down to the final few ounces and have noticed no drop-off in... ahem... quality. The mouthfeel is much closer to medium than to light, a characteristic that it maintains throughout the entire bottle.

I love the bottlecap that I managed to remove without so much as a scratch or dent. It's the same tiger under a palm tree that is seen on the main label and the neck label. That's pretty much it for the high points. Having said that, one could do much worse. The fact that I could down 3-4 cold bottles of Tiger Beer with a minimal amount of complaining should count for something.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2005 13:55:57 | More by BuckeyeNation
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2.45/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It must be the location. I had this beer when I was overseas in vietnam. Looked good, tasted good.

Came home. Tried some to rekindle that holiday spirit. Crapola.

Maybe its because I was on holiday and it tasted good there but home. Its just bland.

Poured a pale straw colour with a thin foam head.

Slight grassy aroma.

Tasted grassy with a hop bitterness.

Slightly overcarbonated.

Don't reccommend it if you are not on holiday in asia.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2005 05:17:11 | More by BeerNutta
Photo of Vancer


2.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Not a pleasant experience – can’t believe this brew is still in production. Clear lemon yellow pour, quick vanishing white head. Aroma of veggies and some euro skunk. Musty quaff, maybe some hints of bread – an earthy finish that left me wanting a water to help wash out the taste. Was a free gift, drank the whole 500ml, of course.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2005 12:54:43 | More by Vancer
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2.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased single bottle from Martignetti's

Appearance = weak looking golden straw colored with pathetic, thin head and no apparent carbonation.

Smell = Strong wheat/grain scent with nice hop bite. There's a tiny hint of sweetness and a tinge of hops present. A pleasant scent for sure.

Taste = Slightly better than you run of the mill macro crap. There's a bit of malty sweetness initially that's appreciated. Watery, bland aftertaste hurts the overall impression of taste. Hops are there but don't make a big scene.

Overall = If you're a fan of the big macro companies, give this one a try. It's a definitely improvement although not much of one. I'd never go back to it unless it was the only brand of beer available in the county.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2005 00:38:47 | More by LPorter33
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New York

2.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing; nice retention. The aroma is average. It has a light and dry pale malt scent that is a bit husky and devoid of any real malt aroma. The taste is below average. It has absolutely no malt character at all along with no hop flavor or finish. It tastes like the second runnings of a light lager. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a not a very good beer. I guess it would be good on a hot day or with spicey food, but otherwise it's one and done for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2005 00:15:53 | More by WesWes
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2.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle with a best before date on the back label.

A- Good frothing white head dissipates into a thin lace that sticks a bit. Bright bubbly gold clarity shines in the light.

S- The usual aroma of an adjunct lager, no definitive malt in the nose just husk and cooked cereal.

T- Thin maltiness holds together for a modest generic lackluster hop bite. Clean and mostly dry.

M- Super crisp and pretty damn smooth.

A half decent lager, an easy pick when you want a weak flavored beer to wash down extra spicy Pan-Asian cuisine.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 22:17:23 | More by Jason
Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.