Tiger Beer
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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European Pale Lager
Ranked #501
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2.71 | pDev: 22.14%
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
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Notes: Tiger was born on the hot streets of Singapore – the tropical island city state – a busy trading destination and melting pot of Asian, Indian, and British influences and culture. The ‘tropical lagering’ process brews a bravely creative and unpretentious lager. The result is the intensely refreshing, full-bodied taste of one of the world’s fastest growing premium beers.
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2.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

-pours a clear straw golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose+sweet,grainy,faint acidity
-High carbonation
-light body
Typically average mass market Lager,differing only in the light acidic note.

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drmeto from Germany, Jan 28, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle BBD MAR2020 (about 9 months old) poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 5% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. The aroma is faint pils malt and floral hops. The taste is semisweet pils malt with a mild, but steady, bitterness throughout. There are hints of grass and flowers as well. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, very good. A nice refreshing lager, even at its advanced age. No diacetyl or other flaws.

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jkblr from Indiana, Dec 29, 2019
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2.02/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Review: 500ml bottle of Tiger Beer: 4.8% vol.

Can find it as 5% vol. in other regions of the world. Comes in a bottle, can or from the tap. Popular in Asia especially as it is the perfect beer to have as the sun goes down.

Unlike a lot of other Asian beers, Tiger actually use quality ingredients from Australia and Europe. No shitty rice beers here!

Love the famous iconic branding, the famous tiger logo and nice big colourful lettering, the blue, orange and gold. Stands out for sure. On the bottle we get "World acclaimed Asian lager”, born in Singapore and this is an “award winning full bodied beer”. 

On the pour I am getting a nice clear golden coloured beer with a white head that is a little on the small side. Some slight carbonation. Ok on the looks. 

The aroma is not great, very light, an ok lagery smell, all malty and grainy on the nose but too light and a little too much corn and very sweet.

The taste is easy enough to appreciate, was very soft on the tongue, nice and crisp.

Nice frothy mouthfuls initially, and also getting some corn in the taste.

Tasted like a regular lager, no real complaints there. Perhaps a little creamy off taste but generally it was ok. Getting the malts and grains, and the fruits, with the hops on the low level.

To be frank I was a little disappointed as the overall taste was ok but nothing too exciting, a bit bland in fact, nothing to set it apart from the millions of lagers out there. Disappointed as I have had this beer many a time when I was in Asia. In fact it was my most favourite beer that side of the world, lovely from the taps. I just guess it doesn't travel well, and not so exciting in a bottle thousands of miles away from home. Perfect for the hot humid Asian cityscape, not so when its piddling down in bog town Ireland!

Overall it was light, smooth and drinkable but with no kick or standout features. Boring.

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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland, Nov 22, 2019
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3.03/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a clean, clear light honey color with an inch-and-a-half of fluffy white head that good retention and lacing.

The aroma was that of basic "beer"; slightly sweet malts, low hops, and no yeast. Same on the tongue, just a beer. The body was, as expected, thin and smooth, and had a semi-sweet finish. Drinkability was fine, but I won't be having another. Overall, try it for the tick, or, if you're into the style, try it to enjoy it.

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beertunes from Montenegro, Nov 03, 2019
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3.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear, light golden color with a mild white head. SRM of 7. (3.50)

Aroma: Light and clean aromas of corn, fresh white bread. A touch of husk. Some white cracker dissolving-in-your-mouth sweetness with wet rice. Very light on the aroma as expected. (3.50)

Flavor: Light on the tongue too. Just very mild and clean lager yeast. A touch of white cracker, corn, topped with pepper. Finishes extremely clean. (3.50)

Feel: Medium-bodied for the style. Average carbonation. Pretty standard for a pale lager. Finishes clean and balanced on the palate. (3.75)

Overall: Like it or leave it, there's just not a lot here. Very clean. Nearly no flavor. As much as I want to like this lager for its clean profile, there's just not enough here for me. (Final Rating: 3.48)

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defunksta from Illinois, Nov 02, 2019
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2.67/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle. It has a clear golden body with a small white head with poor retention.

Has a faint, kind of a dusty aroma of pale malts.

The taste is pale malts, with some bitterness and a hint of citrusy sweetness. Dry aftertaste.

Really watery, to be honest.

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2.59/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle, pours as a clear gold with lots of carbonation and a white frothy quickly dispersing head. Aroma is minimal, but bread(y). Taste is sweet malt-forward, but again mild. A slight hops bitterness balances the malt, but there is also a slight metallic aftertaste, Mouth-feel is hollow and watery. Overall, this is what I'd expect of a mass produced industrial beer and I'd gladly drink it if it was a really hot day and it was deeply chilled.

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Guppy314 from District of Columbia, Oct 03, 2019
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1.19/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is such an overrated and terrible beer. The reason why the people in this region drinks it regularly is just simply they have no knowledge of other beers. It almost has no aroma and its taste is so bland.

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ChowMunFook from Thailand, Jul 28, 2019
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3.33/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

(330 ml bottle, BBD NOV2019; purchased single on room-temp shelf... poured into glass mug)

L: crystal-clear, pale yellow-gold liquid; lots of foam on the pour, had to wait to continue pouring; a few lil floaty specks, hmm... a couple crusty bands of lace, but little foam retention

S: rather typical spicy-yeasty doughy aromas, maybe a bit of orange peel, hint of flowery grass... not much umpf to intensity

T: dry, bready-doughy malty base, with some faint clove/bubblegum esters cutting above... not much bitterness, sweetness, or lasting flavors through the finish... solid, dry malt; bitterness barely accents - little else

F: bit of a bouncy chub up front; it quietly floats away... dry all around; no contour to its body at all

O: had potential, no glaring flaws, but in the end relatively weak on the attack; rather bland... the little extra malt up front is noteworthy for a second, but it leads nowhere... designed to be swilled ice cold, I'm sure (1402)

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Bouleboubier from New Jersey, Jul 16, 2019
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3.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This clear, amber can pour hosts a thin foam ring and blend of sweet malt and faint aromas. The flavor is typical of an adjunct lager. It is not offensive and would be quite acceptable in a location without diverse choices. The finish is clean and pleasantly dry.

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Bluecrow from New York, Jun 15, 2019
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3.03/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 1.45(Including discount and tax)/330 mL bottle ($ 0.129/oz) from Total Wine-Forum, Selma, TX. Reviewed 3/10/19.
“BBD JAN2019” on back label. On shelf at store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Yellow, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum six cm, aggressive center pour), white, average density, good retention, slooowly diminishing to an eight mm ring and a complete, thick cap.
Lacing – Good. Tight bands of tiny bubbles.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 3 – Grain and grass.
Flavor – 3 - Begins slightly bitter and grainy with some dimethylsulfide. No alcohol (5%), no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3 – Very average.

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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania, Mar 10, 2019
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1.87/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

DATE: February 16, 2019... OCCASION: the house is undergoing its pre-showing facelift...GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith lager... pours an active, glistening light golden body that teems with bubbles--so much so that parts of the glass are obscured by its clusters... the head is a sudsy, frothy uneven clump of arcs and crests--actually, attractive from the waist up... beefy metallic hose aroma, with sweet flowery hops and corn bread malts... rather weak overall... rinsing and repeating with a buttery finish... thin, slick, dry and brief... corn syrup, thin cracker malts, sweet lemony dish detergent, and vegetable matter... cannot say that this one claws like a fierce tiger, but it cloys like a faux lager... this one would be best served with peanuts and pretzels...

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dacrza1 from New Jersey, Feb 17, 2019
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4.63/5  rDev +70.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If you happen to be wandering around the hot streets of Singapore at 95°F ... or Peneng, Malaysia for that matter... this is about the best choice out there... and it sufficiently satisfies the taste buds.

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Ron860 from New Jersey, Feb 15, 2019
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3.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's mild, clean, & i'm not detecting any corn syrup which is a good thing in my opinion. I think this beer would go great with some Asian dishes like shrimp tempura or maybe some stir fry teriyaki chicken. Well i'm glad to say that I was able to try a beer that was made in Singapore. Cheers! B-

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Nass from Florida, Jan 20, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, 6259702 bottle code. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Touch of fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious Euro pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great clean pils malt showcase, and nice noble hop presence/balance for the style. A very enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. One of the best generic import lagers I've had.

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superspak from Michigan, Jan 18, 2019
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2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sweetish malt aroma with sugary notes, cereal. Flavor is pretty sweetish with a mild bitterness. Body is medium. Too sweet and sugary, not enjoyable. Pretty strange tasting.

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JimboBrews54 from Michigan, Nov 23, 2018
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1.21/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Es una cerveza de cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. El aroma es desagradable, como si fuera maíz quemado. Al pasar por la boca, es un poco, solo un poco mas agradable. Predomina el amargor sobre una pequeña pizca dulce.

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3.38/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a chilled shaker.

Appearance: Looks like beer. Very short white head that disappears quickly, similar to soap bubbles.

Aroma: Sort of smells like rice and farts. I mean that in the nicest way possible. It just smells like cheap beer.

Taste: Actually not bad. Grains, rice, cereal. Pretty clean.

Mouthfeel: Very light and easy. A good beer to have with Asian noodle soup.

Overall: Perfectly fine beer to have with noodles or sushi or Chinese takeout.

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2.59/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Friday, October 12, 2018 8:08 PM
12 ounce bottle poured to pint glass cold beer
Sight: Light pale yellow, big foam, a lot of lacing
Aroma: not a lot, malty aroma
Taste: watery, not a lot of taste
Mouth feel: very carbonated
Overall: good beer for the hot weather

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gandres from Philippines, Oct 12, 2018
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3.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Look: Pale, clear gold with a thin white head. Pretty typical.

Smell: Wheaty malt, corn, and a bit of spicy kick.

Taste: Unusual. A very bready flavor which leads to a sort of metallic corn syrup flavor and bitterness with no hop flavor. Stronger than is typical for an adjunct lager.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick for its type and highly carbonated.

Overall: The only thing really dragging this down is the biggest part: the taste.

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chitoryu12 from Florida, Aug 20, 2018
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2.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale golden color with a small white head.

Smells of flowery wheat, corn and caramel.

Has a very light and refreshing mouthfeel, with a perfectly nuanced carbonation among a light body.

Tastes of wheat, corn, rock sugar and a whiff of toffee. Turns sweeter during midpalate, with the beers initial effervescence calming down, opening up the palate to a watery wheat taste. Finishes still refreshing, with a good amount of wheat and carbonation prevailing.

Solid industrial lager, which doesn‘t let you down half way through. Don‘t expect to be surprised though, it is what it is.

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aleigator from Germany, Aug 15, 2018
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3.03/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 330ml bottle into glass. Label is stamped 'BBD NOV2018'.
Clear pale gold colored body. Small white head dissipates to scattered islands fed by rising bubbles. Just a few spots of lacing.
Aroma is lightly bready, sweet, corn. Some floral hops.
Taste is bready cardboard, with corn sweetness and slight yeast esters.
Light mouth feel and easy to drink. Good carbonation.
I can see this designed as an easy to drink lager to be consumed in a hot, humid climate while eating hot, spicy foods. Not a beer to be experienced in the same way as a multi layered craft lager. This beer has a pedestrian purpose and does it well.

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3.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 330ml bottle dated best by November 2018. Pours clear yellow with a half finger of white head. Medium feel. Tastes of grass and floral hops. Compared to all beers, this is mediocre. Compared to lagers from Southeast Asia, this is pretty good. All depends on your frame of reference.

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3.63/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer a lot. After becoming a fan of stouts, there is initially a feeling that this is sort of tasteless. But it grows on you. Imagine the climate of South-east Asia, and it becomes easier to appreciate something this drinkable. It seems that it could be great to pair with spicy foods (in fact I think I once had one of these with a pad thai dish, and enjoyed it). It's certainly not the most interesting, but solid I think. Beautiful color that stays bubbly from the bottom in a glass; beautiful packaging.

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BrodyGaston from California, Jun 03, 2018
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2.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is very easy drinking, it look is a standard light golden color with a good amount of carbonation, It has a typical white foamy head that sticks around a while in a pilsner glass. There is some lacing left on the glass. Overall an enjoyable beer that you can enjoy on a hot day.

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Schlitz74 from Illinois, May 26, 2018
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