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Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Singapore
tigerbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
1,009
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
35.27%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
184
For Trade:
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Reviews: 384 | Ratings: 1,009
Photo of pugdragon
1.28/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Had more than a few from taps in various pubs in Singapore. If you're drinking socially in Singapore, there's almost no chance of avoiding this "national" beer.
In a shade a touch darker than golden, the body of the beer is nice to look at through a glass. Pours with a foam that dissipates after a while.
No distinct smell to be derived from here. Perhaps just a sliver of biscuity note.
It tastes metallic. I can detect weak traces of malt, but the bad metallic taste overrides them most of them. It's bitter, in a bad way.
There is a quality of thickness for the mouth feel, but it doesn't do squat when the thickness is of metallic and ill-tasting nature.
Most mass produced, "national" beers are bad. This one is no exception. There is a trick to have a better time with this beer--drink it ice cold, like you would with bad-tasting macro beers, to mask its taste and to cool off in the curse that is permanent sweaty and sticky summer in Singapore.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
1.31/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottled
Pours a dull looking yellow body with a couple of white clouds of bubbles
Slight metallic aroma
Slightly sweet taste
It's a pretty small big drink of nuthin'

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.19/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden body, fine, delicate white head, plenty of coarse bubbles rising quickly. Nose is a bit soapy, with toasted malt underneath. The soapiness continues onto the taste, but is joined by a mix of grains: wheat, rice, barley, and something with a mild spiciness resembling rye, which is quite enjoyable. Clean, crisp finish that somewhat lingers, a mixture of enjoyable maltiness and distasteful soap. Body is superbly drinkable, light-medium weight with eager, coarse but smooth carbonation.
For what it is, it's great. The soapiness remained only a mild off-flavor throughout, and the bit of spice was an unexpected bonus to what would otherwise be a solid piss beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.76/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tiger pours a fizzy yellow, with a quickly dissipating head. Mellow aroma, with hints of corn. Taste has some corn like adjunct flavors, but lighter. Okay feel. Overall, for an adjunct its not too bad.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

From the tall boy can in a snifter. This lager pours a light golden color with
a modest head of white foam that settles to a thin ring and little lacing. Nose
is almost non-existent. Light malts and subtle grains. Flavor follows with light
grains and minimal malt with a touch of rice and hops to keep it in order of
your standard domestic with a clean aftertaste. Watery and light mouth feel
hits the notes of a standard domestic brew that is mass produced with a light
bitterness that is lightly grassy with medium carbonation. Overall...slightly
above decent. A session brew for the masses.

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Photo of pastormc93
2.02/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A good Lager beer, not special in regards to uniqueness. When first pouring the beer, it is water like with a light golden color. I would give it a 2, just because it wasn't very flavorful or special. Would be great if there wasn't any other options.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.29/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle, it pours a pale golden with a small head, quickly dissipating. Very light scent, followed by very light flavor with just a touch of bitterness. Imagine how refreshing a cold one of these would be after a simmering hot day in Singapore!

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Photo of dikebrewery
3.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

So this is your run of the mill aal. Not much else to say about it. I did give it a 3.25 on taste because it's fairly drinkable, whatever that means. When I do t want to have to think while I drink, tiger beer would be one I'd reach for. Cheers Bas

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Photo of cjohns73
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When you are out walking around in Singapore and you alight on some purveyor of street food, dripping with sweat and nearing dehydration, a cold glass of Tiger goes down so good.

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Photo of Lewnanny
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Its clear color give this beer a nice look at first. The clear yellow with the SRM around 3 give it a appealing look. This beer seem to be well filtered.
The smell Is ok and is attracting.
Once you have a sip you discover the medium bitterness of this beer. The bitterness IBU should be around 10, it's not bad.

This beer is in the middle of my tasting chart. Not that bad at all.
The foam of this one is not major, just small foaming at the beginning, and disappear very fast.

The 500 ml can retailed for 3.30$ (CAD) and the ABV is 5.0%.

Somewhat a nice beer to drink

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Photo of Squire123
2.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From the Land of the Monsoon Waters.

Not saying this is made with runoff rain water but probably wouldn't taste any different if it was. Proof the AAL style can be made elsewhere, just need the facility. Tiger beer is very close to being indistinguishable from similar beers made domestically and wouldn't stand out in a blind tasting. Cool label (liked the old one better) and packaging, but the light color, mild taste, absence of malt/hops to any degree, and overall feel generally just makes one feel blah.

Has the cachet of an import if that matters.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.47/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Really like the bitterness...though everything else does not quite make this memorable. With a bit more strength or fruitiness, this crisp beer would be pretty great.

Still, much better than most other lagers.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
1.53/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Like most beers from anywhere other than the US or UK, this is a crappy lager that essentially tastes like Budweiser. The smell is metallic and the taste is bland with just the slightest bitterness. I'd drink it if nothing else was available, but . . . meh

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Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, straw yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is straw, grass, and light toasted malt. Very light and clean. Tasty and not offensive for the style. One that I could have several of, but nothing I will rush out for.

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Photo of Myotus
2.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured at 43°F from an 11.2oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 12Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with 2 fingers of white foam that halves itself after a minute and a half. Gold in color. There is a plethora of medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and thick with a few spotted areas being very thick.
SMELL: Mild aromas of neutral-scented hand soap, sugar water, and spicy hops combine with subtle aromas of grassy barley and hints of car exhaust.
TASTE: Mild flavors of grassy barley first enter onto the palate and are immediately followed and balanced by mild spicy hop flavors. Mild flavors of floral hop and hints of hand soap keep the ball rolling as barley flavors grow slightly stronger. Mild sweet bread flavors and hints of car exhaust enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes with a mild dryness.
NOTE: This tastes a lot better than it smelt. I'll give it that. A great corn and rice free alternative to the American Macros, but that isn't really saying much.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Slightly darker appearance than your average AAL, minor 1/4" white head on it, barely there aroma of cereal grains and corn.

Taste was a little bit of metallic bitterness, almost nothing in terms of yeast or hop contributions flavor wise in the mouthfeel. Certainly comes off thin and bland. Minor sweetness from the corn I suspect.

Too expensive for what it is.

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Photo of MAB
3.29/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A solid lager; a good choice with the East Indian food that we were having at the time.
It doesn't have the chemical persistance of North americal commercial lagers, nor the gypsum water flavor of UK brews, and it reminds me more of a Heiniken than anything else.

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Photo of OompaMentor
2.02/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

This was my fourth beer while travelling on business in China in April 2015. This beer has a 5.0 ABV and was poured from a standard size, dark bottle into a glass.

A - golden color, with little carbonation and a head that dissipated quickly. A watery appearance.
S - not much to speak of; light, faint - hint of grass
T - light, with little flavor
F - left a faint hop on the palate, but nothing more

Very disappointing!

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Photo of stevoj
2.09/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Singapore, check. Another tropical pale lager, check. Almost no aroma, points for it not smelling bad. Appearance, drab and lifeless, golden water. Taste, some malt and grains, very light, no finish or aftertaste. Hot weather thirst quencher, period.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is really a pretty "meh" beer in my opinion. It's available in most places in SE Asia, so I'll grab it on occasion. There's not really anything special about it - pretty light, not a whole lot of flavor, but drinkable.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

it's smooth and easy to drink but other than that it's a low quality beer. very bland taste and smell, you're better off just buying budweiser and getting more bang for your buck.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.53/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a generous head that lasts and laces. Clear straw gold. Aroma is sweet grains and faint grassy hops . Flavor... Much like Heineken. Not bad for what it is.

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Photo of drtth
2.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a bright clear light golden yellow with a fluffy 1" white head that recedes fairly soon to a layer of foam and a ring around the glass, leaving some irregular long patches of lacing. Sipping creates sheets, patches and legs of lacing that mostly slide back down to the surface.

The aromas are light, faint and fresh with some grassy hop and traces of malt.

The flavors are lightly sweet with a touch of fruitiness that has a bit of herbal dryness.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and has a light crispness from the gentle carbonation. The finish is medium length, begins in the sweetness that fades to dryness with a gentle touch of hops at the end.

Overall this is a reasonable beer for the style and while I won't be seeking out another, I could see drinking a few on a hot summer day. Unlike some of the imported AALs I've tried the sweetness does not cloy or become unpleasant.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned at a Thai restaurant in Downtown Detroit. Was unable to take notes so the review will be fairly short.

A lot of countries seem to be getting in on the fad of making an inexpensive copy of the American Adjunct. Usually, They tend to do it a bit better than us. However seeing as this thing comes from Singapore I'm not quite sure what to expect.

Look - I drank this beer directly out of the can, So I can only imagine it to be a typical clear yellow with a frothed white head that fizzles to nothingless and doesn't leave a spot of lacing.

Smell - The rice is a dominate player in this nose, however it isn't the same type of rice and as a Budweiser per say. It is very clean and fresh.

Taste - This beer virtually tastes like rice. However if this rice were food instead of a beer product it would be quite delicious and crisp. Usually AALs taste rather stale but this flavor profile is basic and exactly what it needs to be.

Feel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth drinking.

Overall - Well alright, this was pretty good as far as the style goes.

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Photo of PorterPro125
2.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Pale Golden topped by a heaping white head that has incredible retention. Ton of lacing on the glass. '

S- Faint aroma of adjuncts. Pretty standard for an AAL.

T- Pungent flavour of corn, rice, and god knows what else. The flavour of this beer was so repulsive that it compelled me to ponder on it's similarity to urine.

M- Light body and high carbonation. Standard stuff.

O- First of all, I would like to say that I have absolutely no objection to having a Coors, Budweiser, Miller, etc. but this AAL was absolutely horrid. I drain-poured half of the can (which I rarely do) and had to take a minute to think of my happy place and reflect on the pain I had just suffered. I guess it's quite true in this case that looks aren't everything.

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2.75 out of 5 based on 1,009 ratings.
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