Tiger Beer
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #524
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2.72 | pDev: 22.06%
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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Tony787 from Canada (ON)

2.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I bought a can at the lcbo in Ontario 500ml at 5%.
poured a 1finger head into glass golden clear color with good carbonation .
light bitterness.
taste is pale malts .
overall an ok lager.

Jul 07, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

2.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Notes from 2002: For an Asian beer, this is not too bad. Far more flavour than e.g. Thailand's Singha. I've never been to Singapore *(now I've been to the airport!), but can imagine Tiger Beer would be great in the the tropical heat there. So leave the Singapore Gin Sling for the chicks - be a Tiger!

May 06, 2021
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BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

2.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tiger Asian Lager is crystal clear and pale amber in color, pretty much the color of ripe hay. The head is rocky, bone white, and surprisingly lasting for the style.
At first blush, Tiger's aroma is sweet and appropriately malty for a pale lager. Meaning it's pale grains combined with crackers and a general sort of breadiness. There's also an up front sweetness that at first seems generic in its sugariness. Then, the center comes along and confirms the presence of corn adjuncts. The sweetness literally reminds me of corn syrup. The finish is also short and sweet, fading quickly into nothing.
My first impression is of a beer that is smooth and rounded, but that impression doesn't last long. It quickly becomes sweet with flavors of corn syrup that thankfully stops short of being cloying. There may be a hint of soda cracker in there, but the corn adjuncts make it hard to pick out. As with the aroma, the flavor ends on a sweet note.
It could be a half decent lager but the corn adjuncts dominate too much to the beer's detriment. If it even had some dryness in its flavor profile that would help cut the beer's overall sweetness. But sadly, no such luck.

Apr 03, 2021
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shambeano from Australia

2.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, best before July 2021. Poured into a tulip.
Look: very clear good, about 1cm of head that falls to next to nothing.
Smell: a little sweet, a touch of malt, some graininess and a touch of grass.
Taste: honey, malt, a little grain, slightly grassy and herbal hop.
Feel: light but not watery. Some tingly carbonation around the front of the palate, a rounding bitterness with a dry finish.
Overall: not super flavoursome, but quite refreshing.

Jan 24, 2021
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Beer-Tanker from Taiwan

2.1/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Depending on where do you get the beer from. Most draught in South East Asia bars serves "flat" tigers (which is weird since local beers are usually better taste than imported due to freshness etc). Bottles and cans which IMO is slightly better. Still, I'll only have it when choices are limited

Oct 20, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

3.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank from 640ml bottle. Look is see through light copper, minimal head but decent retention. Hefty waft of sweet cereals on the nose. Taste is stale malts and sparking water, next to no hop presence. Feel is high carbonation with a dry crisp finish spoiled slightly by a buttery off note at the back of the throat. It's not bad for what it is which is an adjunct filled macro lager.

Aug 17, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.51/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is a mix of mustiness, graininess and some sweeter caramel. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a light peach and apricot sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and an almost candy corn like sweetness with some lighter bready flavors. These tastes create the bulk flavor of the brew and remain rather strong throughout. The sweetness does transition a bit however, gaining some more honey and candy corn like flavors at the expense of the caramel. All the while, there is a touch of herbal hop and a small transitioning of the bready to a more doughy taste, leaving one with a sweeter, but pleasant and still crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium to slightly lighter with a carbonation level that is rather average. While a bit more carbonation may have been slightly more fitting for the sweeter tastes, the medium body and feel is great for the flavor profile, and makes for one nice easy drinker.
Overall – A brew fit for a nice hot summer day. Easy drinking, slightly sweeter, and still rather refreshing. Nice overall.

Jul 21, 2020
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.44/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had the European Tiger in May 2017 poured from 11.2-oz. can, provided gratis on a Virgin Atlantic flight from ATL to LHR, stamped on bottom, "EXP. 09.2017," into little purple plastic urine sample cup.

As a captive audience (the other choice was Heineken), I was surprised by the fruitiness, and pleased by the general inoffensiveness of this beer.

Jun 04, 2020
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drmeto from Germany

2.58/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Jan 28, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +37.9%
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.

Dec 29, 2019
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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

2.02/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

Nov 22, 2019
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.03/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Nov 03, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.48/5  rDev +27.9%
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)

Compared to Stella Arterois 7/6/21: Pours a lighter color. Slightly more dry and bready yeast. Less cracker and lemonflower. A fuller body.

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)

Nov 02, 2019
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2.67/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Oct 16, 2019
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Guppy314 from District of Columbia

2.59/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Oct 03, 2019
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ChowMunFook from Thailand

1.19/5  rDev -56.3%
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.

Jul 28, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +22.4%
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)

Jul 16, 2019
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Bluecrow from New York

3.43/5  rDev +26.1%
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.

Jun 15, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Mar 10, 2019
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

1.87/5  rDev -31.3%
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...

Feb 17, 2019
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Ron860 from New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +70.2%
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.

Feb 15, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.11/5  rDev +14.3%
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-

Jan 20, 2019
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superspak from North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +43.8%
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.

Jan 18, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

2/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

Nov 23, 2018
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elnachooo from Spain

1.21/5  rDev -55.5%
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.

Nov 02, 2018
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