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Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Ratings: 1,113 |  Reviews: 416
Reviews by BeerNutta:
Photo of BeerNutta
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.

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Photo of tkarsies
2.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a beer that is all about where you are drinking it. Had multiple times on a recent vacation to Vietnam. This is a composite of my impressions.

Served cold from a bottle into a rather small glass kind of like a water glass. This seems the common glass given.

Pale gold with a white head. Head fills much of the glass but dissipates to scant lacing.

Not much smell.

Taste is sweet malt with some graininess; not too strong. Not much hop presence but not expecting this. A little bitterness at the end but not much. No skunkiness or other bad aftertastes

Less carbonated than I might expect but overall mouthfeel OK.

This is a beer that is just right for drinking in Vietnam and all of SE Asia. Refreshing when served cold, goes well with the food and with the stifling heat of July in Hanoi. Better than most of the other options and can often be purchased for under $1 (US). Will I drink this or search for it here in the USA? No. But I will buy it again the next time I am traveling in SE Asia...at least until the beer options get much better there than they currently are.

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Photo of drtth
2.99/5  rDev +10.7%
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 puboflyons
3.33/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 16 oz. can with an expiration date of Mar 2018. Sampled January 28, 2018.

The pour is a tremendously heady straw yellow with active carbonation and good clarity.

The aroma is a typical pale lager with toasted bread, sweetness, and corn. Maybe a hint of lemon zest. Grassy hops.

The mouthfeel is light to medium but it is refreshing.

The taste has a clean, crisp, and bready sweetness to it, corn and a mild, dry finish.

Nothing spectacular as far as craft beer goes - but a straight forward flavorful pale lager that is easy to drink.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.03/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Photo of BrodyGaston
3.63/5  rDev +34.4%
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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Photo of illpass78
3.38/5  rDev +25.2%
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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Photo of wingedeel
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cadaugherty
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AmitC
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sokol_1993
2.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Flounder57
2.96/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced quickly to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Sweetness, grainy, bready. Not much else going on here.

Taste: Pretty basic and simple.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and super easy to drink.

Overall: Not much going on here. Beer was gone in a few sips.

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Photo of BGsWo22
1/5  rDev -63%

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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Photo of hopley
3.05/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Premn4th
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of kentawan
3.04/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type : Can

Appearance : Pale amber. Lacing noticeable.

Smell : Normal wheat/maize.

Taste : Taste like wood ? It somehow gave me this metal/wood taste and I drank this since I'm a kid and sort of get used to it. I'm from Singapore anyway. This beer taste good for spicy asian cuisine. Best of all ? It reminds you of home when you drink this in overseas.

Mouthfeel : Lot's of carbonation. Light bitter woody end-note.

Drinkability : Give me this with lot's of Singaporean spicy food during the hot weather of Chinese New Year in Singapore, I would gladly say that I'm in heaven :) Would pick this up for some heart to heart talk session with friends back in Singapore. Overseas ? Yes only if the price is lower or same as in Singapore, this beer ain't cheap in US or Aussie

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2/5  rDev -25.9%

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2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of aforbes10
2.95/5  rDev +9.3%
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'.

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Photo of bat6
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

currently traveling through SE Asia and sampling the local offerings. this is fairly popular throughout the region. beers here are almost entirely light-bodied lagers meant for fast quaffing in the blazing heat and humidity. all ratings are based on my understanding of the style here.

A - pale gold, frothy head, decent retention

S - virtually no smell. maybe a little grain

T - very clean, very simple. most of these styles lean towards a hint of pale malt sweetness but this one has a touch more hops and is more balanced. does not gain any slick corny sweetness or sour notes as it warms

MF - very crisp, light-bodied, good carbonation

O - I've had this in America and hated it- I distinctly recall a metallic, sour finish that didn't make sense.
Now I know why: these SE Asian beers are so light they usually won't survive the hot and lengthy travel. don't bother reviewing them if you're pulling them off a US shelf cause it's not the crisp clean quaffer you get in SE Asia. that's not to say this is something special fresh out of the brewery, it's just a very simple beer meant to be refreshing after a long hot day or paired w/ spicy hot food.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 2.7 out of 5 with 1,113 ratings