Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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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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Reviews by Premn4th:
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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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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 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 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 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 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 cam477
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of migwell
2.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I ran into Tiger in various places as I bicycled around Southern Asia, and generally avoided it. It's really quite noticeably an adjunct beer, and god knows what goes in it. Of course, you expect that most Asian beers have a lot of rice in the mix, as that is what's cheap and available. But Budweiser also has rice, and maintains its inoffensive flavorlessness.

Tiger, on the other hand, tastes like something has gone terribly wrong in the adjunct department, kind of like too much corn really spoils a lot of American adjuncts. Mostly saw this in Malaysia, but also in Indonesia and elsewhere. Avoid it!

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Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of bulldogg915
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of FadetoBock
2.34/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sellmeagod
1.8/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

So the imported price for a Bud-esque mimicry is not what you want at all.

All the typical pieces are there, from the light look to the light taste to the easy consumption. This is a standard drink-while-you-watch-football taste, which you can easily avoid for much smaller prices. This is only good for the label/variety/tiger and otherwise Bud itself does the job and it's American.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DWolf
2/5  rDev -25.9%

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

Presentation: It was poured from a brown bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Appearance: The body has a pale light golden color with very good clarity. Its head is fairly thick, frothy and bright white in color. The head hangs on well as it slowly fades down to just a thin cap and makes some lacing on the glass along the way.

Smell: Its aroma is light and simple with notes of light grain, hay and grassy hops.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor is similar its aroma, not sweet and not too bitter. It has a clean and mellow grainy malt character with just a light grassy hop taste on the finish. The palate is very drinkable with a medium body, smooth wet texture and average carbonation.

Notes: Overall its not bad at all for a pale lager.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Jason
2.79/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
2.4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 ouncer with no freshness dating. Pours pissy yellow, light and clear. White head. Cabadgy/bready/grassy nose. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Macro tasting (Corn/rice in the mix) Slight grainy hop note late. Typical macro lager, you can do better then this swill.

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Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev +16.7%
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 Mora2000
2.26/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very faint. I get a little bit of unattractive grain notes in the aroma but that is about it. The flavor is very sweet with some malt and grain notes. Not real hops character, but at least there are not any real "off" flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a beer I will try again.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 2.7 out of 5 with 1,105 ratings