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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:
1,010
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
35.27%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
184
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
Photo of rickyleepotts
2.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer already has a special meaning for me. The name… it's all in the name. I am Tiger Woods's biggest fan, and a beer called Tiger has to be good! Actually, based no reviews of this beer, it isn't good. But they use rice, so I have some high hopes going in. I did watch a Greg's beer review, and he didn't care for it. Let's see if our palates match. Regardless of the quality here, there is a lot of history behind this beer and this brewing company. So even if the beer sucks, I am glad that it was on the list and I am glad that we were able to review it. Bottoms up!

In the Glass: This looks like any other domestic beer in the glass. It pours like water, and while it produces a decent white head, it just sits there and looks like a Coors Light. I keep going back to the rice they use in the brewing process. I hope that mellows out the flavor and this produces a decent experience. The bros on BeerAdvocate didn't like it… so I hope I can at least stomach half a bottle.

Nose: This smells a lot better than a domestic. It has a nice, subtly sweet aroma to it. I am not going to write home about the aroma, but it is better than I expected. This beer is very popular in Singapore. Either there is something hidden in that glass, or people in Singapore don't understand craft beer. Let's see what this tastes like.

Flavor: It is better than I expected, but not much. It has hints of sweetness (coming from the rice) toward the back of the palate, but it is VERY easy drinking and goes down smooth. Considering the expectations and the experience I have had thus far, the flavor and aftertaste are decent, but this is a basic, boring adjunct lager.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel isn't horrible. It has some bubbles toward the front of the palate, and as you swallow the mouthfeel turns big, thick, and heavy. As you swallow, it goes down smooth but the thickness that you experience toward the back of your palate sticks around for a little bit.

Aftertaste: As the beer lingers on your tongue, the aftertaste is somewhat sweet and dry. I like a good dry finish, especially when drinking beer with food. I would want to pair this with Chinese food, or something spicy like Thai or Indian food. The next time I eat out, I might grab a bottle of this. If available, that is.

I am not blown away by Tiger Beer, but I am not as upset as I expected to be when we started reviewing this lager. It's clean, simple, and boring… but it's not terrible. I wouldn't seek this out again unless food was involved.

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More User Reviews:
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 cam477
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Turbo
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of migwell
2.03/5  rDev -26.2%
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 -18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of bulldogg915
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of FadetoBock
2.34/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sellmeagod
1.8/5  rDev -34.5%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of DWolf
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of generallee
3.68/5  rDev +33.8%
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 0%

Photo of Jason
2.79/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -12.7%
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 +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 Mora2000
2.26/5  rDev -17.8%
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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Photo of GuidedByVoices
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of Marius
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of NilocRellim
2.75/5  rDev 0%

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
2.75 out of 5 based on 1,010 ratings.
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