Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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Tiger BeerTiger Beer

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Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

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Reviews: 387 | Ratings: 1,020
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 pradipta
1.28/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

pours medium yellow, somewhat like urine when dehydrated. very skunky smell with not the faintest hint of typical beer aromas. tastes of alcohol, and not much else - lots of glycerine and clashing sour and sweet tones. Foul aftertaste, and unpleasant reminders for hours after drinking thanks to the "flavours" reappearing in burps. I wouldn't drink this at gunpoint - ok maybe I would, but only if on tap and very very cold.

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Photo of gopens44
1.29/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I did it for a tick. Needed Singapore under my belt........ Looked very nice actually until the head recessed. Big, BIG corn smell. Like sweet corn. Like sweet, cream corn. Not a good smell from a beer. Tastes like unsweetened corn flakes. Again, not a desirable characteristic IMO.

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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

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 Mediczod
1.33/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Golden yellow, with very little head, light soapy lacing on the glass. Smells like grass and citrus. Old citrus. Very strange, metallic taste with a harsh aftertaste. This is truly a horrible beer. Supposedly the most popular beer in Singapore. I'd assume this is the Asian equivalent to Keystone.

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Photo of Olek4374
1.38/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Single can bought on a whim at my beer store looking for some more exotic tastes. I'll say, the smell when I opened it informed me right away that I wasn't going to have a good time here.

It pours a not-so-pale yellow colour into my gleaming big rock mug with just shy of two fingers' worth of head on top which dissipates a little more slowly than your typical big brew. Back to the smell; the smell reminds me of any number of value beers I've had over the years with a few defining characteristics:

1) overly sweet smell
2) extreme presence of adjuncts
3) sour as fuck. like, really sour.

I can't say I was expecting much from a macro Asian lager, but I haven't even tasted it. The taste, on first sip, made me just exclaim loudly "holy fuck there is so much rice". To be honest, I totally understand why Asian macros use rice extensively - rice is very plentiful and inexpensive - perfect for making beer with. The problem with this is that many brewers use far too much, and it makes the beer taste weird as anything; it is a taste that I find difficult to swallow. It's very sour to the point that I don't want to take another sip. i'll give it this though - it's got one of the cleanest aftertastes of any bad adjunct lager I've ever had.

This is my first drain pour after 30-some reviews. It's just... it's just not good.

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Photo of xav33
1.38/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Tiger Beer
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, stomached 09/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass

Poured a clear straw yellow with a medium white foamy quickly diminishing head.

Smelt of grain.

Taste was upfront light sweet grain followed by light bitterness on a short finish. Mouthfeel was light, watery, overly fizzy, and heavily astringent.

Overall, a disappointing beer with a cool beer cap, fun origami beer holder, and perfect to down while watching the D's Tigues.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.4/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Golden and fizzy that's about it, thin short lived head just poor looking brew. Aroma: Wretchedness as my lovely girlfriend, Carrie put it so eloquently. Smells worse than Old E' grainy malt liquor like approach no hopes bland, blah. Taste: Tolerable only because of it's lack of flavor, there is also a distinct offness ridden with rice as it's evil adjunct of choice. Mouthfeel: Thin bodied watery who cares about carbonation. Drinkability: Wow, I can't believe they export this shit who else in the world would send this shitty beer, I'll tell you the same one that beats their citizens with rods.

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Photo of Fatehunter
1.46/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thin head with a clear and light straw colored body.
Smells like Play-doh® in a 55 gallon barrel drum.
Taste is nothing with slight metal bitterness.
Super fizzy. Light body and slightly sticky.
Pretty horrible here. It's drinkable if it's the only beer around and you're coming off of a long period of not drinking... like a year or so.

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Photo of dcall384
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer tasted like any typical lager. Imagine Budweiser with a little more flavor. The appearance was very light and looked like a typical adjunct lager.There was hardly any smell to it at all. The mouthfeel was very fizzy and light. As the beer got warmer the taste got worse. Not a beer I would recommend to any one.

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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 ViveLaChouffe
1.57/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Smells lightly grassy and a bit sour, astringent.

Taste is grassy, watery and oddly sweet. Probably the corn I am tasting. Not much here at all and not very pleasant. Thin mouth. Not that drinkable. Will take the sting out of spicy Thai food. There I said something nice.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.7/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from a bottle into a real pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Pours a urine-yellow with a thin quickly reducing head. Head goes from five finger to two finger to one finger in 40 seconds.

S: One barely detectable note of malted barlet. A bit foul.

T: One note of malted barley. Mundane finish. Not well built for a lager (or any other beer, for that matter).

MF: Fairly smooth, but watery. Head lacks any cream.

D: Decent for this price level compared to Budweiser and other American macrolagers, but I wouldn't get it again.


2nd impression from a can purchased at a Tops supermarket in Chiang Rai, Thailand.


3rd impression sometime in May 2016 in Bulgaria:


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Photo of bearish
1.7/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

As a Singaporean, you'll see this beer all over the streets. Almost a national beer.

Poured with an excessive head. Damn fizzy I would say judging from the thick wallop of foam.

No smells here. Then again, picked up some, maybe a wee bit of hops.

Not getting anywhere so far. Tilted my glass, a soapy lace. Had a swig, a little malt and hops. Dry finish that tightens your throat. Eew. It's the icky kind of dry.

Aftertaste is metallic, not pleasant at all. Quite grossed out now. Need to have some chocolate milk or something sweet to kick out the taste.

Stay away, you have been warned. If you're coming to Singapore, try it once. You'll be disappointed. Head to restaurants with craft brews. I think the water we have here is too clean and soft for good brews.

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Photo of Padron4KM
1.71/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can. best before nov 05.

Clear yellow, with a fluffy egg white head. Minimal lacing.

Grainy aroma.

flavor is a little grainy, a little metalic.

light body.

Not great, but considering it is almost a year past it’s prime, it wasn’t horrible. I’d like to see if I can get a fresher sample and try again.

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Photo of hefevice
1.76/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

From tap. Poured very light gold with about a finger of artificial looking head which disappeared pretty quick. Aroma - what aroma? My senses could have been a little attenuated as I was following the ABC Extra Stout, but all I could detect was a faint hint of vomit. Taste - what taste? Best that can be said is that it was not offensive. Someone has obviously beaten this tiger with a VERY large stick and turned it into a pussy cat. Palate was watery and weak. The ONE redeeming factor is that it goes down very easily in the tropical heat. This is nothing like the beer I remember 15 years ago.

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Photo of Portertime
1.78/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I do enjoy many Asian beers but Tiger did not impress me. It had a flat, overly grassy taste that hardly quenched my thirst. It was not complex what so ever and didn't really pair well with the food that was recommended with it. If picking an Asian beer, go with Kirin Ichiban before this one.

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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 csmiley
1.81/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Pours pale yellow and clear. Head and retention were average. Lacing was also right at average.

S - Had a hard time getting much of anything in regards to aroma. Grain / grass is all I could get on the nose.

T - Light malt is very quick to come through. Then the flavor just drops out. Nothing else goes on until a tiny amount of hops show up.

M - Very light in body. Reminds me of water. Carbonation was average.

D - Not a very good beer. One of very few that will be poured out. Can't even finish 11.2 ounces.

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Photo of vancurly
1.83/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I fondly recall a meal at Singapore's East Coast Seafood centre, hoeing into Black Pepper Mud Crab, and knocking back jugs of Tiger...
Unfortunately this bears no resemblance.

Pale gold, white froth that vanishes.

Nose of grain, maybe corn, but also an unpleasant note that reminds me of wet dog. What does a skunk smell like ? We don't have them in Australia...

Flavour is dull. Maybe some more grain, almost a fruity banana note, with a hollow attempt at some hoppiness, which vanishes with a sickly aftertaste.

Awkward bitterness at the end which sits alone... nothing else has remained.

May be best with a mouthfull of pepper seafood. Don't drink it on it's own.

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Photo of jpiper
1.83/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured at cooler temp into a pilsener glass

Clear golden with a decent white head. Nothing about this is reminiscent of any good beer I've had.

A lighter smell than the Kingfisher, with nothing really inviting about it. Maybe a little malt on the nose - much like an American macro.

This was pretty terrible - light, a little malty. Nothing very redeeming about this.

Not as pleasantly dry as the Kingfisher, but still clean on the palate.

I mean, these are meant to be drinkable. I just don't find them so. It's like drinking bad water.

Speaking of water - pass me the water. I'd take a Kingfisher over this anyday. Now there's a good beer!


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Photo of NJpadreFan
1.85/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tiger Beer

This must be the Coors Light of Asia/ South Pacific.
This beer poured a light yellow almost clear with very little head. The smell was of cheap corn, no hops, and slight stale malt. The taste was so watery I had to drink half the beer before I could detect anything. Stale corn and malt combo like a cheap american macro beer.

Overall, A watery cheap beer that you should not waste your money on. Although the bottle cap is kinda cool!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.87/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains adjuncts, light malts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of adjuncts and grain. Then some light malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect from this kind of beer, but there's not a lot of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style for whatever that's worth, there are a lot of other beers in the style I would rather drink if my choices were that limited.

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Photo of TerryW
1.87/5  rDev -32%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bland, bland, bland, bland.

No aroma, precious little taste beyond some corn.

Pours a short white head that instantly leaves. Looks more like a glass of white wine than any kind of beer.

Best thing about this was the label on the bottle. No actively dislikeable, but utterly without merit.

No reason to drink this one.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.87/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Light straw color with average activity. White 2 finger head lasting around 3 minutes with average legs.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, grains, citrus, herbal spices. More sweet than bitter with an undertone of apples. Strong artificial sugary feel.

Light body with prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish ending with an faint herbal grassy feel.

Overall the Tiger beer is quite bland with a rather unpleasant adjunct taste and nose, while the freshness if relatively good while being overly accessible.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
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