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Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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Tiger BeerTiger Beer

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 1,054 |  Reviews: 394
Photo of Sammy
1.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A mediocre lager brought in by LCBO. Watery, no taste and some floral smell. Sweet malt and corn sweetness. Dry very bitter and metallic aftertaste. Pale yellow. Carbonation. A lot of soapy foam that gives some creamyness to water. Herbal and clean and plain.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin head on a Clear deep golden body. Aroma is light with breads, light floral, grains and sweet corn. Flavor is also fairly bready, sweet corn, Pale malts and almost no hop character. Medium body and moderate carbonation. As far as American adjunct lagers go this one has decent flavor without off putting flavors. Not bad for what it is.

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Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear darker yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is very mild and is of malt, grain, and some grassy and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity and slightly metallic flavor on the finish. There is a mild herbal bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but it's drinkable and even has a slightly hoppy edge in the flavor unlike other Asian beers of the same style.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

its another average asian yellow beer, but i have a special place in my heart for tiger beer, and not just because of my travels around the south pacific, but because i think it plays an important role in the beer world. its bright carbonation and lack of metallic flavors makes it a nice compliment to the spicy cuisine of its homeland. it cuts it well through heat and seafood flavors, and finishes super clean. i love it with good malaysian food because it cleans up each bite so i can taste it anew. better than many of its peers, its mouthfeel makes it work. pale malt flavors, a little watered down, but this is hard to beat after some time in the jungle for refreshment, and its also hard to beat with authentic thai or indonesian food too. its clean and drinkable, without the strange extract sweetness of others. it also, for whatever reason, doesn't give me the same hangover that most other asian beer does, i don't know why, but it just seems milder on the comedown for me. nothing special obviously, below average of course in terms of all craft beer, but in its context its a little better than most.

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.2%

Photo of Knapp85
1.88/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this one up pretty much to just finish filling a 6 pack up. Mostly this beer is like many other lagers. I'm sure it's got hops, barley and malts in it but to what extreme are they putting in? Anyway the beer is pee yellow with very little head. The aroma is mostly malt no hop aroma unfortunately. This beer is rather bland, with something as wild as a tiger on the label should this brew be a little more aggressive?

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of metter98
2.91/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half-finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate sweet aromas of corn in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the initial taste has sweet flavors of corn; hints of rice and other grains are noticeable towards the finish. No hops are present in the taste.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light flavors in this beer would probably make it a nice accompaniment to spicy Asian food.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It seems that the distributor(s) in the Central Kentucky area are pushing this beer quite hard. I finally ordered one under the pressure. Gladly, it didn't seem to be a mistake. I thought the beer was as clean tasting as it looked. The brightly colored straw brew with a bleached head retention prevailed with a solid pilsner malt sweetness and low levels of vegial / grain flavors. Spiced with hip bittering a light grassy flavors. Mostly clean in the feel with a mild grain lingering. Overall, decent but my money will be better served on other good Germal Lagers.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. I do always seem to get this when at Thai or Malay restaurants, so now it's time to give this a proper shake at the Metro in DT Edmonton, after another splendid Iron Maiden concert. My hearing may be a bit fuzzy, but my tastebuds should still be in working order.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, rather finely foamy off-white head, which disappears fairly quickly, leaving a bit of webbed rainforest lace around the glass.

It smells of a gritty, somewhat crackery, semi-sweet corn and rice graininess, and a slightly perfumed skunky, grassy hoppiness. The taste is a sort of bready, grainy pale malt, blended with more rice and corn pithiness, and some hard to mistake acrid, perfume-heavy floral hops.

The carbonation is moderate, with a certain frothy fluffiness, the body medium-light in weight, just above average for the style, and not really all that smooth. It finishes still unpleasantly floral, and just a bit skunky.

While this seems to fulfill the trope of working well with various spicy Southeast Asian cuisines, on its own, it's pretty below average, even for this generally less than impressive style.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.7/5  rDev -36.8%
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 Taphouse_Traveler
2/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color lager with a large pure white foamy head with some good retention but no lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malt with some minimal adjunct showing. Taste is also dominated by a bland medium sweet malt taste with no easily discernable adjunct. Not the most complex beer out there but definitely not the worst pale lager out there.

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Photo of zeff80
2.03/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Poured out a straw yellow color with a bubbly, white, two-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grains.

T - It tasted a little bittersweet. The predominant flavor was just corn.

M - It was pretty crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a below average beer. It is fairly bland and doesn't bring much in terms of flavor.

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothman
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.45/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tiger pours a crystal-clear straw-gold body beneath a bright white head that holds very well but leaves no lace. The nose is basic, but there are some floral, grassy, and spicy hops present. It's crisp in the mouth with a standard carbonation and light-medium body. The flavor delivers a well-balanced combination of sweetish adjunct-laden malt, a solid bitterness, and spicy hops that linger shortly in the dry aftertaste. A basic, but nicely hopped golden lager.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.88/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. This beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to a thick and wide ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is all sweet corn malts and is pretty intense.

T: This beer has flavors of sweet corn malts upfront and some rice malts in the finish. Not quite a bold a flavor as the aroma but one of the better tasting beers in this style from Asia. Absolutely no hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with high amounts of carbonation.

O: I actually enjoyed this beer more than I was expecting and I could see how it would pair well with the local cuisine in Singapore. Very easy to drink and refreshing which is what makes it sessionable.

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