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: 1,065 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of crookedhalo
2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a clear straw pils color with a fluffy, retaining white head. Cereal grainy malt nose with some grassy, flowery hops near the end, kind of skunky. Neutral grain taste with a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Rice is a little cleaner tasting adjunct compared to corn. Seems like it'd pair up nicely with spicy food.

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Photo of Wintermute
2.03/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

FCC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Very little head, but what existed was white and had poor head retention. No lace.
Straw to golden yellow coloured liquid. Very clear as expected.
Mild lagery smell with faint hops and noticeable DMS.
Light bodied. Not as effervescent as I remember it in bottles.
Crisp, with faint hops and bitterness. Mild lagery taste with some DMS. Faint bitterness left on the tongue.

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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 ViveLaChouffe
1.57/5  rDev -41.6%
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 ybnorml
2.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A clean light yellow beer with a small white heat. The aroma is slightly sweet and grainy witha hint of citrus. The taste has a light hint of sweetness over the tongue with an even lighter dry hop finish. I guess this might be refreshing in the sweltering heat, but so would a glass of water. Definitely no improvment over the usual macro swill.

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Photo of BigBry
2.6/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had a big display with free samples at liquor store, special price $10.95 for 6 pack of 330ml bottles and you got a free Tiger Beer mug - can't go wrong I thought. Light gold in color, more towards yellow out of the bottle. Poured with white foamy head that quickly fades to nothing. Slight smell of grain, but very little aroma. Thin, watery taste, ever so slight hopiness. After a while, carbonation pretty much gone and taste fades to nothingness. No aftertaste at all (good or bad). On its own a bland brew, but would probably be a very nice compliment to a spicy asian meal. Will try with food next time.

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Photo of Kookiekwan
1.89/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

This beer pours golden/yellow and clear with no head to speak of and little to no lacing. The aroma reminded me of a urinal cake. The taste is similar to American Light beers. This beer is thin,clean and crisp and fairly drinkable.

Reflection: Why import this, when there are plenty of terrible american lagers around?

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Photo of Globetrotter
2.08/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Found in a Moscow supermarket, my bottle looks just like the picture. Corn is an ingredient. Label also says that the 33cl bottle contains "1.3 standard drinks," whatever that means. Best before May 2005, I opened it on 8/21/04.

Pours a clear light gold under a two finger white head with a bit of contour but minimal staying power and zero lace. Almost no nose at all - just a touch of sweet malt. The mouth is light and very prickly. Standard, basic, normal macro swill. There's nothing offensive here (except for the fact that I know beer can taste so much better). There's some malt in the opening, bland and watery. There is no hops follow-up, leaving a musty, wet socks kind of aftertaste. Lord knows I drank enough of this kind of stuff before Sam Adams changed my world. No need to go back to this now. The label claims a "distinctive taste that is winning the world over." Distinctive? I beg to differ.

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Photo of Billolick
2.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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 donnebaby
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold color, nothing out of the ordinary. Head dies unpleasantly quick. I was sad. Smell seemed lightly sweet as I dug my nose into the glass. Some faint hops also--but really almost nothing detectable. Taste is similarly light and sweet and not so interesting. A smooth, creamy rush of soft bubbles through the mouth makes this beer drinkable and mildly unique. I don't think I'd buy it again though.

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Photo of TerryW
1.87/5  rDev -30.5%
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 aracauna
2.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow with a quick to fade white burst of a head. The aroma is too faint for me to really care to bother describing it. The flavor has a little bit of malt to it, but more of this vegetal/corn thing that was really giving me a bit of trouble toward the end of the glass. You've got to keep this one ice cold or it's nearly undrinkable.

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Photo of CBFanWish
1.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Incredibly light Lager. Not a head to be seen, but there is quite a bit of carbonation. Skunky as all hell in the aroma department. I also wasn't overly impressed with the taste. I don't recomend this to anyone. I would give this to someone I don't like that much.

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Photo of cypressbob
2.62/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330ml euro style lager bottle

This beer was consumed from the bottle also

Smell is typical of the pale lager trend, slightly hoppy with a hint of malt

Taste isnt bad, a fairly good level of dryness and flavour, although there aint all that much considering this is still a macro pale lager

Not bad if your looking for a simple workhorse lager, but still, nothin special

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Photo of NJpadreFan
1.85/5  rDev -31.2%
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 WVbeergeek
1.4/5  rDev -48%
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 diablo14
2.97/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

tiger is a nice inoffensive lager that goes down smartly in warmer weather. being from asia it has a slightly different character to other regional lagers but still remains on about the same lavel as many of them.

it golden color looks a little weak and has a nondescript head. good bubble action throughout. malt and grain on the nose with some small traces of hoppy fruit aroma. had a great sweet flavor with some hop bitterness and light malt tastes. finishes on the dry side, but is a pretty well balanced beer overall.

nothing spectacular, but tigers' still a nice, if a little expensive, quaffer. great when its hot, and alongside stir fry noodles or curries. worth a go every so often

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

The color of this beer is light, clear gold with an undistinguished head. There is some grainy aroma. The light grainy taste has a little hop bite to it. It does have good carbonation, although the mouthfeel was watery. The finish is slightly sweet and dry. There is not too much going on here. This beer doesn't taste or smell awful and probably is a thirst-quenching hot climate beer but, I didn't care too much for it. The best things about it were the label and the bottle cap.

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Photo of mwrseeley
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Initially pillowy, the head quickly retreats to a centimetre thick ring. If there is any consolation to be had with the appearance of this brass-coloured beer it is with the adequate level of lace that adhered to the sides of the glass, testimony to the existence of a head of sorts. The aroma is all sweet grain malt with a touch of lemon. The taste isn't bad and it isn't good. In fact, Tiger is rather tasteless. A bit thin on the palate, Tiger is watery with a borderline unpleasant astringency to the finish. There is something acidic and gaseous about this beer.

Nothing remarkable happening here. If I were blindfolded I would be hard pressed to differentiate Singapore's Tiger beer from Japanese and Korean beers.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I first had Tiger Beer while on liberty in Singapore. Saw this one at the local Asian food store and it brought back memories of Singapore and having to buy pitchers of Tiger Beer before 9:00p.m. when the price of a pitcher doubled from expensive to outrageous.
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle, Tiger Beer has a clear golden hue, darker than most Asian lagers and a moderate sized bubbly white head. The smell was sweetly malty with a grainy note and just a hint of hops. The taste was malty-sweet, mildly hopped, with a slightly spicy flavor. The feel was light- to medium-bodied and smoother than most other Asian lagers. Also not as dry but not watery.
Overall, this rates as probably my favorite Asian beer, easily beating out others like Singha and San Miguel. This brew has a fuller, more rounded and balanced profile than most Asian lagers. It also brings back some pretty fine memories of good times in Singapore.

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Photo of shippos
3.51/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured with a good thick white head.
very clear brilliant yellowish-straw color
slighty malty aroma with maybe a hint of corn or some other adjunct(not exactly sure though). somewhat thin watery mouthfeel followed by a little hoppy bitterness and some co2 to balance off the malt make this a very refreshing lager.

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Photo of koolk
2.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ho hum. Pretty average beer. Good clean golden to amber colour. Head goes quicker than it came

Nose is dull and standard. Slight leafy hoppiness mixed with light malt.

Good bitterness on a crisp, dry and clean palate. Very little flavour or life. Very short.

As an import it costs a lot more than the average local stuff. Pass!

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Photo of winomark
2.01/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light golden color and a nonexistent head. Quite plain and transparent.

Aroma: Grassy, with light herbal tones. Some sweet malt and grains. No perceptable hops.

Taste: Thin, watery palate with little flavor. Slight bitterness in finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation dominates palate, leaving no hop, malt, or even adjunct flavors.

Drinkability: Ranks right up there with most domestic macro lagers. Bland, pretty boring and straightforward. Thank goodness this was a gift.

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Photo of BenConnery
3.55/5  rDev +32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this in Singapore and despite the ridiculous price I quite enjoyed it.
An easy drinking lager it may not have many flavours competing for your attention but it is really a good beer for downing a few of in hot weather. Quite a malty taste with a slightly dry finish. I think this is one of the better mass produced lagers of the world.
Give me an Asahi over it though...

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Photo of beerguy101
2.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light gold color, medium white foamy head. Aroma is grainy and swet. A light bodied lager style beer. Light and crisp taste, malty and fairly hoppy. Mild flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Fairly standard lager

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
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