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

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

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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 Kulrak
3.48/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice straw color with a white fluffy head. Looks very good. There's very little aroma, but what is there is a little yeasty, a little hoppy, not too bad. Taste/mouthfeel is very nice, it's very creamy, a little yeasty, pretty sweet with a clean finish. All around, it's a very drinkable beer, I'll be getting more of this.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was a pale yellow, clear beer with a half finger, creamy white, fast-dissipating head. No appreciable lace.

Aroma was of light hops and strong grains. I am not one for grainy aromas.

Taste was very bland, mild grains and no hops. It was just plain boring.

Mouthfeel was this, watery... like a flavored bottle of water more than a beer. Carbonation wasn't even that great.

I wouldn't go back to this one... heck, I even like some macro swill more than this one.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.45/5  rDev +27.8%
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 watermelonman
2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured to a light and pale yellow. The moderate head faded quickly and left a few dots of lace.

The smell is faint, but at least it's not turning me away. The taste is of bland malts with a moderate pepper flavor. The mouthfeel is pretty thin. It isn't very appealing, but there are worse.

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Photo of Gavage
2.61/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ordered one of these before eating at my favorite Thai restaurant in Vegas called Thai Spice. Figured I'd do a review before any food arrived. Poured a clear yellowish, light orange color. Very thin 1/4" head that quickly receded to nothing. No lacing developed either. Carbonation level was decent.

Aroma was non-existant. The flavor was of mild malt, grass, and only a hint of bitterness. Very bland and boring for the tastebuds. Smooth and lightly crisp at the start, with a clean finish. Drinkability is very average due to bland flavor but for the upcoming spicey food I'll be eating, I won't be able to taste it anyway.

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Photo of hefevice
1.76/5  rDev -34.8%
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 Barraclou
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: A very, very aged 16.9 fl.oz (500ml) can, 5.0% abv

Since the can is old, I can say for sure, how much it changed its caracteristics. According to me, it seems to be another average macro. Also, the others reviews leads me to believe this is another instable brand. It seems to lack some standards. Sometime I would be ok, sometime not. That's about it.

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Photo of pootz
2.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled: Pour reveals a standard pale gold clear mega lager with a bubbly white cap ...minimal retention and lacing. Fizzy. Reasonable aroma...some garins and grassy hops over a light fruit tone. Light bosy easily drinkable, fair balance between sweet malts and hops dry clean finish...this is a premium mega lager taste.

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Photo of Toddv29424
3.29/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark gold color. The smell is pleasant like many fruits with a refreshing undertone. The initial taste is like a white wine, with a hint of alcohol and fruits, although its not till the beer is swallowed that you get the true flavor. It seems to coat your throat with the same wine-y acidic taste that lingers on the back of your tongue until you take another sip. The otherwise blandness in the flavor is probably due to the fact that it is made for spicy Asian food, when you would want to have something that quells the heat.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.29/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours pale brass with no lace and a pathetic head. The aroma is of some bready malts and light hop hints. The taste is more flavorful than I expected. Its quite malty for an adjunct lager. The hops are also stronger than I expected, way hoppier than heineken or becks. The mouthfeel is smooth and subtley carbonated.

Overall this is a pretty good lager (the main flaw being its bland appearance). It was great with my Chinese food from the Mandarin.

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Photo of crookedhalo
2.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -24.8%
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 -27.8%
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 -41.9%
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 ybnorml
2.3/5  rDev -14.8%
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 -3.7%
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 -30%
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 -23%
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 -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 donnebaby
2.7/5  rDev 0%
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 -30.7%
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 -24.1%
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 -26.7%
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 -3%
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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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 2.7 out of 5 with 1,076 ratings