Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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

Easy to drink - nothing spectacular. What is happening to the lager business? It is a good drink though. Some kinda sweet taste with a nice presence in the mouth - friendly is the word. Down she goes - that was easy. No problem.

My advice (for what its worth): keep a few in the beer frig for your friends who are still exploring the world of beer and for yourself for a good breakfast beer.

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Photo of UnionMade
2.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold, with a fluffy white head that dies very quickly. A little bit of lacework, but not much.
Aroma is malty, clean, and possessed of a light spicy hoppiness. The hops are well done, with an herbal twang.
Flavor is light, yet fairly rich and mildly hoppy. A little plain and bland. The hops are actually very nice, providing a spicy finish. The malting isn't perfect, kind of muddy, with a light corny taste. Not super crisp, but the finish is very good. Reminds me of Heineken or Becks. Well carbonated, light body. A decent pilsener or american style lager, but plain. It beats Bud, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of freed
3.73/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice light golden beer with a bright halo of tight bubbles. Very effervescent with a stead stream of carbonation throughout the beer. The smell is well rounded with a mix of malt and a twinge of hops.

The flavor is crisp and malty. There's a dry aftertaste that leaves a clean feeling in the mouth.

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Photo of Morris729
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw color with a fluffy white head that fades into a thin lace. Nose is sweet malt and bitter grain husks. Light to medium in body and quite crisp. Taste is sweet malt with some grassy notes followed by some spicy alcohol. This is a good quencher and would make a great “lawn mowing beer.” One of the best Asian brews I’ve tried. Thanks to Loki for the sample!

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Photo of Naerhu
3.46/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

sparkling gold body no head. Light malt aroma. Light pleasant hops (light, light, light). Ingredients malts, hops, grains, abv 5. I can taste no adjuncts, so i imagine the malt content to be high. Marvelous extra-light beer (if that is not a contradiction in terms). This was a great beer for the tpo.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.35/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My favorite beer from Asia, it's lost its charm over the years, but I still come back to it from time to time, especially when eating out Thai or Vietnamese food. This one came in a big 640ml brown bottle with gold foil around the neck and cap. A clear golden colour, it pours out with a sizable white head, which sinks to about a dime's width after a short while. Can't pick up any discernable nose at all, but the taste is sweet and light, and not as dry as one would initially expect. It goes down easy, and is great partnered up with spicy Asian food, or just really hot weather.

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Photo of Loki
4.37/5  rDev +62.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow reviews for this beer are all over the board. Is it possible that some of you got a skunked beer? It does come in a green bottle and due to the fact that this beer is not widely available it could have been sitting on the shelf. I have sampled this beer on two separate occasions; once at my favorite Vietnamese restaurant and last night from a 6 pack.

The best Asian beer I've had and also one of the best lagers I've had.

The golden is a deep golden that poured a thick head that lasted for the better part of the beer. Tiger is more carbonated than many, but it does not diminish the taste or head. The carbonation gives tiger a unique mouth feel, by quite enjoyable.

The nose is where Tiger really starts setting it self apart. I agree with ZAP?s assessment of a smell similar to chow mien or sweet and sour pork, with a dash of malt and another scent that I couldn?t place.

The taste was excellent, full bodied with a hint of spice. Tiger has a nice malt sweet nice that balances the spice and a very smooth even finish. I would rank this by far the best Pacific-Rim beer and put it against any lager around the world.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 1,058 ratings
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