Tiger Beer | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Singapore
tigerbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,411
Reviews:
407
Ratings:
1,081
pDev:
22.22%
Bros Score:
2.79
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.59/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of colts9016
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I feel that many AAL does not get much justice as a beer style. Many of us started with AAL's early in our beer hobbies. I want to give this style of beer a type of justice. Poured into a pint glass at 35 degrees. The appearance of the beer is SRM 3, typical for this style. The bright white head is a frothy, creamy, and airy with poor retention. The body of the beer is lively with carbonation.

The initial aroma of the beer is grain, light DMS, floral, and crackers. Additional aromas are grassy, yeast, a touch of green apples, and floral.

The flavors in the beer are grain, light DMS, floral, crackers, medium floral note, green apples, grassy, yeast and a light phenolic.

The mouthfeel of the beer is airy with a medium dryness. The body of the beer is light, high carbonation, and a light finish.

The beer leans toward a hybrid of an amber ale and AAL. The phenolic taste in the beer is off-putting, but the beer is an average for its style. I would drink this over a few American AAL's.

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2.59/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.28/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.38/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.86/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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1.77/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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1/5  rDev -63%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Although nicely chilled when poured almost no head appeared or negligible foam. Just sharp acidic n crisp taste. A typical generic beer you will find in South East Asia so nothing to rave or shout about, in fact I'll skip this beer anyday over a can of coke if that's the only choices present. Nothing compared to the belgian, germanic or english ales you'll encounter in europe. I still don't understand why it's still so popular in South East Asia. 1 word describes it for me "Yurrrgh"

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3.89/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't know why everyone else is giving this beer such a poor rating. I'm stuck in Korea and I found this one at the grocery store. I've heard of it but never had a chance to try it until now. It's got a heavy malt character. It is lacking the hop bitterness that I taste with any other beer. It seems to be retaining a thick sliver of head very easily. Maybe its just that all the other beer in Korea is sub-par and Tiger seems that much better when compared to the local swill. Either way when I'm looking for a beer that tastes good and isn't overly priced (Budweiser here costs $4 a can) I'll pick it up and enjoy!

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2.38/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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3.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear gold with a modest head. No real nose. Grain taste, light body. Basic lager. Have it for the tick only, not at all special otherwise.

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3.56/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I just tried this beer in Wilmington, NC today. I was having spicy Asian food so this beer did wonders for cleaning my palate and providing a relief, albeit temporary, to the heat of the food. This is a beer with a pale gold color and a white head. I did notice that the head broke down to not much lacing. The taste is sweet malt with some graininess and a little bitterness at the end. This beer is not great but not terrible. For the price and for the overall experience it is worth a try.

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2.91/5  rDev +7.8%
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2.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a beer that is all about where you are drinking it. Had multiple times on a recent vacation to Vietnam. This is a composite of my impressions.

Served cold from a bottle into a rather small glass kind of like a water glass. This seems the common glass given.

Pale gold with a white head. Head fills much of the glass but dissipates to scant lacing.

Not much smell.

Taste is sweet malt with some graininess; not too strong. Not much hop presence but not expecting this. A little bitterness at the end but not much. No skunkiness or other bad aftertastes

Less carbonated than I might expect but overall mouthfeel OK.

This is a beer that is just right for drinking in Vietnam and all of SE Asia. Refreshing when served cold, goes well with the food and with the stifling heat of July in Hanoi. Better than most of the other options and can often be purchased for under $1 (US). Will I drink this or search for it here in the USA? No. But I will buy it again the next time I am traveling in SE Asia...at least until the beer options get much better there than they currently are.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 2.7 out of 5 with 1,081 ratings