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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,031
Reviews:
390
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
21.82%
 
 
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17
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194
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0
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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I ran into Tiger in various places as I bicycled around Southern Asia, and generally avoided it. It's really quite noticeably an adjunct beer, and god knows what goes in it. Of course, you expect that most Asian beers have a lot of rice in the mix, as that is what's cheap and available. But Budweiser also has rice, and maintains its inoffensive flavorlessness.

Tiger, on the other hand, tastes like something has gone terribly wrong in the adjunct department, kind of like too much corn really spoils a lot of American adjuncts. Mostly saw this in Malaysia, but also in Indonesia and elsewhere. Avoid it!

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Brad and I are having fun acquiring and drinking beers from around the globe lately. Fun little project going on here. So here goes my first beer from Singapore.

The beer is clear and light golden with an inch or more of pure white head. Mild effervescence. The aroma offers lager yeast, adjunct character, cereal grains, mild sweetness. The flavor pretty much follows suit.

Adjunct lagers are certainly not the most complex or refined beers around, but for the style, this one is alright. Clean and refreshing. Delicate sweetness with a bit of a fruit candy finish. I wish the finish was drier.

Overall, this was inoffensive, though uneventful as well.

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Drank from an 11.2fl.oz. (330ml) bottle purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, golden yellow. A two-plus finger tall, dense, creamy, bright white crown topped the liquid. Drippy blocks of lacing trickled down the glass.

Crisp, dry, powdery, lager yeast notes dominated the aroma. Inoffensive but totally devoid of character. Strong adjunct notes were apparent as the beer warmed. Hints of earthy hops as well.

The flavor profile was decent at the start. Husky grains and raw malts were noticeable on the front end. Strong adjunct notes. Lots of lemony tartness in the center. A touch of skunk also came through. The finish was terribly dry and bitter. It reminded of an intense double IPA, minus any actual flavor.

The mouthfeel was very light and spritzy. Slightly frothy. A bit too airy, even for the style.

Just when I thought I had tried the worst adjunct lager on the face of the earth, something else comes along to up the ante. Like a number of other imported beers of this style, this one contained some horrible hop extracts that made the finish offensively bitter and dry. This was a definite drain pour.

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Tiger Beer from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
2.75 out of 5 based on 1,031 ratings.
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