Just like you, but different
So another of the more accessible beers – this one Tiger beer, available in supermarkets, and in restaurants that want to offer “authenticness” to their menu, as a representative beer. I’ll admit to buying a few on my travels.
Beer from Singapore then. I checked it’s not a locally made under licence version, this is important to me.
640Ml Giant bottle (1pt 5.6fl oz) . 5% ABV, 150 calories a serve and about 2.5 standard drink units in NZ
Brewed by Singapore Brewery (Asia Pacific Breweries-Heineken) in the style that is Pale Lager and they are in Singapore, Singapore
Brewed in Singapore since 1932, Tiger Beer is a full-flavored, pilsner-style golden lager with a slightly sweet note and an amazingly clean finish.
2010 World Beer Cup Gold Medal (international style lager).
Again what could go wrong..
This has a deeper hop note than I was expecting, which is promising if it moves to the taste profile.
And without surprise it’s a nicely malted lager type beer, with some roughness from the hops. Somewhat fuller in taste than similar commercial lagers, more malt?
Because of the level of sweetness, or the addition of the body to this I’m not sure that you’d be able to drink this in vast quantities and not get over-powered palate as a result. I mean that this demands more attention from your palate than other commercial beers might.
Not then as easy drinking as I might have thought. Not undrinkable, but then in the quantities they produce it you;d expect them to understand their taste market, right ?
Beer to get drunk on then, not a beer to have just because it’s a beer that you want to enjoy. I knew that going in. Lucky for me I think the fridge of comedy beers might be empty, I mean by that of course that I can get to other more artisan and less commercial beers.
I enjoy these off-track excursions though, as I’m pretty sure that I drink these beers more than I think I do when I’m out and about and being less picky and pretentious than I might otherwise com across as. After all sometimes you want ‘beer’ “cold” and not a lot else.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 a of its things from the thing. It has more body than other mass produced domestic lager type beers, but that might not be a good thing if you wanted beer for a long night in as the sweetness might just win out.
The double dip review
So David Bowie beckoned me and this from the Album From the album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (1972) – which is twirling around on the vinyl machine , the track “Moonage Daydream”
The colour of pale lager ranges from light bronze to nearly transparent and the alcohol anywhere from 4-6%. Adjunct usage may be quite high, though in some cases the beer is all-malt. Carbonation is typically forced, though not always. One thing that doesnt vary is that neither the malt nor the hops make much of an impression on the palate. These beers are brewed for minimum character, though faint traces of hop or malt may show through. More likely though is that adjuncts like corn will show through, or you’ll find notes of higher alcohols (fuel notes) due to the use of high-gravity brewing. The body will be thin and watery, and the finish is typically non-existent.