Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Tiger Beer...on Ice

Tiger beer on ice

In most parts of the world, pouring beer over ice is completely unacceptable. But here in the blazing equatorial heat of Southeast Asia, it's fairly common. And I've grown to like it over the years. Doesn't it water down the beer, you might ask? Sure, but in the case of the local Tiger beer, that's a good thing.

See, I never really liked the taste of Tiger. But pour it over some ice, and it thins out the nastiness a bit...not to mention keeping it cool and refreshing when you're sweating on a plastic stool at a humid outdoor hawker center. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than drinking at a bar here too.

8 comments:

cjww said...

I recommend drinking it quicker because: (a) it stays cold to the bottom of the glass, and (b) after a few you don't notice the nastiness you refer to.

Karen said...

They do it in the Philippines too. San Miguel over ice! :)

Anonymous said...

well... you do what is nessacary... I like my beer at room temp, about 67 - 75 f. most times, but thats room temp here. but not all over the world. just latey, it has been somewhat colder. more like 10 to 32. but is still warmer than in many places.... oh well, guess thats why I live here... got a Kingfisher ale I could have...

Anonymous said...

I recommend drinking it via tap if possible instead of a can/bottle...my bf says the taste is very different...he hates the bottle/can type but loves it on tap!!

Cavalock said...

u forgot to mention the Tiger Beer aunties that serve the beer at the outdoor hawker centers. <^;^>

Laura said...

Tiger Beer is only good at marketing and not beer making. They've been in the business for countless of years and all they know is to push out crappy "Tiger Time" ads and not do anything about the quality of their drink.

These guys have no pride.

Tigers are getting extinct. HAHAHA.

wern leong said...

agreed tiger is nasty but what to do... anyway had couple at newton the other nite but it was so frozen it came out as a tiger beer slurpee/frostie/slushie <--- someone go franchise it like "newton tiger slushie" good & cold to the last drop...

Jude said...

They actually have Tiger Beer frozen.. http://www.tigerbeer.com.sg/icefreeze/index.html

Maybe it happened to be the one you got wern leong?

Tiger Beer in all parts of asia actually taste better than the country it's made in.