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Brewed by Banks Barbados Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
St. Michael, Barbados

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley (2-Row British and Australian), Hops (Yakima Clusters and Styrian Goldings), Yeast, Sugar, Corn Syrup
Launched: 1961
Banks Beer, the beer of Barbados, is a premium pilsner style lager with a smooth, fresh aroma and a medium alcohol content. Banks is brewed from a pure classic blend of 2-Row British and Australian malted barleys deliciously flavored by Yakima Clusters and the noble Styrian Goldings aroma hops. It is however Barbados’ water, naturally filtered through limestone rock, along with our own special strain of yeast, which give Banks Beer its unique Bajan character and distinctive quality. Consistently the #1 choice among beer drinkers in Barbados since it was first produced in 1961.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, - JAN 4, 2012
1) Approximately 50x chilled 275ml bottles over the fesitve period, plus a few glasses on draught- @Pisces, for example. Clean and..well,crisp with a pale lemoniness, light toasted cereal and honey notes, hop bitterness but not flavour. Cooked veg, light honeyed herbal hop, aluminium on the nose. Noticeably more clean and herbal on draught, with Noble hop hints. Hugely superior to many of its Mediterranean counterparts, and I’m not just saying that because I’m pissed, deliriously happy and in Barbados for Christmas. Hits the spot for Englishman and mad dogs in the midday sun. 535310. 2) Chilled from the bottle, outdoors/indoors at Grantley Adams International. Crackery malt, light lemoniness, cashew hints in aftertaste. Tweak of piney hop. Some custard cream/egg custard. No adjuncts. Superior global lager, warranting more than half marks.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Clean with some corn, wheat, and grain notes. Easy drinking. Not complex, but a definitely a nice light pilsner for chillin’ at the beach.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mzaar (1365) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
Flaska. Guldfärgad med stor vit krona. Gräs och malt i både smak och doft. Sötma i eftersmaken. En standardlager, om än lättdrucken och inte särskilt dum i Barbados-värmen.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with an averaged sized head. Yes! Another pale lager with nothing standing out other than another Pale Lager drank in Trinidad.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (2963) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
Simple, very simple Lager with low aroma but a high drinkability and a slightly sweetish finish. Could have been worse I guess.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (2965) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a clear light golden colour with steady low ehad and thin body. Aroma of mild hops and straw. Taste of mild hops, light wheat, straw, mild apples and grains. Watery finish but easy drinkable. Nothing special but not that bad.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a clear golden beer without any head on top. Aroma is absolutely nothing but a very faint hint of grains. Very watery palate, no taste whatsoever going on here. Very boring, watery lager, that’s it.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frode (93) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pale yellow with absent head. Almost no aroma, just the usual cardboard, citrus and vague malty touches. Tastes the same, with a touch of water. Better than one would expect, but nothing to go out of your way for.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Benzai (6389) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to dEnk @ The Hague tasting. Clear pale yellow golden color, virtually no head. Very little aroma and flavor - if any. Watery texture, low carbonation.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
worldbeertaste (1546) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Pale gold with a fizzy thin head. Smells of sugar water and sweet honey. Thin light body. Little to no taste at all.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT courtesy of Denk Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Thin bodied.


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