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

bottled
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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 410   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours a standard Lager clear yellow golden color forming a medium white fluffy and soft head. Low retention and some few lacings S: Sweet grains and adjunct grains with an honourable light smell of honey. That’s all. Biscuity Lager style and some flowery hops T: Follows the nose, sweet malts, korn, Lager yeasts, nuts and hops M: Light body, good carbonation. Sweet grains and adjunct grains aftertaste O: Medium drinkability. Well... [ BA Review @ 1/11/2013 ]

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bork (247) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Light and thin concoction with an unpleasant sourness dominating the middle and finish. Lots of adjuncts. Miserable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
christhoel (117) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
cheese, earthy, clear, pale, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, it may taste better on a hot beach in the carribean but here in chesterfield it doesnt

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (1765) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco’s exotic aisle. Pours very pale with good white head. Taste is light, fairly sweet lager, grassy with light malts. Not undrinkable.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MisoW (1560) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Country #74. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is medium sweet, malty, piss, corny.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gurthnar (1931) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Aroma vegetables, corn. Stale hops. Clear golden colour. Neutral vegetable and metallic taste bad.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dohny (264) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
bottle. clear straw color with small white head. weak malty aroma. corny sweetness. Thin body, watery, lively carbonated.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
out of the bottle. nose of wet sloopy elmer’s glue. taste has mild sweetness, some grains and slop. corn and slight metal. btw the new godsmack album kicks ass. corn finish lingers, light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1281) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Banks Caribbean Lager has a thick, white, rather quickly dissipating head, a mostly clear (some roiling white specs cause haze), straw, bubbly appearance, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of a full nose of barley malt, biscuit, sweetness, and grassy hops. Taste is of those elements (think Grolsch), with a small amount of paper in the mix. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Banks Caribbean Lager finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. RJT

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle strictly for a new country, surprise, surprise. Barbados Budweiser. See Budweiser review. Corn, cloying lingering sweet corn finish, faint grass and vegetables too. Low body, medium carbonation. Why waste the liver for a new country anymore?


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