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


on tap

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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MisoW (1788) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Country #74. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is medium sweet, malty, piss, corny.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gurthnar (2166) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Aroma vegetables, corn. Stale hops. Clear golden colour. Neutral vegetable and metallic taste bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dohny (275) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
bottle. clear straw color with small white head. weak malty aroma. corny sweetness. Thin body, watery, lively carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (1848) - Saint Johns, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1334) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarky northerner. Golden slight halo head. Aroma is honey corn pale malts. Taste same light hops. Bit thin reasonable carbonation. Decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Unexpected corn, honey, oaty flavour. Unexpected character in general. Not as crisp as hoped though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2014
The beer of Barbados poured from a bottle in Barbados! Very light in color and sparkling clear. Grainy aroma, slightly grassy. Body is light malt, no hop, and a clean finish. Really has little taste to it. Oh well. At least the island is beautiful!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (401) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
it pours a light golden color with a white fluffy head. It doesn’t have a strong aroma with a lot of definition although there is grass that is evidence. The taste is okay, crisp, and relatively smooth on the way down.

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