Brewed by Banks Barbados Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Christchurch, Barbados


on tap

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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ianwelby (801) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
It’s no worse than many bottled lagers, to be honest. It’s a touch sweeter than I’d like and there’s a slightly odd backtaste that I can’t quite place. I suspect after a few it may start to get a bit sickly but it’s alright.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (6659) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Rudat Dortmund. Clear yellow coloured, medium sized airy white head that went away fast, corn in the nose. Sweetish malty, corn, light cardboard and notes of grain with notes of corn syrup in the finish. Typical Caribbean lager but new country counts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nevalainen (339) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Clear golden color. Citric aroma, malty. Fizzy body, fresh. Quite fresh beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bamsen78 (4606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, trade with CH-303 - thank you, Asbjørn! Pours clear pale straw with airy white head. Clear but rather weak aroma of hops and yeats, with notes of malt. Sweetish flavour of yeast and malt, with bitter, hoppy notes. Bitterish aftertaste with citric and paperlike notes. Well, possibly nice and refreshing on a neach in Barbados but otherwise just a pale lager. Still, a rare country tick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martin00sr (1811) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Clear light golden, frothy white head. Malty, grainy aroma, hints of fart... Similar flavour, sweetish with light hop notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, 4.7%. Citric aroma. Clear pale yellow colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is bready and watery. Low bitterness. Citric finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains mostly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean and crisp.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Florya (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear golden, small white head, Aroma: spoiled milk, skunk Palate: Thin body, high carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sibarh (154) - Białystok, POLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Kolor - złocisty, klarowny. Piana - drobna, średnio wysoka, nie trwała. Zapach - wyraźna słodycz plus nuta kwiatowo-owocowa. Smak - lekki słód, lekki chmiel, nuta kwiatowo-owocowa lekka, średnia goryczka. Zaliczone.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ST247 (480) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle @home. Pours clear golden with a creamy white head. Malty aroma. Taste malt, light bitterness, hint of lemon but rather watery. Can imagine this is really refreshing on a warm day.

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