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


on tap

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RATINGS: 420   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1898) - 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 (1140) - 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 (439) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
0.33l bottle. Expectations? Not sky high. It looks as it should with a soft golden crustal clear body and a small quickly fizzing away white lager head. Vegetables, corn, pale malts and cardboard on the nose. Not much more and definitely not much to enjoy here. This is not one of those you want to just sit and smell for hours. OK, it doesn’t taste horrible at all, but is it anything else than the rest of the pale lagers? Not really. I think of this as a beer that people drank in the old days. When they didn’t have a craft beer marked. I mean it does the job, but it’s just no point what so ever to buy this more than once. Dull stuff. 14.06.2014

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (237) - - JUL 7, 2014
Color is pretty typical for an adjunct lager but a little ore opaque. Aroma is honey, and regular pale lager smell. Taste is crisp for a pale lager, and a little bit of sweetness to it as well, but otherwise fairly standard. Good for what it is, and very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3180) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco, Silverburn, Glasgow - clear pale yellow, lively small white head, yeasty, lagery aroma, no lacing, bready, yeasty, nicely carbonated, easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (740) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a pale yellow beer with yeasty aroma flavour is grainy malty with lager hops slightly sweet with decent depth of flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4120) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a small head and a crisp sharp flavour. Refreshing but that’s about all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ffaoe (269) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
slight malt aroma, golden and clear in color with a nice head. taste is light and smooth

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