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


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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   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 Barbadosí 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
12oz bottle (2010) into a lager glass. The pour is super clear yellow with basically no head and it goes away instantly. The aroma is sweet and sour with dank grains. The flavor is similar with a touch of butter. Not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
For a pale lager, this is passable. However the style, a yellow fizzy beer with elements of corn sweetner, is not. The good points: A decent white foamy head, and lace in the glass. Almost neutral aromas. About an average mouthfeel. A tad of bready taste. However, it was not too drinkable.LCBO.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - FEB 15, 2010
.....says right on the bottle "award Winning Lager". That statement is pretty much impossible unless the category was "Best Lager from Barbados named Banks". The beer is almost invisible in my glass. Foamy white cap on the pour that was almost gone before I finished pouring it. Some sticky, spotty lacing. The aroma of pee is wonderful. Corn, bread, some skunk, sweet grains, smell hint of fake pineapple. On the beach this would be decent tasting enough to get the job done but other than that it serves no purpose. Grains, not overly sweet tasting, somewhat dry finish. Thanks Dieter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Not a bad pale lager. very carbinated. Taste was kinda bland, not alot to detect. It was refreshing though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours clear golden underneath a white fizzy head from the 12oz. bottle, but hey, it was Banks or Barbadosí famous rum punch and I needed my lager fix: Surprising bit of hop in the nose. Expected lagerish flavor, however I can taste some hop characteristics and maybe some corn. Not as bad as I thought. Drinkability: Better than the rum punch. Not bad. Rebuy: Only if Iím in Barbados again. #267 on 04022010, DG.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle [355ml]. Mini-Swill Night: Beer #1. What thí!? Pours a clear pale gold with no head. Pretty much totally flat. Odd aroma is buttery and vegetal along with grass and grain. Flavour is ridiculously watery, like someone mixed the beer with 50% water, itís not even worth drinking. Light bodied, of course. Geez, I donít know, did I get a bad bottle? Itís so flat and watery...drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
2010-01-26. Crisp yellow body with a small white head that fades quickly. Mild aroma, muted grains and pale malts. Flavour is similar, very mild, muted pale malts, very light bitterness. Average palate. Not unpleasant but bland. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2758) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Semi-drinkable pale lager. Dull golden color, fluffy head. Aroma starts dusty but hints at floral and spicy hops. Flavor has some weird citrus (oranges, lemons) that isnít from the hops, but more like a real fruit flavor (though none is used). Its a bit offputting actually but it subsides into a semi sweet grainy lager with a mild hop presence. Mouthfeel is light but even and not watery.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2010
Pours clear yellow, no head. Sells terrible, sour corn and cardboard soaked in hobo piss. this is one stanky beer. flavour is smoth and mild lots of corn filler and that distinct cardboard flavour. if i didnít know better I would have thought i was drinking coors light. this stuff is sick! sick in the it sucks way not in the this is the "shit" way.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2010
oh man thats badddd! and why am I drinking this are my first reactions. smells like skunked beer even though its in a dark brown bottle. not much , no lacing, straw yellow and completely clear. Tastes like that shitty beer smell grownups had when I was a kid. Its gross.

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