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


on tap

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RATINGS: 405   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Pale gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grain and is very weak. Taste is of grain, light malt and hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle from total wine. Aroma is grainy and malty with sweetn notes. Flavor is somewhat sweet with notes of stale cereal and stale bread...blah!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pumpmaster (1131) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2009
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.29 Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle. Moderately sweet malty aroma. Light golden body, small white head. Bready, grainy, somewhat dusty flavor. Lengthy mildly bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Thanks Daknole. Clear gold colored beer with only a smidge of visible carbonation. Small white head that quickly fades to a tiny ring and a micro thin layer. Aroma is corn adjuncts and a faint hoppiness. Flavor offers a bit of caramel, grain, honey and biscuit. Would be great on a sailboat off the Barbados coast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle shared by lithy. Poured golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of butter and corn with a faint mustard seed spice. The flavor is straight up corn lager with a light malt backing. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Pours clear gold with minute long bright white head. The aroma is corn flakes and noble hops with a mild background of graininess. The taste hits first with a bowl full of corn flakes and mild malt graininess. Nearing midway a moment or two of floral and faint lemon like hops surface before the sweet malts and corn flakes return and take it to the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. Wet creamy corn and honey nose. Smooth and almost creamy flavor, slightly lactic yogurt sourness, low effervescence. Metallic and twnngy at times. Seems like it might be a bit old. All around unoffensive, smooth and mellow.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerFanDan17 (997) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 27, 2008
A bitter macro tasting beer. Really watered down and very smooth. Lawn-mowing beer for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (10243) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottled, pasteurised, 275ml, cheers Paul. Pale yellow with CO2 head. Took this as an opportunity to compare it against the Hepworths version. Quite a grainy, sweet lager malt beer, the good old buttery vanilla note with a very low hop impact. Clear and sparkling, but not too much to shout about.

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