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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 461   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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 (2711) - 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 isn’t 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 didn’t 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
fredthecat (318) - CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
dark yellow urine colour, slight lacing. smells vegetaly, sewerish, kind of popcorny, breakfast cereal. a little sweet, off corn. bizarre, extreme overcarbonation. total garbage

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle. Light gold; rapid carbonation. Strong and pleasing skunk-hop aroma. Very refreshing and palate cleansing. Good bitter flavour with predominant hop, straw/grass and a mild sweet finish. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmmbeer (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle recieved in trade from Daknole- thanks!!! Served in shaker- poured a transparent thin yellow color, medium carbonation, one finger white head fizzed away a white ring as I sat down, but still tried it’s best to lace. Aroma of wheat, corn, and an ever so slight note of hops. Hits the mouth with a small body, malt appears to be a corn/wheat hybrid, a very light sweetness in the middle, finish is clean but retains just a tiny note of hardness from hops and, possibly, the hard water used. Good companion while playing cards online for a few minutes...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2516) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2009
smooth and refreshing with a pleasant fruit punch taste. a touch of yeast it has some sweetness. moderate body with light hop presense. definative good water taste and mouth feel. not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours golden in colour, with minor head. Nothing special here, basic Carib’n lager. meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle ( 355ml ). Woo - pale lager from the Carib - someone gave me this, I forget who. Pale bright clear gold, average fizzy quick-diminishing head. Aroma - whoa!! - skunk and grass, jesus that’s nasty. The taste is not too bad - honey, grass, no skunk, maybe a hint of PVC. Light body, decent carbonation, and it finishes quite quickly - the lingering impression is sweet fresh-cut hay, which could be worse - good with food?

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