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


on tap

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   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 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with small white head. The aroma is smooth malt. The flavor is pretty bland, but nothing offensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
355ml bottle from the LCBO. pours pale yellow with a wihite head thats quickly gone. aroma of bready lager malt. flavour is slightly sweet but there is a ample hops finish for a pale lager. it has hops but i dont like the hops profile. decent for a pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2009
12oz bottle: appearance is golden brown with minimal white head, aroma of stale malt, flavor is slightly malty and very over carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10875) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
A golden lager with a thick receeding white head. Light and grassy adjunct and malt aroma. In mouth, a lightly chalked malt with light grassy hops. Light bodied but refreshing on a scorcher like today. Bottle from LCBO, BB Dec. 2009.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
355 mL Bottle. Yellow body with a thin white head settling to a film and ring around the glass, completely vanishing after several minutes. Aroma mostly sweet corn and grass with a very slight note of vegetables as would be experienced at a farmer’s market and a bit of breadiness to it. Corn and corn husk dominate in the flavor along with some light malt. Corn husk dominates in the aftertaste. The finish reminds me of a fresh vegetable salad, interesting in its own way. I can see drinking this on a Caribbean vacation but otherwise, my hard-earned beer money can stay in the bank.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
presario (4840) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle BB4 Feb 2010. Gold with a thin head and micro-bubbles. Sweet corn and grass aroma. I’m also picking up cookies and bread but in a funky kind of scent. I could see drinking this daily in the Caribean but it would never replace my IPAs or malty beers at home. Bready malt with some light peppery hops. A bit of an earthy quality to the flavour.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle: Oh, I can’t wait for this. I’m relaxing with some Roger Clyne DVDs and it seemed the right time to suck on another in the never-ending series of crappy pale lagers. Pours pale, straw yellow with lifeless white bubbles atop, failing in a life effort to become head. Sad. Aroma is very grainy, corn, sweet. Flavour is grainy, corn, sweet. I imagine in Barbados this is great because you’re in the f’n Barbados, but I’m on my couch. So fail.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GRM (3244) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
Brown bottle, 355 ml, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on July 17 2009; eye: golden, clear, slight effervescence, tiny creamy white head, no lacing; nose: grain, malt, light caramel; mouth: grain, corn, malt, watery finale with a layer of caramel; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 355 ml, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 17 juillet 2009; œil : dorée, claire, très légère effervescence, petite mousse blanche crémeuse, pas de dentelle; nez : grain, malt, très léger caramel; bouche : grain, maïs, malt, finale aqueuse avec une couche de caramel, corps léger, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée; en résumé : bien ordinaire

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
Drank from the lovely plastic bottle this stuff comes in! Aroma was of bitter hops, and it really was the archtypical 4.7% lager. Mouthfeel, taste, and finish are acceptable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
355ml bottle from the LCBO. Very light in colour and flavour. Not very good.

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