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


on tap

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RATINGS: 431   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5879) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Jacksonville, Fl. - Total Wines - 12 oz painted bottle. Dark golden pour with a puffy white head. Solid wort-like aroma. Somewhat heavy flavor with some caramel accents and some sweet biscuit like maltiness. Tastes kind of like a malta. Thick enough mouthfeel. Better than expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
Courtesy of Tony @ OTH. Pours clear golden with white head. roma is malty. Taste, just the typical caribbean lager, plenty of malts, some grains. Little touch of sugar (possibly cane), clean dry finish. Refreshing. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
eh, too much of the corn and of the low grain. a lot of hay flavor and no hops, not much else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
The aroma has incense, hay, grass, and some corn. The appearance is pale gold with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall itís consumable with minimum funk but still not one I want again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2008
From a bottle poured a plae golden color with a fair amount of head. Light flavor with a lingering sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
A gift from Mike & Melissa. Pours a crystal clear medium golden color. A small, fizzy, off-white head disappears quickly, leaving minimal, spotty lacing behind. The aroma is that of a typical Caribbean lager, primarily sweet, corny malts, dry cereal grains, and faint floral hops. Flavors are more of the same, though I swear I pick up a hint of coconut water amongst the corn malts and lightly peppery floral hops. Thin body, moderate carbonation. No better or worse than a typical American macro pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Pours yellow and fizzy with a decent frothy white head. Smells soapy and earthy with some perfumy hoppy touches. Tastes sweet and dry if that makes sense with some peppery splashes. A hint of bitterness emerges as the beer warms. A decent lawnmower brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle shared by csbosox. Thanks for sharing this one, Chris. Light yellow with virtually no head. The aroma that hit me was was initially a subdued banana note but quickly transitioned to an odd, grainy adjunct note. Light-bodied and thin with "pinpricking", fine carbonation and a crisp finish; different. The flavor is an unnatural, lightly malty graininess with a light hop finish. Meh; if I found myself in Barbados, Iím afraid Iíd have to go with rum over this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
theisti (3377) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
330 ml plastic bottle shared by csbosox. Pour is clear golden with only a thin white head that is gone fast. Aroma of skunk and some artificial candy sweet sugar. Taste is cabbage, sugar and really weird graininess. Almost a vegetable taste - beets? This is one does not agree with me. Thanks for sharing Chris!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csbosox (1228) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
330ml plastic bottle. Crisp aroma with noble hops, actually fairly nice. Pale colored with a wispy head. Crisp pils-like malt and a very faint hops favor, more like a hint, really. Very clean. For a pale lager, this is well made, clean, and refreshing.

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