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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3739) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Straw blond with white, 1/2 inch thick head. Strong, sweet corny aromatic component aside a light current of malt. Corny malt flavor, lightly refreshing. Simple and drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of daknole. Thanks! Pours a pale straw yellow color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Huge amounts of carbonation cling to the side of the glass. Aroma of corn, hay and light grassy hops. Taste is corn, green apple, grain and grassy hops. Thin-medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
12-oz. Thanks for the geotick, After4ever! Pours pale yellow with a lacy white head. Floral, soft honey aroma with just a hint of cat, sweet bready taste with a floral hop finish. It’s such a relief to get one of these pale lagers that isn’t heinously broken.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (7358) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
12-oz. Thanks, Hopscotch! Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a loose white fizz on top. Slightly skunky and sour cabbagey nose. Fizzy watery body. Tangy aluminum mid-palate. Neutral finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Pours a golden clear color with a small white head. Aroma is corn, malt and water. Flavor is corn, malt, very easy to drink and finishes a touch sweet. Decent Lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
12 oz. silkscreen bottle. Pours a clear, pale yellow color with a foamy white head that fades somewhat hurriedly. Light aroma of grain, cereal, and ever so slight hops. Crisp, clean flavor with a slight sweet malt characteristic. Very easy to drink, but not much else. Fairly typical island lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pours clear yellow into the glass with a fizzy head. Aroma is grain and cereal. Flavor is very light, but actually has a bit of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Very refreshing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
The beer poured fizzy yellow with a 3-fingered head. The aroma was malty and caramelly with some fairly strong clovey character. The flavor is clean and also has some fairly prominent clove flavors with a malty finish. The palate is fairly light and weak. My biggest impression with this beer was the clove. It is a fairly interesting beer for the style and it is well brewed but I’m not a big fan of the spiciness here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
glennmastrange (2588) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Light aromas of hay for the malt, herbs for the yeast, with hints of white wine, honey and cooked corn. Head is average size, fizzy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear gold. Flavor starts lightly acidic and finishes slightly sweet. Palate is light, between watery and dry and has a fizzy carbonation. Not bad at all. Refreshing with some good taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Mom and dad brought back this little offering from the islands. Pours yellow, clear and carbonated! Light head disipates to nothing. Aroma is there, like you would get from a European beer, somewhat musky. Mouthfeel is good, flavor is so so, some malt and hops, not much aftertaste. Not a favorite, but if I was shipwrecked on Barbados I might drink a bottle or two if there was no rum around!

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