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


on tap

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RATINGS: 417   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Golden light clear colour with a weak head. Aroma of malt and hints of fruitness. Nice flavour of malt, fruitness and quite sweet and bitter at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Bottle from Decaturstevo. Pours a pale straw golden with a white head. Lagery aroma of sweet bread, corn, and lemon. Typical pale lager malt profile- but much sweeter on the front end, with a some detectable herbal hops on the finish. This is like a sweet Budweiser with a tad more hops. Thanks Steve, I now have Barbados on the countries tasted.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Thanks to decaturstevo for bringing this gem back from the tropics. Thin, clear light yellow with a fleeting white head. Corn, vegetal aroma. Gross. watery, little else.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nolankowal (932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2007
RBSG 07. Yellow-like pour with a white head. Aroma of skunks...malt....and more skunks. Tastes like...corn and skunks. Light body with a crisp skunk finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle smuggled in by decaturstevo. Pours greenish yellow with big white head. The aroma is stale flour and some lawn clippings. The flavor is weak and floury with a few lemon and spice notes. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Its a beer from Barbados. It tastes Barbadian. It did have a faint ginger characteristic, if you concentrate on it. Thanks to decateurstevo for bringing this to the tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Gold, yellow, light head and lacing. Nose of corn and/or rice, light hops. Clean bland flavor. Pale international lager. Good palate cleanser at a summer gathering tasting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2007
Plastic bottle. A pale golden beer with a white head. Brewmash aroma and taste, sweet straw. Light body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Banks Carribean Lager
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007

clear yellow, wiapy white head, light sweet corn aroma, sweet malt flavor, touch of corn, light bitterness, typical brewpub lager

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 30, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. The only plastic bottle I saw - MUST be good. Uh, not so much. Pale straw with no head. Mild corny grain nose and flavor. Bleh. Well, another country for us tickers...

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