Brewed by Banks Barbados Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Christchurch, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle. Moderately sweet malty aroma. Light golden body, small white head. Bready, grainy, somewhat dusty flavor. Lengthy mildly bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Thanks Daknole. Clear gold colored beer with only a smidge of visible carbonation. Small white head that quickly fades to a tiny ring and a micro thin layer. Aroma is corn adjuncts and a faint hoppiness. Flavor offers a bit of caramel, grain, honey and biscuit. Would be great on a sailboat off the Barbados coast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle shared by lithy. Poured golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of butter and corn with a faint mustard seed spice. The flavor is straight up corn lager with a light malt backing. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Pours clear gold with minute long bright white head. The aroma is corn flakes and noble hops with a mild background of graininess. The taste hits first with a bowl full of corn flakes and mild malt graininess. Nearing midway a moment or two of floral and faint lemon like hops surface before the sweet malts and corn flakes return and take it to the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8537) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. Wet creamy corn and honey nose. Smooth and almost creamy flavor, slightly lactic yogurt sourness, low effervescence. Metallic and twnngy at times. Seems like it might be a bit old. All around unoffensive, smooth and mellow.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerFanDan17 (1032) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 27, 2008
A bitter macro tasting beer. Really watered down and very smooth. Lawn-mowing beer for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (11282) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottled, pasteurised, 275ml, cheers Paul. Pale yellow with CO2 head. Took this as an opportunity to compare it against the Hepworths version. Quite a grainy, sweet lager malt beer, the good old buttery vanilla note with a very low hop impact. Clear and sparkling, but not too much to shout about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4631) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2008 Solid, malty Europils aroma. Cool painted label, brown bottle, clear yellow brew, finely beaded white head. Flavor is exactly what the aroma suggests - malty, clean lager without much pretense. No adjuncts detectable. Finishes out with a grass-malt sweetness. Solid, for its class. I could ingest one or two on a cruise ship or a nice beach in hurricane territory.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me, thanks to daknole for the trade. Crystal clear yellow with a thin white head. Buttery corn aroma, taste is sweet diacetyl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Clear piss yellow from lithy. Sweet light diacytal aroma. Vanilla grain flavor. Not bad. I’d drink this again.

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