Brewed by Banks Barbados Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Christchurch, Barbados


on tap

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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
robinvboyer (4106) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
aroma of cheap grains, stale hops. Flavor is very grainy, and grassy. Big wet grass note in the finish that i just cant kick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle from the lcbo- Sparkling straw colour, pours a long lasting white foamy cap. Nose of grains and some grassy hops, some fruity malts. Tastes sweet of grains and fruity malts, some biscuit, grassy hops. Mild carbonation with lingering grassy hops. Ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
355 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma: Small amounts of wheat and hay, grain, very light apple, thatís about it. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: Very light cereal, a touch dusty, a wee bit of grassy hops, very light; dry with no bitterness to speak of and a light, vague cereal finish.

Hmmm, on the beach? Yes. Sitting here at home? No.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
Poor pale yellow think head. Metalic grassy grainy sweet water. I was expecting something cloyingly sweet like Carib and was surprised when it wasnít. Palate was boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
355mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a pale yellow, tiny white head. Aroma is corn and tin, sweet adjuncty malts city! Flavour is better, almost tolerable malt body (real malt), with some dry biting hop presence in the finish. Not really very impressive, though you might expect it to be a LOT more awful than it is. Quite tolerable. No green bottle! Yes! No skunk! Barbados tick! Yes! Not a beer that really inspires much in the way of words.....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3817) - 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 (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (2165) - 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. Itís such a relief to get one of these pale lagers that isnít heinously broken.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (7535) - 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.

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