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


on tap

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RATINGS: 395   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Classic small plastic bottles--wonderful. Served nice and cold, too. Completely offensiveless, no flavor--just watery, like Michelob Ultra. Fizzy, happy beach beer. Thanks for a new country!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG 2007: The horror, the horror... Thanks yespr. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Aroma, a bit skunky, grassy. Flavor, skunky, grassy, ugh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Not so bad. Yellow and well carbonated from a small plastic bottle. Corn in the flavor. Clean finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Grainy honey aroma. Fizzy sweet honey flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Had this one on draught at the brewery in St. Michael, Barbados. Lagers must save better in the hot climate of the Caribbean but I just can’t abide them. Light yellow pour with a medium white head, grassy nose with notes of citrus, mildly bitter with "just a kiss" of the hops. This wasn’t terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
RBSG 2007. I think I should thank Yespr for this. I know he brought it, I’m just not sure I should thank him at all. Yellow color with no head. Skunky aroma with soiled grains. Gutrot bourbon soaked corn taste. Well, I guess I got a new country out of it, but that’s the only reason I’d ever drink it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2007
From tap. Pours pale yellow with a crispy white head. Aroma is slight grassy but also soft malty. Flavour is mild bitterness with a nice minor fruity note just before the finish. Definitely a bit better than other Caribbean pale lagers. In the humid warm weather of Barbados this is a perfect beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Salamon144 (1) - USA - MAY 24, 2007 does not count
My favorite Beer. I’ve only had it in Barbados. The locals say there is a big rights issue between the Brewery and United States, so it is not well distributed. Very good beer though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
330ml plastic bottle. Average (or less) pale lager. Pale gold color, thick white head which quickly disappeared. No aroma. Little flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovethebeers (1) - USA - APR 2, 2007 does not count
Bottle: I travel to Barbados at least once every two years. A light feeling lager, with a definitely taste of hop. Perfect beer for a hot day in the Caribbean.

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