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


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 467   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 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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dlovell2 (1767) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
Poured from bottle with label printed on it. Pours clear bubbly golden color with foamy white head. Aroma is malt and musty, spicy yeast. Flavor is sweet grainy flavor with floral hop and musty yeast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 29, 2015
Bottle.Clear golden colour with no head.Aroma is grainy with no head mild taste of honey and grain,lively mouth feels and hint of corn,bit thin body and short finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Manslow (1105) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Butelka 0,33l Kolor jasnosłomkowy, aromat słodowy,lekko kwaskowy, smak orzeżwiający, nagazowanie średnie.Jak na Karaiby całkiem-całkiem.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabuzzer (568) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
330ml bottle from Tesco! Clear, golden, fizzy white head that bubbled away instantly (but the beer retained some fizz so not a bad thing) Slightly metallic nose, virtually no taste other than an odd fruity aftertaste. Wouldn’t hunt it out, but would happily drink this on a sunny beach

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
It’s no worse than many bottled lagers, to be honest. It’s a touch sweeter than I’d like and there’s a slightly odd backtaste that I can’t quite place. I suspect after a few it may start to get a bit sickly but it’s alright.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Rudat Dortmund. Clear yellow coloured, medium sized airy white head that went away fast, corn in the nose. Sweetish malty, corn, light cardboard and notes of grain with notes of corn syrup in the finish. Typical Caribbean lager but new country counts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nevalainen (596) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Clear golden color. Citric aroma, malty. Fizzy body, fresh. Quite fresh beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bamsen78 (5031) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, trade with CH-303 - thank you, Asbjørn! Pours clear pale straw with airy white head. Clear but rather weak aroma of hops and yeats, with notes of malt. Sweetish flavour of yeast and malt, with bitter, hoppy notes. Bitterish aftertaste with citric and paperlike notes. Well, possibly nice and refreshing on a neach in Barbados but otherwise just a pale lager. Still, a rare country tick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martin00sr (2748) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Clear light golden, frothy white head. Malty, grainy aroma, hints of fart... Similar flavour, sweetish with light hop notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, 4.7%. Citric aroma. Clear pale yellow colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is bready and watery. Low bitterness. Citric finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 47

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50