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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
deanso (5259) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT courtesy of Denk Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Thin bodied.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
sic1314 (3287) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured light straw white no head. Aroma of sweet grain. Light body, flavour of sweet water.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kermis (5065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Denk. Pale golden pour. Small white head. An ok lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dEnk (3804) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is bland watery malt, some grain. Flavour is malt, sugar, grains.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zer0 (1127) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at THT. Pours clear golden. Aroma is watery and some cabbage. Taste is light sweet. Very boring and bland.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tbopslt (347) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Clear golden. Half inch head, descent carbonation. Musty aroma. Sour start, smoother finish. Ive had better.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beeebon (181) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
A pretty bland pale lager. Not much in the way of taste, it’s a bit sweep and mildly malty along with grassy and grain flavours. Doubt I will bother again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A sweet malty nose, rice. Smooth sweet malty flavors, honey, grains, dry rice. Good really. Simple.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kwik-lime (1310) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle in Tesco. Light, some soap and vegetables, corny, watery palate. New country ticked off and a beer to never have to drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Canmoore (260) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a clear gold colour, with a very small head. Aroma notes include corn, toasted bread, bread, sweet malts also. Tasting notes includes lots of sweet malts, tannins, some caramel in there. It finishes much lighter than it starts, albeit with a crisp bite at the end. Not bad, would probably taste better fresh.


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