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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 402   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011

Bottle 355ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG11.

[ As my country rating # 123 on ratebeer ]. Clear light medium yellow colour with a small average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, sour malt notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, thin. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110820]

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31121) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2007
Plastic bottle. A golden beer with a white head. The aorma is sweet malty with notes of straw and grain and a light touch of brewmash. The flavor is sweet malty with a weird note of grain and brewmash. OK, but the body is a bit thin. Thanks yespr for bringing this home.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
(Plastic bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear, pilsener golden with a whiff of flowers in the aroma. Thin-bodied with a very discreet malt base and basically no bitterness. Typical - but drinkable - holiday swill. 290607

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Malty aroma of grain, butter and corn. Malty flavour of grain with notes of hops and corn. Light watery.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grass, grains, bready malts, some slight notes of maize. Flavour is maize, mild grassy notes, some hay as well as mild honeyish and salty notes as well. Refreshing and nice on a hot summers day.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19337) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2002
Pale golden. Light bodied. Not much flavour to speak about. Unexciting quencher.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2006
Pale yellow colour. Very weak aroma of malts. Crsip flavor with hints of malt. Easy drinking. Not much hop flavor and no bitterness in the aftertaste. Thanks to my mother for bringing it back from Barbados.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Blond color. Mild aroma; some malt flavor, with ordinary bitterness; balanced indeed. Nothing bad with it; at least it’s not offensive.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... grassy yeurch nose ... sweet grassy hay ....


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