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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: 420   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.


Simonsen's rating

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Simonsen (750) - - DEC 9, 2012
Flaske fått av esp0r. Lys gylden farge med lite skum, smak av gress,malt,humle. En del bitterhet i ettersmaken. Helt grei, men relativt smakløs.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (849) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Clear straw colour, small white head. Bog standard light lager. Smells better than it tastes.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
reggiedunlop (3288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a clear very pale yellow with a thick white head. Aroma has slightly boozy and skunky notes...like a bad Heineken light. Flavor follows suit...some stale grass and straw. Mouthfeel is light / medium and the finish I’d dry and mildly skunky/grassy.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cimbasso (290) - - DEC 29, 2014
Sampled from a bottle purchased at Tesco. Pilsner-style lager with a golden colour and a white head. Not much aroma. The malt taste is sweet, with a flavour of corn syrup and a hint of lemon. Light, grassy hop flavour. This is actually quite a pleasant hot-climate lager. I would much rather drink this beer than a Bud. Quite drinkable.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Camons (6482) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours goldel with a white head. Aroma light malt, corn, cardboard. Flavor is sweet with some malt, loads of corn. Medium body, lively carbonation. 261214

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Okay i guess. For pale lager how much better could it be? But other than that nothing too much more than basic. Pale golden color. Sweet corny grassy aroma. Yeast, barley, and corny flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale yellow, nose is hay, grassy, taste is similar, crisp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1476) - Boosting beer @ London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottled ; Another beer u see sponsoring the West Indies cricket team , so was glad to rake it . Better than Carib lager , pretty BUd like , pretty corny , cardboard ,hay, metal .Dry endz , Dranks tame.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lore (1267) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2014
Pale yellow colour, moderate sized dense, white head; aroma and taste of malts, hay, grains, some grassy hops and minimal cardboard notes - surprisingly drinkable

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 17, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to CH-303. Color is hazy gold. Head is thin. Body is medium thin. Taste is light bitter. Aroma is light metal, light hop and raw cereal.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
A gift from my coworker. Cloudy golden pour. The nose is quite sweet and worty. Has a little bit of hop aroma along with a fairly pronounced yeastiness. Sweet and a little bit sugary. Meh.


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