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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: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   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.


jmprdood's rating

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmprdood (37) - - NOV 10, 2012
What can I say - light and refreshing adjunct lager with very little hop character or mouthfeel. Great for sitting on the beach.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1080) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl. (from drinks-of-the-world.de), country rating #80. Clear pale to medium golden, average frothy white head, diminishes slowly, light lacing; grainy nose, sweet malt, sweet corn, wet hay; taste medium sweet, light bitter, corn notes; light to medium body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation, slightly more bitter in the finish, bit chalky; ok.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Vighals (1813) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Lys gul klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lite lukt, noe kornete. Søtlig kornete smak. Kort

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daniele (6280) - ITALY - MAY 12, 2015
bottle chiara schuma media buona persistenza cereale succedanei dolce niente luppolo

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrGD (102) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with no foam. Aroma has malts and yeasty notes. Taste has malts, yeast, some hops, a bit sweet and watery. Thin body. Bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dlovell2 (1115) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
charlotte (4571) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Manslow (325) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Butelka 0,33l Kolor jasnosłomkowy, aromat słodowy,lekko kwaskowy, smak orzeżwiający, nagazowanie średnie.Jak na Karaiby całkiem-całkiem.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabuzzer (243) - 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

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ianwelby (689) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (6167) - 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.


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