Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Crafted with the finest ingredients to deliver a really easy drinking belter of a beer, with malty, hoppy flavours and clean finish that’s built not to last.

HeinzH's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeinzH (25) - Oulu, - APR 10, 2013
More hoppy than I thought. No head at all. Would not buy it again due to none existent head and poor palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thirstyboris (19) - Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
Aroma is very light. Appearance golden with a creamy head. Tastes are malty and earthy with light bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Cask @ The Portman ,East Chinnok , Somerset ;A tepid Bitter , pretty mundane while drink’ with my dad ...not strong enough to make his lame jokes seem humorous ...Moved on to Guinness as the other choices @ this redneck pube were worse!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2015
Cask at Brown Hare, Penwortham. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, caramel, light herbal note. Taste is light malt. Sweet finish, bit watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (122) - - MAR 29, 2015
Draught at club. Little aroma. Poured amber clear with no carbonation - thin white head Easy on tongue. Drinkable but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5800) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Cask @ The Plummet Line Hotel, Halifax. Copper with an amber glow and a creamy head. Light textured with berry-sweet flavours throughout that are very pronounced in its nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (646) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Cask at The Crooked House, Himley, Dudley. I quite like Banks’s beers but this example wasn’t the best, although this beer holds my drinking record in one session. Golden Bitter with malty nose, not much hop. Average. The pub is a treat though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2488) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Cask @ The Crown, Shrewsbury drunk over a game of darts like a proper bloke. No denying it’s a classic English session bitter. Very easy drinking, moderately sweet, with teasingly thin caramel and malts. It is what it is!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2102) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Cask in Turner’s Mill, Redcar. Amber with a white head. A fairly decent standard bitter. Some citrus and biscuit notes. Nothing special but drinkable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2137) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask. Pours a clear amber colour with a thin cream head, aroma is sweet malt with some caramel, the taste is light and fruity with some hops with a dry waterery finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
McCbeer (1) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Used to drink Bank’s regularly when I lived in the Dudley area. Loved it! Recently tried it in a couple of pubs in Derbyshire since the Marstons take over of the brewery. I now live in Derbyshire where there are quite a few Marstons pubs so I was pleased when Bank’s bitter started making an appearance locally. Very disappointed as the for me it was no longer Banks’. Slightly paler, not the unique Banks’ flavour and an underlying metallic taste. I feel that Marstons have taken an average recipe and just stuck the Banks’ label on it.

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