Brewed by Banks Barbados Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Christchurch, Barbados


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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8239) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - JAN 4, 2012
1) Approximately 50x chilled 275ml bottles over the fesitve period, plus a few glasses on draught- @Pisces, for example. Clean and..well,crisp with a pale lemoniness, light toasted cereal and honey notes, hop bitterness but not flavour. Cooked veg, light honeyed herbal hop, aluminium on the nose. Noticeably more clean and herbal on draught, with Noble hop hints. Hugely superior to many of its Mediterranean counterparts, and I’m not just saying that because I’m pissed, deliriously happy and in Barbados for Christmas. Hits the spot for Englishman and mad dogs in the midday sun. 535310. 2) Chilled from the bottle, outdoors/indoors at Grantley Adams International. Crackery malt, light lemoniness, cashew hints in aftertaste. Tweak of piney hop. Some custard cream/egg custard. No adjuncts. Superior global lager, warranting more than half marks.

DocLock (10728) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Draft on Carnival Magic in the Turks islands. Pale gold, white head, lighter, watery body, corny pale malt, mild hops. Not offensive, but not much going on.

Luvystypotables (1993) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2017
A bready grainy nose with notes of malt, pours a pale gold color with a thin white well laced head. Not much of a flavor, bitter with notes of grain, light body with a bitter finish.

Bacchus66 (554) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017
12oz bottle @ home. Clear gold with a persistent fine white cap. Not much going on aroma wise, very light malt, old carpet. Flavors are light malt, corn, again not much happening. Very short finish. If you keep this really cold it’s not too bad and suitable for outdoor quaffing.

mithe (1812) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2017
(bottle 0,33l)
Aroma: Corny, sweet.
Appearance: Clear golden color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Light sweet, strong corny, grainy.
Palate: Light-medium body.
Overall: Unpleasant.

crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 33cl bottle. Clear golden pour. Flavor is sweet slight herb. Sweet for a lager. Not terrible.

gripweed57 (2591) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2017
330 ml bottle. Bright medium gold color. Frothy white head disappates quickly. Faint grainy, metallic nose. Light sweet grainy malt flavor is highly carbonated. Sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Light syrupy malt finish.

rodbod (372) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a pale crystal clear gold, with white short lived froth. Nose ain’t much, a little caramel, a touch of toast. Taste is almost entirely absent, but it is at least very clean. I suppose it serves a purpose as a cooler or thirst quencher.

matstrange (217) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bland with minimal excitement for the palate. Not much aroma or head. That said, it’s fairly refreshing. Pretty standard lager.

wombat23 (1510) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Shared 33cl bottle. Clear pale straw, white head. Corn, hay, grains for the aroma and taste. Very mild all around.

darbeer75 (911) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma: typical cheap lager; cereal and corn syrup; Appearance: clear straw with billowy white head that disappears quickly; Taste: follows nose with even more sweetness; Palate: light bodied with weak finish; Overall: as expected.

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