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


on tap

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RATINGS: 472   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 (8225) - 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 Im not just saying that because Im 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
matstrange (182) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bland with minimal excitement for the palate. Not much aroma or head. That said, its fairly refreshing. Pretty standard lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
wombat23 (1229) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
darbeer75 (826) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sinfull (1591) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Clear , pale , yellow color. Medium-sized, white head . Malt , some grass and metal in aroma . Sweet , malty taste . A rather poor version of pale lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cybercat (5562) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours wan straw yellow with a thick but effervescent eggshell head. Aroma delivers yeasty and malty tones, not spectacular but acceptable. Malty flavor is fairly typical, a little fruit and a bit of hops, average but enjoyable. Mouthfeel features so-so body and OK fizz. Well, its another rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chinchill (4759) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle of "Caribbean Lager" with a best by date of May 2012 (from Dec. 2011 notes), served in a pint glass. An attractive beer, being crystal clear, golden-yellow, with a 1.5 finger white head. The head dissipates quickly, however, and the light coloration accurately predicts a light taste. Lightly skunky in both aroma and flavor, this beer is thirst-quenching and easy to down. The light-bodied mouthfeel is amply, but not over, carbonated. Thats about the best that can be said. In addition to the skunky off-aroma and off-flavor, this beer has a weak finish and very little aftertaste. The sweetness in the aroma is followed by a largely balanced (sweet-bitter) taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (443) - - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle - clear pale yellow, heavy carbonation - good white head. Gassy lemon aroma, ok mouthfeel,, slight ting tongue / mouth. Bit bland tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dj (603) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. Pale straw colour with a small head. Aroma is hoppy and musty. Flavour is hoppy with sweet corn notes. Moderate carbonation. Not too bad for a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ZacM612 (676) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle on the cruise at the RedFrog Pub. Pale golden, thin white head. Light malt and grain, rice maybe? flavor. Not a lot of character, but crisp and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (1247) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 3, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is grain, corn, bit of metal. Taste is more or less the same.

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