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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 Purchased onboard the Carnival Breeze solely for the new country tick (Barbados). Better than all the other Caribbean lagers I tried; not skunked and decently refreshing. Okay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sjogro (3553) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle shared at Maakuns. Very pale straw with thin white head. Sweet dusty cardboard, rice candy pigment coating, cheap gum. Light sweet, over medium dusty, weak stale bitter. Thin body, under medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maakun (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle shared by sjogro. Clear golden with short lasting white head. Some cardboard juice, quite some grains, dark bread, apple, light bitter herbs. Light sweet and bitter. Light bodied. Loads of cardboard but otherwise not especially bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MBlessing (1178) - Wrttemberg, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
Goldgelb schner schaum, getreidiger honig ser duft, Geschmack recht dumpf getreidig ssslicher Abgang wenig herb, schade das ich gerade nicht in der Karibik am Strand liege dann knnte ich wenigstens gut gelaunt den Rest in meinem Glas runter kippen...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrNosha (2114) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 21, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Hellgelbes klares Bier mit viel luftigem weissem Schaum. Es riecht nach Getreide und etwas Honig. Der Antrunk ist sehr metallisch, fast rostig. Dann Getreide und Honig. Lager eben...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
indrekr (502) - ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2016
Aroma: bread, hay. Appearance: pale, clear, minimal head, white foam, disappears immediately. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: light body, thin feel, creamy, no aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
lokis333 (462) - Birai, LITHUANIA - FEB 13, 2016
Watered clear yellow color with minimal white foam. Aromas of, of light malt and sweetcorn, bit dusty and cardboardy (for a lager that is not bad). Palate, light/medium body with dry texture and finish. Taste is quite plain and dryish of malt and grass. Overall it is not bad alger, interesting to try.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redders1974 (1255) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
At least it keeps a decent head Vegal corny taste oily in the mouth Ive had a lot worse lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Desverger (10512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2015
330ml Bottle from Tesco Extra, Streatham Common, London, split at the parents (My first Barbados rate) (27/11/2015) - clear golden yellow pour with tiny white head. Sweet corn and grainy malty, straw, hay, grassy hoppy, thin watery and forgettable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LazyPyro (913) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden colour, minimal white head that disappeared quickly. A bit watery. Light and refreshing lager for a summer day.
April 2015.

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