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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strangebrewer (1272) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
bottle. Poured pale straw coloured with no head to speak of. Corn malt aroma. Prickly carbonation. Light mouthfeel. Sweet malty flavour, fairly generic. Quick lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
bottle, pale yellow with white foam, sweet corn aroma and flavors with a slight sour finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
[2727-20100126] 355mL bottle. Apple sauce aroma. Clear, light orange yellow body with quick white bubbles. Toasted fizzy grains sauce flavour. Light body is fizzy. Not horrible.
(From LCBO, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle. A friend brought this back for me from his cruise. I bet these are a lot better sitting on the beach in the sun. This one wasnt bad though in mid missour, maybe because you cant get it here added to the goodness of the beer. I mean its nothing special. Clear yellow color with no head. Aroma was corn and malts. Flavor was grass, malts and some sweetness to it. Clean and crisp finish. Would be a great island beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Light gold color with a fizzy, pillow-like white head. Aroma is sweet and corny with some sweet malts. Not too much in the way of hops in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet as well. Malt and barley at the front with a lightly fruity middle that has some hints of apple skins. Dry and grassy finish with a very light bitter note that gives way to a lingering fruity sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (8470) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
12oz bottle (2010) into a lager glass. The pour is super clear yellow with basically no head and it goes away instantly. The aroma is sweet and sour with dank grains. The flavor is similar with a touch of butter. Not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
For a pale lager, this is passable. However the style, a yellow fizzy beer with elements of corn sweetner, is not. The good points: A decent white foamy head, and lace in the glass. Almost neutral aromas. About an average mouthfeel. A tad of bready taste. However, it was not too drinkable.LCBO.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - FEB 15, 2010
.....says right on the bottle "award Winning Lager". That statement is pretty much impossible unless the category was "Best Lager from Barbados named Banks". The beer is almost invisible in my glass. Foamy white cap on the pour that was almost gone before I finished pouring it. Some sticky, spotty lacing. The aroma of pee is wonderful. Corn, bread, some skunk, sweet grains, smell hint of fake pineapple. On the beach this would be decent tasting enough to get the job done but other than that it serves no purpose. Grains, not overly sweet tasting, somewhat dry finish. Thanks Dieter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Not a bad pale lager. very carbinated. Taste was kinda bland, not alot to detect. It was refreshing though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours clear golden underneath a white fizzy head from the 12oz. bottle, but hey, it was Banks or Barbados famous rum punch and I needed my lager fix: Surprising bit of hop in the nose. Expected lagerish flavor, however I can taste some hop characteristics and maybe some corn. Not as bad as I thought. Drinkability: Better than the rum punch. Not bad. Rebuy: Only if Im in Barbados again. #267 on 04022010, DG.

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