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


on tap

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RATINGS: 470   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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italianjohn (3138) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Clear straw golden pour white foamy head aroma of some grass and sweet malts along with light floral hop ..... light lacing taste of sweet malts and light floral hop ..... simple and clean easy drinking ..... now all i need to do is get to barbados

SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
Lucent gold, thin white head, lighty but creamy body, med co2.

aroma: some pale malt, peppery hops, bisquick mix.

T1= buttery pale malt (diacetyl?).
T2= very buttery/nutty, hint of hop bitterness, a touch of fruity esters.
T3= a bit of buttery adjuncty film.

exceeded my expectations. the brown bottle alone gives them a clear advantage over local competition. but still, when i’m in the carribean, i would be quite happy drinking this.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 355mL export ed. Pours straw with no retention or lace. Aroma is pretty much nothing. Taste is slight copper, mineral water. Warms into some weird island fruits. Would need to be paired with Barbadian food on the beach. :) 3/1/4/1/5=1.4

275mL in Barbados. The pour is a 1 for appearance. I’m not sure how this is possible, but this is happening right now. No head, no bubbles, just flat, clear, yellow pee. Aroma is pineapple, sugar, thankfully no off-characters or metals. Taste is flat, bland, little soapy. Definitely not offensive but still very poor.

NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle poured into a footed pilsner glass. Pours crystal clear yellow in color with a pure white head. Light crisp aroma, smooth refreshing to drink.

Strangebrewer (1308) - 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.

blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
bottle, pale yellow with white foam, sweet corn aroma and flavors with a slight sour finish

mabel (9246) - 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)

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 wasn’t bad though in mid missour, maybe because you can’t 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.

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.

drowland (8676) - 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.

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