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


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RATINGS: 479   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 8/20
hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
it pours a light golden color with a white fluffy head. It doesn’t have a strong aroma with a lot of definition although there is grass that is evidence. The taste is okay, crisp, and relatively smooth on the way down.

Zlotta (4151) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2018
Sampled from 0.33 l bottle from 'Rudat', bottled in June 2017. Clear, golden with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, slightly grassy and a bit skunky aroma of grains and some straw. Sweetish, minimally bitter, slightly grassy taste of grains, some cardboard and hints of straw, followed by a short, moderately bitter, slightly grassy and a bit metallic finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Not very good.

motthes (236) - GERMANY - JAN 7, 2018
Das Caribbean Lager von der Banks Brewery aus Christ Church (Barbados). Etikett ist ganz gut. Goldgelbe Farbe mit minimal Schaum. Der leichte Muff setzt sich gleich im Antrunk fort, süsslicher Geschmack mit etwas Säure versehen, Würzigkeit ist so gut wie keine enthalten, der Hopfen im Abgang kommt sehr spärlich an. Auf der Zutatenliste steht Zucker und Maissirup! Ein sehr wässriges Bier, im Urlaubsland an der Strandbar würde es situationsbedingt sicher besser schmecken.

Maracuja05 (2063) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2017
26-12-17 // bottle thanks to my Grand-uncle. Clear golden. Light bodied pale lager. Malty, grains. Mild bitterness.

Splitenz (388) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2017
Very typical warm weather type lager. A bit sweet, if not served very cold. Some fleeting bitterness. Malts, cardboard, but not metallic. Fine if the view is great and it is served very cold.

Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal/corn), trace hops (herbs), with a light note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Welcome to Florida!

smaynard6000 (1268) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with small off-white head. Sweet grainy and malty aroma. Quite sweet flavor with a bit of cereal notes. Light bodied. Better than expected, but pretty typical of this style.

jfb (6984) - GERMANY - OCT 25, 2017
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of green apple, corn on the cob and dusty malts, with lots of butter and yeast to boot. flavour is more of the same, lots of old malts and raisins, with a touch of bran flakes in the empty finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

Ritzn (1994) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2017
Clear yellow with almost non head. Aroma is lots of peas, some not too bad hop character of some grass and meadow, some paper. Taste is sour and strange sweet. Drinkable, a bit too musty. SinH4 said it well.

jonas (8280) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle. Golden, grey low head, low carbonation. Grassy earthy minerallic hops, hayish straw malt, moppy light body, artificial sweetness, DMS, mineral dry, phew.

SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is oxidized, papery, and peas. Taste is the same. Medium carbonation. Classic Country tick, but at least from a brown bottle.

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