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


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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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steely (241) - , - JUN 12, 2011
Pale golden colour, loaded with soda pop like bubbles. Fizzy disappearing white head. Mild corn ahnd hay aroma. Light malt flavor with a hint of applejuice. Annoying fizzy mouthfeel and a weak body.

mithe (1778) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2017
(bottle 0,33l)
Aroma: Corny, sweet.
Appearance: Clear golden color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Light sweet, strong corny, grainy.
Palate: Light-medium body.
Overall: Unpleasant.

crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 33cl bottle. Clear golden pour. Flavor is sweet slight herb. Sweet for a lager. Not terrible.

gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2017
330 ml bottle. Bright medium gold color. Frothy white head disappates quickly. Faint grainy, metallic nose. Light sweet grainy malt flavor is highly carbonated. Sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Light syrupy malt finish.

rodbod (357) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a pale crystal clear gold, with white short lived froth. Nose ain’t much, a little caramel, a touch of toast. Taste is almost entirely absent, but it is at least very clean. I suppose it serves a purpose as a cooler or thirst quencher.

matstrange (208) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bland with minimal excitement for the palate. Not much aroma or head. That said, it’s fairly refreshing. Pretty standard lager.

wombat23 (1417) - 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.

darbeer75 (902) - 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.

sinfull (1655) - 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

Cybercat (5834) - 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, it’s another rating.

chinchill (4995) - 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. That’s 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.

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