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Banks Beer - Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited

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BA SCORE
66
poor

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 21.74%


Brewed by:
Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited visit their website
Barbados

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2003)
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Reviews by portia99:
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

275ml bottle brought back from Barbados by a friend. Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

A - Small bottle filled my pint glass only about 1/2 way. Pours a pale, pale gold with a frothy two fingers of white foam. Head lasts about 30 sec and dies down completely to the surface-just the tiniest layer of bubbles on the surface. Beer is perfectly clear...lots of effervescent bubbles rising in a constant stream from the bottom of the glass.

S - Smells like an imported European lager. Lots of cereal grain and corn. Some light vegetable like aroma in the background and a hint of diacetyl. Hops are a bit fruity, maybe a small amount of grassiness too. Corn and cereal grains overpower whatever hops there are though. Smells pretty much like every other beer of this variety.

T - Grainy and tons of corn. The diacetyl that was mild in the smell is more prominant in the taste. No real hop flavor...just a balancing bitterness. Again, nothing really distinguishes this from just about any other American style lager out there.

M - Thin but not quite reaching the water level...just a touch more fullness. Carbonation is high, which probably masks some the flaws in the flavors. Very tingly, prickly and lively.

D - Well, this beer is what it is...just another American lager made on a beautiful Caribbean island. My recollection is that this beer worked fine on a hot day on the beach down there, but is much more disappointing on a cold December night. You could drink these all night, because there is not much to them. Might be a good one to use in a stupid drinking competition with your non-BA friends though - bottles look like a regular 12oz bottle, but are a little bit smaller...after a couple of cases that would add up.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 23:34:51 | More by portia99
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

2.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I hand Banks Beer while visiting Belize in 2013, it was okay pale lager, but not stick out from its various competitors. It pours light and golden, with light head that soon dissipates, and has an average carbonation content. It has little edge when drinking, but has a pleasant sweet taste with hints of malt and grains. Average aftertaste, not filling, and easy to consume in large amounts.

You can get Banks beer in Punta Gorda, belize fairly easy.

Belize March, 2013

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 03:33:05 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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irthesteve

California

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

03-24-2014 21:43:02 | More by irthesteve
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ali1987

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-19-2014 14:39:34 | More by ali1987
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-19-2014 14:30:58 | More by kylehay2004
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

03-11-2014 16:03:23 | More by ThinkAgain
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.01/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a yellow straw hue with minimal haze. White head. Nothing on the nose. Flavor is kind of grassy and earthy. Almost like a soil/mud thing. Yeasty edge on the end. Decent at first but gets a bit thick in the end, which detracts from the overall experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:28:12 | More by RblWthACoz
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

01-07-2014 20:55:57 | More by Griffith
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

12-20-2013 14:06:57 | More by bigeyedfish89
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

12-19-2013 22:42:24 | More by GoHabsGo
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Bendulum

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +54%

12-05-2013 18:49:18 | More by Bendulum
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arkanu

Romania

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

11-22-2013 21:48:40 | More by arkanu
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CHickman

New York

2.64/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours crystal clear gold color with a 1 finger foamy snow while colored head that was full of little bubbles and faded average speed, leaving decent spotty lacing.

Smells of corn, grains, vegetables, caramel or malty sweetness and the typical funky husk found in most lagers. Not much else to say except it was as dull as can be sniffed.

Tastes like it smells, with corn, grains, vegetables, light caramel, malty sweetness, light citrus hops, herbs, some funk, husk and biscuit. Flavor was not awful, but just so boring that I guess the true way to appreciate this would be to drink it in Barbados on a beach.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and almost watery, with mild carbonation, a light body and a slight hop bitterness before it trails off grainy with a slightly metallic taste. Easy to drink if you’re not looking for flavor and the low ABV would make this a nice beach beer; not a beer I’d have again unless I was in Barbados and hopefully on a nude beach, and while it was not terrible it was just so basic and boring that I feel like bashing it (more) would be pointless since it is an American Adjunct Lager style beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 02:58:43 | More by CHickman
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

11-05-2013 14:20:59 | More by Ciocanelu
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dcmchew

Romania

2/5  rDev -27.5%

10-31-2013 11:13:22 | More by dcmchew
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Chugs13

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

10-30-2013 04:00:07 | More by Chugs13
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jaydoc

Kansas

2/5  rDev -27.5%

10-26-2013 13:58:30 | More by jaydoc
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -54.7%

09-04-2013 02:59:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

2.74/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

bottle

Pours a clear light golden with a white sudsy head that dissipates to nothing.

Smells of coppery lager malts and sugar.

Tastes of coppery malts, cane sugar, and crisp dry hops.

Thin body with a light carbonation on the tongue.

Standard American style adjunct lager, predictable flavor. Works out okay in hot weather as you want something you can pound ice cold, but it's pretty unimpressive. Maybe slightly better than our American offerings in this category. Maybe not.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:17:01 | More by Cylinsier
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cuy50

Virginia

3/5  rDev +8.7%

08-11-2013 13:51:03 | More by cuy50
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +8.7%

08-11-2013 12:40:58 | More by Johnq1964
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

07-12-2013 21:21:28 | More by DenisKolkin
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dbkdev

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -27.5%

06-16-2013 02:09:06 | More by dbkdev
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

06-15-2013 17:11:25 | More by TheBeeraholic
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cornpone

New York

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

05-28-2013 01:44:05 | More by cornpone
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Banks Beer from Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited
66 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.