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Banks Caribbean Lager - Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 21.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Banks Beer

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2003)
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

ThinkAgain, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.01/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

RblWthACoz, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GoHabsGo, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Bendulum
4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

Bendulum, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of arkanu
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

arkanu, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of CHickman
2.64/5  rDev -5%
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.

CHickman, Nov 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Ciocanelu, Nov 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Chugs13, Oct 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -55%

ygtbsm94, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
2.74/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75


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.

Cylinsier, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

cuy50, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

Johnq1964, Aug 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

dbkdev, Jun 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of cornpone
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

cornpone, May 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

BeerDreadz, May 27, 2013
Photo of jettjon
2.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From a 12 oz. bottle marked Feb 2013. Labeled “Carribean Lager.” Consumed 5/22/13. Into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!) it’s an attractive golden clear color with lots of precipitating carbonation fueling a solid, one-finger pillowy white head. Not exactly what I was expecting; this is a pretty good looking brew. Nose however is a bit of a letdown, corn and rice adjunct and a bit of sour milk along with what might pass as malt. In the mouth it’s nothing special, starting with a mild malty flavor cut through by a tinge of metallic off-taste but finishing on an rather inoffensive note. Mouth is a bit thin and surprisingly flat despite lots of carbonation and great head retention. Overall: High point is a nice appearance but unfortunately the rest of this Caribbean import falls short.

jettjon, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

Jamison85, Apr 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

ShawneeIrish, Apr 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CMOrak, Feb 18, 2013
Banks Caribbean Lager from Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited
66 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.