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Banks Caribbean Lager - Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited

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BA SCORE
66
poor

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 21.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited visit their website
Barbados

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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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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BeerDreadz

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

05-26-2013 23:56:19 | More by BeerDreadz
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jettjon

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 01:14:41 | More by jettjon
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Jamison85

Indiana

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2013 17:06:48 | More by Jamison85
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

04-09-2013 22:46:32 | More by ShawneeIrish
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CMOrak

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

02-18-2013 02:53:27 | More by CMOrak
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modidia

New York

3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-24-2013 03:17:11 | More by modidia
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-20-2013 17:18:18 | More by MaxOhle
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beertunes

Washington

3.26/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rampaige for grabbing this for me on her recent visit to Barbados. Best by date of 5/13. Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a clean, clear, bright golden yellow color. An accidentally over aggressive pour got me just under 2 inches of bright white head that had very good retention and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma was about what was expected, grainy, a bit sweet and just some gentle hops. The flavors were basically the same as the scent, mildy sweet,decent base grains, and the hops were a bit crisper.

The body was the typical light and clean that you'd expect in a beach beer. Drinkability was good for what it is. I suspect if I were sitting on a beach in Barbados, I'd be pouring these down my neck at an alarming rate. Overall, nothing special, but worth a shot if the opportunity presents itself.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 00:16:10 | More by beertunes
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle served in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a standard Lager clear yellow golden color forming a medium white fluffy and soft head. Low retention and some few lacings

S: Sweet grains and adjunct grains with an honourable light smell of honey. That's all. Biscuity Lager style and some flowery hops

T: Follows the nose, sweet malts, korn, Lager yeasts, nuts and hops

M: Light body, good carbonation. Sweet grains and adjunct grains aftertaste

O: Medium drinkability. Well...

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 20:31:16 | More by eduardolinhalis
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chefduff2

New York

2/5  rDev -27.5%

01-05-2013 22:28:20 | More by chefduff2
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

"BBE JUL 2013"

Appearance: Pours a clear, light pale yellow body with an ample cap of white suds.

Smell: A sweaty scent of basic malted barley with some sweetish cereal notes, a slight graininess, and small kiss of hops.

Taste: Modestly grainy pale, pale malts with a touch of corn syrup sweetness. Again, though it's modest, the graininess is sustained well into the aftertaste. Slight spice hint from the hops, low bitterness. Dry, grainy, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Banks for nothin'! Not nearly as good as some lagers, but, it's also not nearly as rancid as some lagers.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 21:18:42 | More by ChainGangGuy
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

11-27-2012 19:27:20 | More by harpus
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

11-21-2012 05:09:19 | More by LJWalker
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OldTime

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

11-12-2012 06:51:41 | More by OldTime
Banks Caribbean Lager from Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited
66 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.