Banks Caribbean Lager | Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited
Barbados
banksbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Banks Beer

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
211
Reviews:
99
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
21.18%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.02/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sholland119
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As Caribbean adjunct lagers so, this one is pretty good. Was it mind blowing? Would I seek it out? No and no. Did I enjoy the pleasant light grainy malt character and slightly sweet finish while sitting on the beach in Barbados in late winter? Yes and yes and yes. Well made, totally drinkable.

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Photo of msondel
4.1/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGT_Cookie
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.15/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thick white foam on pale gold (4) pour; decent head and cap retention with aggressive pour; spotty lace at best. Corn bread and biscuits aroma. DMS and slightly sweet. Lite, watery feel; moderate carbonation. Ok lager, the locals say, "drinks like water." True enough.

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Photo of bird_soul
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ikidunot
3.68/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Macamah
3.26/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
2.41/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of curtis6290
5/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of talbotjf99
2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of captaincoffee
3.77/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honestly, as an AAL, this is a surprisingly decent beer. Pours straw color, with a quickly dissipating head that leaves specks of lacing. Nose is grains all the way with some weak hops way in the back. Taste is clean AAL...grains with no noticeable off-flavors. Overall, this is a fine, clean, easy-drinking lawnmower beer that beats BMC options.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NSXAG
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of samibr
3.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KidsDoc
2.86/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pens1967
2.93/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabre311
2.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of skywizzard
2.93/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.83/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Banks Caribbean Lager from Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited
2.88 out of 5 based on 211 ratings.
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