I'm taking a virtual trip to Barbados today with Banks Caribbean Lager. It's a golden yellow traditional looking lager with a large frothy off-white head that not unexpectedly disappears quite rapidly. I served this one cold so there is some condensation on the glass but it's a lovely clear lager.
The aroma isn't strong and I don't know if it was auto-suggestion that made me pick up Caribbean hints of tropical fruit and spices in addition to hops. It's quite weak in flavour too and I couldn't detect any flavour other than hops, although after a few sips it seemed to get sweeter and more creamy. It's thin bodied, watery and very fizzy which gives it a spring water like taste and mouthfeel, no doubt due to the Barbados' water that has been naturally filtered through limestone rock.
It's a lager so I wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary and although it's very drinkable Banks Caribbean Lager isn't one I'd recommend. It's a forgettable lager that's just ok; it's too fizzy, too watery and doesn't have enough flavour. Ale NOT Be Seeing You again.
Brewed by Banks Brewery, Barbados
My Untappd score: 3/5