Banks Caribbean Lager

Out of stock (Best Before 7 July 2024)
(25 customer reviews)


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Banks Beer, the beer of Barbados, is a premium pilsner style lager with a smooth, fresh aroma and a medium alcohol content.

Banks is brewed from a pure classic blend of 2-Row British and Australian malted barleys deliciously flavoured by Yakima Clusters and the noble Styrian Goldings aroma hops. It is however Barbados’ water, naturally filtered through limestone rock, along with our own special strain of yeast, which give Banks Beer its unique Bajan character and distinctive quality. Consistently the #1 choice among beer drinkers in Barbados since it was first produced in 1961.

Beers of Europe offers an incredible range of Beers from all corners of the globe. We stock over 2,000 beers, ranging from the world’s oldest breweries to the worlds newest and the best in-between. In addition, we stock a wide variety of ciders, spirits, wine, homebrew, and glassware to create the perfect gift or occasion. If you want to know a bit more go to our About page.

No, we also have a shop based on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Travelling along the A10 between Downham Market and King’s Lynn, you will come to a small village called Setchey, turn next to J.S.W Car Sales on to Garage Lane and we are located approx. 100m down the lane on the right-hand side. Our address and opening hours can be found on the Contact Us page.

Yes, there are age restrictions in place. In the United Kingdom, the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18 years old. Beers of Europe strictly adheres to these regulations and by agreeing to our Terms and Conditions on checkout you confirm that you are over 18 years old. In store, we operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means that if you appear to be under 25 years old, you will be asked for identification to verify your age.

There’s a particular item I’m looking for, can you get it for me?

We are always happy to see if we can help you track down an item. Please feel free to contact us on our ‘request a product page

For some products supply can be inconsistent, whether that is at the brewery itself or how often we or its supplier imports it. For products that are out of stock, you can sign up to be notified of its return on the product page. From there, as soon as we book the stock in we send an email to you.

Bottles and labels can and do vary. This means that the images shown on our website may not be the same as current stock items. If the bottle or label is important please check before ordering. Please be aware that even if the label looks different, that product will be the same product if it has the same barcode. Because we work from the barcode, if producers does not make us aware of a label change we often miss updates until we are contacted about it. Apologies in advance for this.

Please note that it isn’t always possible to provide a perfect looking bottle/label as this very much depends on the condition they are received in from our supplier.

We occasionally have items available in the shop that are not available to purchase online, usually because they are too fragile or large to post.

We do not have a minimum purchase amount, but delivery charges may apply.

For orders between £25.01 and £60, delivery is charged at £5.99 (3 working days) or £7.99 (next working day).  Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £60, delivery is £3.99 (3 working days) or £5.99 (next working day). Again some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £100, delivery is free (3 working days) or £3 (next working day). Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

Customers can amend their orders as long as the order has not been picked and packed ready for despatch. If you wish to make an amendment please call us as soon as possible on 01553 812000.

You can specify a different address to the invoice address. Please add these at checkout.

Yes of course, when checking out just select ‘create an account later’

We use a variety of thick and sturdy cardboard boxes and dividers to hold each bottle individually. Any remaining spaces are filled with biodegradable air bags to stop movement of the contents. Glasses are wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard to ensure they arrived in once piece.

When placing your order please add the details at checkout.  We regret that if your order has been packed and is ready to despatch that amendments cannot be made.

All of our orders are shipped without any pricing or payment details, these are in the confirmation email. The only paperwork in the box contains a summary of the order and addresses.

On checkout you can add a message to your order. 

Unfortunately we do not offer gift packaging.

We currently use DHL, but we do also trial other couriers alongside from time to time.

We don’t currently ship outside the UK and Ireland but it may be something we offer in the future.

Unfortunately our carriers do not offer a time specific delivery service. We can send orders to arrive on a specific date but we would remind you that whilst 98% of deliveries arrive within the stated timeframe we cannot 100% guarantee the day. Couriers do often offer delivery windows on the day, with the option to rearrange if necessary.

If you are ordering as a gift we would ask you to take this into account when arranging delivery.

Please note that we are unable to offer weekend deliveries.

Our boxes come in 6s, 12s, and 24s. By no means are you required to order in those quantities, but it is worth bearing in mind when ordering. A full box also helps to reduce the small chance of damage, as empty compartments collapsing can be a cause of this.

Please check the tracking first, as they may provide an explanation but we welcome the opportunity to nip issues in the bud. Either call us on 01553 812000 or email our [email protected] to hear from our customer service team. Check out delivery details for more information.

If you have changed your mind for whatever reason, you can consult our returns information, or get in contact on 01553 812000.

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We can cater for larger occasions, and we do have wholesale customers, please contact [email protected] with your request and we get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Beers of Europe is just one of the amazing businesses on our Warehouse Setchey site. It is joined by The Warehouse Taproom, Bar and Restaurant, a fantastic venture which allows us to showcase our superb drinks range, with an accompaniment of great dishes. The Warehouse Antiques contains over 50 stands and over 80 cabinets that puts on a real feast for the eyes, and offers a gift opportunity at every turn. We are also home to The Steiff Shop, East Anglia’s Largest Range of premium hand made bears and Warehouse Books, with a huge selection of pre-loved books ready to satisfy your curiosity. Whatever you’re looking for, the Warehouse Setchey offers something for everyone.

  1. Christopher Leno

    Nice, crisp, clean and clear! Not overly carbonated like certain terrible fizzy lagers! This is a nice malty beer with a good natural life and a decent flavour.

  2. Topher Dykes

    A real taste of the Caribbean. Truly excellent for those hot summer days relaxing outside, with no cares aside from whether or not to have another, and knowing that you probably will.

  3. Lewis Gledhill

    Nice refreshing beer! Easily ordered and delivered super quick! Would happily recommended this beer and beers of europe to my friends, can’t wait for my next purchase.

  4. SB

    Very satisfied with this. Clean tasting, refreshing lager. Not over-carbonated. Could imagine sinking several of these on a hot day in Barbados. Well worth a go.

  5. Joanna Kirkby

    Was looking forward to this but a bit disappointing. A little tasteless and flat. Still better than the usual rubbish you buy in supermarkets like Stella carling carlsberg etc

  6. Steve Hawkins

    Not much aroma. Pretty generic. When sipped, you get a fizzy buzz, which is fairly sharp. The finish is reminiscent of sparkling water. This is very similar to the other Barbarian beer – 10 Saints.

  7. Matthew Head

    Good beer to drink in the sunshine, clean and smooth flavour. I brought one to try out and I will definitely be coming back for a few more very soon!!

  8. Michael Knight

    I wanted to try this beer to see if it reminded me of being in barbados. I found it very light, easy to drink with a small sharp taste. Really enjoyed it and i will be buying more. I would definitely try it if you haven’t done so already. 🙂

  9. Andrew Robinson

    A solid summertime lager with a refreshing and mild sweetness that works pretty well. Quite quaffable!

  10. Andy Nichols

    Decent session beer to drink in the sun. Very sweet, might be a bit much after a few. Reminds me of Barbados and probably seemed better out there! Needs to be ice cold!

  11. Paul Grubb

    I was pleasantly surprised by this, I thought it would be like Budweiser or Miller Lite, but it reminded me of Efes. Bold carbonation and a sweet smack at the end, yet not too intrusive. It’s certainly sessionable and a nice addition to our barbecue the other day. I would buy this again.

  12. Chris

    Light and refreshing. Overall well balanced and could easily knock back a number of these on the garden on a nice day.

  13. Chris Meechan

    If you are a fan of bog standard American lagers that are served ice cold this might appeal but other than a slight malt profile there is very little flavour.

  14. Marek

    Great refresh lager. Light and rich taste from beginning to last drop. Highly recomended especially in summers days.

  15. William Sayers

    A fairly standard lager that you get on holiday in the sun, a little papery but otherwise okay when ice cold.

  16. Nick Davies

    Not overly flavoursome but a good thirst quencher

  17. Luke Canning

    Typical lager, quite nice but nothing really special. Would choose it over others but still not my favourite.

  18. Jack

    A perfect summer beer. If you’re after no thrills, or better, its perfect. Provides that little bit of umph in your day. Best served ice cold with jerk chicke, or a curried carribean dish, does not disappoint

  19. Paul Boniface

    A perfect beer for a hot summer’s day. Easily drinkable and very refreshing, will probably go down too quickly.

  20. Jack Robins

    What a perfect beer! If I can’t go to Barbados. Barbados will come to me!!

  21. John Sharp

    Crisp, clean and refreshing. Had this at 4 degrees C on the hottest day of the year (so far) – really nice.

  22. Ian

    A nice enough lager but nothing special. Lacks that extra “oomph” or flavour to make it unique. I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it does work well as a nice simple lager.

  23. G Williams

    Our son-in-law loves this as he lived in Barbados for several years. We try and get him a case twice a year. Delivery is excellent. Banks is such a good quality lager, but so difficult to get hold of. Excellent firm to order from.

  24. Elle M

    A decent lager from a country I haven’t had a beer from so far. Just a tad too sweet but that’s lager for you

  25. Peter Wootton

    A very drinkable and refreshing lager. Whilst not having a standout flavour it is certainly more interesting than some lagers on the market.