Agnus is a lovely deep golden slightly hazy Belgian Tripel with a tight frothy off-white head. It's quite lively on opening so it needs a slow and steady pour to get it out of the bottle in one go. The head lasts well and laces the glass.
The aroma isn't strong but it has hints of honey, caramel, hops, biscuit and sweet fruit. The overall smell reminds me of bananas drizzled in honey.
It really twanged my taste buds when I had my first sip. Lashings of caramel over ripe banana provide a big hit of sweetness followed by tangy hops and a slight spiciness before finishing with a lovely dry lingering bitterness. It's pretty fizzy with champagne-like prickly, tingly bubbles and has a medium body.
It's a very refreshing, fruity and well-balanced ale, especially if you have a sweet tooth as it leans more towards the sweet side of the scale and it seems to get sweeter as you drink it. With the distinctive hoppy, spicy tang of a Belgian Tripel, it's very moreish but at 7.5% ABV you can't glug it too quickly.
Another one that's cracking value, purchased for £6.99 for 4 from Lidl. You can't go wrong for £1.75 a bottle and it's a quality Belgian ale to boot. Look out for these hitting the shelves again and Ale Be Seeing You!
Brewed by Corsendonk Brewery, Belgium
My Untappd score: 4/5