No, this isn’t “real” champagne, but in my opinion is a “champagne of beers”.
Golden Monkey, by Victory Brewing, was one of my first favorite Belgian style Tripels and still remains one of my favorite, many years later! Not only is it clean and crisp – it really has a lot of body and flavor. I love the taste that Belgian Yeast gives the beer, almost a slight funkiness – but in a good way! The hops are perfectly balanced, not over powering the delicateness of this bubble concoction. A special thanks to my lovely friend, Amy, for this specific bottle. It was an early Birthday gift that I’m going to enjoy on my Birthday! I have the best friends!
If you reach for a Golden Monkey, or any Tripel for that matter, make sure to drink it out of the proper glass; it really does matter!