Who Dat Golden Ale

Review Date 3/5/2021 By John Staradumsky

Who Dat reading my beer review? Oh, it’s you, you’re back again. Thanks for that, friend! Today I am here to regale you with a tale of, you guessed it, Who Dat Golden Ale from the Urban South brewery of New Orleans, Louisiana. This is my very first beer from Urban South, though it almost wasn’t. Here’s why.

Almost a year ago as I type, I was supposed to be in New Orleans, and a brewery crawl was on the agenda. It would have been Saint Patrick’s Day week we were going, but then Covid hit and we had to cancel our trip. Urban South was one of the breweries I had pegged for a visit. No such luck.

Urban South says about Who Dat Golden Ale:

Who Dat Golden Ale is brewed with pilsner and flaked barley and fermented with a hybrid yeast allowing this beer to ferment as an ale and then condition as a lager to create a crisp and refreshing beer. We added Citra hops and Hallertau Blanc in the kettle to give a punch of fragrant lemongrass, green grape and grapefruit.

Urban South Who Dat Golden Ale has an alcohol content of 5.04% by volume with 10 IBUs and I paid $4.49 for my can from Craftshack.com. Total Wine sells it for $8.99 a six-pack or $15.99 a 12-pack, but not in Georgia. My can is stamped PKG on 12/04/20 and I drank it on March 4th, 2021. It is a golden ale as Urban South styles it, but the ale fermentation and cold lagering mimic the American Cream Ale or Kolsch styles.

Urban South Who Dat Golden Ale pours to a bright golden color with a moderate sized head of creamy foam and a very gentle tropical fruity nose. Taking a sip, the beer is light bodied with soft crisp biscuit malt as the base. Gentle tropical fruit, and hints of grape are juxtaposed against this and the beer is crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Who Dat Golden Ale has no flaws for the style and is wonderfully drinkable-I can imagine it would be wonderful in the New Orleans heat.

Much of the charm here is the delicate nature of the beer, and the balance is delightful. It is a true measure of the brewer’s art to pull off such a subtle but flavorful beer, and my hat’s off to Urban South for that. Definitely a beer I would buy again.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, canned