The True South of 7 beer from 4 Degrees Brewing is the final of the four different selections Andrew and I received in the latest beer of the month shipment. This beer is the counterpart to the North of 7 beer that was also included in the shipment. And similar to the North of 7 beer I really enjoyed the can design and the linking of the beer name to a geographic region (namely Hwy 7 in Southern Ontario)
This was a fairly standard pale ale that poured a pale amber with minimal head. This was definitely a sessionable beer that was smooth and fairly standard. There was a slightly citrus note and a very subtle amount of hops. A step above your generic beer but not anything world shattering in terms of taste.
Two the most recent beer of the month club selections were from 4 Degrees Brewing Company, a small craft brewer in Smith Falls. One of this month’s beers was the “True North of 7” lager. The beer was alright, a standard lager that was smooth drinking but nothing special. I did some reading and apparently the beer was brewed by Jason Cook, who was responsible for creating Bud Light Lime. He brewed the “True North of 7” selection on a contract. I suppose that explains some of the blandness and my unimpressed feelings around the beer.
The beer is branded to appeal to cottagers, campers, and hunters. The graphic design on the tall can was well done and had a bit of a Canadian redneck northern feel. But a nice looking container doesn’t makeup for poor tasting beer. The beer was described as having subtle hoppy notes, however that seemed pretty much none existent.