Nice review! Love the collage too... what app do you use to put those together? I'd like to try it some time. Cheers! For my first entry into today's NBS thread, I chose a brewery who is new to my area. We seem to be getting a lot of these lately here in MA (Crooked Stave, Modern Times, Almanac), and that excites me quite a bit... this one is especially exciting because their beers are mostly metal themed, and, if you've seen my posts on these threads, you'll notice I usually review a beer and then recommend some music I'm listening to while I sip. Most of the time, that music just so happens to be some form of metal! Enter TRVE Brewing from Colorado's Cursed (mixed fermentation sour pale ale)! What an awesome label! Great reference to the classic BOSS HM-2 distortion pedal, which was notoriously responsible for helping many 90s death metal bands, particularly those from Sweden who recorded at Sunlight Studios, achieve their gut-wrenching guitar tones! This pours an opaque goldenrod-yellow color with a thin, wispy head of white foam that fades to nearly nothing on top of the solid, sturdy looking pale body. Kind of a boring looking, uneventful pour here, to be honest, but I didn't really expect much either. "Mixed fermentation" beers involved lactic acid bacteria, and I usually expect little to no head formation when such bugs are present. Nose is, luckily, a vast improvement. A huge hit of bright citrusy funk, including notes of tangy Valencia orange peel, pomelo and yuzu hit my olfactory senses like a proverbial truck. Damn, this smells pretty great! Slight lactic lemony twang and kind of dank aromatics that could definitely be the result of dry-hopping. There's a dry and rustic Brett-like yeast tone with some dusty notes amid the fruity and hoppy elements. Flavor is beautifully thirst-quenching and very tasty with a lot of the punchy citrus from the nose mingling with some suggestions of tropical fruit (passionfruit and guava) and kiwi. Somewhat bitter and rindlike with some aspirin-like chalky qualities as well, likely in no small part due to the Brett's interaction with the hops. I'm getting a light pilsner-like malt backbone that nevertheless comes across as pretty fragile considering it's definitely not the focus here. Feel is light-bodied and playful, with spritzy carbonation and a palate-coating bitter/funk note. This is probably about a 4/10 on the sour scale, for those wondering. It's more like medium-tart than straight-up sour, and I appreciate the slightly-restrained acid profile. Sometimes these new mixed culture sours can get to be a bit too much, and this seems to especially be the case with smaller beers (this is only 4.4%), so I'm glad they went this route and kept it mostly "funky" and not "tongue-peeling." Pretty great stuff here. Wish it were less-expensive and available in a more pleasing format (this was about $4.50 for a single heavy 12 oz bottle), but it's definitely a solid and enjoyable first experience from a brewery I've long been intrigued by. Gonna have to pick up more of their stuff soon. Just finishing up listening to a very solid piece of new black metal by the band Urfaust. Featuring some well-delivered clean vocals and a simultaneously aggressive-yet-expansive atmosphere, this album is definitely growing on me as of late.