The beer pours a very hazy bright red with no head at all. Given the description it's not surprising there's a fruity aroma and it's raspberry and blackcurrant that come through strongest. The body is light enough to make Love Lane Baltic Berliner reasonably refreshing while the taste is exactly what I thought it'd be. It's very fruity, pretty sour and quite tart. While sour beers really aren't my go to drinks of choice I have to say this is one of the better versions I've tried, not that that's saying a lot. It's difficult to rate any beer where the style puts me off straight away but I'm going to give Love Lane Baltic Berliner from The Liverpool Craft Beer Company 6 out of 10. I don't like it enough to really warrant that score, but that's really down to my personal taste of the style rather than this beer itself which to me is a decent sour beer.
Shelby has a very light almost watery feel and unfortunately the taste matches. I found there was a little bit of blackcurrant and some berry notes but really this is about as plain tasting as you'll ever get from a beer. I can only really give Shelby from Thornbridge Brewery 4 out of 10. It's refreshing but tasteless.
The beer has a fruity aroma with some grainy malts lurking around in the background. There's a medium and reasonably smooth feel to the beer which makes it slightly heavier than most IPA's but to be honest I like that as long as it's not too hot when drinking. The taste is an interesting mix of fruity hops and caramel malts with the malts just about coming out on top, fortunately I've got a sweet tooth so I'm more than happy with that too. I really enjoyed Platform 6.1 from Wickwar Brewing Co and that's despite not been a huge IPA fan so I'm happy to give it a very good 8 out of 10.