When you first unscrew the cap, you hear that typical fizzy sound you hear when you open soft drinks. In this drink, there is no fizz after it's opened. It doesn't really taste like cherries (it only contains 1% actual juice). It leaves a bitter aftertaste. It gets 2 stars because it's only 5 calories and has a tad bit of vitamins and antioxidants. Definitely not a fan. Maybe other flavors taste better.