So I saw a bottle of what I thought was a soda called Cas Cal… but it turns out that’s the actual companies name. First off that reminds me of a dish detergent name but I don’t know why. Then I searched the bottle for the name of the flavor it incased and the best I could find was “Light Red”. Fortunately the bottle also included the fact that the soda had “notes” of black current, cherry, and mirabelle, which is apparently a variety of plum. So I take this bottle to Mike’s so that we may record a Popcast about it, and in the process of studying the bottle I learn that almost everything in this is fermented. Sigh. I’m not a big fan of the fermented sodas but needless to say it still needs to be reviewed.
This smells horrible. Ok, maybe horrible is too strong a word but this isn’t anything I would normally ingest without some sort of compensation. Today’s compensation is the fact that I later get to post this article to our fellow citizens of the Carbo-Nation. Time for consumption.
Amazingly it doesn’t taste nearly as horrible as it smells, so I guess it’s got that going for it. One delightful thing about this is the fact that it’s very lightly carbonated. There is a slight fruity flavor, but honestly there is nothing special here. I occasionally get the slight flavor of tea but the fermentation is warping the “light red” flavor to the point where I really don’t want to finish this bottle. I feel badly making this such a short review but honestly there is nothing else that needs to be said about this. It has light carbonation and a slight but warped fruit flavor tainted by fermentation. This is a big ol’ bottle of Meh.
Verdict – Buyer Beware
Light Red... more like Light Dead. Sigh. Twist always wrote the witty captions.