Everyday I’m shuffin’… through the bottles in my fridge to figure out which one to review. I wish one would just jump out at me. LMFAO! I can’t believe Old 52 sent us a bottle of Fentimans Cherrytree Cola! For your information Fentimans Cherrytree Cola is a Fermented Botanical Cherry Drink with Ginger and Herbal Extracts. That’s what the label says anyway. This isn’t a level of fermentation though that would keep anyone of any age from purchasing it legally. I’ve always liked the look of Fentimans bottles and the use of the Cherrytree Records logo (the two companies are linked by this drink) is a great addition. It’s like the bottle is sexy and it knows it. Fun fact from Wikipedia: Cherrytree Records was founded by a Martin Kierszenbaum. Funner fact from Wikipedia: Kierszenbaum (Kirs zen baum) is German for Cherry Tree. This beverage in front of me is certainly a higher end soda as it uses cane sugar and ginger root as two of its ingredients. Let’s see if it’s just as fun to drink as it is to look at. Everybody just have a good time!
It’s not the strongest aroma you’ll smell, but a good whiff of Fentimans Cherrytree Cola will tell you they aren’t lying about the flavor. The scent is more of a rich aroma than it is a pungent one. I can tell there’s a lot going into the soda I’m about to upend into my mouth. So come to my table, and take a sip.
Unique, I’ll give it that. I don’t initially think of cherry cola when I’m drinking it which is odd. The ginger is more overpowering than I thought it would be, but it doesn’t mask the cherry flavor to the point of vanishing. This shares in the cherry flavoring better than Reed’s Cherry Ginger Brew and that was primarily a cherry beverage where this is a cherry cola. This certainly tastes fermented a bit, and I’m not positive that’s working too well with the cola. The cola base is very strong, but is held back by the constant reminder that you have two other flavors to deal with. Fentimans Cherrytree Cola is like a dance battle in your mouth. First you have Cola who steps up and reminds you why you joined this crowd of people to watch these random dancers. He’s good, but not amazing, still worth your time though. Then Fermented Cherry, or FC, jumps in and kicks Cola in the leg… breaking it. You immediately don’t like him because he’s already a bit of a jerk (not the good kind), but you still watch in hopes that he’ll be entertaining. Just as FC starts to grow on you his partner Ginger jumps in and makes the whole scene annoying. She’s up in your face, screaming at you to “Take it to the Hole”, trying to get you to cheer more for her boy FC, but you’re just not having it. All you really want is Cola to come back alone and dance or maybe just partner with FC. Like many dance battles there’s just one too many players here for it to be completely enjoyable. Remove one and you’d have either a smooth cherry cola, or a fun ginger cola. Ok, I need to stop. Hatin’ is bad. I’m still going to suggest you buy a bottle as it’s a unique soda that I feel should be tried at least once, but I’m not promising it’ll be a night you won’t forget. As for me… well I just kinda wish I had a Hot Dog.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
~A (I work out)
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