250 mL bottle
3.55 g sugar / oz.
This smells like some strong medicine. It's not as bitter as a Sanbitter, but more herbal in flavor than a Chinotto drink. A cola-like salty bitterness on my tongue, but without the sweet followup of a cola. Instead, my tongue is left with a tea sort of flavor. It's an interesting flavor but doesn't necessarily make for the most refreshing soft drink.
Despite the bitter herbal flavors, this is a mellow drink. The flavor is not especially punchy on the tongue. If it had more carbonation or more spice it would be a perkier flavor. The slight vanilla flavor dulls the edge of the sharper bitter herbs.
Maybe I should have shaken the bottle before opening it: there's a ring of sediment at the bottom of the bottle where perhaps some of the stronger flavors got left behind. I think I was expecting more from this drink with its cool label.
Water, cane sugar, lemon juice, natural plant extracts and infusions (orange peels, chinese rhubarb, spices, vanilla) caramel, carbon dioxide.
Birrificio Baladin S.R.L.
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