To me, it tasted really sweet. Almost too sweet. Could it be the real sugar? Maybe. It also left a light but strange aftertaste in my mouth. After I drank the first bottle, it was about a week before I tried it again with the second bottle. At that point I decided to give the other two bottles away. But a couple more weeks went by and I got thirsty so I tried the third bottle. It's a taste I'm just not acquiring. I have one bottle left and I still might give that one away.
But as far as its clear look and the old-time packaging, it gets two thumbs up for me. I even kept one of the bottles for my very small bottle collection. I just wish they would do a limited edition in cans.