I’m new to the world of Kombucha, but this one seems a bit weaker than the others that I’ve tried. It has a distinct berry flavor and slight fizziness, but only a gentle tang from the fermentation process. This is a locally made Kombucha (I live in the NYC area), so perhaps it is fresher than the others I’ve tasted, and not allowed to age as much. from what I’ve learned, the longer it ferments, the more acidity you taste. It Definitely has the beery smell that I’ve come to recognize with Kombucha. It is a pleasant bottle of fermented tea.