The flavor is a misstep, a flat experience that packs too little flavor within the first few imbibes. The lack of effervescence is a major downfall upon introduction, leaving the liquid to languish without any personality, no texture or character to offer our palate. It honestly tastes like tap water for the opening quaffs, full of funky mineral notes and nuances, only not really as bad as that sounds. But as sips are taken, the subtly births out from the languid liquid, a slight sourness breaking through the overarching earthiness. It is the flavor of cranberry, as distant tasting an interpretation of the bog-growing fruit if I had ever had one. It is really not a bad tasting energy drink, just an eccentric one.
Each can contains 160 milligrams of caffeine, thanks to the yerba mate the can so proudly tells me is "organic." The buzz is pretty solid, a clean buzz that lasts two and a half hours. Yachak Berry Red Energy is an unwonted cocktail that ultimately does more right than wrong.