If you were to describe each one like drinking a fine wine what would you say for each of them?
I like carbonation, and Coca Cola seems to have the most of all the Colas I've tried. I think it has more to do with their success than people give it credit for. It's the reason people think Pepsi tastes too sweet.
I think Pepsi has a more watery and over carbonated mouth feel, coke is more balanced, it has an almost syrupy texture and the carbonation seems more balanced.
I'm in Australia though and I think a different recipe is used here for both beverages.
> go to wine shop
> try to look for this white wine I had last night at a bar, and quite enjoyed
> clerk asks if xe can help
> "yeah, I'm looking for this sweet dy white wine"
> clerk gives me the dirtiest look ever
> realize my mistake
> let out a whimper and sprint out of the shop with my tail in between my legs
>go to wine shop
>ask clerk for a nice peanut nore
>watch them have an aneurysm
Coke: Bright nose with hints of caramel and toasted cinnamon, pin-sharp acidity bursts on the tongue and gives way to crisp apple and citrus tang given depth by subtle vanilla and honey undertones. A long, slightly astringent apple peel finish keeps each glass refreshing.
Pepsi: Rich, sweet nose hinting at baked pineapple and cherry blossom, a creamy blanket of bubbles cut with sherbet and citrus peel, notes of pineberry. A comforting finish that leaves the memory of ice cream on the tongue.
appearance: dark brown molasses color, no sediment, carbonation appropriate for style (high), no signs of contamination/oxidation
aroma: dominant caramel tones, noticeable spice additions (vanilla, cinnamon) and some background citrus fruit aromas (lemon, lime)
taste: full bodied, significant residual sugar. lingering sweetness on palate. light acidity.
overall impression: cloyingly sweet. would appreciate some hop bitterness and a lower mash temp to increase fermentable sugars. likely a stalled fermentation/underattenuation issue.
Now rate them as if you were on beer advocate