No smell. After taking a few sips.. hardly a taste either. It'sa brand Dr. Cheaper (distributed by the Customer Company through their Cheaper! stores) is not so much flat as it is bland. I had one can of this long before I ever had a can to drink, and now that I have it's quite a disappointment. To be frank, it's 2 days before my PhD qualifier exam, and I'm not in the mood to give anyone a break.. much less someone with "Dr" already in front of their name, so Dr. Cheaper earns a one Dr Pepper can rating.