Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chek Old Style Premium Draft Root Beer

I know i took entirely too long to post this "second half" of the Chek root beer line of beverages, and for that i apologize. I also apologize that this will be an extremely short post, but really, there isn't much to add. Please see my Chek Root Beer review from earlier this month for the basics on the company and background and everything.

This was picked up on the same trip at the same time as when i got the Chek 2 liter bottle at a Winn Dixie grocery store in Montgomery, AL. The label is basically an exact copy of the Chek label with a slight change in the color scheme. But what you really need to know is how it tastes. This one doesn't taste as good as regular Chek, which is kinda disappointing. I had higher hopes for this one, but it doesn't live up. I guess the old fashioned formula lacks that new zip. It has a good enough root beer flavor, but it tastes really watered down and loses its flavor fast. I have tasted dozens of root beers like this one, so it really has no appeal or originality to it either.

My official review is that Check Old Style Root Beer gets 4 (four) IBCs. Like i said, i was kinda disappointed with the way this turned out. Being a generic store brand, i didn't expect much from it. But given the option of Chek and Chek Old Style, had i found them side by side at the store and never tasted either but only wanted to buy one, sadly i think i would go for the old fashioned simply because there  is an implied notion that its better. Why else would they call it old fashioned? Certainly not to let you know it's not as good. Maybe it's because it was made in a bath tub. But anyway, my due diligence on this brand is done. If you're going to go generic and have to choose between the two Cheks, go ahead and skip the old fashioned blend.

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