Merry Christmas and welcome to the NEW AND IMPROVED bumwinebob.com for a special holiday edition Malt Beverage Of The Week! It's not every year that Christmas falls on a Four Loko Friday, so this is a a cause for celebration! It wasn't soon after posting up the Strawberry Lemonade Four Loko induction back in October that I began getting constant requests to see more Four Loko featured on the site. While there is a wide variety of Four Loko flavors out on the market, there was one flavor above all others that people wanted to hear my thoughts on, and that one flavor was the Four Loko GOLD!
Four Loko Gold isn't really so much a flavor as it is a color. While most of the other flavors of Four Loko are named after what many people believe they "SHOULD" taste like, Four Loko Gold is just named after a color. Why you ask? Phusion Projects (or Drink Four Brewing Co. as it's also called) who sells and distributes Four Loko released the GOLD variety earlier in 2015 as a special thank you to it's drinkers.
"Four Loko Gold was born from the idea that Four Loko is the gold standard for the adult beverage industry. Fans love Four Loko, so we set out to reward them with a new, delicious flavor. What we came up with won’t disappoint. Four Loko fans everywhere are stoked about Gold and you can be, too!"
I have heard some mixed reviews on the GOLD since it was released, but had been trying to get my hands on a can to try myself. I finally found a can this past weekend and could not contain myself any longer to finally crack it open and give it a try.
So what does it taste like? I can't quite pinpoint the taste, but I know I have tasted something very similar in my lifetime. Is it a mixture of all the Four Loko flavors? Maybe a little watermelon? Something similar to a fun dip? Some have said red bull and vodka? It's not that bad, but I don't taste anything gold. What the hell, Four Loko? Where is THE GOLD!
The Four Loko GOLD retails in my area at $2.79 and comes in at 14% ABV, so it is slightly stronger than the usual 12% found in the other varieties for a 23.5-ounce can. As I have said in the past, you can't go wrong with starting your night off with a can of Four Loko, so why not make it the gold standard and grab a can of Four Loko GOLD? You can make a lot worse decisions in your life.
I am happy to induct Four Loko GOLD as the BWB Malt Beverage Of The Week!
The BWB Podcast is taking a holiday recess this week and will be back LIVE on 1/3/16! Keep up with bumwinebob.com for more details and you can always check out what you might have missed in the show archives!
What do YOU think it taste like? Leave your suggestions in the comments section! below Cheers!