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Friday, December 25, 2015

Malt Beverage Of The Week - Four Loko GOLD - 12/25/15


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!

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What do YOU think it taste like? Leave your suggestions in the comments section! below Cheers!




17 comments:

  1. I think it tastes like a Jagerbomb. For those who don't know what a Jagerbomb is, it is jagermeister and red bull mixed together.

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    1. Yeah a jaegerbomb that doesn't include jaeger...

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    2. OOPS i thought you said 2 energy drinks my bad

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  2. I agree with what the reviewer said that some people have said, there's a strong Red Bull flavor. That's fine with me, as long as there isn't any actual Red Bull in it, which there doesn't appear to be according to the ingredients. Too much red bull keeps me up past closing time, even if i am drunk!

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  3. You must not know the ingredients if you don't know four loko is "energy alcohol"

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    1. You must not know the ingredients if you didn't know four Loko doesn't contain energy ingredients anymore

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  4. Found this page cause i was curious what the flavor is supposed to be. Just cracked one open after reading, and all I can say is ewww, tastes like red bull and vodka. Disappointing, because i hate red bull. At least the bubblegum smell is nice...and it is strong as fuck. Oh well, it will do the job.

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  5. It's a redbull and vodka knock off. I'm probably too old to appreciate it as redbull has an aweful fucking taste either way but that's it. If you are a drunk with a family and the wife is always on you about drinking too much such as myself this is a perfect can of happy. I say girl I'll just have one and one can is good but if you drink to feel it as I do you may want a 12 oz. beer or two after. Just be chill though cause it can get ya!

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    1. Lol same here buddy she thinks im having one tall boy.

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  6. This in my opinion is a redbull & vodka knock off. My old ass digs it OK for the price. Less than $3 and I can get the same buzz as a few beers. I am 41 grew up in rural IN and still drink too much. When the wife says man just one this is what I go for. Not for the taste mind you but it gives me a buzz and isn't terrible!

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  7. As i said I'm old! I thought I had revised my shit but I am drinking! Sorry fellow drunkard!

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  8. I know this is a somewhat older thread. They banned "the energy" years back but ive read that theyve been really shady about providing proof. This drink has been my go to this week. Normally ill drink steel reserve (211 just got the logo tatted on my leg cause im a fucking idiot) Im pretty sensitive to caffeine but have noticed difficulty going to sleep this week. I think they're just bullshitting cause of the deaths when it came out. Nobody else has trouble sleeping off a can of these??

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  9. It tastes like the black sparks

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  10. Would I sound totally crazy if I said it tasted to me like a kicked up version of vanilla cream soda. As it came more to room temp the little left in the can. The vanilla came through even more and I think it tasted even better.

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    1. That's the first time I ever heard someone say it tasted vanilla..but hey..why not!

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  11. I'm 41 and after a long day, I like to get my buzz on. If I'm in the mood for beer, then my go to is Hurricane Cat 5, and if I don't feel like beer, or don't want to consume the amount of liquid necessary to get me to my happy place, then Four Loko Gold is method. To me it taste like Monster Energy, I get a great energy spike (probably just a sugar rush), then about a couple hours later, I'm out sleeping like a baby. Gotta admit, I love this stuff!

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