Ginseng Beer

I noted this when it first appeared, but didn’t blog it (I was still prepping for relaunching this site), and now I’m taking a second look (thanks to this post on Utterly Boring and this one on Rooftop Brew.

Anheuser-Busch is brewing beer infused with caffeine, guarana and ginseng. It’s named B-to-the-E, or BE, and will be "Well balanced with select hops and aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cherry, [and] will offer a lightly sweet and tart taste." I have to admit that despite my encouragement of experimentation in brewing lately, this sounds a bit odd. And it will be 6.6 percent alcohol by volume—pretty hefty.

I suppose I’ll try it when it’s released. Gotta keep an open mind, eh?

2 Responses to Ginseng Beer

  1. Jeremy says:

    I too will try it and keep an open mind. Though if history is any judge, even AB’s "unique" beers aren’t very good. Ever try Bare Knuckle Stout (http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=22833) ? That is by far the best AB offering, but that isn’t saying much. Only a score of 26/100 on RateBeer.

  2. Jon says:

    No, never tried it. I’ve mostly avoided the AB and other megabreweries’ faux-craft beers.