So... butterbeer... not the most disgusting thing I've ever tasted...

The guy who magically appeared by the beer cooler at Spec's said this Blonde Bombshell was really good... and the guy at the counter independently verified it, so I'm guessing I started with a good base.

Brought the ale to boil and realized I had Egg Beaters in the fridge... so that's egg white and yolk, so I have a feeling this was supposed to be thicker, but... it's okay--I can drink it. It still tastes a lot like ale, just a little sweeter, and it's warm, so it kind of tingles a little as the carbonation hits my tongue. You have to keep in mind that I don't like the taste of beer or, in this case, ale, so I'm probably not the best judge, but it tasted alright, the eggs aren't as bad as you might think.

I think where I went wrong, is that I assumed a butterbeer was a butterbeer was a butterbeer, and apparently the consensus on butterbeer in the HP universe is that it's more of a cream soda + butterscotch syrup concoction, or sometimes it has milk in it. In fact, there are ten different recipes listed on this website alone:

So I can say I tried it out, and it wasn't half bad. Other people might actually like it. And tomorrow I'll try the frou frou version, which is what I think Hermione might have been drinking... and ironically probably has fewer calories even though it looks more decadent...