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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
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Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.

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Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.

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Esmeralda

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Esmeralda Absinthe, distilled by Francis Martin in Boveresse in the Val-De-Travers in Switzerland.

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Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

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3.5
Appearance 
 
5.0  (1)
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4.0  (1)
Aroma 
 
3.0  (1)
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3.0  (1)
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3.0  (1)
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3.0  (1)
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Color: Lovely light green. Perfectly clear and bright.

Louche: Quick, there must be star anise. Lots of different shades of green. Dark green to light milky green. A little swampy/murky. Very close to a perfect looking verte. A tad more brightness after water was added would bring it there.

Aroma: Star anise fills the room when water is added. After water the aroma is light and balanced. Anise, star anise, light citrus, wintergreen, mint.

Flavor: I found that since it has a high alcohol percentage this absinthe benefits from sugar. Without sugar the alcohol was sharp. When I added water to take away the sharpness it became too thin. With sugar the aromas, flavors and mouth-feel improved. Note: I usually sugar my vertes.
Anise, mint tea, lemon drop, hint of wood and earth, spruce, dry wormwood and there’s definitely bitterness. This does not a have a huge flavor. It is light, simple and well balanced. I pondered whether the bitterness should be toned down a bit. Since the bitterness mostly comes through in the finish i concluded that it does not need to be toned down. Overall, a standard absinthe flavor profile.

Finish: The anise and bright herbs quickly gives way to bitterness and astringent fruit. Lingers quite awhile then recedes into dryness with a mild soapy taste. Lasts until your next sip.

Overall: This is a well-made traditional absinthe. There is nothing about it that really stands out. It is simple, light, balanced and good. I would call this a good quality absinthe Ordinaire. I don’t think it’s trying to be the best, just simple and perfect.
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
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3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Babel January 26, 2015
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A Well Done Absinthe Ordinaire

Color: Lovely light green. Perfectly clear and bright.

Louche: Quick, there must be star anise. Lots of different shades of green. Dark green to light milky green. A little swampy/murky. Very close to a perfect looking verte. A tad more brightness after water was added would bring it there.

Aroma: Star anise fills the room when water is added. After water the aroma is light and balanced. Anise, star anise, light citrus, wintergreen, mint.

Flavor: I found that since it has a high alcohol percentage this absinthe benefits from sugar. Without sugar the alcohol was sharp. When I added water to take away the sharpness it became too thin. With sugar the aromas, flavors and mouth-feel improved. Note: I usually sugar my vertes.
Anise, mint tea, lemon drop, hint of wood and earth, spruce, dry wormwood and there’s definitely bitterness. This does not a have a huge flavor. It is light, simple and well balanced. I pondered whether the bitterness should be toned down a bit. Since the bitterness mostly comes through in the finish i concluded that it does not need to be toned down. Overall, a standard absinthe flavor profile.

Finish: The anise and bright herbs quickly gives way to bitterness and astringent fruit. Lingers quite awhile then recedes into dryness with a mild soapy taste. Lasts until your next sip.

Overall: This is a well-made traditional absinthe. There is nothing about it that really stands out. It is simple, light, balanced and good. I would call this a good quality absinthe Ordinaire. I don’t think it’s trying to be the best, just simple and perfect.

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