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Maybe, with the resurgence of absinthe in the US, Herbsaint will find its old recipe and place in American history. It's not bad just not very good. I was surprised at the near-golden louche that first started building in my glass which gave way to a pale yellow-green. It has a herbal bitterness which clearly isn't Artemisia absinthium although the anise was pleasant enough and the herbal complexity almost satisfying. The flavor faded away much too quickly leaving only a touch of pepper lingering on the tongue, reminiscent of Herbsaint's own history.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Joe Legate March 19, 2008
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A historically significant shadow

Maybe, with the resurgence of absinthe in the US, Herbsaint will find its old recipe and place in American history. It's not bad just not very good. I was surprised at the near-golden louche that first started building in my glass which gave way to a pale yellow-green. It has a herbal bitterness which clearly isn't Artemisia absinthium although the anise was pleasant enough and the herbal complexity almost satisfying. The flavor faded away much too quickly leaving only a touch of pepper lingering on the tongue, reminiscent of Herbsaint's own history.

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