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Color
Unlouched, a very pretty light peridot with nice amber/gold highlights. Louched, an opaque milky amber with slight bluish highlights at the edges and meniscus.

Louche
Louche is quite thick, maybe just a little too thick, greenish tinged amber with slight blue and orange highlights under good light. Just a little dull. Nice trails, action, and layering while forming.

Aroma
Wormwood anyone? Anise and fennel are there but there is a really strong push from the wormwood. This is very herbal on the nose with a lot of florals and "tan" tones... hay, straw, silage.

Flavor
Again, clearly an anise flavored beverage, but such a strong push from the wormwood. Big, round mouthfeel... good definition, great grip. A little mint, citrus, spice, significant white pepper. A much drier palate impression than most.

Finish
Aggressive and pushy spiciness on the finish. Not off putting, but very assertive. Citrus, pepper, strong herbals gnash down on the palate and just go on and on. Again, lots of grip on the finish, with all the herbal components totally in control.

Overall
A very purposeful, precise, clean, well built beverage. I wouldn't call this "sexy" but it really is impressive. All herbal all the time. This is one I have to be in the mood for since it is rather challenging... in a good way. Don't even think of anything less than a 4/1 dilution with this. At 4/1 there is still plenty of aggression from all palate aspects. Not an absinthe for times of "mellowing out", but if you really want an active and interactive absinthe experience, Eich is one hard charging ride.

Done with a 1 ounce dose, diluted 3.5/1, 4/1, and 4.5/1, and no sugar.

Eichelberger Limitee Verte 12/31/08, 10/10/09, 11/22/09.
All evaluations had consistent notes.
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Michael Meyers November 22, 2009
Last updated: June 18, 2012
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Hard Charging Ride On The Absinth Autobahn

Color
Unlouched, a very pretty light peridot with nice amber/gold highlights. Louched, an opaque milky amber with slight bluish highlights at the edges and meniscus.

Louche
Louche is quite thick, maybe just a little too thick, greenish tinged amber with slight blue and orange highlights under good light. Just a little dull. Nice trails, action, and layering while forming.

Aroma
Wormwood anyone? Anise and fennel are there but there is a really strong push from the wormwood. This is very herbal on the nose with a lot of florals and "tan" tones... hay, straw, silage.

Flavor
Again, clearly an anise flavored beverage, but such a strong push from the wormwood. Big, round mouthfeel... good definition, great grip. A little mint, citrus, spice, significant white pepper. A much drier palate impression than most.

Finish
Aggressive and pushy spiciness on the finish. Not off putting, but very assertive. Citrus, pepper, strong herbals gnash down on the palate and just go on and on. Again, lots of grip on the finish, with all the herbal components totally in control.

Overall
A very purposeful, precise, clean, well built beverage. I wouldn't call this "sexy" but it really is impressive. All herbal all the time. This is one I have to be in the mood for since it is rather challenging... in a good way. Don't even think of anything less than a 4/1 dilution with this. At 4/1 there is still plenty of aggression from all palate aspects. Not an absinthe for times of "mellowing out", but if you really want an active and interactive absinthe experience, Eich is one hard charging ride.

Done with a 1 ounce dose, diluted 3.5/1, 4/1, and 4.5/1, and no sugar.

Eichelberger Limitee Verte 12/31/08, 10/10/09, 11/22/09.
All evaluations had consistent notes.

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