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JL 1901 March 2012 bottling

Appearance neat is a beautiful golden shade of amber green.
Louched it becomes a very antique looking yellow green opaque light jade.

The louche is a nicely layering display coming up slowly from the bottom of the glass dancing in rythym with the Lucid balancier with the darker neat layer lying on top. By 2/1 is fully opaque.

Aroma neat is the smooth base shining through with a hint of vanilla and spices. The addition of ice cold water brings heavy anise and hearty florals. With a minty herbal goodness and a musky scent that cannot be mistaken for anything but a Jade. Powerful and smooth. Superb.

Flavor of the JL 01 neat is slightly similar to Lucid, but much, much cleaner and pronounced. With cucumber, peppermint and the aforementioned heavenly base. Absolutely inviting.
Fully prepared the flavor is an excellent herbal bliss with nice hot pepper and powdery overtones. And something akin to butternut squash with the everdeveloping aroma surrounding it all. A very puntuated and smooth mouthfeel. This is one you can really sink your teeth into.
Couldn't be happier.

The finish is rich and smooth with a lingering 'afterglow' that is pleasant and prickly and fills your senses with a good dose of happy. Slight numbing on the tongue after a minute or so but just enough to remind you that you have more waiting in the glass.

Overall the JL 1901 is a wonderful absinthe that takes you back in time to what i believe absinthe of a hundred years ago would taste like. A very pleasant beverage that I believe most would enjoy.
I have found that because of the smoothness of the Jade line, I usually prefer this one at lower dilutions. 3/1 or lower. It's that good. Although it is beautiful at any dilution above that to at least 5.5/1. Or just whatever you're in the mood for.
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Reviewed by Songcatcher November 03, 2012
Last updated: September 13, 2014
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JL 1901 2012

JL 1901 March 2012 bottling

Appearance neat is a beautiful golden shade of amber green.
Louched it becomes a very antique looking yellow green opaque light jade.

The louche is a nicely layering display coming up slowly from the bottom of the glass dancing in rythym with the Lucid balancier with the darker neat layer lying on top. By 2/1 is fully opaque.

Aroma neat is the smooth base shining through with a hint of vanilla and spices. The addition of ice cold water brings heavy anise and hearty florals. With a minty herbal goodness and a musky scent that cannot be mistaken for anything but a Jade. Powerful and smooth. Superb.

Flavor of the JL 01 neat is slightly similar to Lucid, but much, much cleaner and pronounced. With cucumber, peppermint and the aforementioned heavenly base. Absolutely inviting.
Fully prepared the flavor is an excellent herbal bliss with nice hot pepper and powdery overtones. And something akin to butternut squash with the everdeveloping aroma surrounding it all. A very puntuated and smooth mouthfeel. This is one you can really sink your teeth into.
Couldn't be happier.

The finish is rich and smooth with a lingering 'afterglow' that is pleasant and prickly and fills your senses with a good dose of happy. Slight numbing on the tongue after a minute or so but just enough to remind you that you have more waiting in the glass.

Overall the JL 1901 is a wonderful absinthe that takes you back in time to what i believe absinthe of a hundred years ago would taste like. A very pleasant beverage that I believe most would enjoy.
I have found that because of the smoothness of the Jade line, I usually prefer this one at lower dilutions. 3/1 or lower. It's that good. Although it is beautiful at any dilution above that to at least 5.5/1. Or just whatever you're in the mood for.

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