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It's color is most definitely green, but to me it seems unnaturally so. Very bright.



Ice cold water creates amazing oil trails from the beginning. It gets progressively cloudy, but doesn't really build from the bottom so much as clouds up everywhere. If I had seen good layering, it would have easily received a 5.



After water, it turns into a nice opaque white/green. The brightness of the green color calms down and becomes much less artificial looking. Inviting.



The nose is very nice; light and crisp. Overtones of wormwood and hyssop rounded out by anise. Just a hint of what I would call freshly cut celery.



The taste is quite refreshing. Nice wormwood bitterness pairs well with the anise sweetness. No major flaws, but there is just a little bit of burn on the way down, and it's maybe just a tad too thin.



Overall, quite a surprise, given its sponsor. However, its distiller has kept with his tradition of top notch distillation. An enjoyable drink. I may not appreciate MM very much, but I do appreciate his 'Mansinthe'.
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson July 27, 2007
Last updated: September 13, 2008
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Matter keeps the tradition of top notch products

It's color is most definitely green, but to me it seems unnaturally so. Very bright.



Ice cold water creates amazing oil trails from the beginning. It gets progressively cloudy, but doesn't really build from the bottom so much as clouds up everywhere. If I had seen good layering, it would have easily received a 5.



After water, it turns into a nice opaque white/green. The brightness of the green color calms down and becomes much less artificial looking. Inviting.



The nose is very nice; light and crisp. Overtones of wormwood and hyssop rounded out by anise. Just a hint of what I would call freshly cut celery.



The taste is quite refreshing. Nice wormwood bitterness pairs well with the anise sweetness. No major flaws, but there is just a little bit of burn on the way down, and it's maybe just a tad too thin.



Overall, quite a surprise, given its sponsor. However, its distiller has kept with his tradition of top notch distillation. An enjoyable drink. I may not appreciate MM very much, but I do appreciate his 'Mansinthe'.

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