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Appearance: A very pale peridot.

Louche: A lovely, light louche. Amber, green and white hues.

Aroma: Earthy and sweet with a hint of fresh lettuce (like opening a well maintained produce drawer in your fridge). I know that might seem odd to many readers, but it isn't off-putting. It's actually quite clean, interesting and appealing.

Flavor: Fairly light on the anise. Same goes for the wormwood. I get some spiciness and a hint of astringency, with some subtle underlying sweetness from anise. I look at this as being on the feminine side of absinthe. Cool and refreshing.

Finish: Vegetal with mint and anise. Not much numbing. A little warm at 3:1. 4:1 works better.

Overall: This would be a good absinthe to drink while eating, if you're in to pairing spirits with food. It's light flavors will work well, by not overpowering the flavors of the dishes it's paired with. It's not an envelope pusher by any means, but it could be a good 'go-to' standard absinthe. A good first effort from Overland. I look forward to seeing how their production progresses.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson December 19, 2011
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A very nice start!

Appearance: A very pale peridot.

Louche: A lovely, light louche. Amber, green and white hues.

Aroma: Earthy and sweet with a hint of fresh lettuce (like opening a well maintained produce drawer in your fridge). I know that might seem odd to many readers, but it isn't off-putting. It's actually quite clean, interesting and appealing.

Flavor: Fairly light on the anise. Same goes for the wormwood. I get some spiciness and a hint of astringency, with some subtle underlying sweetness from anise. I look at this as being on the feminine side of absinthe. Cool and refreshing.

Finish: Vegetal with mint and anise. Not much numbing. A little warm at 3:1. 4:1 works better.

Overall: This would be a good absinthe to drink while eating, if you're in to pairing spirits with food. It's light flavors will work well, by not overpowering the flavors of the dishes it's paired with. It's not an envelope pusher by any means, but it could be a good 'go-to' standard absinthe. A good first effort from Overland. I look forward to seeing how their production progresses.

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