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Appearance: A pale topaz, much like a cup of white tea.

Louche: Started out somewhat promising, but after adding enough water for a proper dilution, it became quite weak.

Aroma: Pretty medicinal and camphorous...what tastes like old and not very high quality wormwood, and some masculine fennel. Something like a "foody" herb (I'm guessing the tarragon) which is not particularly refreshing or something I would expect in a beverage.

Flavor: Very grassy and bitter. Clearly needs more anise.

Finish: The finish has some lasting power, but it's still bitter, with a slight mintiness.

Overall: This is exactly what I mean when I've said in that past the almost all rouges need apologies...they're just not great examples of good-tasting absinthe, but people want to try them because they're a little more unique. This seems to be fairly typical of most rouges...not able to hold it's own among vertes and blanches, but passable as a rouge.
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Amber Peter May 05, 2012
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Somewhat disappointed

Appearance: A pale topaz, much like a cup of white tea.

Louche: Started out somewhat promising, but after adding enough water for a proper dilution, it became quite weak.

Aroma: Pretty medicinal and camphorous...what tastes like old and not very high quality wormwood, and some masculine fennel. Something like a "foody" herb (I'm guessing the tarragon) which is not particularly refreshing or something I would expect in a beverage.

Flavor: Very grassy and bitter. Clearly needs more anise.

Finish: The finish has some lasting power, but it's still bitter, with a slight mintiness.

Overall: This is exactly what I mean when I've said in that past the almost all rouges need apologies...they're just not great examples of good-tasting absinthe, but people want to try them because they're a little more unique. This seems to be fairly typical of most rouges...not able to hold it's own among vertes and blanches, but passable as a rouge.

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