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This absinthe would be a good place to start for a newcomer, especially included in a flight of several of the basic-style absinthes.



The color wasn't the best, with a straw/hay look. Not much green there at all, but natural, and not unpleasant.



Watering didn't add much louche. Very light oil trails led to nothing more than just a slightly cloudy appearance.



Aroma before water was a bit 'alcoholy' but not overly unpleasant with herbal undertones.



Mouthfeel was thicker and more pleasant than expected. The taste was clean and refreshing but just a bit too dry in the finish. This could be compensated by the addition of sugar, I think. Wormwood and fennel dominate with hints of anis.



Overall, a pleasantly simple absinthe that I would consider very good for its time when it first came out. Nowadays, it's a bit behind the curve, but again, not bad.
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3.0
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3.0
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2.0
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson June 24, 2007
Last updated: September 13, 2008
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not the best, but a good intro for a newcomer

This absinthe would be a good place to start for a newcomer, especially included in a flight of several of the basic-style absinthes.



The color wasn't the best, with a straw/hay look. Not much green there at all, but natural, and not unpleasant.



Watering didn't add much louche. Very light oil trails led to nothing more than just a slightly cloudy appearance.



Aroma before water was a bit 'alcoholy' but not overly unpleasant with herbal undertones.



Mouthfeel was thicker and more pleasant than expected. The taste was clean and refreshing but just a bit too dry in the finish. This could be compensated by the addition of sugar, I think. Wormwood and fennel dominate with hints of anis.



Overall, a pleasantly simple absinthe that I would consider very good for its time when it first came out. Nowadays, it's a bit behind the curve, but again, not bad.

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2.8
Appearance 
 
3.0  (3)
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2.7  (3)
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3.0  (3)
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2.3  (3)
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3.0  (3)
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3.0  (3)
This absinthe was produced by the Pernot distillery in Pontarlier, before they switched owners and started producing more interesting elixirs such as the Roquette 1797 and the Doubs Mystique.



The color was a completely natural-looking green, but neither bright nor nuanced (3/5). The louche was there, and natural, but it was disappointing - a little thin, and not particularly interesting to watch (2/5). If blindfolded, I would have correctly identified the aroma as that of authentic absinthe, but a little anise-heavy (not really revealing the other herbs) and unfortunately, the green fairy doesn't really fill the room after the louche (2/5). The flavor is also authentic, but a little too sweet, not really nuanced, and overall pretty 'thin' - this is the kind of absinthe that you really can't enjoy if you've had better varieties (2/5). The finish, too, was lacking - nothing unpleasant, but the flavors, what few there were, just didn't really linger (2/5). Overall, this is an unremarkable absinthe that isn't worth your money. The effects of it felt just like getting drunk off a regular spirit, there was none of that pleasant lucidity I associate with good absinthe.



For beginners, I would recommend starting with the Verte de Fougerolles instead, because it does a better job of showcasing what a good absinthe should be, without really knocking your socks off.
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Z for Zendetta February 10, 2008
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Not worth your money

This absinthe was produced by the Pernot distillery in Pontarlier, before they switched owners and started producing more interesting elixirs such as the Roquette 1797 and the Doubs Mystique.



The color was a completely natural-looking green, but neither bright nor nuanced (3/5). The louche was there, and natural, but it was disappointing - a little thin, and not particularly interesting to watch (2/5). If blindfolded, I would have correctly identified the aroma as that of authentic absinthe, but a little anise-heavy (not really revealing the other herbs) and unfortunately, the green fairy doesn't really fill the room after the louche (2/5). The flavor is also authentic, but a little too sweet, not really nuanced, and overall pretty 'thin' - this is the kind of absinthe that you really can't enjoy if you've had better varieties (2/5). The finish, too, was lacking - nothing unpleasant, but the flavors, what few there were, just didn't really linger (2/5). Overall, this is an unremarkable absinthe that isn't worth your money. The effects of it felt just like getting drunk off a regular spirit, there was none of that pleasant lucidity I associate with good absinthe.



For beginners, I would recommend starting with the Verte de Fougerolles instead, because it does a better job of showcasing what a good absinthe should be, without really knocking your socks off.

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If i had tried this before many of the wonderful new absinthes of the last couple years i certainly would have been more impressed. Minimal color, very pale yellow/green.Very weak & unimpressive louche. The aroma was plesant, but just not quite "there". The flavor start to finish was very umballanged and at times unpleasant. Compared to many other COs this one is lacking the touch.
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by cowbwoy January 04, 2008
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it would have been better a couple years ago

If i had tried this before many of the wonderful new absinthes of the last couple years i certainly would have been more impressed. Minimal color, very pale yellow/green.Very weak & unimpressive louche. The aroma was plesant, but just not quite "there". The flavor start to finish was very umballanged and at times unpleasant. Compared to many other COs this one is lacking the touch.

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This was my first taste of absinthe, and I am more than intrigued. I became quite excited when I first smelled it. It was a light green color, and louched well, I think. It didn't quite turn entirely opaque. I didn't know what to expect, only that it had a sort of licorice flavor, but it tasted nice. I think that next time I have some, I'll add more sugar; it was stronger and more bitter than I expected. I sipped it very slowly and carefully.



Overall I was very pleased with my first experience!
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Ersatz Nomi January 03, 2008
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Review from a Newcomer

This was my first taste of absinthe, and I am more than intrigued. I became quite excited when I first smelled it. It was a light green color, and louched well, I think. It didn't quite turn entirely opaque. I didn't know what to expect, only that it had a sort of licorice flavor, but it tasted nice. I think that next time I have some, I'll add more sugar; it was stronger and more bitter than I expected. I sipped it very slowly and carefully.



Overall I was very pleased with my first experience!

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