Green Moon Vodka

Green Moon Vodka

 
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Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
2.0  (2)
Louche 
 
2.0  (2)
Aroma 
 
2.0  (2)
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0  (2)
Finish 
 
2.0  (2)
Overall 
 
1.0  (2)

Color
FD&C Blue #1 and FD&C Yellow #5. What's more to say? Artificial looking light bluish green.

Louche
At 1:1, the recommended dilution on the product's own web site, it becomes a slightly hazy version of itself... almost no louche. At 2.5:1 (much closer to a classic final abv), it is slightly hazier with a pretty bluish tint, if this is your thing.

Aroma
Neat, lots of alcohol with a very weak Good & Plenty center surrounded by even weaker other sweet components. Louched, the same with a very slight herbal hint.

Flavor
At 1:1, artificial, licoricy, and alcoholic. At 2.5:1, maybe a slight sense of herbs. The star anise hurts, and everything is just artificial tasting, weak, and unbalanced.

Finish
A little burst of "star" and some drying on the tongue. Recedes very quickly. I almost took the liberty of marking it up for that.

Overall
Green Moon Vodka a L'Absinthe
Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka
Green Moon Vodka Absinthe Superior

These are the various incarnations of title for this beverage over the last few years. The final two appear together currently on their own web site.

Q. Which one is it?
A. Green

I am at a total loss to understand the intent of this beverage. As a cocktail ingredient, there are so many alternatives available, that better achieve what this is trying to do, that why bother? As an absinthe, which its own promo purports, it is an abject failure.

Done with a 1 ounce dose, diluted 1:1, 2.5:1, and no sugar.

Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka, 5/21/11.
At this score level, will not do multiple evaluations.
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Michael Meyers May 22, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Top 10 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (53)

It Ain't Easy Tasting Green

Color
FD&C Blue #1 and FD&C Yellow #5. What's more to say? Artificial looking light bluish green.

Louche
At 1:1, the recommended dilution on the product's own web site, it becomes a slightly hazy version of itself... almost no louche. At 2.5:1 (much closer to a classic final abv), it is slightly hazier with a pretty bluish tint, if this is your thing.

Aroma
Neat, lots of alcohol with a very weak Good & Plenty center surrounded by even weaker other sweet components. Louched, the same with a very slight herbal hint.

Flavor
At 1:1, artificial, licoricy, and alcoholic. At 2.5:1, maybe a slight sense of herbs. The star anise hurts, and everything is just artificial tasting, weak, and unbalanced.

Finish
A little burst of "star" and some drying on the tongue. Recedes very quickly. I almost took the liberty of marking it up for that.

Overall
Green Moon Vodka a L'Absinthe
Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka
Green Moon Vodka Absinthe Superior

These are the various incarnations of title for this beverage over the last few years. The final two appear together currently on their own web site.

Q. Which one is it?
A. Green

I am at a total loss to understand the intent of this beverage. As a cocktail ingredient, there are so many alternatives available, that better achieve what this is trying to do, that why bother? As an absinthe, which its own promo purports, it is an abject failure.

Done with a 1 ounce dose, diluted 1:1, 2.5:1, and no sugar.

Green Moon Absinthe Superior Anise Flavored Vodka, 5/21/11.
At this score level, will not do multiple evaluations.

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I'd write a more formal review, but what's the point?

This is a huge departure from what absinthe is. It's basically flavored vodka. Completely unacceptable for an absinthe.

I'd never consider buying this when I'm in the market for absinthe.
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1.8
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2.0
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2.0
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1.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson March 05, 2010
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Yikes.

I'd write a more formal review, but what's the point?

This is a huge departure from what absinthe is. It's basically flavored vodka. Completely unacceptable for an absinthe.

I'd never consider buying this when I'm in the market for absinthe.

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I tried this prepared traditionally and had to sink it. Drunk straight or mixed into cocktails, I find it generally good, but not a valid substitute for the real thing. I would treat the purchase and use of this spirit like any other flavored vodka. The flavor is weak enough to mix well with other flavors and I've made some good drinks using this product. However, I can't say that I would re-purchase the product knowing what I know.
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
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3.0
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2.0
Reviewed by Anthony May 12, 2008
Last updated: August 06, 2008
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Consider it Vodka

I tried this prepared traditionally and had to sink it. Drunk straight or mixed into cocktails, I find it generally good, but not a valid substitute for the real thing. I would treat the purchase and use of this spirit like any other flavored vodka. The flavor is weak enough to mix well with other flavors and I've made some good drinks using this product. However, I can't say that I would re-purchase the product knowing what I know.

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I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT THE MOST TRADITIONAL OF ABSENTE, BUT FOR ME THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT CONTINUALLY ENJOYABLE. IT'S SOFT ENOUGH ON THE PALATE TO BE ENJOYED THROUGH OUT AN EVENING. WHILE IT STILL HOLDS HARBOR THE QUINTESSENTIAL AROMA. TO ME IT'S A REFRESHING CHANGE

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Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by ROB STRONG March 06, 2008
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INVIGORATING

I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT THE MOST TRADITIONAL OF ABSENTE, BUT FOR ME THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT CONTINUALLY ENJOYABLE. IT'S SOFT ENOUGH ON THE PALATE TO BE ENJOYED THROUGH OUT AN EVENING. WHILE IT STILL HOLDS HARBOR THE QUINTESSENTIAL AROMA. TO ME IT'S A REFRESHING CHANGE

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The color as poured is a pale greenish blue, very thin. The louche takes a while to erupt and when it does is terribly thin and translucent. The aroma before louche is anise anise anise, after, cat urine and anise. The taste is cloyingly sweet and anisey, like sambuca or an anisette. There is a bit of tongue numbing that subsides quickly. Overall, get arak or ouzo or a pastis or anything. I would rather drink louched sambuca than this.
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Poor Richard January 04, 2008
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You can do better.

The color as poured is a pale greenish blue, very thin. The louche takes a while to erupt and when it does is terribly thin and translucent. The aroma before louche is anise anise anise, after, cat urine and anise. The taste is cloyingly sweet and anisey, like sambuca or an anisette. There is a bit of tongue numbing that subsides quickly. Overall, get arak or ouzo or a pastis or anything. I would rather drink louched sambuca than this.

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