Versinthe La Blanche

Versinthe La Blanche

 
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It's perfectly clear, so that gives it a 5.



The louche is a bit too quick. It's not off-putting, but it's too quick to be completely natural. It ends up being a tad too thick for my liking.



Before louching, there's an ethanol scent that's unpleasant, but the addition of water dissipates said aroma and leaves a decent anise scent with vegetal undertones. Not a lot of wormwood at all.



There's waaaay too much star anise, which along with the sugar added, lends a cloying sweetness. Not much other than anise and mint can be detected.



Overall, it's nothing special. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't be able to drink it often. It's entirely too sweet and one-dimensional.
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Reviewed by Brian Robinson April 13, 2008
Last updated: September 25, 2008
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Meh, not bad but forgetable

It's perfectly clear, so that gives it a 5.



The louche is a bit too quick. It's not off-putting, but it's too quick to be completely natural. It ends up being a tad too thick for my liking.



Before louching, there's an ethanol scent that's unpleasant, but the addition of water dissipates said aroma and leaves a decent anise scent with vegetal undertones. Not a lot of wormwood at all.



There's waaaay too much star anise, which along with the sugar added, lends a cloying sweetness. Not much other than anise and mint can be detected.



Overall, it's nothing special. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't be able to drink it often. It's entirely too sweet and one-dimensional.

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Although the color of this blanche is perfectly clear, and the louche fairly typical, the aroma and flavor of this brand seem more consistent with the one-dimensional vertes than a typical blanche. The aroma is strong with anise and mint, but certainly nothing complex. As a sweet tooth, however, I found the flavor quite enjoyable. The two dominant flavors overpower the wormwood, but just enough bitterness comes out to give the drink an almost chocolate-flavored finish. So, my overall reaction upon trying this was that it completely missed my expectations, but not in a bad way.
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by anthonw August 08, 2008
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Not your typical blonde

Although the color of this blanche is perfectly clear, and the louche fairly typical, the aroma and flavor of this brand seem more consistent with the one-dimensional vertes than a typical blanche. The aroma is strong with anise and mint, but certainly nothing complex. As a sweet tooth, however, I found the flavor quite enjoyable. The two dominant flavors overpower the wormwood, but just enough bitterness comes out to give the drink an almost chocolate-flavored finish. So, my overall reaction upon trying this was that it completely missed my expectations, but not in a bad way.

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