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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Raziel028     April 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Please do not waste your money

A buddy of mine picked up a bottle of this at a local liquor store and we shared it on several occasions. It never gets better no matter how many times you drink it.

Color: This is the best part of this absinthe and its not that remarkable. It has a sort of swamp water look to it. At least its a natural color, but it isn't striking in any way.

Louche: Patethic partial louche. The ONLY reason I gave it a 2 is because I have seen worse in Le Tourment. Its translucent at best.

Aroma: Alcohol and more alcohol. Not much else, maybe a hint of herbalness if you can call it a himt.

Flavor: Nothing but bitter here. Bitterness, and not in a nice way like some better absinthes. I've only tasted one more bitter than this and its Versinthe Verte.

Finish: Just unpleasant then instantly fades. No lasting herbal niceties, no sweet anise remnants, no tongue numbing.

Overall: Just don't buy it. The only way this stuff was pallatable was when I had a good few glasses of good absinthe first.

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Raziel028     December 16, 2008
Last updated: January 24, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Not technically true absinthe, but tasty in its ow

This was my third venture into the world of absinthe and I'm still somewhat of a newcomer. I lucked up and got a bottle of this for $35 on sale at my local liquor store. Although its not technically an absinthe I think its getting a bit of a bad rap.

The color you will definitely notice is very altered (it even includes a sticker on the bottle identifying the food colorings added). I was a little taken aback by this initially. Its a beautiful color, but not the color of absinthe

The louche, as some have mentioned, is not very impressive. Just a slow turn to slightly cloudy. Its still retains the bright blue color even afterwards.

The pre-louche aroma is nice. Anise with some mintyness.

The post-louche aroma is mingled with all sorts of herbal goodness. The anise is light, but still detectable.

The taste is an easy, sweet, and an herbally complex flavor. I really enjoy it. It has a lasting mint flavor and is quite refreshing. Its very different from any other absinthe that I've had.

The finish fades quickly. Like I said, its very easy to drink, but no real lasting tastes, except maybe mint. I feel the alcohol is balanced well compared to some that have a harsh alcohol taste after.

Overall I feel its a decent absinthe like product. It may not be "real" absinthe, but its still a nice tasting, refreshing drink. I recommend trying it if you can get a bottle for under $45.

(edit)
I've changed some of my scores having a little more experience with some nice traditional absinthes. This is still a tasty beverage, but it really is a sad excuse for absinthe. Enjoyable in its own right, but terrible as an absinthe.

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