Trinity Absinthe Superieure

 
3.3
 
3.0 (3)
 

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Appearance: A very pale peridot.

Louche: A lovely, light louche. Amber, green and white hues.

Aroma: Earthy and sweet with a hint of fresh lettuce (like opening a well maintained produce drawer in your fridge). I know that might seem odd to many readers, but it isn't off-putting. It's actually quite clean, interesting and appealing.

Flavor: Fairly light on the anise. Same goes for the wormwood. I get some spiciness and a hint of astringency, with some subtle underlying sweetness from anise. I look at this as being on the feminine side of absinthe. Cool and refreshing.

Finish: Vegetal with mint and anise. Not much numbing. A little warm at 3:1. 4:1 works better.

Overall: This would be a good absinthe to drink while eating, if you're in to pairing spirits with food. It's light flavors will work well, by not overpowering the flavors of the dishes it's paired with. It's not an envelope pusher by any means, but it could be a good 'go-to' standard absinthe. A good first effort from Overland. I look forward to seeing how their production progresses.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson December 19, 2011
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A very nice start!

Appearance: A very pale peridot.

Louche: A lovely, light louche. Amber, green and white hues.

Aroma: Earthy and sweet with a hint of fresh lettuce (like opening a well maintained produce drawer in your fridge). I know that might seem odd to many readers, but it isn't off-putting. It's actually quite clean, interesting and appealing.

Flavor: Fairly light on the anise. Same goes for the wormwood. I get some spiciness and a hint of astringency, with some subtle underlying sweetness from anise. I look at this as being on the feminine side of absinthe. Cool and refreshing.

Finish: Vegetal with mint and anise. Not much numbing. A little warm at 3:1. 4:1 works better.

Overall: This would be a good absinthe to drink while eating, if you're in to pairing spirits with food. It's light flavors will work well, by not overpowering the flavors of the dishes it's paired with. It's not an envelope pusher by any means, but it could be a good 'go-to' standard absinthe. A good first effort from Overland. I look forward to seeing how their production progresses.

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3.0
Appearance 
 
3.2  (3)
Louche 
 
2.8  (3)
Aroma 
 
3.2  (3)
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0  (3)
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2.7  (3)
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3.2  (3)
Appearance: The coloring is a bit light. This is my second bottle of Trinity and is very close to the first I purchased in June 2012.

Louche: The louche actually retains a bit more of the green colors than some other absinthes I've had... though it is a bit thin for my preferences. I prefer a nice, thick louche.

Aroma: It is pleasant. Not as "room-filling" as some others but it is definitely nice.

Flavor: Nice. Almost delicate. Citrus and a little grassy... not in a bad way.

Mouthfeel: It has some weight to it - though a prefer a creamier feel.

Finish: The grassy flavor tends to linger - not very much numbing at all to speak of.

Overall: This was my first traditional absinthe (back in June of 2012) and is local to Loveland, CO (near Denver). Having tried a second bottle 8 months later - I was hoping the recipe may have been tweaked a bit to bring about a thicker louche and mouthfeel. It's definitely not a bad absinthe and is quite refreshing in its properties.

UPDATE 02/03/2013 -Have revised this up a bit since making a review. It may be due to "aging" a bit or just having additional exposure - but this really is a solid offering and while the louche is still a bit thin for my taste... it is certainly an enjoyable experience, overall!
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by josephlabrecque January 15, 2013
Last updated: September 06, 2013
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Thicker Louche Desired

Appearance: The coloring is a bit light. This is my second bottle of Trinity and is very close to the first I purchased in June 2012.

Louche: The louche actually retains a bit more of the green colors than some other absinthes I've had... though it is a bit thin for my preferences. I prefer a nice, thick louche.

Aroma: It is pleasant. Not as "room-filling" as some others but it is definitely nice.

Flavor: Nice. Almost delicate. Citrus and a little grassy... not in a bad way.

Mouthfeel: It has some weight to it - though a prefer a creamier feel.

Finish: The grassy flavor tends to linger - not very much numbing at all to speak of.

Overall: This was my first traditional absinthe (back in June of 2012) and is local to Loveland, CO (near Denver). Having tried a second bottle 8 months later - I was hoping the recipe may have been tweaked a bit to bring about a thicker louche and mouthfeel. It's definitely not a bad absinthe and is quite refreshing in its properties.

UPDATE 02/03/2013 -Have revised this up a bit since making a review. It may be due to "aging" a bit or just having additional exposure - but this really is a solid offering and while the louche is still a bit thin for my taste... it is certainly an enjoyable experience, overall!

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Appearance: A very light green bordering on yellow...definitely could use a bit more coloring.

Louche: Louches slowly, and becomes a pale, nearly white color with some splashes of red and gold. It's not overly creamy, and I think it's slightly on the thin side of translucent.

Aroma: Cool and anisey, and perhaps a too-present fennel scent with some vegetal qualities. Also a hint of a mentholated medicinal astringency.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Powdery, bold, and with a bitter flavor sweeping quickly into what I would consider to be the territory of the finish. It's like there's not time to experience the taste. I think a thicker texture would help. It clearly tastes like absinthe, but there's not really enough dancing around to be analyzed.

Finish: Sweet and juicy, with a somewhat sour something in the flavor that's out of place that seems to keep the rest of the finish from falling into place. This causes the finish to come to an end a bit too soon.

Overall: Not entirely a bad absinthe, but it lacks a number of qualities that I appreciate in high-end offerings. Instead of choosing a direction (or a flavor) and going for it, it seems to attempt to balance the ingredients, but seems to be missing a roundness bringing the ingredients together. This could definitely use a bit more "oomph". Also, I think a bit of resting has helped this absinthe considerably, as it is much smoother than when first bottled (from what I remember.)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Amber Peter September 24, 2012
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Needs some age.

Appearance: A very light green bordering on yellow...definitely could use a bit more coloring.

Louche: Louches slowly, and becomes a pale, nearly white color with some splashes of red and gold. It's not overly creamy, and I think it's slightly on the thin side of translucent.

Aroma: Cool and anisey, and perhaps a too-present fennel scent with some vegetal qualities. Also a hint of a mentholated medicinal astringency.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Powdery, bold, and with a bitter flavor sweeping quickly into what I would consider to be the territory of the finish. It's like there's not time to experience the taste. I think a thicker texture would help. It clearly tastes like absinthe, but there's not really enough dancing around to be analyzed.

Finish: Sweet and juicy, with a somewhat sour something in the flavor that's out of place that seems to keep the rest of the finish from falling into place. This causes the finish to come to an end a bit too soon.

Overall: Not entirely a bad absinthe, but it lacks a number of qualities that I appreciate in high-end offerings. Instead of choosing a direction (or a flavor) and going for it, it seems to attempt to balance the ingredients, but seems to be missing a roundness bringing the ingredients together. This could definitely use a bit more "oomph". Also, I think a bit of resting has helped this absinthe considerably, as it is much smoother than when first bottled (from what I remember.)

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NOTE: I feel that is important to disclose that I am friends with the producers of this absinthe. When reviewing I have made every attempt to stay as objective as possible and adhere to the Wormwood Society reviewing criteria. All “insider knowledge” about the creation of this absinthe was removed from this review as well.

Appearance: A very clear but thin and light peridot color. The color strikes me as very natural.

Louche: A nice balance between cloudy and opaque. A transparent louche that is at the correct opacity but lacking in “opalness” or hue depth. The result is a nice balance but a monotone one.

Aroma: Anise, citrus, and spice stand out in front. There is also a thick and vegetal smell to the nose as well. Overall it is spicy with a sweet background.

Flavor: Spicy notes and a citrusy grass-like flavor rush forward as they did in the aroma. The texture is surprisingly smooth with a spike here and there from the spicy tones. Wormwood and anise provide nice and subtle background notes adding a roundness to the flavor. There is however, a slightly distracting vegetal taste that takes away from the novel spice use.

Finish: Citrus, anise and spice stay, with the spice note dominating. The vegetal quality of this absinthe unfortunately makes the finish a bit cloying on the palate.

Overall: Trinity is a very unique absinthe with the emphasis on a spice tone. I find the overall flavor profile unique and interesting. The major drawback is the vegetal note in the aroma and flavor coupled with the cloying quality in the finish. I would recommend this absinthe with food due to the finish quality and unique spice use.
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Reviewed by Evan Camomile September 20, 2012
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Like spice notes?

NOTE: I feel that is important to disclose that I am friends with the producers of this absinthe. When reviewing I have made every attempt to stay as objective as possible and adhere to the Wormwood Society reviewing criteria. All “insider knowledge” about the creation of this absinthe was removed from this review as well.

Appearance: A very clear but thin and light peridot color. The color strikes me as very natural.

Louche: A nice balance between cloudy and opaque. A transparent louche that is at the correct opacity but lacking in “opalness” or hue depth. The result is a nice balance but a monotone one.

Aroma: Anise, citrus, and spice stand out in front. There is also a thick and vegetal smell to the nose as well. Overall it is spicy with a sweet background.

Flavor: Spicy notes and a citrusy grass-like flavor rush forward as they did in the aroma. The texture is surprisingly smooth with a spike here and there from the spicy tones. Wormwood and anise provide nice and subtle background notes adding a roundness to the flavor. There is however, a slightly distracting vegetal taste that takes away from the novel spice use.

Finish: Citrus, anise and spice stay, with the spice note dominating. The vegetal quality of this absinthe unfortunately makes the finish a bit cloying on the palate.

Overall: Trinity is a very unique absinthe with the emphasis on a spice tone. I find the overall flavor profile unique and interesting. The major drawback is the vegetal note in the aroma and flavor coupled with the cloying quality in the finish. I would recommend this absinthe with food due to the finish quality and unique spice use.

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