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Straw Colored Leopold Bros. ?

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#1 Rjwalker1037



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

I recently found a bottle of Leopold Bros. Vert on the shelf. The reviews I have read claim it to be a peridot green. The bottle I found was yhe color of straw. Basically the color of St. Germain.

It is batch 93. I understand light can damage the color in a clear bottle. I realize this qualifies as a color flaw, but is it going to have any flavor defects?

I have been wanting to try leobro but I dont want to waste money on a misstreated bottle that wont display what the distillery intended.

#2 Defiant



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:55 PM

Any absinthe that is colored with natural ingredients with turn a tan/brown (feuille morte) color over time with exposure to light. Not a bad thing. Not a color flaw.

#3 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:56 PM


If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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#4 greytail


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:04 AM

If I walked into a store and saw that I would buy immediately.
I like Leopolds but it certainly is better having rested for awhile.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

Most of the bottles of Leopolds I've seen have been less green and more amber/yellow/straw. Quite normal! 

#6 seeker of truth

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:46 AM

Definitely not a waste of money.  Skol! 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:13 PM

I just bought a bottle of batch 99 and it’s a bit more yellowish than I remember, but every bit as delicious!

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