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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
• Not just a novelty? There are fine absinthes, just like fine wine, whisky, and cognac.  Read more here:

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Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.

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Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.

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Un Emile 68 Sapin

Un Emile 68 Sapin

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Color: Thin and very light. Straw color.



Louche: VERY slow to form, only beginning to appear after about two measures of water. It ends up appealing, but a bit thin.



Aroma: Peculiar. Not necessarily unpleasant, just odd. You've got the normal aroma of anise and wormwood and then there's the pine, which is refreshing. But then there's an underlying mustiness that just doesn't fit.



Flavor: The flavor is totally unexpected. By how light the aroma and color are, you'd never expect such a powerful punch of intense flavors. There's a bit too much astringent bitterness which I didn't really care for. There's also a hint of alpiney crispness that you don't normally taste in absinthe. It's different from the alpine flavors of wormwood. It's a bit more piney. Surprise surprise. Overall, the bitterness is just too much to be able to enjoy a full glass.



Finish: Just too bitter and it lasts much longer than I would like.



Overall: I don't really care for it. The pine isn't correct in the flavor profile. It's less piney and more bitter and musty. I won't buy it again, but I think I will definitely try it will sugar next time.
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2.6
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3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
1.0
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2.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson May 13, 2008
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Unique, but not necessarily in a good way

Color: Thin and very light. Straw color.



Louche: VERY slow to form, only beginning to appear after about two measures of water. It ends up appealing, but a bit thin.



Aroma: Peculiar. Not necessarily unpleasant, just odd. You've got the normal aroma of anise and wormwood and then there's the pine, which is refreshing. But then there's an underlying mustiness that just doesn't fit.



Flavor: The flavor is totally unexpected. By how light the aroma and color are, you'd never expect such a powerful punch of intense flavors. There's a bit too much astringent bitterness which I didn't really care for. There's also a hint of alpiney crispness that you don't normally taste in absinthe. It's different from the alpine flavors of wormwood. It's a bit more piney. Surprise surprise. Overall, the bitterness is just too much to be able to enjoy a full glass.



Finish: Just too bitter and it lasts much longer than I would like.



Overall: I don't really care for it. The pine isn't correct in the flavor profile. It's less piney and more bitter and musty. I won't buy it again, but I think I will definitely try it will sugar next time.

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