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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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It was tough finding a lot of information about this absinthe. Even the AbsinthExplore site I got it from didn't have a main page for it.

Color: No visible defect.

Louche: quite quick with a nice layering effect.

Aroma: Wormwood mintiness and fresh. Like a mountain stream.

Flavor: Quite thin and watery at 4:1 with not a lot of flavor at all. At 3:1, some more wormwood pops out, but it's still rather basic. I gave it a 2 because I'd say it's unbalanced and lacking.

Finish: Practically no finish at 4:1. At 3:1 you get some decent wormwood. In fact, you taste more of it in the finish than in the actual action of drinking.

Overall: It's a rather basic and very lightly flavored absinthe. If you get it, don't go above 3:1. In fact, maybe try 2:1 first.
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3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
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2.0
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3.0
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3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson August 11, 2010
Last updated: August 12, 2010
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Not well known, but tasty enough

It was tough finding a lot of information about this absinthe. Even the AbsinthExplore site I got it from didn't have a main page for it.

Color: No visible defect.

Louche: quite quick with a nice layering effect.

Aroma: Wormwood mintiness and fresh. Like a mountain stream.

Flavor: Quite thin and watery at 4:1 with not a lot of flavor at all. At 3:1, some more wormwood pops out, but it's still rather basic. I gave it a 2 because I'd say it's unbalanced and lacking.

Finish: Practically no finish at 4:1. At 3:1 you get some decent wormwood. In fact, you taste more of it in the finish than in the actual action of drinking.

Overall: It's a rather basic and very lightly flavored absinthe. If you get it, don't go above 3:1. In fact, maybe try 2:1 first.

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2.6
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La Fine series by Racine is a kind of mystery to me.

I have had them for the very first at Boveresse and to tell the truth could not finish the glass of a verte especially. Later on it has been revealed it was a verte coloured with wormwood and at 68%.

While verte is very bold, even too bold (however, the newer batches seem to be more palatable), the blanche is anisette. It is the perfect representation of what has happened to les bleues (not all of them, obviously) in Switzerland.

The aroma is simple: badiane, badiane, badiane, fennel, a pinch of wormwood. Thank you

The louche is alright but knowing that blanche is 68%, it should bloom with herbs.

Taste is flat, one-dimensional with predominant anise notes. And here ends the short story about that anisette.
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by absinthist September 27, 2010
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rather ordinaire than fine


La Fine series by Racine is a kind of mystery to me.

I have had them for the very first at Boveresse and to tell the truth could not finish the glass of a verte especially. Later on it has been revealed it was a verte coloured with wormwood and at 68%.

While verte is very bold, even too bold (however, the newer batches seem to be more palatable), the blanche is anisette. It is the perfect representation of what has happened to les bleues (not all of them, obviously) in Switzerland.

The aroma is simple: badiane, badiane, badiane, fennel, a pinch of wormwood. Thank you

The louche is alright but knowing that blanche is 68%, it should bloom with herbs.

Taste is flat, one-dimensional with predominant anise notes. And here ends the short story about that anisette.

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