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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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Libertine 55 Originale

Libertine 55 Originale

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Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0  (1)
Louche 
 
3.0  (1)
Aroma 
 
3.5  (1)
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5  (1)
Finish 
 
3.0  (1)
Overall 
 
3.5  (1)
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Color: a light peridot green, clear and without any visible sediment.

Louche: beautiful oily swirls with the very first drops. The louche then develops very quickly and remains thick, almost completely opaque even at 1:5, in a lovely greenish white.

Aroma: the typical Libertine aroma that somehow reminds of Italian grappa, and is usually either love or hate. Some anise sweetness, but not too much. Absinthe is clearly perceived. A herbaceous background with a light and pleasant pleasant note of alcohol.

Taste: The sweetness of anise is there, but restrained. Then the intriguing bitterness of absinthe. Not spicy like its sister Libertine Amer. This is not a complex absinthe, but it’s interesting that its taste remains intense even at dilutions higher than 1:5, making it an ideal drink for summers when it can be a refreshing drink light in alcohol.

Finish: wormwood lingers in the mouth pretty long.

Overall: I really appreciate an absinthe that can be diluted this much, and still remain tasteful, at an alcoholic grade of only 55. It has a very specific personality, like the other Libertine products. Its quality/price ratio is compelling, making it an ideal choice for regular daily use or as a present.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Reviewed by Chiopris May 04, 2016
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A good everyday drink

Color: a light peridot green, clear and without any visible sediment.

Louche: beautiful oily swirls with the very first drops. The louche then develops very quickly and remains thick, almost completely opaque even at 1:5, in a lovely greenish white.

Aroma: the typical Libertine aroma that somehow reminds of Italian grappa, and is usually either love or hate. Some anise sweetness, but not too much. Absinthe is clearly perceived. A herbaceous background with a light and pleasant pleasant note of alcohol.

Taste: The sweetness of anise is there, but restrained. Then the intriguing bitterness of absinthe. Not spicy like its sister Libertine Amer. This is not a complex absinthe, but it’s interesting that its taste remains intense even at dilutions higher than 1:5, making it an ideal drink for summers when it can be a refreshing drink light in alcohol.

Finish: wormwood lingers in the mouth pretty long.

Overall: I really appreciate an absinthe that can be diluted this much, and still remain tasteful, at an alcoholic grade of only 55. It has a very specific personality, like the other Libertine products. Its quality/price ratio is compelling, making it an ideal choice for regular daily use or as a present.

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