Wild Card Absinthe

Wild Card Absinthe

 
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Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.5  (1)
Louche 
 
2.5  (1)
Aroma 
 
3.5  (1)
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0  (1)
Finish 
 
3.0  (1)
Overall 
 
3.0  (1)
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Color
Very light peridot. Very pretty but one dimensional.

Louche
It takes quite a bit of time to start to louche out. You don't get that thick layer at the bottom, it just suddenly appears. Slightly oily on the top at first. By 2:1 its opaque. The color is very pale, opalescent when held to the light. Slightly blue on the edges. It wasn't anything really impressive to watch.

Aroma
It has a lovely nose. There was something in it that I couldn't place until I read further on their website. There is cardamom in it and it is quite present. Not overpowering but it provides an interesting detail. Anise, fennel and wormwood are present both neat and louched. The fennel backs the cardamom very nicely.

Flavor

First on the palette is anise and the cardamom. It gives way to a sweet middle and drops off very quickly. Slightly minty but refreshing.

Finish

It doesn't last long. Slight numbing but very little. It makes me wish there was more to the finish.

Overall

This is a decent bottle to have on the shelf to introduce people to absinthe with. It's reasonably priced and the addition of the cardamom appeals to me. I think it could use a few tweaks to make it great. I found the best ratio to be 3.5:1 with VERY little sugar.



Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Myria R March 12, 2013
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Color
Very light peridot. Very pretty but one dimensional.

Louche
It takes quite a bit of time to start to louche out. You don't get that thick layer at the bottom, it just suddenly appears. Slightly oily on the top at first. By 2:1 its opaque. The color is very pale, opalescent when held to the light. Slightly blue on the edges. It wasn't anything really impressive to watch.

Aroma
It has a lovely nose. There was something in it that I couldn't place until I read further on their website. There is cardamom in it and it is quite present. Not overpowering but it provides an interesting detail. Anise, fennel and wormwood are present both neat and louched. The fennel backs the cardamom very nicely.

Flavor

First on the palette is anise and the cardamom. It gives way to a sweet middle and drops off very quickly. Slightly minty but refreshing.

Finish

It doesn't last long. Slight numbing but very little. It makes me wish there was more to the finish.

Overall

This is a decent bottle to have on the shelf to introduce people to absinthe with. It's reasonably priced and the addition of the cardamom appeals to me. I think it could use a few tweaks to make it great. I found the best ratio to be 3.5:1 with VERY little sugar.



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1 bar spoons orange bitters
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3/4 oz dry vermouth
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