Two Birds

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A new 'absinthe' created in England.

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Appearance: Radioactive green. Definitely artificially colored. Authentic absinthe is naturally colored with herbs.

Aroma: Unlouched, it smells mainly of strong alcohol. Slight aromas of anise. After louche, a little anise, but the wormwood comes forward rather strongly.

Louche: Relatively opaque, but the color looks even more artificial now than before I added water. Almost a radioactive bluish green color. This is not good.

Flavor: Very little anise flavor. Tastes more like essences including star anise and licorice. The wormwood is there, but it also tastes like an extract or oil. This definitely doesn't taste like a distillation of the holy trinity of anise, wormwood and fennel.

Finish: Insipid. Whatever flavor is there isn't derived from a distilled product.

Overall: No offense to the producers, but this shouldn't be marketed as an absinthe. In this era, where the fake Eastern European stuff is finally getting marginalized by the high quality distilled absinthes being produced by artisans, the producers of this product should rethink their strategy.
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson March 07, 2014
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Is it the 1990's again?

Appearance: Radioactive green. Definitely artificially colored. Authentic absinthe is naturally colored with herbs.

Aroma: Unlouched, it smells mainly of strong alcohol. Slight aromas of anise. After louche, a little anise, but the wormwood comes forward rather strongly.

Louche: Relatively opaque, but the color looks even more artificial now than before I added water. Almost a radioactive bluish green color. This is not good.

Flavor: Very little anise flavor. Tastes more like essences including star anise and licorice. The wormwood is there, but it also tastes like an extract or oil. This definitely doesn't taste like a distillation of the holy trinity of anise, wormwood and fennel.

Finish: Insipid. Whatever flavor is there isn't derived from a distilled product.

Overall: No offense to the producers, but this shouldn't be marketed as an absinthe. In this era, where the fake Eastern European stuff is finally getting marginalized by the high quality distilled absinthes being produced by artisans, the producers of this product should rethink their strategy.

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