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Absinthe Substitutes
A historically significant shadow
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Maybe, with the resurgence of absinthe in the US, Herbsaint will find its old recipe and place in American history. It's not bad just not very good. I was surprised at the near-golden louche that first started building in my glass which gave way to a pale yellow-green. It has a herbal bitterness which clearly isn't Artemisia absinthium although the anise was pleasant enough and the herbal complexity almost satisfying. The flavor faded away much too quickly leaving only a touch of pepper lingering on the tongue, reminiscent of Herbsaint's own history.
JL
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