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La Maitresse Rouge
Traditional Absinthe
I enjoy having a rouge every once in a while. The holidays are a perfect time, as is a hot summer day. It's a very refreshing, flowery beverage. Quite delicate.

The louche builds nicely. If done slow enough, a great layer will form along the top.

The aroma is light and interesting, but has just a tinge of funkiness, which reminds me a lot of other liquors that have flowers. It's not off putting, but not a normal aroma for an absinthe.

Flavor is light, sweet and delicate with hints of flowers and citrus mixed in with the normal absinthe flavors. The wormwood is a very flowery variety as well. Delicious.

The finish got a three only because it was SO light and receded quickly.


Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson February 08, 2009
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Refreshing and easy to drink.

I enjoy having a rouge every once in a while. The holidays are a perfect time, as is a hot summer day. It's a very refreshing, flowery beverage. Quite delicate.

The louche builds nicely. If done slow enough, a great layer will form along the top.

The aroma is light and interesting, but has just a tinge of funkiness, which reminds me a lot of other liquors that have flowers. It's not off putting, but not a normal aroma for an absinthe.

Flavor is light, sweet and delicate with hints of flowers and citrus mixed in with the normal absinthe flavors. The wormwood is a very flowery variety as well. Delicious.

The finish got a three only because it was SO light and receded quickly.


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