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Traditional Absinthe
UPDATED Review based on batch 4.:


Color: A very nice peridot green. Much brighter and inviting that the first two batches, which were over colored, in my opinion.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Louche: Very nice trails and deeply formed overall louche. Hints of green and blue.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Aroma: Nice hints of wormwood, green and star anise, and the everpresent veronica. This batch actually has a hint of rootbeer when unlouched. Spicy, in a good way.
v3 score: 3
v4 score: 4

Flavor: Flowery and refreshing with lots of the wormwood coming through. Thicker than batch 3 so I recommend a bit more water. White pepper spiciness with some sweet anise and even some violettes. v4 is a bit more heavy and savory.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Finish: The numbing of v3 has been reduced, but is still there a bit. The spiciness sticks around for a while.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Overall: If the numbing was toned down a bit, I would have given the overall score a 4, but since this is an improvement I'd recommend, it would fit within the definition of a 3.
v3 score: 3
v4 score: 3

Note: This absinthe (v3) was also reviewed very favorably by other WS members during the Green Weekend of September 12th, 2009.
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson September 24, 2009
Last updated: February 20, 2010
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A HUGE improvement from the first two batches

UPDATED Review based on batch 4.:


Color: A very nice peridot green. Much brighter and inviting that the first two batches, which were over colored, in my opinion.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Louche: Very nice trails and deeply formed overall louche. Hints of green and blue.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Aroma: Nice hints of wormwood, green and star anise, and the everpresent veronica. This batch actually has a hint of rootbeer when unlouched. Spicy, in a good way.
v3 score: 3
v4 score: 4

Flavor: Flowery and refreshing with lots of the wormwood coming through. Thicker than batch 3 so I recommend a bit more water. White pepper spiciness with some sweet anise and even some violettes. v4 is a bit more heavy and savory.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Finish: The numbing of v3 has been reduced, but is still there a bit. The spiciness sticks around for a while.
v3 score: 4
v4 score: 4

Overall: If the numbing was toned down a bit, I would have given the overall score a 4, but since this is an improvement I'd recommend, it would fit within the definition of a 3.
v3 score: 3
v4 score: 3

Note: This absinthe (v3) was also reviewed very favorably by other WS members during the Green Weekend of September 12th, 2009.

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