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Traditional Absinthe
VS 1898. Seriously good
(Updated: February 16, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
*I revisited this review after a year of many glasses.
Served at 4:1 This is where I enjoyed it most. No sugar.

Color: Light peridot with a touch of yellow, clear and natural.

Louche: Full, slow and evenly forming, nice trails, distinct layering. Opalescent and wonderful to watch. Puffs of smoke roll with each drop reaching up toward the clear layer above. Lovely color, perfect thickness.

Aroma: Very herbal and powerful. Wormwood and anise are strong and good quality.
It filled the room, and foretold of yumminess.

Flavor: Crisp, complex, and a bit of earthiness. Masculine, yet not in the least bit overwhelming. I kept reaching for the glass wondering if I was drinking it too quickly. A strong and delicious wormwood wrapped in anise and fennel, with a nice light pepper and spice.

Finish: It built nicely, lingered, then slowly faded. Wormwood, anise, a floral linger, ending in a nice citrus tanginess with a gentle bitterness. Very enjoyable.

Overall, A slightly softer personality than PF1901, which I also love. This is something I most certainly would buy again.
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