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Butterfly
Traditional Absinthe
Color: A deep peridot with yellow tinges. Inviting.

Louche: Lots of anise lends a thick and milky quality (not in a bad way). I'd give it a 5 because the depth is nice, but the end color is just a tad pallid and yellow for me. Still very nice.

Aroma: Lots going on here. Anise, hints of wormwood, mint, rootbeer, orange peels, and confectioners sugar. Intriguing.

Flavor: As intriguing as the aroma! It's a bit heavier on the anise than I prefer, and a little lighter on the wormwood than I prefer, but it's still delicious. The levels of anise lend a very noticeable sweetness on the soft palate. There's a nice level of herbal spiciness as well, with hints of mint, genepy, licorice, and earth. Quite good.

Finish: Sweet with just a touch of mint. I'd love to taste a bit more wormwood here, as it would help to balance out the sweetness. It lingers nicely, without a lot of numbing.

Overall:This is a very well made and tasty verte. It's great to see it hit the U.S. shores.
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson August 14, 2010
Last updated: October 30, 2013
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An enjoyable and interesting verte!

Color: A deep peridot with yellow tinges. Inviting.

Louche: Lots of anise lends a thick and milky quality (not in a bad way). I'd give it a 5 because the depth is nice, but the end color is just a tad pallid and yellow for me. Still very nice.

Aroma: Lots going on here. Anise, hints of wormwood, mint, rootbeer, orange peels, and confectioners sugar. Intriguing.

Flavor: As intriguing as the aroma! It's a bit heavier on the anise than I prefer, and a little lighter on the wormwood than I prefer, but it's still delicious. The levels of anise lend a very noticeable sweetness on the soft palate. There's a nice level of herbal spiciness as well, with hints of mint, genepy, licorice, and earth. Quite good.

Finish: Sweet with just a touch of mint. I'd love to taste a bit more wormwood here, as it would help to balance out the sweetness. It lingers nicely, without a lot of numbing.

Overall:This is a very well made and tasty verte. It's great to see it hit the U.S. shores.

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