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A little jewel
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Appearance: A very light yellowish green, slightly foggy.

Louche: Oily trails in the beginning, with some yellow and orange. Then a thick, milky, green white louche, with some orange and blue reflex.

Aroma: A lovely aroma, intense but not invasive. Holy trinity without any rough edge, some spicy notes (cinnamon, pepper). Sweet and balanced.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Mildly sweet, with wormwood, anise is restrained. Creamy and round, intense and delicate at the same time. All rough edges seem to have been removed by very careful distillation. Spicy, in a balanced way.

Finish: Wormwood bitterness lingering for long.

Overall: I personally like spicy absinthes, even when they are somehow rough. Butterfly is spicy and still perfectly balanced, not rough at all, with a sweetness which I find specific of other Bugnon’s products. A little jewel.
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A very good standard offering
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
I would describe the flavor as herbal and minty with a notion of fruity citrus undertones. This brand is a great offering and would be a fantastic introduction to Absinthe.
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Lovely "Boston" Butterfly
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Initial color is a pretty green. Great, big aromas! Smells a bit fruity but still traditional - strikingly similar to Leopold's Verte. Really nice! Louche is milky-green. Taste is delicate but quite balanced... again, something fruity to this. Really quite delicious though. No alcohol heat at all. Maybe use a lower ratio than 5:1 on this. Full, creamy mouthfeel - especially at 3:1/4:1.

A bit delicate but solid... reminds me so much of Leopold's - not a bad thing at all.

Be sure to read up on the story of how an absinthe from Boston ends up being distilled in Switzerland. Very cool!
J
Top 10 Reviewer 48 reviews
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Plays it safe
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Appearance: An average yellow-green, with maybe a touch of haze.

Louche: A pretty color, but a hint too thick. Nice glowing red highlights, and maybe even a bit of purple.

Aroma: The smell is noticeable, but not bursting with aroma. Definitely all three of the trinity are present, but not much else is going on here.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: A decent amount of wormwood up front that comes across nice and peppery, and the flavor isn't overly sweet.

Finish: Any sweetness that was present starts to recede and it becomes fairly tongue-numbing. This goes on for a long time.

Overall: I know that this is a reproduction of an old recipe, but it's really not pushing the envelope or taking many risks here. I like the absinthe quite a bit overall; it's well done and a good one for wormwood fanatics, but it's not particularly sublime or complex.
AP
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Float like a butterfly, sting like a... butterfly?
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Appearance: A very light and clear olive green. Nothing bad but nothing special either.

Louche: Just slightly too thick but not bad at all. Not too hued either but a soft pastel green.

Aroma: Very noticeable citrus and anise smell. Wormwood and spice add a nice balance. A bit simple but still interesting in its balance.

Flavor: The flavor is light in weight much like a blanche. Citrus and anise proudly open the door for a nice wormwood and fennel dance. Nothing too complex but nicely playful. Star anise is detectable via a grainy sweetness but it's not overpowering and has been used in moderation. It's light but there's a decent amount going on here.

Finish: A slight mint and proud citrus-anise combo take over the finish with a nice display of peppery/spice tones showing more here than in the flavor. The star anise lends a heavy type of sweetness as well, almost medicinal. The wormwood dies out quickly though.

Overall: A well crafted basic absinthe that allows each flavor component to shine, each in their own way. The star anise use throws off the finish a bit. The wormwood is not over the top but in a nice balance that doesn't dominate the flavor. Simple but not in a bad way.
EC
Top 10 Reviewer 70 reviews
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