AVERAGE SCORE 58


Reviewed by peridot 11/6/2006

COLOR BEFORE WATER 7/10
Certainly artificial, but not neon. It's just a little *too* deep a green. However, it's pretty and clear.

LOUCHE ACTION 8/10
Nice. It's slower than one would expect from a star anise absinthe. It builds in very defined tiers; thick at the bottom, fluffy in the middle, and thin at the top. It becomes solid at 2:1.

COLOR AFTER WATER 7/10
Milky green with a slight yellow tone. It's attractive but a bit too thick and lacks complexity.

AROMA 14/30
The aroma before water is at first an alcohol kick, followed by strong star-anise and what seems to me like spearmint. After louche the aroma grows but doesn't open up much. It's pleasant and spicy.

MOUTH-FEEL 4/10
Disappointing. It's barely there, except for a lot of mouth-numbing.

TASTE 12/20
Sweet, anisy, and minty. Wormwood emerges in the finish. There's a nice citrus flavour floating around, but it's a little too artificial. As oil mixes go it's fairly complex, but still has a lot of room for improvement; for instance, a more discernable fennel profile.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 5/10
This is the best oil mix I've had but I think that a lot could be done to make it better.

PERSONAL NOTES
The variety of easily-discernable flavours in this absinthe make it a fun one to serve to first-timers to help them get their taste buds around many the main flavours in absinthe.

peridot scores NS70 57 out of 100


Reviewed by alice the absinthe eater 5/4/2007

COLOR BEFORE WATER 5/10
I think the best way to puy it is dark-olive-green
not the best color and not the worst color it's not bad because it does not look unreal but it's not good because it looks like the color that you would expect filtered sewer water to be

LOUCHE ACTION 8/10
the louche is this absinthes main strong point. it has a great louche for such a cheap absinthe.
starts clouding slowly at the bottom rises up slowly with a thin layer of oil at the top. infact I can't really say the louche on this was much different than the Eichelberger that I had the other night(and half the price)

COLOR AFTER WATER 7/10
I expected the green to be deeper because it started out so deep but it only faded after the louche I am disapointed

AROMA 16/30
before water anis and alcohol vrey clean smelling but not much going on
after water the alcohol goes away it becomes just anis lots and lots of anis

MOUTH-FEEL 3/10
thin but not so bad it almost feels soft but not very well it leaves you wanting it to be creamier


a few seconds after you drink it, it leaves you mouth feeling off. hard to explain almost like after mouth wash but much lighter.

TASTE 14/20
I really like this absinthe for the price the taste is great it's very plain just anis with a very small wormwood tinge at the end. can't really complain here it's just simple

OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
price to taste, louche and color all work for this absinthe if it costed anymore it would not be worth it but at 30EU for 1 liter it's worth every drop I think this would be a good starter absinthe seeing as it's so plain there would be no flavors that would confuse the new drinker.

I have to add that it leaves white oil stains on the side of the glass which is not very pleasing.

alice the absinthe eater scores Absinthe NS70 59 out of 100