AVERAGE SCORE 58


Reviewed by Bruno Rygseck 6/4/2008

COLOR BEFORE WATER 7/10
Yellow with some greenish tinge. It is a bit feuille-morte and possesses some brilliance, not artificial looking or otherwise bad.

LOUCHE ACTION 6/10
Greasy or oily but turbulent and snowy also. Too thin.

COLOR AFTER WATER 5/10
Partially transparent yellow/green.

AROMA 16/30
Lemon balm dominates but nice anise comes from it before water, not so much during and after water. To me impossible to detect any wormwood in the aroma.

MOUTH-FEEL 5/10
Dry, short, biting; not very nice at 1:3 dilution. Gets better with more water, though.

TASTE 13/20
Anise and the dry kind of wormwood(?) flavor one could expect from an oil mix. I would say that it is a little bitter, too.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
As an absinthe, not interesting. However, not a bad drink, and inexpensive, if someone is interested in trying a Spanish "absenta". The Montaña 68 is better in many ways.

Bruno Rygseck scores Absenta Montaña 55 58 out of 100