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Sebor Absinth

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Average Score: 37
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Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Type: Mixed & Macerated
Alcohol Level: 55 %
Vendors: ♣ Alandia

Description: According to http://www.seborabsinth.com/: "Sebor Absinth is a blend of 13 herbs and the purest alcohol lovingly produced to a 100 year old French/Swiss recipe. The flavour is rich and mellow and is complimented by the warmth given by the pure 55% alcohol, making Sebor the easiest drinking Absinth available. Produced in Czech Bohemian mountains by traditional brewing methods, this authentic handmade Absinth has the maximum permitted "wormwood" (artemisia absinthium) and absolutely NO artificial colours or flavours."

Review:

Reviewed by Hartsmar 3/19/2005

COLOR BEFORE WATER 5/10
Natural looking but a bit muddy dark green. Looks a bit too vegetal to please me.

LOUCHE ACTION 1/10
Nothing but a very slight haze.

COLOR AFTER WATER 2/10
Still natural looking, sort of, but it has only turned more watery.

AROMA 16/30
Rather nice herbal composition going on, but it turns to a heavy medicinal scent after a short while.

MOUTH-FEEL 3/10
An immediate hit of bitter takes away all hope for a nice mouth-feel.

TASTE 4/20
Bitter, medicinal, bitter and dry and bitter.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 3/10
I can't see why this would be needed, no.

Hartsmar scores Sebor Absinth 34 out of 100.

Reviewed by Bruno Rygseck 5/8/2006

COLOR BEFORE WATER 5/10
Dull green, not appetizing but looks natural anyway.

LOUCHE ACTION 1/10
It is nearly impossible to get any kind of louche out of Sebor Absinth, no matter how slowly you try to pour or drip water into it.

COLOR AFTER WATER 4/10
Green, just weaker than what it was before water. Almost fully transparent because there is practically no louche.

AROMA 6/30
Before water there is something like fennel and wormwood and also a weak flowery aroma that I cannot name. After water there is very little of anything herbal left in it (wormwood maybe) and some of that unnamed flowery thing which could be hyssop.

MOUTH-FEEL 3/10
Bad, although not that much burning (there is no star anise). The claimed “earthy herbaceousness” feels more like sand on the tongue with some alcohol bite.

TASTE 3/20
Bitter. Tastes like a macerate made with wormwood, fennel and some old vegetables. Bad aftertaste stays long, too. No trace of anise or licorice as promised.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 3/10
I do not recommend Sebor Absinth. It is neither absinthe nor a herbal bitter. It does not have enough anise of any kind. The wormwoodiness it has is bitter and intrusive. The other (twelve?!) herbs it is claimed to have do not come through. According to their websithe these include angelica and eucalyptus. "Rich aniseed balls" are supposed to be "powered through on the nose" according to their website. I did not notice any. Alcohol smell and taste are strong but since this product is probably designed especially for the “Czech fire ritual” it would be burned anyway and nobody would notice.

Bruno Rygseck scores Sebor Absinth 25 out of 100


Reviewed by Ricki 16/11/2007

COLOR BEFORE WATER 7/10
Nice natural emerald green colour. Might be artificial but it looks nice.

LOUCHE ACTION 6/10
Unlike the other reviewers I was actually able to get a semi decent louche from this Absinthe. It started as attractive oily trails building up slowly from the bottom and working its way to the top nicely.

COLOR AFTER WATER 7/10
Natural whitish/amber opaque colour. Nice for a Czech absinthe.

AROMA 17/30
Nice anise and herbal scent going on here. Although once the water is added it doesn't really change that much. It is nice though.

MOUTH-FEEL 3/10
Mouth feel is the worst thing here. Quite thin and sharp.

TASTE 6/20
Nice anise taste but followed by a bitter mix of maccerated wormwood and other herbs.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
Out of Czech Absinthes this is probably one of the best. I don't think I will be buying another bottle any time soon though.

Ricki scores Sebor Absinth 52 out of 100.

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