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Country of Origin: France
Type: Mixed & Macerated
Alcohol Level: 45 %
Vendors: ♣ Absinthes.com
Description: The L'Amesinthe was a medal winner at the Absinthiades in 2004 and 2005. Considering it took part in the "Macerated" category and consindering the competition, this isn't necessarily a merit though. It is very similar to Versinthe and pre-sweetened. According to Alko's (liquor stores) laboratory in Finland, the L'Amesinthe contains 130g/l sugar.
Absinthe L'Amesinthe at Absinthes.com
Reviewed by Bruno Rygseck 1/28/2007
COLOR BEFORE WATER 3/10
Transparent yellow. This sample is over a year old and it has been kept in a clear bottle, so it may have turned a little brown, but it was yellow to begin with.
LOUCHE ACTION 4/10
Starts nicely but progresses in a sort of slow-motion, not good.
COLOR AFTER WATER 3/10
Being opaque is the only plus because it is brownish yellow when louched.
Minty candy-like aroma both before and after water.
Sticky, burning; would need more water than the 3:1 review ratio to enjoy even a bit.
Sweet (from contained sugar). Star anise and mint are prominent. Somewhat bitter, too.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 4/10
Alcohol, sugar, mint, star anise and macerated wormwood.
Bruno Rygseck scores L'Amesinthe 35 out of 100