Lemercier Abisinthe 45
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Country of Origin: France
Alcohol Level: 45 %
Vendors: ♣ Absinthes.com
Description: The first absinthe to be released by the Lemercier distillery. Awarded with the silver medal (spoon) at the 2003 Absinthiades. Absinthe Lemercier Abisinthe 45 at Absinthes.com
Reviewed by Hartsmar 5/7/2006
COLOR BEFORE WATER 4/10
Very pale yellowish brown with only very little green hints. Really not a very good color but atleast not artificial and it's very clear.
LOUCHE ACTION 7/10
A rather quick louche but that's not very surprising given the low abv at 45%. It louches nicley though and ends up in a quite thick and satisfactory louche.
COLOR AFTER WATER 5/10
Better than before but still with too much of the yellow tint in it.
Not very complex at all and too much citrus. It's rather flat and uninteresting.
It's smooth enough at first but not at all rich or full in any way. After a while the alcohol breaks through too much and ruins things,
Seriously this isn't very good. I don't know what else to say.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 5/10
It's a mediocre absinthe. When it first came out there wasn't all that much to choose from and it was ok. For those that don't have much of a selection to pick from it might still be. Personally I know many others that are better.
I don't know what the actual difference is between the 45 and the 72 version of the regular Abisinthe. Maybe nothing but more water in this one, but it seems to me that the 72 holds its flavour profile better. If you want to try one of the Lemercier Abisinthes I'd go for the regular 72 instead.
Hartsmar scores Lemercier Abisinthe 45, 50 out of 100