Flaschengeist French absinthe 60%
Average Score: 21
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Country of Origin: Germany
Type: Mixed & Macerated
Alcohol Level: 60 %
Description: Available as a "bulk" absinthe from stores selling Flaschengeist essence products.
Reviewed by Bruno Rygseck 3/15/2006
COLOR BEFORE WATER 3/10
Artificial green color, fully transparent. Unnatural and unlike any real absinthe.
LOUCHE ACTION 5/10
Strong louche that starts a little too fast, building a heavily louched layer on the bottom of the glass.
COLOR AFTER WATER 4/10
Far from a real absinthe although the louche is nearly opaque. Oil on the surface as clear drops and small trails. The artificial color makes it look wrong. It has a tint of blue that has nothing to do with la bleues.
Nothing herbal here. Peppermint or mint and anise (star anise has been used most likely). No wormwood at all could be detected.
Harsh and tongue-burning. Unpleasant but luckily the burning sensation disappears fast leaving no bad aftertaste.
Chewing gum or peppermint candy with anise.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 3/10
An artificial product that is well below any regular-grade absinthe, oil mix or macerate or whatever. Newcomers to absinthe should definitely not start with this one.
Brouille glass with dripper, crushed ice, no sugar, slow drip. Viewed in incandescent light.
Bruno Rygseck scores Flaschengeist French absinthe 60% 21 out of 100