Absinthe 55 du Val-de-travers
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Country of Origin: Switzerland
Alcohol Level: 55 %
Description: From DistAB in Couvet, Switzerland. http://www.distab.ch/
Reviewed by hartsmar 6/28/2006
COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
Another La Bleue, crystal clear.
LOUCHE ACTION 6/10
Vrey fast and not very spectacular at all. It just louches, plain and simple.
COLOR AFTER WATER 8/10
A nice white but with a sort of transparent blueish.
Before water it is mainly fennel, anise and wormwood. Actually a quite noticable scent of wormwood. After adding water is all blends out nicely and actually adds a sort of lemony touch. Interesting.
It starts out really creamy and rich but sadly ends in a slightly irritating bite and harshness.
Classic La Bleue, no more, no less. I was disappointed not to find the lemony touch in the taste as well. That would've lifted it a notch.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
A good La Bleue that woould be worth the buy if you'd come across it. There are better ones but it's definitely not bad.
hartsmar scores Absinthe 55, 75 out of 100