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Country of Origin: Switzerland
Alcohol Level: 54 %
Description: Distilled in Couvet, Switzerland by Logis de La Fee Verte
Reviewed by Hartsmar 7/7/2007
COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
LOUCHE ACTION 8/10
A decent build-up with a little clouding going on. Ends up a good opaque thick white.
COLOR AFTER WATER 8/10
Nice white. Could be even more milky white, but it's fine.
Before water: A typical La Bleue with strong fennel, anise, some mint and the wormwood nicely in the back. Well balanced but rather uninteresting. It shows a decent complexity.
After water: It presents a more mellow herbal flowery touch, a bit nicer than before.
At first very nice, full and rich. Then, it ends in an awkward dirty taste left in the mouth.
An ok La Bleue but nothing special. The one thing that bothers me and lowers the score is that odd after-taste - that strange dirty taste left in the mouth. It's not typically indicative of an error in manufacture, it's just an odd taste that seems completely misplaced.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
Yet another La Bleue. There are better ones, but it's drinkable - no more, no less.
Hartsmar scores La Philosophe 73 out of 100