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Alcohol Level: 53 %
Description: Distilled by the Brennerei Hans Erismann distillery in Eschenmosen, Switzerland.
Reviewed by hartsmar 12/2/2005
COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
It's a blanche and it's crystal clear.
LOUCHE ACTION 8/10
Extremely thick louche! Probably one of the thickest I've seen... It louches in a really nice super-cloudy way. It's rather predictable somehow and lacks that extra touch to make it perfect but it's damn thick!
COLOR AFTER WATER 10/10
This is whiter than milk a snowy christmas morning!
Before adding water it presents a clear scent of wormwood and a touch of fennel. There are notes of mint.
After adding water the alcohol bite that was present before goes away and the wormwood is more noticable along with the mint which is enhanced. Something slightly dirty can be found but not obtrusive or bad. Nice enough.
Nice and quite full. Could be a bit more creamy like the fennel-laden La Bleues but it's alright.
Nothing spectacular but a nice taste of wormwood. Still slightly dirty but nothing that makes it bad. I enjoy it.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 7/10
A rather fine absinthe which I'd buy again. Nice change from the regular La Bleues yet a strong resemblance.
Hartsmar scores Zürcher Fée 53% 76 out of 100