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Aroma
Absolutely beautiful. A highly aromatic blend. Pre and post louche, Akveld's Artisinale does not disappoint with an exceptional balance of all herbs. The synchronicity of it's bouquet lends a dazzling effect to its taste making it hard to resist.

Flavor
Sublime. The essence of of a true absinthe with an absolute perfect balance of anise, wormwood, fennel and accompanying botanicals. Complex and very enjoyable. In my opinion, there is really no way this Dutch absinthe could be improved. Akveld's is clearly in the Jade category.  


Finish
A full finish with nothing but warm, pleasant and smooth wormwood and anise. Again, you really can't ask for more.


Final Impression
Akveld's Artisinale Absinthe Verte is a pleasant surprise with a full body that isn't overwhelming to the palete. If there was a rating between 9.5 and 10, Akveld's would be a 9.8. 


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Aroma
Incredible aroma, especially if you like the smell of anise and fennel. Very clean and crisp. I perceived little to no alcohol. Uncomplicated and pleasant. 


Flavor
Nice and sweet Sans Sucre but definitely not artificial. The fennel and anise are very up front with the remaining botanicals and an almost "pine" taste way in the background. Wormwood is present but stays in the shadows.


Finish
Delicious with a lingering sweetness that gives to a more complex finish of the remaining herbal profile.


Final Impression

Kubler is a fine blanche Absinthe and at this price easily made it to our top absinthe brand reviews list. This is no Clandestine but is definitely worth a try.


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Alandia Mansinthe Absinthe
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Aroma
Very nice with anise in the lead. Fragrance of other botanicals is layered and subtle. As with all Jade absinthes, while louching the gorgeous aroma expands to fill the entire room. An impressive and inviting experience making you want to proceed to tasting.

Flavor
Absolutely delicious. Early on, you experience the anise with the remaining herbs following in a beautiful balance. An absolutely tasty, light and refreshing drink. The most subdued tasting of all the Jade's makes a lasting impression after the first taste.

Finish
The finish is crisp, flowery and wonderful. Wormwood with other herbs slowly fade. With a louche so thick, I expected a more pronounced taste and finish. The taste is certainly not absent but is crisper than the other Jades. This would be a great place for a beginner to start if looking for an absinthe that will not overwhelm.


Final Impression
Jade 1901 is a delicate, light and tasty drink that is both a pleasure to prepare and enjoy. One of our favorite Absinthe Reviews.


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Color
Dark green with hints of amber. Like the bottle had been open for some time but it had not. There was also easily visible sediment in the bottle. 

Louche
​The louche begins immediately and quickly finishes to a milky, white opalescence. Very thick.

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Aroma
Truly gorgeous. The fennel and anise were present in the background with a wonderful herbal bouquet. No alcohol smell at all.

Flavor
First noticed is a rather upfront wormwood taste followed by alcohol which soon leads to the subtleties sweeter anise and fennel.  The wormwood is well balanced with the entire herbal profile. 


Finish
Nice finish with a minty aftertaste that holds on bit and is really quite refreshing.


Final Impression
A very nice absinthe that was found to be as satisfying as it is complex. The alcohol is not overpowering nor is the wormwood. Definitely one of our top reviews.


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Color
Very nice green with a brownish/yellow tint with no clouding or sediment. 

Louche
​The louche begins slowly and at 3:1 the louche is complete. Not as thick as I am accustomed to but pretty none the less. 

Alandia Duplais Absinthe
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Color
Green with a very slight brownish tint. Unless you look closely, the brown would be unnoticeable. 

Louche
​The trails start immediately and quickly fill the glass. Very thick and milky white. Full and complete at a 3:1 Ratio

Nouvelle-Orléans
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Color
Crystal clear peridot with no sediment.

Louche
Begins slowly becoming thick and opalescent with streaming green, yellow and barely noticeable blue hues. At a ratio of 3:1, louche is thick and milky.
 

Color
Light peridot with an extremely light yellow tint. Color is definitely natural and quite nice with zero sediment.

Louche
Impressive. Nice oil trails and a lazy roll of turbulent waves that puff up at the bottom of the glass. It's like watching storm clouds in slow motion. The color is typical, milky white with the a slight green tint. 

Color
Very nice crystal clear color with absolutely no clouding or sediment. Absolute perfection and quite pretty, this is an excellent example of a Clandestine. 

Louche
​The louche begins immediately after only about 5-6 drops of water and continues to fill the glass with a thick, milky white, opalescent finish.
 

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Aroma
Sweet and floral with a hint of caramel. Anise is present and also something spicy.


Flavor
Taste is very interesting. You can detect anise and other botanicals easily. Again, I taste something on the spicy side with citrus notes present. Alcohol is present but not overpowering


Finish
The finish slowly fades from anise and wormwood with a light, crisp mouth feel. 


Final Impression

Although different from other absinthe brands, La Grenouille is a very good absinthe. If you've tried Vieux Carre, it is in this taste area. 


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Alandia Absinthe

Color
Beautiful medium peridot green. Crystal clear with no sediment. No question that color is natural.

Louche
Thick and opalescent with streaming green and yellow hues. At a ratio of 3:1, louche is beautiful, thick and milky. Great job Sjaak!

Kubler Swiss Absinthe

Color
Light yellow/green. Absolutely gorgeous and natural looking. It has a lens like clarity making this Absinthe a real pleasure to behold. 

Louche
​Beautiful Louche. Lots of swirling trails of shades of green from peridot to deep Emerald  all quite beautiful. Shimmering opalescence gives a Louche which is creamy and delicious looking, dense without being dull.

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Aroma
Herbal notes are quickly quickly noticeable. While louching, the aroma seems to fade a little.


Flavor
Flavor is very good with anise and wormwood most prevalent with very little bitterness. A very fresh, green taste is also present.


Finish
The finish of wormwood and anise fades rather quickly. No strong alcohol taste is present


Final Impression

This is a very good absinthe but not a great absinthe. At this price point, it will totally suit a light drink for anyone interesting in trying it. Don't let the price fool you, this is a quality made absinthe.  


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Aroma
Gorgeous floral bouquet with angelica, wormwood and anise making themselves noticed. Aroma is subtle yet full of everything an absinthe should be.

Flavor
Very good. Wormwood leads in a big way. I normally don't use sugar but found I need just a tad to smooth the Angelique out. The essence of of a true absinthe with an absolute perfect balance of anise, wormwood, fennel and accompanying 


Finish
A full finish with strong wormwood remaining for quite awhile.


Final Impression
Angélique Verte Suisse is  complicated absinthe. You have a floral presence with a more noticeable wormwood profile than other brands. Some may find the wormwood overpowering but Angélique is still a must try absinthe due to its unique flavor


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Vieux Carre Absinthe
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Color
Spectacular color. A beautiful, crystal clear peridot. No sediment and crystal clear.. 

Louche
Wonderful icy trails that start out subtle and spread completely throughout. At a ratio of 3:1, the louche was an absolutely beautiful white with an ever so light hint of emerald.

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Color
Beautiful color. A crystal clear, light peridot with no sediment. Slightly darker than Jades PF 1901. 

Louche
​Gorgeous icy trails start immediately and spread completely throughout. At a ratio of 3:1, louche is an absolutely beautiful white, thick and puffy. The only louche I've seen better is from Jade Edouard.

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Aroma
Beautiful herbal notes quickly fill the room and are quite enjoyable. Very full and complex aroma that is definitely a plus for this absinthe.


Flavor
Delicious! Complete and balanced taste that lets you experience everything. Nothing is overpowering. Even the alcohol is in concert with the botanicals.


Finish
The finish lasts quite awhile with the beautiful botanicals slowly giving way to an almost "citrus" taste. Excellent finish.


Final Impression

Another outstanding absinthe from the US. Suitable for beginners and absintheurs alike. And at this price, it is definitely a top, best Absinthe Review  


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Aroma
Completely balanced floral and herbal bouquet. No one piece overpowering another. There is no strong alcohol smell which is to be expected of a well made, 62% absinthe.


Flavor
Smooth and precise with an almost "creamy" undertone with the taste leaning toward that of a blanche. The wormwood is there but in perfect balance with the other botanicals producing an exceptionally smooth flavor.


Finish
The creamy smooth taste of herbs lingers and then lets way to a small lick of the wormwood. Again, very nice. 


Final Impression

Pacifique is a fine absinthe. It has a balance that is to be admired. It has supreme table manners and is one of our top reviews.  


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Aroma
Spectacular before and after louching! The beautiful bouquet of botanicals is present as soon as the louche begins and it completely fills the room. The alcohol is detectable but does not over power the floral notes.

Flavor
The first sip reveals a very complex profile. You can taste/smell EVERYTHING at once. Quite impressive. Take a few minutes to swirl it around in your mouth to get the entire effect. The wormwood is present and in perfect balance with the other ingredients. 


Finish
A very satiating finish. The botanicals and wormwood fuse together into a sweet taste that fades slowly and sweetly.


Final Impression

This is an incredible absinthe at an incredible price. This absinthe was actually hard to stop drinking. It is actually that enjoyable. 


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Color
Beautiful, dark emerald with a ever so slight brown tint. Without question it is naturally colored. Translucent with no sign of sediment. 

Louche
As with all Jade absinthe, the louche begins immediately and ends with a full, milky appearance at 1:1 ratio. Gorgeous to watch.

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Color
Gorgeous light Emerald. Definitely naturally colored.  Perfectly translucent with no sign of sediment. This is very typical of all the absinthe produced by Matter-Luginbühl distillery. Also see Mansinthe.

Louche
Within 5-10 drops the puffy, swirling rolls begin. This beautiful show reveals a nice opalescent, milky color with an ever so slight green tint. Gorgeous to watch

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Color
Spectacular light peridot green. Beautifully crystal clear with no sediment. 

Louche
Wonderful trails start immediately and spread completely throughout the glass. At about 1:1, the louche is as full as it gets. Beautiful, milky white with an ever so light hint of yellow and emerald.

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Aroma
Rich and intriguing. Heady with notes of Fennel and Anise. There's something deep and herbal that strikes a nice balance.


Flavor
A delicious, delicate Absinthe. The Wormwood lightly licks your tongue and is definitely not bitter. There's a gorgeous balance of Fennel and Anise while the heat of alcohol is not overpowering and doesn't compromise the bouquet at all. Tantalizing and fresh.


Finish
Very smooth. The delicious taste of the wormwood entwines beautifully with sweeter notes. No peculiar aftertaste just clean and bright. 


Final Impression

I loved this Absinthe. It has so many of the characteristics I look for but usually only find one or two in a single brand. The taste is dramatically bold even at a 4:1 water ratio. I was tempted to add some additional water but didn't want to lose the full throttle flavor. In short this is an Absinthe I could drink on a regular basis. And at this price, it is one of our recommended reviews. 


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Aroma
Outstanding before, during and after louching! Full bouquet of botanicals as soon as it enters the glass and continues to grow while adding water. Alcohol is detectable but does not over power the floral notes.

Flavor
Edouard has a complex flavor profile with the herbs very pronounced yet completely balanced. The aroma and flavor combine into quite an impressive taste. You'll definitely want to savor this drink repeatedly.


Finish
A very satisfying finish of the myriad of flavors slowly fades with a very slight edge of mint. Wormwood is present but no bitterness.


Final Impression

This is an incredible absinthe from Jade. Full of flavor like no other I've tasted. A definite must try and a favorite review. 


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Angélique Verte Suisse Absinthe

Aroma
Absolutely gorgeous, as with all the Jade absinthe. From the time I opened the bottle, the delicious smell filled my bar. The VS 1898 is lighter than the other Jade's as far as aroma but will certainly not disappoint. 


Flavor
VS 1898 is a genuine pleasure to review. Perfect and incredible are the first 2 words that come to mind. An almost unbelievable balance of everything an absinthe should be from the initial introduction of the aroma and botanicals to the sweet (sans sucre) finish. I cannot recommend this absinthe enough. It is one of the best I have ever had.


Finish
The after taste is sweet, light and refreshing. There is no detectable taste of alcohol. You can taste the end of the wormwood but for those that find wormwood bitter, they will not notice it with the VS 1898


Final Impression

The Jade VS 1898 is hands down the best absinthe around. Crisp, delicate yet complete it is by far one of our favorite absinthes.


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Aroma
A lovely herbal and floral nose with the Anise and Fennel not so upfront - there's balance to it. At 65% , there is no heat from the alcohol which is a definite plus.

Flavor
Delicious Sans Sucre. The Wormwood is moderate yet up front. It's savory and complex. A very nice Swiss Absinthe. 


Finish
A completely satisfying end to the drink. All the botanicals slowly mellow into a memory.


Final Impression
This absinthe provides a great value. More sophisticated palates may long for deeper complexity. It's not that butterfly lacks delicate nuances, they're just not over-pronounced. Butterfly is lovely, crisp and flavorful. 


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Color
Crystal clear. Absolutely no sediment. There's the slightest viscosity to it, otherwise it looks and pours much like Vodka or any other crystal clear liqueur. 

Louche
​Louche forms very quickly and by about 1:1, it is looking milky and clear and opalescent. 

Aroma
Very complex. Like a bouquet, the fragrance is layered and subtle. I had thought the Aroma was too weak to really fill the room then my neighbor stopped by and announced "My God you're place smells wonderful!" 

Flavor
This was a pleasure to review. Absolutely incredible! An up front dazzle of Anise sweet but by no means candy sweet. A bite of bitter but nothing you would call sharp or unpleasant by any means. It's a perfect delicate balance of faint flavors and powerful ones without any one flavor overpowering another. Just an absolutely delicious and refreshing drink.


Finish
The after taste leaves an herbal and almost floral like complexity of subtle notes and tones. Crisp and wonderful. The Louche while it looks much thicker than it really is has a nice light body to it and ever so slight creamy texture. As mentioned, it's silky and smooth and an absolute delight to drink.


Final Impression

The Jade Nouvelle Orleans was pretty close to what I imagined Absinthe to be. Wonderfully complex without being obtrusive. Delicate and filled with so many background notes of flavors I really again, can only describe as floral. It's an absolute pleasure to both prepare and enjoy. One of our favorite Absinthe Reviews. 


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Alandia Suisse La Bleue Absinthe

Aroma
Simply stunning bouquet with layer upon layer of subtle herbs that fill the room with gorgeous botanical aromas. This absinthe will fill your room with beautiful scents.


Flavor
As expected, Jades latest creation is an absolute treasure. All components completely balanced with no one flavor overpowering another. Wormwood and anise are in the lead and a very light spicy-sweet taste follow. Delicious.


Finish
Full mouth feel and satisfying with the last of the lovely botanical flavors slowly fading away enticing you to to take the next sip or fill another glass.


Final Impression

One of the best absinthes I've tasted. From removing the cork to finishing the last of the glass, this absinthe is a guaranteed winner. Everyone who enjoys absinthe needs to taste the Terminus.


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Color
A verte that is light peridot with a slight hint of yellow lending an unusual color yet natural looking. No visible sediment in the bottle. 

Louche
​The louche begins quickly and at about 1:3 is complete. Louche tends toward the thinner side and adding too much water will definitely thin the louche even more.

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Color
Light Emerald. Definitely a natural coloring. Perfectly translucent with no sign of sediment.

Louche
The louche begins quickly with puffy, swirly rolls. Very nice.  It is an nice opalescent, milky color with an ever so slight green tint that is almost unnoticeable. 

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Color
Spectacular color. Bright light to medium, crystal clear Peridot that is no doubt natural with no sediment.  

Louche
Thick, delicious trails begin very quickly and spread throughout immediately. At a ratio of 3:1, louche had a beautiful, thick white slightly hinting toward emerald color. One of the best louching absinthes I've seen.

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Aroma
Like most la bleue's, the aroma is rich and complex with the fennel and anise taking the front and a hint of wormwood in the background. 


Flavor
Tasting was really a pleasure and it is truly a lovely drink. Crisp, clean and refreshing is the best way to describe it. The herbal balance is in complete harmony with the alcohol taste.


Finish
The finish is primarily a sweet wormwood taste. Not bitter and very pleasurable. It makes you want to have another glass to feel it again!


Final Impression

Rich, complex and satisfying sum up this absinthe. Great attention to detail and balance make this one of our recommended reviews.


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