Week 1: Mansinthe [52 Whispers From The Muse]


Overall Rating: 3.4
Appearance: 3.5
Louche: 3.0
Aroma: 3.0
Flavor/Mouthfeel: 3.5
Finish: 3.5
Overall: 4.0

Style: Verte        
ABV: 66.6%   
Country: Switzerland      
Distillery: Matter-Luginbühl     

Appearance: A quite nice, natural green, maybe a little light but clear and clean. No sediment or crud.
Louche: Started nice and prominent but clouded up completely pretty quick. Very light, milky green when finished tho a little on the thin side.
Aroma: Anise forward with a pleasant hint of herbs. Nice and well balanced, not overbearing but also not overly remarkable.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Very nice flavor with exceptional balance. All 3 flavors of Anise, Wormwood and Fennel are all recognizable without any one seeming to dominate the other. I would have probably given it a 4 if it didn’t seem so light and thin. Very enjoyable and very easy to drink.
Finish: There is a bit of numbing after several sips but no significant burn. A sweetness and an earthiness linger that isn’t unpleasant tho you kind of want to linger longer.

Overall: Very enjoyable and portrays a great balance of all of the ingredients. A fantastic, reasonably priced introductory or daily Absinthe.

Mansinthe ia a brand developed for Marilyn Manson by Swiss distiller Olivier Matter. One of the reasons I decided to try a review of Mansinthe is that it’s generally available, not overpriced and a solid standard to base future tastings on. As mentioned above, it balances it’s flavors very well and you can readily catch each flavor as it speaks to your palate without any of them overtaking another. It’s not the best, the flavor is light, but it is one of my personal favorites for all of the reasons mentioned above.

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