Overall Rating: 4.6
Style: La Bleue
Distillery: Svensk Absint
Appearance: Exceptionally lustrous and clear.
Louche: Very strong trails that dynamically form to billowy clouds. Thick with a perfect hint of translucence.
Aroma: An alpine blossom that spread and held even while sitting outside with a breeze. There is something floral that sits among a wonderful balance of the Holy Trinity of Anise, Wormwood and Fennel. Mesmerizingly appealing.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Somehow this seems like a traditional bleue that has a good bit of it's own character to make it stand out. Freshly well ballanced with a hint of mint and a wee bit of pleasant bitterness. It's exactly as thick as I like an Absinthe, creamy without being milky.
Finish: The minty bitterness stays on a slightly numbed tongue while the back of your mouth holds some of those characteristic herbals.
Overall: I knew from the moment I opened the bottle and the aroma wafted in the breeze I was going to like this. I wish I had more experience to be able to relay what it is about this Absinthe that makes it unique to others but I'm not that skilled. It's fresh, dry and well balanced but the blend of herbs used are just different than other Bleues I've tried without stepping so far from the norm that it's out of the field.