Jump directly to content

The premier independent absinthe resource since 2003

Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.

-August Strindberg, 1886
Tjänstekvinnans Son
(The Son of a Servant)

Recommended absinthe vendors

The Absinthe Ritual - How to prepare an absinthe

 

Muse de France no.1 Muse de France no.1

Muse de France no.1

Brand information

Alcohol
69%
Size
0.5 liter
Manufacturer
Lemercier / Muse de France
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of a few attempts to recreate various absinthe recipes on the different scales of quality found in old distillers manuals.

Editor reviews

 
Muse de France no.1 2011-12-07 16:26:34 Markus Hartsmar
Absinthe.se rating 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

Absinthe reviews

Muse de France is a product manufactured at the Lemercier Distillery in Fougerolles, France. It is not a product of Lemercier, but from Frenchman Phil. This is variation number 1 of two available at the time this is written. The two are test runs in order to get feedback on results and to make a good final product. This review is for recipe number 1.

Recipe number one is called an absinthe "Ordinaire" by Frenchman Phil. I can understand that. It is nothing out of the ordinary. It's not bad, but not all good. The #1 is made using more wormwood and less anise and fennel, thus making it more bitter. The taste at first is quite alright, but it swiftly turns into a rather bitter finish. Using sugar takes away the worst edge of that and it does become drinkable, but nothing I'd drink regularly.

The #1 is however a good contrast to the more common absinthe found in the #2, and gives a view of what different amounts of certain ingredients does to the taste and aroma. Overall I'd say that it's a decent drink, but too bitter for my taste.
Fee Verte scoresheet points
65
 
Powered by JReviews

- absinthe books and poetry -

Many writers "of old" wrote poems or passages about absinthe. Some drank it, some didn't. Find some of them here as well as reviews and notes on modern books about absinthe.  

Read more...

- latest news and additions -

The Absinthe Poetry section has seen several updates the past days. Poems and information about more authors; Antonin Artaud, Arthur Symons, Francis Saltus Saltus, Florence Folsom and Robert Loveman. Open your mind and have a drink while you enjoy their lyrics. 
Read more...

 

- absinthe.se on facebook -

It's the new bistro, the new bar in town. A good place to meet when meeting in real life isn't always an option. Meet me on facebook for more updates from the absinthe world.

Visit absinthe.se on facebook...