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Muse de France no.2 Muse de France no.2

Muse de France no.2

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0.5 liter
Lemercier / Muse de France

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

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Muse de France no.2 2011-12-07 16:27:17 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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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 (http://www.musedefrance.com/). This is variation number 2 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 2.

The Muse de France #2 is a lot more like what you'd expect from a good absinthe. It presents a smooth taste, rather rich mouthfeel and a nice enough louche. I know, it doesn't sound like something really special, and maybe it isn't but for being a first shot at comercial scale production I think it's quite alright.

The MdF #2 is actually something I'd enjoy drinking every now and then. It does need some tweaking and additional work in order to be really great, but I think that is something that will most certainly happen. Someone mentioned the MdF absinthes to a little like a good first shot at making HG, and I'd say that pretty much sums it up. Presenting a nice smooth blend of the most common herbs, wormwood, anise and fennel are the most dominant ones. The wormwood lingers in the back and let the others play a greater role - something I like. There is a certain alcohol smell and heat that does take away a few points from the Muse de France absinthes, but as I said, it needs just some more work. It may not be the best absinthes I've had, and there may be better absinthes available, but the Muse de France #2 is definitely on the way. It is a nice enough product.
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