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Abtshof Absinth 66 Abtshof Absinth 66

Abtshof Absinth 66

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0.5 liter
Mixed & Macerated

Another one of those absinthes where the packaging cost more per bottle than what's inside. With a suggestion on the back label to mix the absinthe with an energy drink, I have very low expectations.

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Abtshof Absinth 66 2011-12-06 20:43:53 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 06, 2011

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I found this bottle down in Germany, figuring the 20 Euros it cost wasn't all that much, I bought it. This absinth is rather dark green in color, comes in a apothecary type bottle with a metal plate looking like the Route 66 sign. Don't know why anyone would do that, but it looks nice. Not the traditional absinthe type bottle though. Then again, the content isn't very much like traditional absinthe either.

Smelling it reveals a very heavy artificial scent of what resembles anise. Then there's alcohol and sweetness. Tasting it neat is not much of a surprise. A very artificial taste, as the color - but not quite as much as the Tabu. It louches quite quickly and turns into a thick light greenish louche. The taste after adding water is not much of an improvement. It's drinkable, but it's far from any really good absinthe I've had. It is better than all the Czech brands I've had, but falls below the Oxygénée for comparison. I guess it is on par with Tunel and Mari Mayans and the likes. It is, obviously, way behind the finer distilled ones.

The conclusion is finally, do not buy it. At this price you can get a bottle of Emile Coulin, which is much better.
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