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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
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Absinthe Neto Costa

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0.7 liter
Caves Neto Costa, S.A

One of few comercial absinthes from Portugal. For long many people stated that Portugal was one of the very few countries that still made "real" absinthe. So, that must mean that the Neto Costa would be excellent. Or...?

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Absinthe Neto Costa 2011-12-06 20:32:01 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 06, 2011

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To think that I was wandering in bliztering winter cold throughout entire Copenhagen, Denmark, just to find a shop that sold this absinthe! After tasting it, I wonder why I did that. The first thing that hits you after popping the bottle open, is the smell of alcohol, and an almost pungent smell of bitterness mixed with that. Tasting it neat gives nothing but the taste of alcohol. When adding water, barely nothing happens. It doesn't louche at all. Besides all that, even the labels on the bottle look like they've been thrown on to it, misplaced and not done nicely at all.
All in all, I would not recommend this...
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