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0.5 liter
Patrick Grand

Lusting for a La Bleue or just really curious about what a naked green cartoon woman looks like? Fata Absinthe might not quench your lust, but it does give you the naked green "lady". Another La Bleue with a tacky label...

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Fata Absinthe 2012-11-15 19:58:10 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    November 15, 2012

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At the Fête d'Absinthe in Boveresse 2011 I found this among all the other blanches. It seems like quite the tradition for Swiss absinthe makers to have slightly weird, sexual and not always beautiful labels on their bottles but hey, it got my attention... Of course a nice label adds to the whole feeling of a bottle of absinthe but the taste isn't really in the label so, let's just forget about that for a while.

What's this "lady" like then? Well, first of all it a blanche. From Switzerland. And it's loaded with fennel and anise. The first thing that strikes me when opening it is that it actually reveals a rather nice wormwood profile as well on top of the anise.

Pouring a measure in the glass lets it open up a bit more but to be quite honest, there is nothing spectacular about it. It's really just another Swiss La Bleue from Val-de-Travers. There's certainly nothing wrong with the aroma or anything but there's nothing that surprises me either.

Adding water to it of course produces an excellent milky white louche and the aroma is levelled out a bit to give it a more balanced profile. The scents are in more harmony now. Not bad at all.

Tasting it again shows that it's really just another La Bleue. It's well crafted, that's for sure, but I know several other ones just as good and a bunch that are a lot better. The taste is mainly that of fennel and anise mixed with a lingering flowery wormwood. Slightly minty with a hint of citrus.

It's a nice enough drink and really cold it is as good a summer drink as any other nice absinthe. Will I buy it again? Maybe, if I'm there and find nothing else of interest but I wouldn't go out of my way to find this instead of one of the other higher end La Bleues such as Clandestine, Môtisanne or La P'tite.
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