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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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Zurcher Fee Absinth (with anise)

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0.5 liter
Brennerei Hans Erismann

The Zürcher Fée Absinth apparently exist in different variants. One that louches perfectly and is really tasty and then one which is the exact opposite. Problem is that the labels are identical... Why?!

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Zurcher Fee Absinth (with anise) 2011-12-15 20:59:17 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 15, 2011

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Many thanks to my swiss friend, Matthias, I got hold of a bottle of the Zürcher Fée. Given the very many La Bleues that constantly pop out of Switzerland now the hopes of a new, interesting and refreshing drink gets lower each time. So, I didn't have much expectations on this one... I was wrong.
Opening the bottle revealed an interesting fruity nose with a fair amount of wormwood coming through, topped of with the lingering notes of fennel. Smelling it further revealed a slight dirtyness but nothing that scared me away.

Now, adding water to the Zürcher Fée produced the thickest louche I've seen in a long time. Thick oily clouds playing around in the glass to finally make the drink perfectly pearly and milky white. Seriously, it had the creamy nice white of a glass of milk! The aromas really come out after adding water and that fruityness is almost too strong but still - that is what makes it interesting. The taste is also a step away from the regular La Bleues and to me, a nice change. Without sugar it can get a little too much though but with sugar added there is no problem of drinking several glasses of this.

If you like regular La Bleues I definitely think you should try this one if you get the chance. Sure, I think that there are small issues with it that could be taken care of, like that dirtyness which is what makes it a bit overpowered when unsugared. However, that might just be me being picky. Again, if you see it you should most certainly get it.
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