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4.0 out of 5 stars Absente now an Absinthe
Absente Absinthe Refined does now (since 2009) contain Artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood). It does have a strong licorice flavor, but i really enjoyed it. Price was reasonable as well.
Published on November 2, 2011 by Blade

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A cheap imitation of the real deal, but maybe worth a try if you have never tasted absinthe before
It is probably one of the most recognizable bottles if you are looking for absinthe. After seeing the word "Absente", taking a look at the bottle with the attractive vintage-like label and the line "Absinthe refined" you are sure you have found a nice absinthe for not so much money. Specially since most of the time the bottle comes in a box with an absinthe spoon as...
Published on September 7, 2011 by K. Karnstein


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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A cheap imitation of the real deal, but maybe worth a try if you have never tasted absinthe before, September 7, 2011
This review is from: Absente Absinthe Liqueur 110@ 750ML
It is probably one of the most recognizable bottles if you are looking for absinthe. After seeing the word "Absente", taking a look at the bottle with the attractive vintage-like label and the line "Absinthe refined" you are sure you have found a nice absinthe for not so much money. Specially since most of the time the bottle comes in a box with an absinthe spoon as gift. However, although nice, the presentation does not live up to the promise. Specially after you take a look at the fake importation stamps.

Problems with this drink:
- First, see the tag "Absinthe liqueur"? A liqueur means a spirit that has been bottled with added sugar. Real absinthe does not come with sugar. You are free to add it later, but it should not come with it from the manufacturer.
- Second, it is made with Southern wormwood (Artemisia abrotanum). To be considered real absinthe, it has to be made with grande wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Substitutions in the main ingredients are not valid when talking about absinthe.
- Third, it is artificially colored. Real absinthe get its color from the chlorophyll of the plants of which is made, or no color at all; even though, the green is always subtle. Being bright lime green is in no way a good thing.
These three points are enough for this drink to not be considered absinthe at all. Some other things to consider are:
- It is overly sweet. It's no wonder, considering it is bottled with sugar.
- You only can taste anise. No other herbal flavors, or the subtle bitterness of wormwood. Just anise.

However, it has some good things:
- It is way cheaper than real absinthe. If you are going to try it for the first time, it can be a good substitute; so if you decide later that you don't care for it, you are not out of a lot of money - this drink comes in mini bottles too.
- It does louche (meaning it changes color when you add water, turning milky). That is always fun to watch.
- It provides a good example of what real absinthe tastes like. Mainly of anise.

Overall, this can be a fine pastis or absinthe substitute. By all means, buy a bottle and share it with your friends at a party. Just be advised that:
1- It is not absinthe.
2- You should not gift it to your absinthe-loving friend and expect a great reaction
3- You should not buy it if you have or plan to have an interest in real absinthe. This spirit just does not cut it.

P.S. I refuse to discuss thujone content and other non-sense and myths in my reviews. If you are interested in thujone, go eat sage and forget absinthe altogether.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absente now an Absinthe, November 2, 2011
This review is from: Absente Absinthe Liqueur 110@ 750ML
Absente Absinthe Refined does now (since 2009) contain Artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood). It does have a strong licorice flavor, but i really enjoyed it. Price was reasonable as well.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent glasses, January 10, 2011
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Received the product at the very last day in the range they promised, but it go here on time. Glasses are decent, and I love how 2 spoons are included as well. Makes a great gift.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Devil, March 29, 2010
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I order these glasses as a gift for my neice. They are beautiful and my neice loves them.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Devil Absinthe Glass and Absinthe Spoon Barware Set, April 25, 2010
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This seller was fantastic! The item was received MUCH earlier than anticipated ...and is far more beautiful than advertised. Service received and quality of product were very impressive!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fast delivery, April 18, 2011
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Wasn't too impressed. Was chipped on one of the glasses and when I went to hand wash the glass it shattered. So now I have only one glass.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Customer Service, February 2, 2011
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Product arrived on time. Postal Service damaged box. Company replace quickly without hesitation. Product was exactly as advertised. We love it.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tacky, June 4, 2011
The absinthe glass and spoon are inferior quality, downright tacky, and too expensive based on similar products found elsewhere. In addition, the provider does not respond when contacted for instructions to return the item. DO NOT PURCHASE!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Way to Drink Absinthe, November 11, 2011
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Marc Peraino (Mount Vernon, WA) - See all my reviews
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If you really enjoy absinthe I would highly recommend buying the traditional glasses and spoons to enhance the experience and practice the tradition. These glasses are a great value and make drinking absinthe fun.
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