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Average rating: 7.1/10 (310 votes)

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La Clandestine Absinthe
John,
This was my first taste of an Absinthe, didn’t know what to expect, but I thought it was great!
La Clandestine Absinthe
Matthew,
First Absinthe Bleue, third Absinthe tried overall. Prepared as recommended by Clandestine: 3 parts water, no sugar, no burning. Initially crystal clear, appearance after 3 parts water added is a thin milky white. Nose is strong with anise, with an underlying sweetness. First sip is more gentle than expected. Licorice, with underlying notes of spice and a baseline mild sweetness. Slight drying effect in the mouth. Further sips give variations of the anise/licorice and spices, but at the 3:1 ratio I'm not really picking up any other significant contributions. A little disappointing overall. Nothing per se bad, but just overall lacking enough oomph.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Mike,
Wow! Hands down the best absinthe I’ve had. Delicious anise flavoring, sweet bit not TOO sweet as traditional “ceremonies” can make others. Definitely going to keep this one in my cabinet!
La Clandestine Absinthe
Todd,
I really dig this. It was my first foray into absinthe. A friend got it from here and I had a small taste and was hooked. To the ones saying it is too sweet to add a sugar cube should read the bottle. They recommend just cold water no sugar. From the taste it is already there. I am now just trying to perfect a local bartenders drink which uses a small bit of absinthe in it. I have had it w/ cold water and cold soda water. I prefer the soda water for the carbonation.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Robert,
...uh, wow. The flavor is solid yet complex. If you like the licorice of absinthe, you’ll love this.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Jamie,
This is my go to absinthe. I've tried at least half a dozen so far and this is the one for me. I prefer the strong, clean flavor of this over some of the others. I was very happy when this one became available for purchase instead of sitting on my wish list.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Scott,
I suppose this is nice if you like such a heavy blast of mystique (and anise). The bitterness of the wormwood comes thru initially on the tip of your tongue, followed by an almost cloying sweetness of anise. I can’t imagine pouring this over a sugar cube. I can’t say I’m a fan of the legendary drink, but it is interesting experience.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Roger,
The thing about absinthe is a technique to enjoy it best. some call them ceremonies but all it boils down to is dripping absinthe over a spoon with sugar on it into glass of water.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Oliver,
Tastes like fennel seed candies from Indian restaurants.
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Kurt,
This was my first taste of Absinthe and I had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not a real fan of licorice but found this to be a very pleasant sipping drink.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Shant,
Based on the description and all the positive reviews, I was expecting a superb spirit, but after tasting it myself and retasting, I find myself at a loss. The licorice flavor is too strong, giving it a jagermeister-esque flavor profile. I added water to enhance the flavor, which resulted in a cool chemical reaction and a subdued licorice flavor. However, it still wasn't to my liking.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Anthony,
This is my first Absinthe and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Big licorice up front with a long finish sweet at first with floral and licorice becoming the predominate flavor. Definitely will be adding to the home bar.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Jamie,
My first taste of absinthe. The proof made me nervous about it but it was very smooth with great flavor. I sampled it straight and had no need to mix anything in.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Ben,
Smooth
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Hansen,
sweet smelling, sweet tasting late night drink for after late supper, definitely something to keep in the bar, great absinthe aroma, unexpected taste of absinthe
La Clandestine Absinthe
Brady,
I enjoyed this absinthe very much. No sugar needed. Very potent, used about a 2:3 water/spirit ratio. Simply blissful. Bright milky color. One of the better absinthes I've had the pleasure to experience.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Antti,
A classic semi-sweet, herbal, aperitif / cordial, with a long & harmonious finish.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Aude,
Unusual to have Absinthe on its own but it was very smooth.
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Deja,
Too sweet.
La Clandestine Absinthe
Per,
Very nice
La Clandestine Absinthe
guest,
Very natural, well-balanced flavour mix. No need to add sugar. Works equally well enjoyed the classic way, or in cocktails.