Absinthe Eichelberger 83.2 tasting notes by Marc Thuillier

Absinthe Eichelberger 83.2 is one of the strongest clear absinthes on the market simply because it’s bottled without any preliminary dilution, that’s what we call a “brute d’alambic”. That’s not impressive per se, because a high alcohol content means more water added in the glass, absinthe is never drunk neat after all (if you do it, then you have a problem). But what’s really interesting for me, knowing the Eichelberger range quite well, is of course its taste!

Aroma before water: powerful citrus notes typical of the Eichelberger range of absinthes, as well as a great freshness on the nose, like a feeling of a perambulation in some spring pastures.

Louche: a lovely cloudy dance is forming at the bottom of the glass before leaving the place to a full louche.

Aroma after water: a dominant wine alcohol comes out of the glass with the addition of water, bringing aromas of candied angelica of our childhood. The citrus notes are now in the background.

Taste: the citrus-y freshness immediately comes out in mouth and rules the palate together with the anise. A nice thickness, slightly oily, reveals itself in mouth and on the top of the glass. Once the sip is finished, we surprisingly find sweet notes of marshmallow.

After-taste: the notes of marshmallow stay in mouth quite a while, together with the anise sticking on the palate.

Conclusion: a multi-seasons absinthe. A summer absinthe for its refreshing and citrus-y aspect. A winter absinthe for its sweet and round candy aspect.

How to drink absinthe Eichelberger 83.2

This atypical blanche can handle almost everything. Sugar / without sugar. Low / heavy dilution. Purée / noyée. So taste it according to your own tastes but try it notwithstanding in summer without sugar and a high dilution, and then in winter with half a sugar cube and a low dilution.

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