Clear. Black jelly beans, licorice, fennel. Smooth and sweet with a distinct anise taste. Bols Anisette showcases beautifully the aniseed spirit drank over the world. When tasted, the immediate flavor of anise is easily and widely recognized. The most popular way of drinking Anisette around the world is adding water to it which will create the clouding effect that turns the transparent liquid into milky white.