Helfrich blanche

Helfrich blanche

 
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0  (2)
Louche 
 
4.5  (2)
Aroma 
 
4.5  (2)
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5  (2)
Finish 
 
4.0  (2)
Overall 
 
4.0  (2)
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-Color-
Before Water: Crystal clear.

After Water: Opalescent white with copper and blue highlights; nice oil slicks on the surface.

-Louche-
Good paced action; a well defined cloud bank builds up with yet another distinct clear layer of jellies, then a clear unjellied top layer.

-Aroma-
Before Water: Intriguing, alpine, floral, and herbal.

After Water: The intrigue is still there, strongly reminiscent of tarragon but with less pungence and more briskness. Clear anise/fennel underpinning with citrus/coriander suggestions in the background. Odd but good.

-Flavor-
As with the aroma, an interesting herbaceous flavor that I initially found very tarragonish, but not in a bad way. Upon further taste exploration, I believe this may be due in large part to good wormwood commingling with a powerful expression of very high quality chamomile. Anise and fennel are the foundation, but are in no way shy, and I believe add a bit of nice fruitiness to go along with everything else. This was a super tough choice between a 4 or a 5, one of those times I wish I could give a 4.5.

-Finish-
Adequately round/full bodied at the start, then turns into crisp and palate cleansing by mid sip. Nice minty finish, but I wish the zing lasted just a bit longer.

-Overall-
Another very unique absinthe from Helfrich. I can see that its quirky, distinct flavor might not be for everyone. But if you're feeling adventurous and can get a hold of one the dwindling bottles, I think you'll find it's a terrific blanche and a refreshing deviation if you need a la bleue break. Conjures pseudo-memories of kicking back in a wooden lounger outside a lodge on a sunny but cold alpine morning.

Notes: 3:1 iced brouille, no sugar.
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Green Baron March 09, 2010
Last updated: July 30, 2012
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Tasty Oddity

-Color-
Before Water: Crystal clear.

After Water: Opalescent white with copper and blue highlights; nice oil slicks on the surface.

-Louche-
Good paced action; a well defined cloud bank builds up with yet another distinct clear layer of jellies, then a clear unjellied top layer.

-Aroma-
Before Water: Intriguing, alpine, floral, and herbal.

After Water: The intrigue is still there, strongly reminiscent of tarragon but with less pungence and more briskness. Clear anise/fennel underpinning with citrus/coriander suggestions in the background. Odd but good.

-Flavor-
As with the aroma, an interesting herbaceous flavor that I initially found very tarragonish, but not in a bad way. Upon further taste exploration, I believe this may be due in large part to good wormwood commingling with a powerful expression of very high quality chamomile. Anise and fennel are the foundation, but are in no way shy, and I believe add a bit of nice fruitiness to go along with everything else. This was a super tough choice between a 4 or a 5, one of those times I wish I could give a 4.5.

-Finish-
Adequately round/full bodied at the start, then turns into crisp and palate cleansing by mid sip. Nice minty finish, but I wish the zing lasted just a bit longer.

-Overall-
Another very unique absinthe from Helfrich. I can see that its quirky, distinct flavor might not be for everyone. But if you're feeling adventurous and can get a hold of one the dwindling bottles, I think you'll find it's a terrific blanche and a refreshing deviation if you need a la bleue break. Conjures pseudo-memories of kicking back in a wooden lounger outside a lodge on a sunny but cold alpine morning.

Notes: 3:1 iced brouille, no sugar.

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Colour: perfectly clear.



Louche: similar as in verte but quicker and more spectacular.



Aroma: Roman chamomile, wormwood, very, very herbal, pleasant and really inviting.



Flavour: bold, decisive, with long-lingering wormwoodiness and neverending dance of herbacousness. Roman chamomile is evident and provides a strong, masculine attack on the palate.



Finish: slightly anisy with herbal goodness. Kinda bitter and floral at the same time.



Overall: Exceptional blanche coming from the hands of an artist.
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by absinthist August 14, 2008
Last updated: August 14, 2008
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That one shines like a pearl

Colour: perfectly clear.



Louche: similar as in verte but quicker and more spectacular.



Aroma: Roman chamomile, wormwood, very, very herbal, pleasant and really inviting.



Flavour: bold, decisive, with long-lingering wormwoodiness and neverending dance of herbacousness. Roman chamomile is evident and provides a strong, masculine attack on the palate.



Finish: slightly anisy with herbal goodness. Kinda bitter and floral at the same time.



Overall: Exceptional blanche coming from the hands of an artist.

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