Reviews written by absinthist

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Reviewed by absinthist     September 27, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Lemercier goes blanche'y

Here we have a very decent blanche in the typical French, not Swiss tradition. The product is clean, robust and herbaceous. The louche is slow-forming but getting the nice...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     September 27, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

very decent la bleue

A typical la bleue, having nothing to do with a first class les bleues, but being a some sort of clandestine absinthe one would get in the years 1940-1970. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     September 27, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

rather ordinaire than fine

La Fine series by Racine is a kind of mystery to me. I have had them for the very first at Boveresse and to tell the truth could...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     September 27, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

I am gonna fly away

I have been following the development of Butterfly since the time its creator called it simply AA-American absinthe. In comparison with the early prototypes and the unofficial run, the...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     April 18, 2010
Last updated: December 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Time has come to show off what you cook

Colour is just right, though artificial. Louche is too quick and too thick. aroma is chemical amd absinthe wrong. flavourless with hints of mint and badiane. The worst...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     April 18, 2010
Last updated: November 16, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

do not get fooled again

Time of seduction has come. I have been given the following absinthe upon my arrival in Switzerland. I had lotsa expectations, which failed. What will fool you?...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 07, 2009
Last updated: July 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Pontica feast

I have had the opportunity of tasting 1st batch of that absinthe as well as the newest one that is not for sale so far. Colour is deep enough...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by absinthist     July 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

W stands for Wormwood!

Thanks to the courtesy of Nico I have had the pleasure of reveling in that tipple. This is the orgy of wormwood, and very good one, almost as powerful...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

What was that?

Apart from louche action-still too quick, it is flawed in every direction. taste is as weird as possible, very unbalanced and surprisingly harsh for that weak abv. Another example...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 07, 2009
Last updated: July 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Liquid cake

While in Switzerland I have had the opportunity of trying 1st Montmartre and 2nd Montmartre editions. Whereas the 1st was highly idiosyncratic, 2nd one was better, yet not...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     June 24, 2009
Last updated: June 24, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

La Bleue the way it should be

I have met with Francois in person during the fondue party, little talk and he was coming back to me with a bottle of his stuff so that I could...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     June 24, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

not the usual Eich

Colour too pale, louche alright, a bit of badiane presence too prominent. Aroma is nice, but overbalanced, there is nothing that would catch attention as coming forward. Flavour was discrete,...

Vintage Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 29, 2009
Last updated: May 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

THE Edouard

Thanks to one kind person I was able to embrace the sun hidden in this famous absinthe. The colour is the equivalence of feuille morte expressed within minute details....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 29, 2009
Last updated: May 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

The Saint in question should be offended

colour is right, some golden reflections, ends gray green that is helluva opaque Louche is THICK as hell, badiane excess's evident Aroma: Huh? Sage, pine, nothing like...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 29, 2009
Last updated: May 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Worthy its name

And so comes the time when Americans learnt how to colour absinthe, once louched it is too green at the edges but nonetheless fine. Louche is delicate and persistent...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 29, 2009
Last updated: May 30, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Absenta and so what?

Colour is Too pale Louche is too quick, but once upon a time for absenta it was a norm After water, the colour is pleasant if whitish ...

Reviewed by absinthist     May 13, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Thanks God, someone is making Waves

colour: Lime green, not too neon, not undercoloured, indication of young absinthe. What to whine about? Walton Waters is darker warm green, cadmium green than Meadow of Love I...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     April 30, 2009
Last updated: April 30, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Mars 2008 batch-not a good year

If you remember the beutifully deep and vibrant colour of the early Jadedouards, that batch, that rose so many controversies at FV, will be a great disappointment. It looks exactly...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     April 30, 2009
Last updated: April 30, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not the absenta you know

Although the colour is natural, it is straw, so nothing in the range of absinthe tinges. Starts like burnt sienna then develops a whitish, beige louche. Not bad, surprisingly...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     April 29, 2009
Last updated: April 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Willy the Artist

It is a typical la bleue which wins the attention of an absintheur due to superb fennel, creaminess and discrete anise. Louche is gradual, good layering, with unlouched line...

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