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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     February 15, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

My current go-to absinthe

Color: Shabba's description as a deep emerald/forest is dead on. I had to penalize it a bit for the sediment though. I believe absinthe's should be rewarded...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     December 28, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

This stuff is delicious

Color: A deep green. I was debating on whether or not to penalize it for being over-colored, but decided that it didn't quite cross that line. It's...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     December 28, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Not a fan

Color: A cross between olive and yellow, and far too much on the yellow side. Not what I would call an attractive verte color. Louche: The...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     October 01, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

One of my favorites

Color: A mixture of light olive and gold. Free of any sediment or haze. Attractive and natural looking. Louche: Builds slowly from the bottom up,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     June 09, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

An American beer drinkers absinthe

Color: Light olive. Somewhat dull and unremarkable but looks natural. After louche the color is murky, like dishwater. Louche: The louche begins forming...

Reviewed by Tally Ho     June 06, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A quality, traditional La Bleue in the U.S.

Color: It's a blanche and it's perfectly clear. Louche: Thick and opaque. Nice trails, nice layering but it builds too quickly. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     June 04, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Enjoyable, but a tad over-rated IMHO

Color: A vibrant, deep peridot green. Very attractive. Louche: Slow forming, nice building/layering action. Morphs into an opalescent milky jade color....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     May 30, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

My favorite Jade

Color: A bright, attractive peridot green. A slight blue tinge appears when louched. Louche: Pretty thick and opaque. Attractive. I wouldn't say...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     May 23, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

One of my favorites

Color - Light green and natural looking. Louche - Thin. A very slow drip does improve it but it still didn't get where I...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     December 13, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Belle Amie Review

I was quite taken by this offering. It is without any doubts the best absinthe I've had to date. I haven't had the pleasure of tasting pre-ban Berger,...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Tally Ho     November 19, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Absinthe Marteau

This absinthe is unique. The profile is completely different from any I've tasted before. There is hardly any bitterness, just a touch to balance things out. I...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Tally Ho     August 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Segarra 45 Review

I have to penalize the color severely because it was yellow. As I understand it it's due to being aged in oak barrels, but regardless it is a flaw....

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