Reviews written by Michael Kriston

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     January 06, 2011
Last updated: January 06, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Full Monty

Color- Dark peridot that is very vibrant- no sediment but there is just a hint of haze Louche- Slow transition to a louche. Rather weak. Ends in...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     November 03, 2010
Last updated: November 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Wormwood forward- Awesome

Color- Deep peridot- spot on with no sediment Louche- Light green and gold refractions. Not overly thick and some green & gold refractions are present under natural sunlight ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Another winner from Matter

Color- Deep inviting forest green. No Sediment Louche- Slow transition with a defined meniscus. Green blue refractions under natural sunlight. The louche might be a tad too...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     June 16, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Needs revision

Color- Bright green but something about it makes it too artificial. No sediment. Louche- Thick oil trails. Meniscus present until about a 2 to 1 ration. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     May 05, 2010
Last updated: May 08, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Fantastic Blanche

Color- Perfectly clear. No tint or sediment Louche- Slow forming; blues, grays, and gold opalescence when fully louched. When louched under natural sunlight purple streaks are formed...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     April 14, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Surprisingly Great

Color- Inviting peridot. A tad too weak but attractive. Louche- Not too many oil trails but more of a slow transformation of cloudiness with a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     March 14, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Highly complex absinthe

Color: Clear peridot that edges towards gold under certain types of light. No sediment. Louche: Impressive layering right away but it ends completely opaque after a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     February 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Tastes Ok- less filling?

Color: attractive bright emerald green. There was a decent amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Louche: Cascading oil trails develop at first but I can...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     February 04, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Solid, better than average Verte

Color: Very attractive peridot. Deep and inviting with perfect clarity. Louche: Thick billowing trails starting from the top of the glass. A very bright green meniscus that...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     January 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Distinctive Berger Clone

Distinctive Berger Clone Color- Clear and inviting green that is edging more towards a straw-like color. A tad light compared to other Jade’s. No sediment in any...

Reviewed by Michael Kriston     December 02, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Artisanal Quality

Color: Inviting and clear emerald. No sediment in the pour or bottom of the bottle. Louche: Attractive louche when completed. Decent opalescence and oil trails...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     November 03, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Crisp

Color- Nice amber with golden highlights. No sediment Louche- Oil trails were good. Very good coloring that includes a rainbow of light green, golds & blues. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     October 02, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

v.3 - Nice mid-range verte

Color- Inviting peridot with light gold edges under natural light. No sediment at all in the sample bottle. Louche- Very nice think cascading trails right off the bat...

Reviewed by Michael Kriston     August 25, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

I'll be getting more of this

Color- Crystal clear forest green with no sediment. Natural and bright. Louche- Oil trails billowing down then back up after hitting the bottom of my glass. Perfect...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     July 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Great Starter Absinthe

Color- Thin green. A little bit hazy as well. No sediment and it’s leaning towards a nice peridot. Louche- It takes a while to develop and is...

Reviewed by Michael Kriston     May 31, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

High Quality US Absinthe

Color- Very nice green. Not a true peridot but closer to a more pale ‘green amethyst’ like color. There are a few sprinkles of sediment at the bottom...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     May 20, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Solid go-to absinthe

Color- Very natural. Close to a deep green with some tendencies towards gold. Some haziness is preventing a 5. Louche- Gets cloudy really quickly and is quite...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     May 17, 2009
Last updated: May 18, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Original and tasty blanche!

Color- Clear, no tint or sediment. Louche- Billowing clouds that start from the top. Becomes opaque rather quick but later watering includes refractory highlights of blues, purples and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     May 10, 2009
Last updated: February 21, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Pretty woman..... walking down the flowerpath

Color- Very rich golden green with slight amber tones. Deep and inviting with no sediment. Louche- No swirly clouds or crazy layering. Extremely slow transition due to...

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by Michael Kriston     May 10, 2009
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Meh....

Color- Fake Looking. Attractive but just too neon. No sediment. No surprises considering artificial coloring is utilized. Louche- Decent swirling clouds dropping form the top of...

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