Reviews written by Anstis LaPointe

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Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     May 23, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Better Than Lucid, But. ...

My review is mostly a comparison with Lucid, since these are the only half-real absinthes available in most all New Jersey liquor stores. I must either travel to NYC or...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     April 26, 2010
Last updated: April 26, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Underrated — Different, Very Natural and Tasty

Color: A nice greenish amber. Very nice. After louche, a thick completely opaque green, not the most attractive, but I am not bothered by this. Louche: Some nice oil...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     April 17, 2010
Last updated: April 17, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

No Blues with 'Clandestine La Bleue'

Prepared 1:4 with small "dot"-sized sugar cube. Pontalier-style glass with matching brouilleur (dripper) Color: Perfectly crystal clear pre-louche; after louche I would not consider this particularly creamy, but very...

Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     April 12, 2010
Last updated: April 12, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

The True 'French'-Style Absinthe I Was Waiting For

Color: Pacifique Absinthe Verte Superieure has a nice clear green color with yellow hints pre-louche; nice greenish opalescent color when louched, some pepper (?) sediment on top. Looks perfectly like...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     April 10, 2010
Last updated: April 17, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

As Good as Duplais' Blanche, But More Complex

From first taste of Absinthe Duplais Verte it is immediately understood that it is essentially Absinthe Duplais Blanche that's been put through a second distillation process with macerated herbs for...

Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     April 09, 2010
Last updated: April 12, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Good Everyday Absinthe

Color: Completely clear pre-louche, pure white when louched with hints of a complex opalescence. Louche: Quite fast but not bad. Show is over quickly. I don't know that this...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     April 07, 2010
Last updated: April 17, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

The Perfect Blanche?

Color: Perfectly clear distilled blanche. Color is perfectly white when fully louched. Louche: Nice complex oil trails followed by complex swirling cloud activity. Very good overall. Louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Anstis LaPointe     April 07, 2010
Last updated: May 23, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Nice louche, but. ...

Color: A mostly yellow-yellow-green, clear liquid. I see some opalescence after the louche; the finished glass of Lucid is mostly white with some blue and green highlights. It's acceptable. ...

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