Reviews written by Amber Peter

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     March 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0

Plays it safe

Appearance: An average yellow-green, with maybe a touch of haze. Louche: A pretty color, but a hint too thick. Nice glowing red highlights, and maybe even a bit of...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     March 26, 2013
Last updated: March 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

I don't get it.

Appearance: Extra green, without being too dark. Louche: When louched it's a pretty light green, but it's extremely milky and thick. Aroma: Hella minty, with a bit of...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     March 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Lovely summer absinthe

Appearance: The color is a spot-on green, and very clear. Louche: A good thickness and attractively colored. The colors become very different as you move the glass around into...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     March 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5

Dessert absinthe

Appearance: Very vibrant green-topaz (a bit more on the green side). Quite clean-looking...not at all syrupy or cloudy. Louche: After louching, Authentique is really beautiful in the glass. It's...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     March 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Extremely light

Appearance: Standard blanche, clear and uncolored. Louche: The top has a good deal of oily streaks and beads on the surface of the louched glass. The louche is crazy...

Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Astounding.

Appearance: Damn near green, with a slight topaz hue. There's some slight haziness. Louche: Translucent fire opal glow, creamy yet reflective. It's still clearly a verte, as the louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.5

Not bad.

Appearance: A good peridot, leaning a bit more towards yellow, with a hint of gold. No sediment or haze. Louche: It has a mildly green (maybe a bit more...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Pretty lady.

Appearance: Clear, with no sediment or haze. Louche: Pure white with red/gold highlights when held up to the light, though it's slightly thicker than I would wish. Aroma:...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.5

Spicy mystery...

Appearance: Green with a hint of yellow. It's a little pale. Louche: Pale and milky without being too creamy or thick...it reflects things from far away from the glass,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 14, 2013
Last updated: February 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.0

Currently not for me.

Appearance: A bit hazy, deep, olive green. Louche: Creamy with lots of orange and yellow in the translucent bits. It's what I would consider to be on the heavy-side...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Looks, but not a very good personality

Appearance: Very pretty. Definitely hibiscus colored: a deep rosy pink, very lovely and appetizing in the glass. Louche: Thick like strawberry milk. Practically opaque, but there are some reflections....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Unconventional success

Appearance: A topaz-esque green and a little bit faded, but still in the right color family and tone. Louche: Very lovely green and orange. Just the right thickness, and...

Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Why?

Note: I did this as a before/after with the non-barrel-aged L'Enjôleuse, so may be more comparative than standalone. Appearance: There isn't a noticeable difference in appearance from the barrel-aging,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Creature from the Green Lagoon...

Appearance: A fairly unappealing deep amber fuille morte, with a slight olive cast when held to the light. Louche: It's a bit on the thick side. The louched color...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.5

Licorice and candy.

Appearance: I'm not entirely sure how old the absinthe I'm drinking is, but it's a fairly bland-looking fuille morte topaz border on a dark olive...TOO dark. Louche: Pretty milk...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     February 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0

Delightful surprise.

Appearance: Barely off from being perfectly clear, but not by much. Louche: Nicely cloudy without turning into a milk; white with some murkiness that detracts a little bit from...

Reviewed by Amber Peter     September 24, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Crown jewel.

Appearance: A slightly older sample, which means it's a bit more olive than green, but it's not at all too light or too dark. Louche: Once louched this becomes...

Reviewed by Amber Peter     September 24, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.5

Delicious garden.

Appearance: A fairly light green once it's in the glass, but it's a decently old sample. Once I get a new bottle I may adjust for this. Louche: Pale,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     September 24, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0

Needs some age.

Appearance: A very light green bordering on yellow...definitely could use a bit more coloring. Louche: Louches slowly, and becomes a pale, nearly white color with some splashes of red...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Amber Peter     September 04, 2012
Last updated: January 01, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Nope.

Appearance: Bright olive with no sediment. Louche: Upon adding water this forms a thick, unpenetrable louche that's somewhat unattractively colored...it was creepily reminiscent of pleghm. Aroma: The scent...

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2 1/4 oz lemon juice, slightly sweetened
2 1/4 oz green Chartreuse
1 dash absinthe
 

Shake with ice.  Strain into cocktail glass.

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