Reviews written by josephlabrecque

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     July 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Incredible Absinthe

The final absinthe from Jade Liquors - what a stunner! Appearance and aroma previous to being prepared really indicates just what is in store... a gorgeous color to behold...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     July 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5

Incredibly Structured

[this is regarding the 2014 batch of L'Ancienne] A very unique absinthe experience. The color is a beautiful amber which does much to convey what this absinthe was engineered...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     November 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0

Oddity

This absinthe pours very light in color - though you can tell it is a verte, distinctly. I found it holds what I consider a strange louche action - kind...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     November 17, 2014
Last updated: November 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0

Not Quite Clear

Neat - it appears almost to be a blanche with a very slight green tint to it. Very, very light. Takes a bit of time to begin the louche but...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     November 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
1.0

Dirty Water

Very clear, neat. With the addition of iced water I kept waiting for it to louche... 1:1 no louche... 2:1 no louche... 3:1 no louche... barely any louche at 4:1...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     November 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Quite Nice!

A very nice green - not too light but not blazing green either. A dramatic swirling occurs with the addition of iced water. Lots of little trails and then swirling...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     November 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
2.0

Kinda Gross

Very green in appearance... almost too green. Louche action is nice - but too quick. Nice, thick louche when completed. Not thin at all. Taste is very unbalanced and rough....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

It's Okay...

Not much to say about this one. Have a had the chance to have a couple of glasses and while it wasn't a bad absinthe... nothing really stood out either....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Pure Clarity

Solid blanche. I enjoy this a lot more than the verte they also produce. Like many other blanches, the neat color is absolutely clear. It louches well and has a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5

Vibrant Biter

The absinthe is bottled in clear glass and is a vibrant green colour - which is a bit odd since I would expect it to go dead leaf pretty quickly...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Meow? Kittensinthe.

I enjoyed this little bottle quite a bit. Just like the kitten on the label... the bottle itself is smaller than most... charming. The absinthe inside is what counts though...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0

Pretty Nice!

Quite a nice absinthe in a unique bottle. Dark brown glass gives the appearance of something medicinal. The contents are a rather traditional absinthe - well crafted and fairly balanced....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5

Oddball

No question that this is not an absinthe for everyone. The base is quite pushy and it has a much more pronounced anise-bordering-upon-licorice flavour which is not typical of absinthes...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Interesting Suisse Verte

This absinthe is distinct from others in the Jade line but not as out in the periphery as Jade NO as it has a much more traditional profile. One aspect...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Lovely Floral Jade

As others have noted - this is an absinthe unique amoung the Jade line. The core of the absinthe holds many similarities to its sisters... but that is where the...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     October 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0

Nice Little Oddball

While I am not a huge fan of "spicy" absinthes - this one is very well done and knows where to restrain itself. Appearance is clear and vibrant - louching...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     September 12, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5

Sweet Kitty

Having enjoyed both Walton Waters and Meadow of Love many times over, this new bottling of Blues Cat provides both familiarity while standing out on its own. The color...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     August 22, 2014
Last updated: October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

PerFection 1901

So much has been said about this absinthe - and it's really that good. I'd give Eddy a nudge up on the PF for complexity... but she is still a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     August 22, 2014
Last updated: October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Favourite - Absolute Stunner

What can I say? This is everything a complex, quality, traditional absinthe should be. Hands-down a "5" across the charts for me. Reviewed with a 2013 bottle. It's...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by josephlabrecque     August 22, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Golden Redux

Quite a show. A nice, bright, natural green color as to be expected - the louching process is long and involved... lots of great trails! Serious trails. Fully louched- it...

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1 dash absinthe
1 oz lime juice
2 bar spoons grenadine

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