Reviews written by baubel

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     October 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Sweet, but 2 dimensional

Appearance: A natural vegetation green. Louche: Easily forms and is thick, a light natural green color. Not bad, but not outstanding. Aroma: The...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by baubel     August 06, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Excellent, really really excellent.

I prepared this glass of absinthe at 3:1, without sugar. The appearance out of the bottle was a light green color, very nice. The louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     July 17, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A lot better than what I remember.

I finally got to revisit this absinthe, and it is nowhere near as bitter as I remember. Had I known they had changed the recipe, I would have bought...

Reviewed by baubel     July 10, 2011
Last updated: July 10, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very nice indeed!

I had this glass of absinthe without sugar at 4 parts water to 1 part absinthe. The color was a very bright emerald green, very surprising considering...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by baubel     July 10, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

An incredible blanche!

I enjoyed my glass of Wormwood Blanche without sugar and at a ratio of 4 parts water to 1 part absinthe. The color was ideally clear. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     June 13, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

The best absinthe rouge I've tried

I watered this dose to one part absinthe to 4.5 parts water, without sugar. The initial color in the bottle is red, deep like a vine ripened tomato,...

Reviewed by baubel     June 04, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

One of the best vertes commercially available...(t

This is truly an excellent absinthe and I'm kicking myself for not buying a bottle sooner. It has a lot of really great things going on with it. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     June 04, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

An excellent absinthe

Straight from the bottle the color is a very natural, deep green color, very leafy, and transparent. The louche begins with oil trails that are easily visible. It...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     June 01, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A very good absinthe verte.

I like this absinthe very much. The affordability of it, the flavor, the base, everything. Straight from the bottle the color is a very deep green, stemmy...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     June 01, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not bad, but needs improvement

The batch I was sampling was from a bottle purchased in 2010. I've heard the formula has been improved since. The initial color is a light...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     November 29, 2010
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

One of my favorite vertes of all time.

The color of Ridge Verte is a beautiful all natural green, what I expect a verte to look like, chlorophyll. The louche is also perfect. It's...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     November 29, 2010
Last updated: July 10, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

An excellent blanche!

Fresh out of the bottle, Ridge Blanche is clear as water, and very aromatic. I slowly dripped water from a partially frozen water bottle and the kitchen was graced...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     July 11, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Tangy and Refreshing.

Color- The color looks like a natural dark green and is very appealing. Louche- I was frustrated by the variability on the louche. I...

Reviewed by baubel     July 05, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very good!

I waited until I was nearly at the end of my first bottle to review it. I believe it to be very balanced, and smoother than when I tried...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by baubel     October 03, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Edouard-one of my favorites

Edouard was my first absinthe. I have to say, I didn't really like it then either. I thought it was gross, I think because of the fennel. ...

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Irish Cocktail

2 dashes absinthe
2 dashes Curaçao
1 dash maraschino liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1/2 glass Irish whisky
 
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