Reviews written by Munkin65
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||3.5|
Good things come out of NOLA
This is my first absinthe after several years of abstinence. When I first opened the bottle I smelled the strong but not overpowering anise; it was a clean and sharp scent.
As mentioned before, straight out of the bottle (or still in it) there is some cloudiness like it has some particulars in it but its not a turn off; the color is a healthy green.
The louche is quick and heavy - it stayed louched throughout (some absinthes I've had get watery as I sip). I could definitely feel it on the tongue. I used sugar in it but it could easily get by without. I am not quite so skilled in discerning the differences between cane and other based absinthe, so I can't speak to that part of it.
I admit I really enjoyed this as a return to absinthia.
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||3.0|
Not a great introduction to Jade
The color is great, a clear pale very light green. The louche started quickly and was complete, however in my own personal experience it didn't seem to stay louched for the length of time it took to drink. The aroma was - to me - a bit um... swampy, it didn't come across as clean as other absinthes I've had. It wasn't chemical, just not appealing. The flavor was OK but it had a terrible alcohol burn. My second glass I used a lot more water & an extra sugar cube but what I ended up with was a weak sugary conconction. All told I am glad its not my first absinthe, but I am disappointed it was my first Jade.
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||4.0|
Far from the red-headed stepchild
Its hard to rate something that is different from "the norm". But this absinthe stands apart. The color is obviously much different than the average... but this "Fee Rouge" can stand proud. When first opening the bottle the aroma comes out clean and "clear", as best as I can describe it. It is strongly anise but not overpoweringly so. In the glass the color is clear & bold red, no sediment and no cloud. The louche is amazing. Nothing slow or dainty - it starts immediately and within about 2.5:1 you have a glass of pale peach. I used sugar in mine but I believe it is probably not necessary, the flavors are mild enough to not require sweetening. The flavor is layered - the anise is prevalent, but the wormwood is also present. The finish was wonderful, no after taste, no hidden "tang" that makes you wonder if the glass was properly washed. It was a great clean experience. The alcohol itself was "underpowering", so that when I started to get my buzz on it made me feel all warm and fuzzy and totally disinterested in getting off the sofa!
Last updated: December 28, 2007
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||5.0|
Great for a beginner!
The color is a natural greenish hue. Very clear.
I used a brouille; the louche developed quickly and completely; I concur with Shabba it did leave a layer until about 2.5:1 or 3:1 (I am not very good at "eyeballing" measurements)
Very aromatic - though my initial reaction wasn't "alpine meadow" or "forest glade", but more "original formula Nyquil". I offered my house guest a whiff to see what he thought and without missing a beat he said "smells like cough medicine". After louching though the "medicinal" smell fades and leaves a clean, herbal aroma.
I am an absinthe newbie. This is my first experience, and I am pleased with it. I do say its strong, two glasses of it and my Heure Verte turned into nap time. I tried it both with and without sugar and my personal tastes run to "with", either way it does go down easy and is a great sipper drink. If any other novice were to ask, I would have no compunction recommending Mystique.