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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by jetzster     January 08, 2008
Last updated: March 26, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Blanche Angelic Perfection On Earth

Ah,the Virgin Blanche from Devoilles!Absinthe Elegance and Class in a simple indescreet looking bottle.In one word:Creamy! The sweet mouthfeel is magnificent,one you want to hold onto far longer than ANY others; this after that pristine(at first slightly bluish cloud}opalescent pure virgin louche swirls so delicately out of its crystal clear and crisp PURE floral Angelic essence.The Anise is just right. The 74% kick brings out the subtle Coriander grape based nuances perfectly while giving it some real balls as the evenings launch Absinthe.A marvelous Lite Alpine herb run thru the country experience that ought to be added into any Newbie sampler offerings.If you like Blanches/La Bleues look no further,this is what they serve to you in when you arrive at the Pearly Gates!Good Stuff

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by jetzster     January 07, 2008
Last updated: March 26, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

It ain't no Eich!

Different! This is not an Absinthe for everybody..

Louche was barely average looking, basically an uninspiring one, Color is a tad septic and earthy.Highly hyped for the multi-floralfauna aspects,the new domestic aromas of Fennel,Terragon and Nettles are at first mystical and swirling,building with an increasingly aggressive flavor as you dive into the glass,now,this is ok if it ends on a smooth finish,but its menthol bite aftertaste "snaps" at you at the end, thus this one becomes not my cup of Absinthe. Perhaps, its due the Brandy base with wormwood that Im not just not used to.Ouch!

The floral crispness and velvetness of Eich Verte is bouquet lite ,crisp and far preferred by comparison.This is not an Absinthe I would give to newbies just starting out as its

astringency and courseness in each sip can be overwhelming.Its really not something I want to pay even this reduced US price for. Agreed,its a good early USA attempt that has a lot of complexity and effort involved,but perhaps Im just spoiled on the Euro base Recipies,at least for now.Perhaps "Round Two" will be smoother.A good first try but "It ain'nt no Eich"!

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