Reviews written by ejellest

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by ejellest     June 06, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Very Promising

Sonja was nice enough to send me a small sample of Sirene.



I really enjoy it.



Color great, Louche fantastic, flavor intriguing, finish interesting, overall very promising.



The only real flaw I find in it is a bit of harsh alcohol in the nose. Every time I taste/smell Sirene, this distracts me from the good points of the beverage. Certainly not an issue with cocktails, but for a straight up water and Absinthe, it is an issue, at least for me.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by ejellest     January 03, 2008
Last updated: January 03, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Very Enjoyable Absinthe

I've tried this Absinthe on 2 occasions now, unfortunately neither of which was particularly suited to contemplation, so please take this review for what it is worth.



Among the Absinthes I've tried so far, I will give it a 4-ish. Not the best, but well among the upper-mid Absinthes.



The color is on the brown-green side and I find a stronger green more appealing. The Louche is nice, but not as creamy as some of the others I have tried. The best feature is the aroma. Fills the room with a floral complex bouquet. The flavor is spicy and interesting. On the modern side, with the emphasis on the Star Anise and unusual herbs. It is very well distilled on a pleasant and smooth brandy base. Not harsh at all, making it a bit dangerously enjoyable at a 2 or 3 water to Absinthe ratio.



Reading the details of the "overall" criteria, I have to give it more of a "Shows Promise" than an "Almost Perfect", with the caveat that I would like to enjoy it in a more contemplative setting to properly appreciate and evaluate its qualities. I do stronly agree with Shabba, that this is an interesting and unique start for Absinthes produced in the US.

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