Reviews written by Green Baron

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     May 03, 2013
Last updated: May 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0

I Can Dig It

-Color- Before Water: Looks quite like vintage fuille morte golden brown with the tiniest bit of green tint. Often a sign of bitterness and/or overcoloring in a...

Reviewed by Green Baron     April 30, 2013
Last updated: May 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.5
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
1.5

Senator you’re no Pernod Fils!

-Color- Though I know it’s artificially colored, this is one of the best artificial colors I’ve seen; the mid-peridot could pass for some of the more vivid naturally colored vertes;...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     April 30, 2013
Last updated: May 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5

2012 Sample: Pleasant Surprise

-Color- Before Water: Very attractive and natural medium gem green. After Water: Louched glass presents a nice light green-olive color. -Louche- Good action, maybe on the quick...

Vintage Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     April 14, 2013
Last updated: April 19, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

The REAL Berger

-Color Before Water- Beautiful copperish-golden-brown fueille morte. There were some significant particles of sediment in my sample. However, it’s one of the last samples from a century old...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     August 31, 2012
Last updated: August 31, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5

Kitschy Rouge Appeal

-Color- Before Water: Vivid red with orange highlights. I actually find it quite attractive and technically it’s natural since it comes from cochineal bugs. But of course proper, traditional...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     August 09, 2012
Last updated: May 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Gentle Brut

-Color- Before Water: Clear After Water: Attractive blanche white with blue highlights. -Louche- Good action but a little quicker than I expected given the high ABV,...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Green Baron     July 30, 2012
Last updated: August 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0

What's in a name?

-Color- Before Water: Clear as a blanche should be. After Water: Thin louche that’s more translucent than opaque. Reminds me of pre-2008sih Emile Pernot offerings. -Louche- Entertaining...

Reviewed by Green Baron     July 30, 2012
Last updated: August 20, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Is it a Vanche or Blerte?

-Color- Before Water: Clear with a slight yellowish tint. If I didn’t already know it’s because of the intentionally unorthodox light coloring step, it’s possible I’d score it lower...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     July 30, 2012
Last updated: July 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5

Not-so-boring La Bleue

-Color- Before Water: Nice and clear After Water: Good opalescence- not too thick, not too thin. -Louche- Builds up at a nice and even pace, I...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     July 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5

Fresh pale verte

-Color- (Before Water) Very pale green, no sediment. -Louche- Good trail and fog action. Louched color is still very pale green, decent opacity, a little on the...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Green Baron     September 28, 2011
Last updated: August 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Schweetly Herbaceous

-Color- Before Water: Pale amber. After Water: Creamy straw with light green tint. -Louche- The impressive louche was repeatable with different methods (slow...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Green Baron     March 09, 2010
Last updated: July 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Tasty Oddity

-Color- Before Water: Crystal clear. After Water: Opalescent white with copper and blue highlights; nice oil slicks on the surface. -Louche- Good paced action;...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     March 09, 2010
Last updated: March 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

At last, a quality genuine Czech absinthe (v.3)

-Color- Before Water: Clear vivid and natural amber-olive-green. The sample I had was a bit young, which contributed to the brightness, but I’d bet this will settle...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     May 17, 2009
Last updated: May 17, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Down Home Swiss Goodness

-Color- Before Water: Perfectly crystal clear After Water: A little on the thick side, but not too much so. Slight blue glow around the edges with deeper...

Reviewed by Green Baron     May 16, 2009
Last updated: February 13, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Wonderful Waters

-Color- Before Water: Vibrant, clear- nearly forest- green. I believe this is due to the young age of this absinthe, and in 3 weeks I have already seen it...

Reviewed by Green Baron     May 16, 2009
Last updated: May 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Magnifique Pacifique!

-Color- Before Water: Pale, amber with just a hint of green. Perhaps on the side of too pale, but still vibrant. Most doses are perfectly clear,...

Reviewed by Green Baron     May 16, 2009
Last updated: May 18, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Sweet Bloom

-Color- Before Water: Vibrant light peridot. Very green, but I know this absinthe is a little young, so I hesitate to give it full points before I can see...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     May 08, 2009
Last updated: May 16, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Below Average

-Color- Before Water: A nice yellow-green. Maybe too yellow, and ½ a degree too neon bright, but it might be natural (I am pretending that I don't know that...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     May 05, 2009
Last updated: May 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Grape Base In My Face!

-Color- Before Water: Perfectly clear and refractory. After Water: On the thick side, but pleasantly so, with appropriate opalescence. -Louche- With a 1/sec fountain drip, takes...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Green Baron     May 05, 2009
Last updated: May 08, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Spanish Treat

-Color- Before Water: A pretty shade of lime yellow-green. I also think of it as “lime peridot”. A little more towards the straw/amber range than the photos...

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