Reviews written by anthonw

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     September 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Good, But Nothing Special

This is based on a bottle from DrinkUpNY. The color is not as green as I would typically expect from a verte, especially given the description on their web...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     August 08, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Not your typical blonde

Although the color of this blanche is perfectly clear, and the louche fairly typical, the aroma and flavor of this brand seem more consistent with the one-dimensional vertes than a...

Reviewed by anthonw     August 07, 2008
Last updated: September 03, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Great Bottle, Average Drink

I really like the bottle that Trillium ships in, but I did have higher expectations, even after reading some of the other comments. In general, this product isn't bad,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     August 06, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Highly Recommended

This is one of my favorites. Although I had to detract some points in the color and louche categories, this product more than makes up for it in flavor....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     July 23, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Too Bitter

While this ranks very well in color and louche, the aroma is nothing special and the flavor too bitter. Even with a sugar cube, I find this challenging to...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     July 23, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Simple Flavor

La Fee was a disappointing experience, and I doubt I would purchase it again. The flavor, however, is not as offensive to me as others reported. The color...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     July 23, 2008
Last updated: September 04, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

More Average Than I Would've Thought

After reading some of the other reviews on the site, I was expecting this to be a lot worse, so I suppose I was pleasantly surprised. It did rank...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     June 19, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Possibly My Favorite

If you like the Kubler product in the US, I believe you'll enjoy this one as much or even more. It has an aroma and taste that are ever...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     June 18, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Shockingly Great

Mansinthe has been my personal favorite in the verte category. The color looks slightly artificial, but is still pleasant on the eye. The louche seems almost orchestrated. ...

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by anthonw     June 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not bad, but I probably won't buy it

I tried this at a bar and asked it prepared with sugar and ice water. As such, I wasn't able to judge the color prior to the louch hitting....

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     June 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Save Your Money

I gave this a 2 for color because even though it looks totally fake, it's kind of intriguing/different. There is a debate out there (not on this site) on...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     May 12, 2008
Last updated: August 06, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Consider it Vodka

I tried this prepared traditionally and had to sink it. Drunk straight or mixed into cocktails, I find it generally good, but not a valid substitute for the real...

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by anthonw     May 12, 2008
Last updated: August 06, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

As close as it gets

It was this product that piqued my curiosity for absinthe in the first place. And, having had a few of the US-available brands, I still find it pleasant. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     May 12, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Okay, But Not Great

I found Lucid to be okay, but not great. It is not one I would consider stocking regularly. The color and louche are generally average, and nothing really...

Reviewed by anthonw     May 12, 2008
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Best Value - Best Flavor

Given the summer 08 market for absinthe in the US, I really can't recommend this brand enough, especially given it's the price/volume. The taste is very mild, but full....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by anthonw     May 12, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Strange, Good, in it's own Class

This is a really strange, but quite good, product. The bottle is beautiful, but the color could use some artificial coloring to hide its jaundiced verte status. The...

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A Classic Cocktail

Corpse Reviver (No. 2)

1 oz lemon juice
1 oz Kina Lillet
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz dry gin
1 dash absinthe
 

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

Note: Four of these taken in swiftsuccession will unrevive the corpse again.

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