Reviews written by angryGTS

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by angryGTS     October 14, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Wow!! Very tasty.

I just opened my first bottle of Duplais Verte, and I must say I really enjoy it, my new favorite so far. I wasnt going to taste it at first I was going to let it vent a little if you will. I couldnt help myself, I have been wanting to taste this absinthe for a long time now, I just had to taste now.

Color pre louche: when I first popped the cork and saw the green on the cork my first thought was, wow this is going to be green(as in artificially helped) but in the Pontarlier glass is was a very nice Peridot green, nicest I have seen yet.

Post louche color: Very nice emerald green, what it should be.

Aroma: Pre louche the aroma was anise up front with some spicyness in the background, a few different scents comming from the glass. Durring the louche from a slow drip fountain, wormwood makes is appearance at about 1:1 as does maybe some corriander and fennel later on.

Flavor: I prefer my absinthe with a lot of wormwood flavor and this one does not disappoint. The wormwood used is very good quality. Wormwood seems up front with a sweet bittery finish, very nice. The only flaw is it seems thin on the mouth feel department.

Finish: A bit thin but sweet...no sugar was used in this taste I hardly ever use sugar. Finishes very nice a bitter sweet finish.

Overall I really enjoy this absinthe, it would be a 4.5 if available on the scale has a lot of flavors, wormwood really stands out as does a nice sweetness.

Reviewed by angryGTS     July 06, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Could use much more flavor

**Ok after reading the forums, particularly the thread about the Reality absinth, I figured Id post a review based on what I can remember after a sample I had from a friend a few days ago, once I can get another sample I will do a better review.**



Color- Possibly the best thing about this absinth, although a little dark its at least green and natural.



Louche- No louche at all, there are oil trails in the glass but thats it.



Aroma- Not really much there at all, no anise, or an alcohol smell, there is definatly a strong presence of wormwood, though not much else.



Taste- Perhaps I over watered but I didnt taste much at all, there was a slight herbal profile but nothing much, not even bitter, even without sugar. Maybe next time when I try another sample I will have to use less water, although this time I only did about 3.5-4:1 ratio. But I tasted nothing unpleasant at all and no anise.



Finish- To me it finished like water, nothing terrible tasting at all it was very different from a traditional absinthe.



Overall- I would drink again if offered(just for something different), Id most likely never buy it, nothing offensive at all, not even an extreme bitter, from the sample I had, just not much there, perhaps I need less water next time.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by angryGTS     May 15, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Good everyday absinthe

Without comparing Lucid to any other absinthe I really enjoyed it. The color neat was a pale yellowish-green. When water is added to Lucid you can see trails from the water it is almost fully louched at 1:1. I like my absinthe without sugar or very little up to one cube and about 3:1 or 4:1 water ratio, overall the flavor of Lucid is very good, I taste mostly anise, not overly complex but to me still has a good flavor and I enjoy the finish, it has some mouth numbing. Now Lucid compared to another absinthe like Kubler, it is nowhere close to the complexity of Kubler and has a lot more of an anise flavor than Kubler and Lucid ends thinner than Kubler, Kubler has more of a milky ending to me. Also not nearly aromatic as Kubler. But on its own Lucid is a good everyday absinthe.

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