Reviews written by bksmithey

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Reviewed by bksmithey     August 14, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Beautiful Pacifique

very cold water drip to 3.5:1 and then additional water to probably 4:1, no sugar color: beautiful clear green, slightest hint of yellow/gold. Not the deepest color I've...

Reviewed by bksmithey     May 13, 2009
Last updated: May 14, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

I think I have a new favorite

Very cold water drip to about 3.5:1, no sugar color: clear, perfect green, no hint of olive/brown. Seriously, all I could think while looking at the liquid in...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by bksmithey     May 12, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Belle Amie, 2nd edition

This review is for the Belle Amie 2nd edition 2008. tasted at approx. 3:1, no sugar color: very natural, nice peridot with hint of olive. maybe just...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by bksmithey     September 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

nicely balanced, everyday absinthe

Color: nice clear emerald green, slightly on the pale side. I'm getting so used to seeing olive-hued green absinthes that this one was a bit of a surprise when...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by bksmithey     August 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

unusual, full of surprises

sampled thanks to a generous WWS member Color: beautiful. Nice, clear, natural green. More saturated green than Trillium, and more saturated than I remember the Eichelberger, but...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by bksmithey     August 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

tasty, interesting verte

Tasted from a bottle labeled "Batch No. 3". Nice packaging but note that the bottle is tall, it does not fit on the shelf with my more standard-sized liquor...

Reviewed by bksmithey     August 03, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

beautifully balanced, pleasant verte

Tasted from a sample received in a trade. Color: light peridot green, very nice, natural. Would have liked just a little more depth in the color, but I'm...

Reviewed by bksmithey     July 28, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Trillium, a lightweight verte

These review comments are from the tasting notes I posted in the forum. Color - Very pale, green leaning slightly to straw/yellow. The pale color made it difficult for...

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