Reviews written by Michael Meyers

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Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     October 19, 2012
Last updated: October 20, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Simple And Synthetic... Just Barely Absinthe

Appearance Well, no confusing this with anything natural. A clear, bright, lighter medium green with a good deal of blue influence. Very artificial, “candy like”, and cartoonish in overall vibe....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     September 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

An Academic And Useful Offering

Appearance Unlouched, a darker medium green in the moss/forest green tones. Not much in the way of nuance, however crystal clear and as bright as can be with this level...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     September 28, 2012
Last updated: September 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Spare You The Details?... Me?

Appearance Unlouched, a nice medium peridot with just the slightest bluish undertone, perfectly clear and bright. The weight and tonal range is just right, however it is lacking in nuance....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     September 24, 2012
Last updated: September 24, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

On Balance

Appearance A nice medium peridot with a little moss influence, not a lot of nuance. Certainly the right tonal range with about all the depth I would want to see....

Reviewed by Michael Meyers     September 12, 2012
Last updated: September 13, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Double Agent... Double Doomed

Appearance Unlouched, a nice medium green, just a smidge on the forest green side with the slightest bluish underpinning. A little dull (this is a four year old bottle), perfectly...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     August 12, 2012
Last updated: August 13, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Live To Fight Another Day

Appearance Unlouched, a nice light-medium peridot with no discernible haze or sediment. Very natural looking. Louched, good green retention with little nuance or gradient in color. Louche Good green...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     June 23, 2012
Last updated: August 07, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Knarr Knarr Hey Hey Kiss This Goodbye

I hate to be the spoiler on my own review, but I'm telling you all in advance how shockingly bad this product is because I am going to explain my...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Just Wait Till This Cat Lands On Its Feet

Appearance Unlouched, a light-light-medium peridot with an overall slight yellow wash. Just a little pallid. Perfectly clear, bright, and contaminant free. Louched, significant retention of what is a somewhat lighter...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

About As Blanche As Blanche Can Be

Appearance Unlouched, crystal clear and contaminant free and just a little silvery. Louched, Nice milky white with just the barest platinum tinge. Louche A very nice blanche louche....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     April 01, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Suitte!

Appearance Unlouched, a light yellow-washed green, not quite peridot. Actually a little closer to celadon, with just a hint of bluish influence. Crystal clear, clean, and bright. Louched, “cream...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     February 12, 2012
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Hitting On All Two Cylinders

Appearance Unlouched, medium forest green with glints of olive drab. More natural looking than most Matter offerings. A quite heavy level of color, however perfectly clear and bright for this...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     February 05, 2012
Last updated: June 24, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

L'ate To The Party

Appearance Unlouched, a light medium peridot with just the slightest, slightest hint of olive. Crystal clear and clean. Louched, very good green retention with amber, golden, and bluish accents. Very...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     February 05, 2012
Last updated: February 06, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

When Life Is Like A Box Of Absinthes

Appearance Unlouched, crystal clear and haze free. The ever so slightest golden tint, however nearly colorless. Louched, grey/blue tinted white with a golden undertone. Some glints of violet, gold, orange,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     February 05, 2012
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

Appearance Unlouched, crystal clear and natural looking, however a very dark and heavy feuille morte coloration (amber, caramel, bordering on brown). Quite inappropriate considering it's age. Louched, orange, butterscotch, and...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     November 20, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Well, Shut My Mouth!

Appearance Neat, the telltale dark brownish yellow of macerated grand wormwood with slight glints of green. Clear and free of haze or sediment. Louched, that oddball "Dijon" yellow "Gatorade" color....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     October 09, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Color Neat, medium forest green with glints of peridot. A strong level of color but not overdone. Perfectly crystal clear and bright. Louched, lemony-yellow light green with beautiful soft amber,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     October 08, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Hurts So Good

Color Unlouched, mossy green to olive drab with just some glints of peridot. Clear, bright, and natural looking. A heavy level of color. Any darker, and I would give it...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     June 12, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A No Nonsense Reaction To Utter Nonsense

Color A nice light medium green with a bluish undertone. A little monochromatic looking, it's typical Matter coloration, most of which don't quite look all natural to me. Pretty nonetheless....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 28, 2011
Last updated: July 04, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Redefining Limits... Has Its Limits

Color Unlouched, a significant gold tint, about 1 shade lighter than my early bottle of Blanchette, but somehow not quite as interesting. Louched, chalky greyish white with a gold undertone....

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 22, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0

It Ain't Easy Tasting Green

Color FD&C Blue #1 and FD&C Yellow #5. What's more to say? Artificial looking light bluish green. Louche At 1:1, the recommended dilution on the product's own web site,...

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3 glasses gin
3 glasses absinthe
 

Add very little sugar, if required.  Shake with ice. Strain into 6 cocktail glasses.

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