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48 results - showing 21 - 40
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August 22, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Golden Redux

Quite a show. A nice, bright, natural green color as to be expected - the louching process is long and involved... lots of great trails! Serious trails. Fully louched- it...

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josephlabrecque
July 02, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
... Louche... What Louche...

Very disappointed in this absinthe... but happy I found a baby (375) bottle to purchase in place of a full 750. I find this very similar to...

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josephlabrecque
April 13, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Very Enjoyable!

Previous to this Blanche Neige, the only other blanche absinthes I've tasted were Kubler and La Clandestine. I'll say that this is a "full-bodied" blanche with a complexity all its...

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josephlabrecque
April 13, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
2.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A Simple Glass

Neat color is very light green. Being an absinthe bottled at 45% - I wouldn't go more than 1:3 and even that is a slight stretch. A bit one-dimensional but...

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josephlabrecque
April 11, 2014 (Updated: August 22, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Not Terrible!

Having never had the previous incarnation of this product - this review is based only upon the "Original Recipe" and my experience with other absinthes. The neat...

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josephlabrecque
April 10, 2014 (Updated: April 10, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
2.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
2.5
Traditional Absinthe
Hmmm...

I'll keep it short: color before louche is a dead-leaf which tends to bow to orange-ish. The neat scent is off-putting for me. It's probably due to the brandy base...

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josephlabrecque
April 10, 2014 (Updated: April 10, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Wonderfully Authentic

In enjoy this absinthe quite a bit. Color before louche is a more yellow shade of green and the scent is very much expected from something called "authentique". It louches...

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josephlabrecque
December 06, 2013 (Updated: October 31, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Powerful Montana Herbs

I could bask in these aromas all night - floral, powerful, and smooth. Neat color is pretty close to perfect - not too dark... but dark enough to stand out....

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josephlabrecque
December 06, 2013 (Updated: October 31, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Pretty Awesome

Color is a very pretty peridot that really does present well in full sunlight. The aroma before water is interesting - balanced but something else is hiding in the shadows....

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josephlabrecque
November 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Delicate (fragile?)

Coloring is quite pretty as a standard peridot - absolutely proper and traditional. The aroma and taste of Pontarlier wormwood is present and accounted for in a big way... absolutely...

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josephlabrecque
November 10, 2013 (Updated: May 28, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.5
Traditional Absinthe
Taste of 1797

Color is a nice, clear peridot. Nothing too striking but quite proper. For the amount of alcohol present, the neat aroma is surprisingly not as overpowering as one would expect...

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josephlabrecque
November 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Sneaky Blanche!

Wow - this absinthe is absolutely transparent unlouched. Looks like water with no particles present. Aromas are lovely, floral, balanced, and inviting. The louche consists of pretty trails which turn...

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josephlabrecque
November 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Lovely "Boston" Butterfly

Initial color is a pretty green. Great, big aromas! Smells a bit fruity but still traditional - strikingly similar to Leopold's Verte. Really nice! Louche is milky-green. Taste is delicate...

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josephlabrecque
November 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Milky-White Verte

Color is a very, very pale green. Pretty - but lighter than most vertes I've had. Smell is familiar and very traditional. I find that with absinthe, the aroma is...

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josephlabrecque
September 27, 2013 (Updated: November 10, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
"New School American Red"

This is my first rouge - so take this review with that fact in mind... In general, this is a very similar offering to Toulouse Green. This...

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josephlabrecque
September 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
A Solid Offering

Pre-louche: Proper, vibrant peridot. Brilliant color. Aroma is exactly what you'd expect a good absinthe to smell like with nothing strange lingering in the shadows. Louched:...

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josephlabrecque
September 13, 2013 (Updated: August 22, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Pacific Gem

Unlouched, Pacifique is a fairly complex green/yellow with a clean scent a bit reminiscent of fir trees. Once tempered with water, these hints are still present alongside a nice balance...

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josephlabrecque
September 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.5
Traditional Absinthe
Such unexpected flavors...

Pre-louche the color is a proper and natural green. A vibrant, lighter green. When louched, it is quite milky while retaining much of the green coloring. With that said... positives...

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josephlabrecque
September 08, 2013 (Updated: November 10, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Lovely Louche

The most attractive aspect of this absinthe for me, is the louche. It is quite thick and entertaining to watch form in the glass. When louched, the absinthe has a...

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josephlabrecque
September 06, 2013 (Updated: October 31, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Meadow of Deliciousness

My appreciation for this closely matches that of another Delaware Phoenix absinthe - Walton Waters. I'm always blown away by how flavorful and balanced MoL is. It's one of those...

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