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Ordering
April 28, 2009 (Updated: April 28, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Gold deserves Gold

At that strength the colour is accurate, greenish and deep enough. Louche is very gradual, very slow and doesn't reach the full opacity, maybe the herb-bill is...

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absinthist
March 14, 2009 (Updated: December 20, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not that Vieux, rather Jeune

The colour is too pale, although there were pics of a batches where it was quite nice green. Louche is alright. However, the aroma is very flat,...

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absinthist
March 14, 2009 (Updated: March 14, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
enhanced Ponty

Color: The pics show an olive green goodie that I would definitely score highly, the one I have is pale green. What is going on? Louche:...

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absinthist
March 14, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Pacific breeze

Pacifique Color: limey green, assuming its low strength its initial beauty has survived the dilution. Louche: really spectacular, haven’t seen such a beautiful louche...

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absinthist
February 12, 2009 (Updated: February 12, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Les bleues are best at 53-54%

Although I consider Martin absinthes to rank among the finest of Les Valotes, that one is a disappointment. The first flaw is the inproportionate ratio of herb-bill...

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absinthist
February 06, 2009 (Updated: February 06, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
2nd batch-the pinnacle of European absinthe Art

Colour is beautiful and flawless. Sadly, L'Italienne belongs to small minority of absinthes being so properly coloured and having such a traditional tinge. It contains enough of...

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absinthist
September 15, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
The first real deal verte from Switzerland

Before I write the review I have to admit I have had two Promethee, one that was not released commercially and the other that I am reviewing now. I won’t...

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absinthist
August 14, 2008 (Updated: August 14, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
That one shines like a pearl

Colour: perfectly clear. Louche: similar as in verte but quicker and more spectacular. Aroma: Roman chamomile, wormwood, very, very herbal, pleasant and...

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absinthist
August 13, 2008 (Updated: August 13, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
Vincent would like it

Although I prefer Helfrich blanche more than verte I like visiting the old friend from time to time. Colour: the bottle Serge sent me was from...

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absinthist
August 11, 2008 (Updated: August 11, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Myth unmasked

Colour: pleasant to look at, striving towards Duplais’ jaune, could be darker or getting amber. Louche: decent, slowly-forming but ends up too chalky and whitish. ...

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absinthist
August 11, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Verte from Helvetia???

Angelique was the first absinthe from Switzerland to be coloured verte and using wormwood in that process. A typical love-or-hate absinthe, coming from reliable Artemisia distillery. Colour:...

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absinthist
August 05, 2008 (Updated: August 05, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Retired Brands
I am sitting at Parisian cafe in 1899...

Because I have seen too many complaints as regards the aging or the lack of wormwood in that absinthe I have ever since been very fond of, I felt obliged...

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absinthist
July 02, 2008 (Updated: July 02, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
At the beginning there was hope...

I remember I was astonished when it appeared on the shelves and the very day of its launch I have bought it-note, the price back then was not very inviting;...

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absinthist
May 28, 2008 (Updated: May 28, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
What a surprise, indeed!

As probably everyone else I was very curious and afraid of trying that absinthe (yeah, absinthe, not absinth) which hails from Czech Republic. And what can I say? I am...

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absinthist
May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Faux Absinthe
Taking into account, they make such a decent slivo

Stromu is better when compared with Hill's. Here I would end that review. However, let's start from the beginning, colour is more on the greener than on...

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absinthist
May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
extra quality spirit, yeah, sure...

The pioneer of absinths. It was the only thing I could get in the 90's. After so many years, I have opened the last bottle I left for decoration (a...

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absinthist
May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Absinthe Substitutes
Young, but so au courant

The version I have had was sans sucre, so in a sense the closest to what should be understood under the term of "anis". At a moderate...

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absinthist
May 14, 2008 (Updated: May 14, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Absinthe Substitutes
Maybe in 1936 it was something

Contemporary pastis makers who work for big CO enterprises are very often cutting corners and commit 7 modern Pastis' sins: 1.low quality alcohol is used, usually it...

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absinthist
May 14, 2008 (Updated: March 02, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
c'est l'heure, but the clockmaster needs a lesson

The review of Belle Amie 2: Have just finished the tasting of the new Belle Amie. First of all, apart from that cork issue, there is another...

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absinthist
May 14, 2008 (Updated: May 14, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.1
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
I have had better horses...

Although I have not had the first edition of 1797, I have been told these two are like heaven and earth and so they are. However, if I am to...

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