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Jade Edouard

 
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Jade Edouard Nov. 2005 bottling
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
I have to say that this is what I reach for when I want a truly satisfying glass of absinthe. The rich, yet still peridot color, swirling louche that isn't "instant", refined level of spicyness/flavor and fantastic aroma after water all make for a wonderful and lovely experience.
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Jade Absinthe Edouard
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Jade Absinthe Edouard from Feb 2006. Diluted at 3.5:1, without sugar, using a brouilleur.



The color is a very clear and bright pale green, leaning towards the blue. In other words, it is not an olive green, but more of an emerald green. There is no trace of "dead leaf" color. After 20 months the color before water is a little paler than I remember, but the change is slight. The color after water maintains it's emerald green within the milkiness of the louched absinthe. It's a very nice shade of green.



Using a brouilleur means that my comments regarding the louche are less than perfect. It's difficult to control the drip to really see the louche develop as one can using a fountain. Regardless, the louche is very nicely done. Beginning with a grand display of oil trails, slowly transitioning to milkiness. The result really isn't as opalescent as you'd like it to be. Perhaps the lighting in my house is not so good. As I approached the bottom of the glass the opalescence really started to show itself. So I'd guess that bit more transparency in the louche would have allowed that to shine forth.



The aroma is very nice. I've never noticed the so-called "funk" in the Edouard that others say they notice. There's no real alcohol bite that I can tell.



The flavor is one of the Edouard's strong points. A rich mouthfeel, with a number of flavors mingling and separating it's quite a delight. The sweet fennel is a bit over the top though.



I never really noticed this before with the Edouard, but the tongue numbing (from the fennel) is quite strong. At least it is tonight, for me. I actually deducted a point for it.



I've always enjoyed the Jade Edouard, and tonight is no exception. It is one of the best absinthes available today (Oct 2007). I always pull it out when I am looking to drink something special. The Edouard was my first absinthe, and one I always suggest to friends new to absinthe to try.
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Edouard-one of my favorites
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Edouard was my first absinthe. I have to say, I didn't really like it then either. I thought it was gross, I think because of the fennel. However it's grown on me incredibly in the short span of four months, and I enjoy it when I'm specifically in the mood for it. I must say I think of it as a spicy absinthe since the only other word I can think of to describe it is complex. When I'm in the mood for complexity, let's say when I want to watch the good version of Dune, or listen to any of the good post-rock bands I have I want to drink a glass of the Edouard. I'd suggest it to anyone new to absinthe. Edouard is what I've come to expect from absinthe.
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Edouard is Fantastic
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
I love the Edouard and the affair began with its color in my glass. Edouard looks like no other naturally colored Absinthe. It is vibrant green with a hint of blue that is just gorgeous. It suits my expectations perfectly and has become the standard against which I compare other vertes. The louche is oil trail-erifficly slow with good, distinct layering and ending in a thick green almost like a glass of green milk (that is a good thing).



I find the aroma and flavor to be very complex with a distinct "herby" profile that brings the wormwood forward and does a little dance on one's tongue. It is crisp, clean, and very refreshing. The Edouard is and has been safely in my top five CO's since its release.
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