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Reviews written by Andrew Young

61 results - showing 41 - 60
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Ordering
January 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
Very, very nice.

Perfectly clear like water. The aroma is strong floral wormwood, a little chalky. Very light anise profile. The louche is attractive but pretty thin. After water the...

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Andrew Young
January 21, 2010 (Updated: January 23, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
The funky twin.

This is from a four year old bottle; I thought I had already reviewed this. The blanche has a light yellow tinge. There's also debris that looks...

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Andrew Young
January 21, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Almost a session absinthe.

This is from a recently-found sample that is at least three years old. Before louching the absinthe is olive-green and hazy. The aroma is watery, with a pineapple character. Anise...

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Andrew Young
July 08, 2009 (Updated: June 11, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Incredible

6/10/11 Revisit Since Walton Waters has noticeably improved after sitting in the bottle for two years I wanted to see what had happened with Meadow of Love....

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Andrew Young
July 08, 2009 (Updated: June 11, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Oceanic Absinthe

6/10/11 Revisit Over the couple of years since I was so generously gifted this bottle I have noticed some changes in it so I think it deserves...

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Andrew Young
October 22, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Colour before water is dark green, slightly olive. I don't think I'm doing anything different, but the louche is just the most fantastic I've ever seen. It started out average...

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Andrew Young
May 09, 2008 (Updated: July 20, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
America is starting to get it right.

Pours a golden olive that I find very attractive. Per the ratings guideline it doesn't rank a 4 because it's not bright. But it's not "unremarkable" as a 3 indicates;...

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Andrew Young
April 24, 2008 (Updated: July 20, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Greenhousesinthe

The colour is bright golden green. Far more attractive than any pictures I'd seen of it. The louche action is ugly and fast. I started the drip and looked away...

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Andrew Young
April 17, 2008 (Updated: July 20, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
What is this supposed to be?

I laughed hysterically when pouring it. The colour is extraordinarily artificial and absurd-looking. The louche action is slow, unspectacular, and comes out medium-thin. And still blue. The...

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Andrew Young
December 14, 2007 (Updated: December 14, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Beautiful Belle Amie

Belle Amie pours clear, bright gold with a hint of green, a colour I've only seen in absinthe that has been aged for at least a few years. The louche...

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Andrew Young
October 08, 2007 (Updated: July 20, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
The first decent US-distributed absinthe

The US release of Kübler 53 reminds me a lot of a good arak. Well, the European one does, too, but I actually think this one is cleaner and better....

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Andrew Young
July 28, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Jade's odd man out

The colour neat is a pale blue-green, slightly hazy. The louche is beautiful. There's lots of wonderful stuff going on, but it's somewhat thin. The post-louche colour is wonderful, though....

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Andrew Young
July 28, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Simple, little Franky G.

The absinthe is the colour of pale straw with a hint of green. It appears natural and clear. The louche is attractive and interesting, building from the bottom, but it's...

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Andrew Young
July 27, 2007 (Updated: May 29, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
The first absinthe to hit US shelves since the ban

05/29/11 Revisit The colour has improved to a bright gold with a hint of green. There is a very slight haziness but it is otherwise quite attractive....

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Andrew Young
July 27, 2007 (Updated: January 21, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
The first Duplais

The colour is very nice. It's nearly peridot, beginning to turn amber. Natural and clear. Louched, it's a jade green with lots of nuance, not too thick and not too...

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Andrew Young
July 27, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
The second Duplais

Being a blanche, it's perfectly clear. No errors, particles, or colours. The louche is very attractive. Slow to startm pretty contrails swirl with increasing speed. Separate tiers remain distinct for...

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Andrew Young
July 27, 2007 (Updated: July 27, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
One of my faves.

Balance pours exactly peridot green. It's so nice it seems like it has to be artificial. Crystal clear. The louche is slightly too fast but otherwise gorgeous. An exquisitely defined,...

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Andrew Young
July 27, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Spicy Monty

Colour is green with a yellowish tinge. It's natural but hazy. The louche action is fast. It's thickest at the bottom but it builds everywhere at once. The result is...

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Andrew Young
July 27, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
Great absinthe.

The colour is a clear, natural olive, as my sample is a bit aged now. The louche is wonderful and full of character. It builds slowly from the bottom, rolling...

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Andrew Young
July 27, 2007 (Updated: July 27, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A simple pleasure

Crystal clear before louche like water. The louche itself is drab and quick, and too thick. Despite that it's an attractive pearl-white with bluish nuances. The aroma is fairly light...

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Andrew Young
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