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#631 Ambear

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:45 PM

  • Vilya Blanche
  • Vilya Verte
  • Edouard
  • Authentique
  • L'Ancienne
  • A.O. Spare
  • Marteau Master's Reserve
  • La Grenouille
  • Walton Waters
  • Pacifique

Nods to Leopolds, Meadow of Love, the other Jades, Sauvage, and L'Italienne.


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#632 gee13

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:28 AM

Been thinking about this lately...

Currently its these

Authentique
Berthe De Joux
Sade
Jade PF 1901
Walton Waters
La Coquette
Butterfly
La Grenuoille
Maison Fontaine Blanche
Jade VS 1898

#633 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:23 AM

It's funny - I could easily make a top 15 list. My recent 10 didn't include Marteau, Berthe De Joux, or Pacifique which all are easily part of my "top 10" as well ;) 



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:17 PM

my top 10 are whatever 10 I have in my cabinet at the time.    :euro:    :drunk:


The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

I don't have that many absinthe brands I like.
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#636 Absomphe

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 05:51 PM

What is this "absinthe" of which y'all speak? :unsure: 


Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:09 PM

my top 10 are whatever 10 I have in my cabinet at the time.    :euro:    :drunk:

:cheerz:


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:29 PM

Just a note to all of you that have not tried Marteau Master's Reserve - It is my favorite and although my review is unconventional and not what you are used to seeing - I have found no better in my search for a great absinthe. I would welcome your professional insight and your knowledge - I would like to see a professional review on it!  Thank you and :cheerz: cheers the weekend will soon be here!


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#639 Joe Legate

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:31 AM

Picking my favorite absinthe would be like picking my favorite beer, there are simply too many variables for me to choose only one.  However, I must say it is one of my favorites, as well.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:28 PM

Having my love for absinthe recently reignited I’ve divided my Top Ten into two parts:  Five that I remember that I loved way back in 2006 and five that I would really love to try soon based on reading the reviews, etc…

 

Five I remember:

 

1.  Jade N.O. (My first real absinthe so a sentimental favorite.  Besides that, a unique taste and one I like)

2.  Eichelberger Limitee Verte  (All I remember was that it was really, really good)

3.  Blanche de Fougerolles (Now apparently called something else.  There was just something about this one I loved)

4.  La Clandestine (Good memories drinking this one on the back patio in the summer)

5.  Monmartre 65 (Looking at the list it’s obvious I like the taste of something different.  This one was different)

 

What do they have in common?  They all are/were made in Europe.

 

Five I want to try (soon!):

 

1.  Delaware Phoenix "Meadow Of Love"

2.  Delaware Phoenix "Walton Waters"

3.  Ridge Blanche

4.  Pacifique Absinthe Verte Superieure

5.  MARTEAU Absinthe de la Belle Époque

 

What can I say about these five?  Well a lot has changed in almost 8 years and these are all Made in the USA.  I am very looking forward to tasting what has been happening with American absinthe.  From what I can tell, it is all very exciting.  I know there continues to be good European brands, but I plan to give these a try first when I return.  I'll refrain from further posting about "I was in the game, then out of the game, and now back in the game" but at the moment a bit excited.  Like I was just picked up from a desert island.  With no absinthe.

 


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:33 AM

Having my love for absinthe recently reignited I’ve divided my Top Ten into two parts:  Five that I remember that I loved way back in 2006 and five that I would really love to try soon based on reading the reviews, etc…

 

Five I remember:

 

1.  Jade N.O. (My first real absinthe so a sentimental favorite.  Besides that a unique taste and one I like)

2.  Eichelberger Limitee Verte  (All I remember was that it was really, really good)

3.  Blanche de Fougerolles (Now apparently called something else.  There was just something about this one I loved)

4.  La Clandestine (Good memories drinking this one on the back patio in the summer)

5.  Monmartre 65 (Looking at the list it’s obvious I like the taste of something different.  This one was different)

 

What do they have in common?  They all are/were made in Europe.

 

Five I want to try (soon!):

 

1.  Delaware Phoenix "Meadow Of Love"

2.  Delaware Phoenix "Walton Waters"

3.  Ridge (Vilya) Blanche

4.  Ridge (Vilya) Verte

5.  Pacifique Absinthe Verte Superieure

 

What can I say about these five?  Well a lot has changed in almost 8 years and these are all Made in the USA.  I am very looking forward to tasting what has been happening with American absinthe.  From what I can tell, it is all very exciting.  I know there continues to be good European brands, but I plan to give these a try first when I return.

 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:48 AM

Only tried Taboo from Vernon BC Canada. Looking forward to tasting some alternatives.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:18 AM

OK my top 10 at the moment:

1. Jade L'Esprit d'Edouard

2. Belle Amie

3. Eichelberger 68 Limitée

4. Brevans H. R. Giger

5. Duplais Balance

6. Doubs Mystique

7. Sauvage 1804

8. Berthe de Joux

9. Jade Nouvelle-Orléans

10. La Valote Martin: Belle Epoque

 

My bottle of Roquette 1797 still sits unopened and I'm planning to order Jade VS 1898 as that's the only Jade I haven't tried yet, so I have a feeling there might be slight changes in my top 10 :).

And I'd love to try some of the US ones: Pacifique, Ridge Verte, Delaware Phoenix "Meadow Of Love", Delaware Phoenix "Walton Waters", but unfortunately it's not possible to get them in Europe at the moment :(. Well maybe someday.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:18 AM

This is tough.

 

1 Vieux Pontarlier

2 Butterfly

3 Perroquet

4 Walton Waters

5 Jade PF1901 

6 Clandestine

7 Roquette (2011 batch)

8 La Berthe De Joux

9 Authentique

10 Pacifique

 

Honorable mention has to go to Vieux Carre. Taking into account that I can buy it at the local store, it is pretty cheap, and it is a fairly large contrast to most others I have, makes it a solid choice for me. Also, I guess by now it is apparent that I quite like the Emile Pernot products :wave2: . I still have a lot that I want to try, right now centering mainly on Jade NO, Meadow of Love, and Blues Cat. 



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:27 AM

I haven't had the time or money to create a long list, but I do enjoy these:

Vieux Pontarlier
St George
Pernod Absinthe (1890recipe)
Kübler. (I guess I should say "Blanche" since I have not tried the new "Verte".

There are some terrible ones: anything that says food colors A or B or C or whatever. Some may think them mediocre; I find them delightful, pleasant, and of great aid to a Crohn's disease patient.

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 09:47 AM

I would have to say, so far I have only had 5, but in order of preference.

 

1. Blanchette

2. La Capriceuse

3. MoL

3. Roquette  (4/14)

5. La Clandestine



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:22 PM

I would agree with putting the Blanchette at the top of that list.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#648 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 11:08 AM

Every time I check this top 10 thread... I realize how often my top 10 changes.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

I would agree with putting the Blanchette at the top of that list.

I would have, as well, except for the MoL.


Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#650 Evan Camomile

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:16 AM

Every time I check this top 10 thread... I realize how often my top 10 changes.

One of the many reasons I don't make a list myself.


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