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#1 PeterL

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:44 PM

Just got an email from www.drinkupny.com they've added and new Absinthe to their line called La Muse Verte Absinthe Traditionnelle. Anyone tried it?



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#2 Ken Hallenius

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:05 PM

Your link to the DrinkUpNY site is broken (you have an extra dot in there, just before the "ny"). Here's a link direct to the product page:

La Muse Verte Absinthe Traditionnelle

Edited by khiddy, 17 July 2008 - 01:06 PM.

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#3 PeterL

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for catching that, and I haven't even started drinking yet. I fixed the link and glad to see you posted one as well.

I've been poking around the Web and found a few reviews - all of which were quite good. I'm looking forward to seeing if any WS folks have tried La Muse and what the impressions were. In fact, while online I think I'll order a bottle


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#4 Derrick

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for the heads-up. I got mine ordered! :cheers:
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:29 PM

Bottle on the way! Can't be any worse than other US offerings, was a bit bored here lately. :cheers:

#6 Belarmin

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:37 PM

I just ordered a bottle as well.

I noticed that La Muse Verte is produced by Liquoristerie de Provence who also produces Versinthe. Is that good or bad?

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:59 PM

Versinthe is not good.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:18 PM

But La Muse Verte is.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:18 PM

Hmmm for those who like macerated absinthes, yes it could be considered 'good'.
I can't drink it anymore, it's too, um let's say "powerful".
Definitely recommended for noobies though.


I should have written a review before it hit US.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:09 AM

La Muse?! That's the first absinthe I ever bought that I had to either give away or dump down the sink.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:14 AM

I'll skip it. Much better things to spend my $ on.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:22 AM

I bought a bottle of Muse Verte a few years back... if the early Alzheimer's hasn't kicked in yet, I remember considering to be one of the tastier oil mixes that I'd tried up to that point.. Don't believe I'd buy it now, but I did finish the bottle.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:33 AM

My sediments, prezactly.

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

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:39 PM

Oh crap have I ordered another bottle of something like grand absente or is it a bit like Lucid.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:31 PM

My guess is closer to the former than the latter, though not by much, but I haven't tried it and am only going from other comments I've read.

Just because drinkupNY carries it, don't mean it's good.
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#16 Belarmin

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:01 AM

I think I'll chalk this one up to experience, and not necessarily a bad one at that.

I've been purchasing absinthes on-line for a few years now based on reviews and comments posted here at the WS and your advice has led me to some very nice absinthes. I've also managed to avoid all of the bad absinthes based on everyone's experiences. I admit that I jumped at La Muse Verte spontaneously and while this is the first time I'm trying something marginal, in a strange way, I'm kinda looking forward to it.

It adds another notch on the ol' measuring stick and the next time members caution against a product I can chime in too.

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#17 Belarmin

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:03 AM

Oh, but I think I'll take your word on Czechsinth.

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#18 PeterL

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

Just because drinkupNY carries it, don't mean it's good.

WHAT ?

I've never read a post or seen anyone infer in the slightest that just because an Absinthe comes from Drinkupny or any vendor it's a good Absinthe. That statement is so nuts I had to read it twice. They carry most of what's currently available in the US. As far as La Muse, and this may shock some people but I'm actually going to wait till I taste it to make a determination.


I know, I know - crazy talk. :twitchsmile:
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#19 Brian Robinson

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:36 AM

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#20 PeterL

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:47 AM

Simmah dahn nah.

How dew Donna Summer name appear in da phone book? mmmhmmm Summer Donna... stretch it out naaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! :twitchsmile:
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:20 AM

Here is an article in a french newspaper (you should read french) about Muse Verte hitting the US and absinthe : ARTICLE

La Muse Verte is a very old product here in France. It is sold for nearly 6 years. It's a macerated absinthe, who combines the taste of the fresh wormwood, green anise and melissa. It's herbal, anisy and citrusy. OK but only recommanded to discover absinthe. I'm not sure it's interesting for you if you already taste 2 or 3 good brands.
The label is the one used for the "special 2005 edition". It's from a Klimt's painting.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:35 AM

They had that many left over labels from 2005?

Or they've been aging in the bottle for 3 years?

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#23 PeterL

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:50 PM

It's from a Klimt's painting.

Reminds me of that classic line from the movie 'Back to School" where during the dinner party a couple says to Rodney Dangerfield "your wife has been showing us her Klimpt" to which he replies....she's showing it to everybody"

Thanks for the link and short review on La Muse, it doesn't sound half bad to me at all. Of course I may end up eating....err drinking those words. :twitchsmile:
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#24 Belarmin

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 03:06 PM

My curiosity is piqued. :)

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:15 PM

Good thing I headed over here to the absinthe brands page to read this thread before I bought La Mush. I think I'm going to pass on this one.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

Here is an article in a french newspaper (you should read french) about Muse Verte hitting the US and absinthe : ARTICLE

La Muse Verte is a very old product here in France. It is sold for nearly 6 years. It's a macerated absinthe, who combines the taste of the fresh wormwood, green anise and melissa. It's herbal, anisy and citrusy. OK but only recommended to discover absinthe. I'm not sure it's interesting for you if you already taste 2 or 3 good brands.
The label is the one used for the "special 2005 edition". It's from a Klimt's painting.


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:45 AM

Versinthe is not good.

And now there is another Versinthe with TTB approval. No label available to view, no "thujone-free" qualification, and classified in "other fruit and peel liqueurs." Strange.
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#28 Heure Verte

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:48 AM

They stopped their "millesimé" absinthes. The Muse Verte is now regular, as for the US.
They just thought the "2005 edition" label is prettier for the US.
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for the clarification. Sorry I'm such a jaded cynic!

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:51 AM

Simmah dahn nah.

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