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Amerique 1912 Absinthe

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Amerique 1912 Absinthe? I just came across this. Any word?

 

*EDIT* I followed the links to buy a bottle and it seems like it's not available anymore at the online store they said it would be.

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It's been discussed elsewhere on the forum already. I don't remember the thread. Both look interesting, I'd like to try them sometime.

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Yeah, I checked Binny's but they're a no-show!

 

In the pic on that link it looks like a rather thin louche. But you can't really tell for certain...

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I like that label! I would love to try both of them, I would imagine they can't be too expensive with the 375ml bottles

 

they both look so tasty :twitchsmile:

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The absinthes are a nice first effort, but along with the thin louche comes a thin taste. I was hoping for a bit more, as the other Great Lakes products are stellar. Then again, the small size makes it a great introductory absinthe for the curious, and unlike some of the other xit marketed to newbies the 1912 is created using a traditional recipe and methods.

 

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I find the rouge a bit more interesting than the verte, but I'll still reach for the Rehorst Gin or the Pumpkin spirit over these absinthes. Their grappa keeps calling my name too... the bottle looks awesome!

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at least it sounds like they've made a great first attempt. Hopefully future iterations will be even better! Having a quality rouge on the market could help spreading interest.

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Hi all,

 

Just wanted to let you know we've finally got our absinthe into a shipping store- Binny's now stocks both of our absinthes.

 

Also just got the BTI results- 95 for our Amerique 1912 Absinthe Rouge and a 94 for our Amerique 1912 Absinthe Verte. Looking forward to more Society members reviews!

 

Guy

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Just wanted to let you know we've finally got our absinthe into a shipping store- Binny's now stocks both of our absinthes.

:cheers: I've got a bottle of the rouge on its way to FL from Binny's even as I type this! My wife and I are looking forward to trying it!

 

Maredudd

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Just wanted to let you know we've finally got our absinthe into a shipping store- Binny's now stocks both of our absinthes.

:cheers: I've got a bottle of the rouge on its way to FL from Binny's even as I type this! My wife and I are looking forward to trying it!

I got a question . . .

 

I got my bottle of Amerique Rouge, and it is anything but rouge. I'll try to post a pic later, but I'm wondering if rouges can fade to yellow?

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Yellowish orange, yes.

 

I guess it could be describes as yellowish-orange, but it tastes good. My wife doesn't care for it, but she's not much for alcohol anyway.

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Yellowish orange, yes.

 

I guess it could be describes as yellowish-orange, but it tastes good. My wife doesn't care for it, but she's not much for alcohol anyway.

 

I chatted with the distiller last Saturday, and he pointed out that the challenge with hibiscus coloring is that it fades much faster than the chlorophyll in a traditional absinthe verte. It is indeed hibiscus colored (an amber-tinged dark pink) when first produced, I can attest. However, the flavor and nose should be more long-lived than the color.

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What little I have played with hibiscus would bear that out, Blue Star. The spirit is beautiful in the glass but the louche goes sorta murky-pink. The amber orange might turn out much better post-louche.

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It also depends on how much hibiscus was used, if the hibiscus was first macerated in heated (or not heated) water, and used as a dilution and coloring step, or heated (or not heated) in the distillate and then the resulting colored distillate was then reduced with water.

 

After Un Emile Rouge 2006, I pretty much got over actually making commercial hibiscus colored absinthe as it is already hard enough to explain a natural verte and their varieties, let alone a 'rouge' that is now 'salmon' colored...

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I know a fellow that reduced a bottle of red wine down to just a few ounces. A few drops in a blanche would make it pretty interesting. I've seen the color hold quite awhile as well. Just sayin'

 

it is already hard enough to explain a natural verte and their varieties, let alone a 'rouge' that is now 'salmon' colored...

Yes Sir, I heartily agree. Green or white works well enough for me. I'm still trying to de-mythify the whole absinthe thing.

 

Onward through the fog! :cheers:

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I chatted with the distiller last Saturday, and he pointed out that the challenge with hibiscus coloring is that it fades much faster than the chlorophyll in a traditional absinthe verte. It is indeed hibiscus colored (an amber-tinged dark pink) when first produced, I can attest. However, the flavor and nose should be more long-lived than the color.

My wife says that, next to the blanches we have the Amerique does indeed look orangish-yellow. I haven't had a chance to check myself but as my wife is an artist, I trust her statement. (Just not sure what fusia is!)

 

As for the flavor and the nose, I like both lots, though the flavor does come across a bit rougher than Lucid but less so than Pacifique. My wife's favorite is still Ridge Verte while I'm split between Walton Waters, Meadow of Love, Ridge Varte and, well, everything but the Lucid but including the Amerique Rouge! :thumbup:

 

Now to order a bottle of Amerique Verte!

 

~ M

Edited by Maredudd

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