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#1 connasseurlifestyle

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:50 PM

I stumbled upon this brand as I was making a new purchase in my go to absinthe store. I dont expect it to be anything amazing. But for the price, it could definatley be an alternative to some of the other decent marks such as mansinthe when I don't feel like shelling out 100+ for a bottle. Has anyone tried it? They offer a rasberry flavored spirit aswell (yuk!) which makes me question their brand as a whole. Anyways, let me know what you think :wave2: .....Lord knows we need more decent, affordable absinthe available in the US.

(As a side note, I have to say...i do like the music on their site :b-day: )

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:23 PM

I stumbled upon this brand as I was making a new purchase in my go to absinthe store.

I'll give it a try. What's your go to absinthe store?

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:53 PM

Where ya from, feller? :wave2:

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:07 PM

Greetings connasseurlifestyle. Why don't you venture over to Newcomer Introductions and let us give you a proper welcome. I checked out the link but didn't see who actually makes ABYSS. Time for a proper search I'm thinking. :cheers:
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:16 PM

Interesting. Most of the information looks pretty good although I'm not a big fan of star anise in absinthe. While they later down play it, the website says,

"Reputed for its beneficial therapeutic properties since Antiquity, wormwood must be handled with caution as it is a neurotoxin if abused due to its complex composition. The most active part is the thujone, held responsible for toxic phenomena, an oil described with a similar structure as THC, an active component in cannabis. The thujone is the main element incriminated in the toxicity of absinthe."

Why mention the bullshit if you're not trying to capture the attention of the drug mystique?

#6 connasseurlifestyle

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:05 PM

My "Go to" absinthe store is actually just a local spirits store here in California. Its called Beverage warehouse. Heres the Link: http://www.beveragewarehouse.com
Its kind of like BevMo. Although, I don't believe they do shipment orders. Nothing special, but they do happen to have a decent selection of mid-range absinthe for a walk in liquor store(none of the fancy stuff like jades or anything of that caliber), but if your in socal and want to pick up a quick bottle for the evening its a nice store to go to.

:wave2: I'm from Los Angeles.

Where ya from, feller? :wave2:


Sure thing :biggrin: and I do believe its time for a proper investigation on this new mark as well. Thank you for the welcome :cheers:

Greetings connasseurlifestyle. Why don't you venture over to Newcomer Introductions and let us give you a proper welcome. I checked out the link but didn't see who actually makes ABYSS. Time for a proper search I'm thinking. :cheers:


indeed. That is why I felt so compelled to make a post about it. Most absinthes make a clear standing of french authenticity or complete czech mind trippin bullshit. But this one threw me off a bit. I wasn't sure what to think of it.

Interesting. Most of the information looks pretty good although I'm not a big fan of star anise in absinthe. While they later down play it, the website says,

"Reputed for its beneficial therapeutic properties since Antiquity, wormwood must be handled with caution as it is a neurotoxin if abused due to its complex composition. The most active part is the thujone, held responsible for toxic phenomena, an oil described with a similar structure as THC, an active component in cannabis. The thujone is the main element incriminated in the toxicity of absinthe."

Why mention the bullshit if you're not trying to capture the attention of the drug mystique?


Edited by Gwydion Stone, 02 April 2011 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:49 AM

02574 ABSINTHE ORDIARE 92 pf France 750ml $29.95
03252 ABYSS ABSINTHE AUTH SUPERIOR 148 pf France 750ml $57.95
18194 Kübler ABSINTHE 106 pf Switzerland 1L $49.95
03249 LA FEE ABSINTHE 136 pf France 750ml $61.95
01651 LE TOURMENT VERT ABSINTHE 50ML 100 pf France 50ml $9.95
18055 LUCID ABSINTHE SUPERIEURE 124 pf France 750ml $59.95
02856 MANSINTHE ABSINTHE 133.2 pf Switzerland 750ml $57.95
03254 N V ABSINTHE VERTE 76 76 pf France 750ml $21.95
01552 OBSELLO ABSINTHE 100 pf Spain 750ml $44.95
01465 PERNOD ABSINTHE 136 pf France 750ml $63.99
18297 ST GEORGE ABSINTHE 120 pf USA 750ml $79.99
02907 VIEUX PONTARLIER ABSINTHE 130 pf France 750ml $57.95


Here's the on-line stock list from Beverage Warehouse.
Not sure where you get $100 a bottle for Mansinthe, in fact, Abyss is the same price, also is Vieux Pontarlier.

Abyss is made by Lemercier, in Fougerolles, which is not in the Franche-Comté, as is implied on their web-site.

Edited by pierreverte, 02 April 2011 - 04:06 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:46 AM

02856 MANSINTHE ABSINTHE 133.2 pf Switzerland 750ml $57.95
01552 OBSELLO ABSINTHE 100 pf Spain 750ml $44.95
18297 ST GEORGE ABSINTHE 120 pf USA 750ml $79.99

Abyss is the same price, also is Vieux Pontarlier.


My top 3 from this list; I haven't had Abyss or VP.
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#9 connasseurlifestyle

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:56 AM

NEVER got and NEVER will buy a $100 bottle of mansinthe. That is ridiculous and does not exist. You must have misunderstood me. I was saying that I was looking for an alternative to mansinthe when I dont feel like picking up a 100+ bottle. Meaning, when I dont feel like paying much, and don't feel like a $57 of mansinthe, I want to have another brand to fall back on for around the same price of mansinthe.

Not sure where you get $100 a bottle for Mansinthe, in fact, Abyss is the same price, also is Vieux Pontarlier.

Abyss is made by Lemercier, in Fougerolles, which is not in the Franche-Comté, as is implied on their web-site.


Edited by connasseurlifestyle, 02 April 2011 - 09:59 AM.


#10 Brian Robinson

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:45 AM

I've tried contacting the producers multiple times t review the product, but I think they are under strict orders not to return my messages, just like the guys at Fenom.

That gives me pause.
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#11 connasseurlifestyle

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:46 AM

Have you had Vieux Pontarlier before? I've never had, but I was wondering about it.

Abyss is the same price, also is Vieux Pontarlier.


Edited by connasseurlifestyle, 02 April 2011 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:56 AM

The absinthe review section on the main WS page has a lot of good information. Wonder no longer, but instead go here and I believe you'll find the information you seek.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:59 AM

Have you had Vieux Pontarlier before?


Yes, and it's a fine absinthe. JMO
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#14 connasseurlifestyle

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:10 PM

Ahh, I see. Thank you kindly :thumbup:

The absinthe review section on the main WS page has a lot of good information. Wonder no longer, but instead go here and I believe you'll find the information you seek.



#15 Absomphe

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:51 PM

Definitely what Hed said.
Especially if you really want to consider yourself a connoisseur of absinthe. :tongue: ;)

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

Have you had Vieux Pontarlier before? I've never had, but I was wondering about it.

Abyss is the same price, also is Vieux Pontarlier.


Yes, and I always keep several bottles of it around...
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#17 connasseurlifestyle

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:02 PM

HAHAHA! spell it correctly all you want! I'm going to be over here having fun with my play on words and porno references :devil:

Definitely what Hed said.
Especially if you really want to consider yourself a connoisseur of absinthe. :tongue: ;)


Edited by connasseurlifestyle, 02 April 2011 - 05:04 PM.


#18 connasseurlifestyle

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:16 PM

..On a more serious note.. has anyone tried/found out more about this Abyss absinthe??

Edited by connasseurlifestyle, 02 April 2011 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:28 PM

Nope, but if it's anywhere near as tasty as The Abyss Imperial Stout, it's a winner.

Somehow, I doubt that, though.

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

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

L0L...key word being: "Absinthe"

Nope, but if it's anywhere near as tasty as The Abyss Imperial Stout, it's a winner.

Somehow, I doubt that, though.



#21 Absomphe

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

Whatever, they're both alcoholic beverages.

Tasty is as tasty does, to paraphrase Mr. Gump.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:33 AM

Greetings,

This is my first post in this forum, and I wanted chime in. I was at the Beverage Warehouse (which, I agree is one of the best places to buy absinthe on the west side of Los Angeles), when I came across the Abyss absinthe. I've seen it around a lot, and was curious to try it; but I really didn't want to buy a whole bottle of something I'd never tried. So I picked up a bottle of Vieux Pontarlier and went to the checkout when I noticed in the mini bottle section they sold little bottles of Abyss for $10. If you're curious, this is a good way to try it. It's by far the the best absinthe packaged in a mini bottle I've had - which, considering the other two I've had were Le Tourment and Absente, Isn't saying much at all.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:54 AM

Have you had Vieux Pontarlier before? I've never had, but I was wondering about it.

Abyss is the same price, also is Vieux Pontarlier.


I suspect Pierreverte might know a thing or 2 about VP :rolleyes:

I'm glad it came up, as I've revisited it myself several times in the last week, enjoying it more than even before. I've been meaning to edit my review accordingly.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:54 PM

Greetings,
This is my first post in this forum, and I wanted chime in.


Hi, stardust, and welcome. If you head over to the newcomer section and do an intro, everyone can welcome you to the WS, all proper like. :wave2:
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:15 PM

If anyone wants to pick up one of those minis and have it find its way to my home, I'd be happy to review it. I've tried obtaining some, but have had no luck up to this point. I'd be happy to trade for something.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:25 PM

You know, having had a few glasses, I'm going to say it's not bad. In fact, I'd say it's actually enjoyable. I can think of a good seven or eight bottles that I've tried I would easily choose over Abyss, but none of those bottles come in a small 50ml package, either.

#27 Brian Robinson

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

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#28 Père Ubu

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:19 PM

Brian, thank you for risking your taste buds fir the rest of us. That you sinked it speaks volumes.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:34 PM

I can't remember, but wasn't this one of the shitty mess fakeshinthes that were tasted at RMGH this year? Anyone?
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:30 PM

I don't believe so...this was far, far worse. :no: I got mine from Brian when I asked him for something vile.
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