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BECHEROVKA CZECH LIQUEUR

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I remember reading an article/story about some guy who went to Prague. He wanted to try Absinthe there and did. After trying it and finding out it tasted like crap, someone at the bar suggested Becherovka. He said he really liked, it gave him a great buzzz and is available in the states. So has anyone ever tried it? I'm thinking about it.

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I like it. It comes from Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) in the Czech Republic where there are 3 different types of Becherovka. It's herbal liquor that is popular not only with the Czech people but also the Germans that visit their country. Most tourists are introduced to it at U Fleku in Prague. The waiters circle the beer hall with trays full of two items - schwartz beer and Becherovka.

 

It is typically drunk after a big meal and it’s said to have some homeopathic qualities. They say a week in pools at Karlovy Vary and some Becherovka can do wonders for one’s constitution.

 

The "buzz" would be no different than any other type of schnapps.

 

Only one type can be purchased in the States.

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I've been to Pivo Dum. They have a bunch of strange beers and they can serve them in yard-like glassware. Good food but no absinthe to speak of there. Just crappy absinth. Ty the Slivovice instead.

 

Finding absinthe in Prauge is not easy - much like finding a honest cab driver. I can think of only one bar that serves it.

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From the Jan Becher site:

 

"In 2001 Jan Becher was privatised and became member of Pernod Ricard, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of spirts and wines."

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Seems there's a little tiff surrounding who makes the real stuff and recipe rights. Fitting.

 

Wonder if the Czechs have ever heard the expression "Can't have your cake and eat it too"

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From the Prauge compass article:

 

Absinth purists will tell you that the pleasant effects are due to a "delicate balance of herbs" though they will also tell you Czech absinth "strays furthest from the original recipe" or even "isn't absinth at all."

 

Somebody is getting the message.. :P

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I did notice that there were some good statements concerning absinthe. All hope was lost though when the description of the preparation began. It is absinth though so I guess that is proper. ;)

 

My favorite quote

Alternatively, for a longer drink, just add water to your absinth as you would to pastis

 

Alternatively. Not

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Becherovka tastes like shit mixed with green Nyquil. In other words, Shitquil™.

 

The Czech republic needs to abandon all that other shit and do the two things they do best:

Make beer and make porn

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"Like Jagermeister but with a much more cinnamon-based flavour, more delicate and less sweet."

 

More like Jagermeister mixed with poop and green Nyquil. The only thing worse is a Chinese Sorghum liquor by the name of Wu Liang Ye. That tastes like poop without the Nyquil.

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"Like Jagermeister but with a much more cinnamon-based flavour, more delicate and less sweet."

 

More like Jagermeister mixed poop and green Nyquil. The only thing worse is a Chinese Sorghum liquor by the name of Wu Liang Ye.

 

 

Man, you must really dislike Ginger too then-

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From LdF's site:

 

<<<<<<<<<<

Czech Republic

 

Visitors to Prague can now enjoy real French and Swiss absinthe from Liqueurs de France at the Roxy Bar Prague, Dlouha 33, 0 00 Praha 1, CZECH REPUBLIC

Tel. +420 224 826 296

>>>>>>>>>>

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From LdF's site:

 

<<<<<<<<<<

Czech Republic

 

Visitors to Prague can now enjoy real French and Swiss absinthe from Liqueurs de France at the Roxy Bar Prague, Dlouha 33, 0 00 Praha 1, CZECH REPUBLIC

Tel. +420 224 826 296

>>>>>>>>>>

 

Now that is valuable information. Thanks!

I wonder what they get for a glass of Absinthe there?

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Man, you must really dislike Ginger too then-

 

You mean the food? I love ginger. I eat it in lots of stuff. Wouldn't want a beverage that tasted like it though. You wouldn't drink parsley, would you?

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Do you like Ginger Ale? Millions do ya know- Because if you mix Becharovka with soda it tastes an awful like Ginger Ale- Kinda like if you mix Jager with Coke it tastes just like rootbeer :)

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Blenheim?

 

I have admit. I am interested in acquiring some. If anything, just for 'shits & giggles'.

Many accounts describe an overall taste of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and citrus.

Considering the supposed "cure-all" medicinal aspects, much like absinthe's origins, seems to be at least, worthy of placement in the cabinet.

 

If anything, beside Urquell and CZ, 'bout the best coming out Czechoslovakia

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