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Reviews written by josephlabrecque

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February 11, 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.5
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Damn Good? Unfortunately.... No.

Very lightly colored - scent of star anise while neat. It lists aniseed on the label as well though. *Very* slow to louche - lots of oily...

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josephlabrecque
July 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Incredible Absinthe

The final absinthe from Jade Liquors - what a stunner! Appearance and aroma previous to being prepared really indicates just what is in store... a gorgeous color...

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josephlabrecque
July 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Incredibly Structured

[this is regarding the 2014 batch of L'Ancienne] A very unique absinthe experience. The color is a beautiful amber which does much to convey what this absinthe...

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josephlabrecque
November 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Oddity

This absinthe pours very light in color - though you can tell it is a verte, distinctly. I found it holds what I consider a strange louche action -...

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josephlabrecque
November 17, 2014 (Updated: November 17, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not Quite Clear

Neat - it appears almost to be a blanche with a very slight green tint to it. Very, very light. Takes a bit of time to begin the louche...

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josephlabrecque
November 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Dirty Water

Very clear, neat. With the addition of iced water I kept waiting for it to louche... 1:1 no louche... 2:1 no louche... 3:1 no louche... barely any louche at 4:1...

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josephlabrecque
November 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Quite Nice!

A very nice green - not too light but not blazing green either. A dramatic swirling occurs with the addition of iced water. Lots of little trails and then...

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josephlabrecque
November 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Kinda Gross

Very green in appearance... almost too green. Louche action is nice - but too quick. Nice, thick louche when completed. Not thin at all. Taste is very...

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
It's Okay...

Not much to say about this one. Have a had the chance to have a couple of glasses and while it wasn't a bad absinthe... nothing really stood out either....

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Pure Clarity

Solid blanche. I enjoy this a lot more than the verte they also produce. Like many other blanches, the neat color is absolutely clear. It louches well and has a...

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Vibrant Biter

The absinthe is bottled in clear glass and is a vibrant green colour - which is a bit odd since I would expect it to go dead leaf pretty quickly...

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Meow? Kittensinthe.

I enjoyed this little bottle quite a bit. Just like the kitten on the label... the bottle itself is smaller than most... charming. The absinthe inside is what counts though...

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Pretty Nice!

Quite a nice absinthe in a unique bottle. Dark brown glass gives the appearance of something medicinal. The contents are a rather traditional absinthe - well crafted and fairly balanced....

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Oddball

No question that this is not an absinthe for everyone. The base is quite pushy and it has a much more pronounced anise-bordering-upon-licorice flavour which is not typical of absinthes...

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Interesting Suisse Verte

This absinthe is distinct from others in the Jade line but not as out in the periphery as Jade NO as it has a much more traditional profile. One aspect...

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josephlabrecque
October 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Lovely Floral Jade

As others have noted - this is an absinthe unique amoung the Jade line. The core of the absinthe holds many similarities to its sisters... but that is where the...

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josephlabrecque
October 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Nice Little Oddball

While I am not a huge fan of "spicy" absinthes - this one is very well done and knows where to restrain itself. Appearance is clear and vibrant - louching...

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josephlabrecque
September 12, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Sweet Kitty

Having enjoyed both Walton Waters and Meadow of Love many times over, this new bottling of Blues Cat provides both familiarity while standing out on its own. ...

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josephlabrecque
August 22, 2014 (Updated: October 31, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
PerFection 1901

So much has been said about this absinthe - and it's really that good. I'd give Eddy a nudge up on the PF for complexity... but she is still a...

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josephlabrecque
August 22, 2014 (Updated: October 31, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Favourite - Absolute Stunner

What can I say? This is everything a complex, quality, traditional absinthe should be. Hands-down a "5" across the charts for me. Reviewed with a 2013 bottle....

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josephlabrecque
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