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September 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Good, But Nothing Special

This is based on a bottle from DrinkUpNY. The color is not as green as I would typically expect from a verte, especially given the description on their web...

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anthonw
August 08, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not your typical blonde

Although the color of this blanche is perfectly clear, and the louche fairly typical, the aroma and flavor of this brand seem more consistent with the one-dimensional vertes than a...

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anthonw
August 07, 2008 (Updated: September 03, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Great Bottle, Average Drink

I really like the bottle that Trillium ships in, but I did have higher expectations, even after reading some of the other comments. In general, this product isn't bad,...

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anthonw
August 06, 2008 (Updated: August 12, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Highly Recommended

This is one of my favorites. Although I had to detract some points in the color and louche categories, this product more than makes up for it in flavor....

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anthonw
July 23, 2008 (Updated: August 12, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Too Bitter

While this ranks very well in color and louche, the aroma is nothing special and the flavor too bitter. Even with a sugar cube, I find this challenging to...

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anthonw
July 23, 2008 (Updated: August 12, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Simple Flavor

La Fee was a disappointing experience, and I doubt I would purchase it again. The flavor, however, is not as offensive to me as others reported. The color...

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anthonw
July 23, 2008 (Updated: September 04, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
More Average Than I Would've Thought

After reading some of the other reviews on the site, I was expecting this to be a lot worse, so I suppose I was pleasantly surprised. It did rank...

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anthonw
June 19, 2008 (Updated: August 12, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Possibly My Favorite

If you like the Kubler product in the US, I believe you'll enjoy this one as much or even more. It has an aroma and taste that are ever...

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anthonw
June 18, 2008 (Updated: August 12, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Shockingly Great

Mansinthe has been my personal favorite in the verte category. The color looks slightly artificial, but is still pleasant on the eye. The louche seems almost orchestrated. ...

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anthonw
June 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Absinthe Substitutes
Not bad, but I probably won't buy it

I tried this at a bar and asked it prepared with sugar and ice water. As such, I wasn't able to judge the color prior to the louch hitting....

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anthonw
June 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Save Your Money

I gave this a 2 for color because even though it looks totally fake, it's kind of intriguing/different. There is a debate out there (not on this site) on...

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anthonw
May 12, 2008 (Updated: August 06, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Faux Absinthe
Consider it Vodka

I tried this prepared traditionally and had to sink it. Drunk straight or mixed into cocktails, I find it generally good, but not a valid substitute for the real...

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anthonw
May 12, 2008 (Updated: August 06, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Absinthe Substitutes
As close as it gets

It was this product that piqued my curiosity for absinthe in the first place. And, having had a few of the US-available brands, I still find it pleasant. ...

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anthonw
May 12, 2008 (Updated: August 12, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Okay, But Not Great

I found Lucid to be okay, but not great. It is not one I would consider stocking regularly. The color and louche are generally average, and nothing really...

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anthonw
May 12, 2008 (Updated: July 23, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Best Value - Best Flavor

Given the summer 08 market for absinthe in the US, I really can't recommend this brand enough, especially given it's the price/volume. The taste is very mild, but full....

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anthonw
May 12, 2008 (Updated: August 12, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Strange, Good, in it's own Class

This is a really strange, but quite good, product. The bottle is beautiful, but the color could use some artificial coloring to hide its jaundiced verte status. The...

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anthonw
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