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11 results - showing 1 - 11
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March 12, 2009 (Updated: March 12, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Monty Deuxieme Edition: Petroleum base?

Deuxieme Edition bottle opened 2/18/09, sugared sample reviewed 2/20/09, unsugared review sampled 3/11/09. The color in the glass is a very light emerald, mildly attractive. The nose...

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khiddy
February 13, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Pleasant, Middle of the Pack Offering

Pouring the Siréne into my glass, my first thought was, "too dark!" It looks like a rich Extra Virgin Olive Oil, dark and thick. The aroma neat was citrus and...

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khiddy
February 09, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
A favorite daily drinker

The color in the glass is amazingly bright and clear, having a gem-like quality. It louches up nicely, keeping a tinge of green that is quite attractive. The louche builds...

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khiddy
January 29, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A well-made, Wormwood-forward Verte

Bottle opened 1/09, review glasses louched 1/09. Color: A very solid green, looks natural, not too deep, closer to emerald than olive. Clear and bright. ...

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khiddy
December 31, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A delight for the eyes that intrigues the palate

Bottle purchased and opened February 2006, review sample louched December 2008. Serpis 65. What does one say? It's red, and it's heavy on the anise. Neat, it...

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khiddy
December 24, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
A Superb Beverage for Sippin' and Mixin'

Bottle purchased November 2008, sample(s) louched November & December 2008. Marteau Absinthe de la Belle Epoque has been a long time in preparation, and the wait has...

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khiddy
December 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Surprising Finish to a Promising Start

Sample louched December 2008, from an unknown bottling (it was a gift in trade). Louched to 4:1, with 1/2 sugar cube. The color when neat is a...

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khiddy
December 15, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Cream of the Blanche Crop?

Bottle purchased October 2008, review sample louched December 2008. The presentation of CLB is absolutely top-notch. The blue bottle is distinctive, the label is beautiful, and from...

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khiddy
December 05, 2008 (Updated: December 08, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
An intriguing drink, but is this Absinthe?

Bottle purchased April 2008, review based on sample consumed December 2008. This is an entertaining, if not authentic, drink. My wife brought it home from the liquor...

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khiddy
December 05, 2008 (Updated: December 31, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
An Unremarkable Single-Note Beverage

Bottle first opened August 2007, current review based on December 2008 sample. [edit: bottle actually purchased 2007, not 2008 as originally noted.] At first pour of the...

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khiddy
July 29, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Unimpressive start

The color is very pale, almost non-existent - somewhere between straw and emerald. The louche is very quick, oil trails are present, but there is no line of separation, nor...

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khiddy
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