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Reviews written by Michael Meyers

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Ordering
October 19, 2012 (Updated: October 20, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Faux Absinthe
Simple And Synthetic... Just Barely Absinthe

Appearance Well, no confusing this with anything natural. A clear, bright, lighter medium green with a good deal of blue influence. Very artificial, “candy like”, and cartoonish in overall...

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Michael Meyers
September 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
An Academic And Useful Offering

Appearance Unlouched, a darker medium green in the moss/forest green tones. Not much in the way of nuance, however crystal clear and as bright as can be with this...

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Michael Meyers
September 28, 2012 (Updated: September 29, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Spare You The Details?... Me?

Appearance Unlouched, a nice medium peridot with just the slightest bluish undertone, perfectly clear and bright. The weight and tonal range is just right, however it is lacking in...

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Michael Meyers
September 24, 2012 (Updated: September 24, 2012)
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
On Balance

Appearance A nice medium peridot with a little moss influence, not a lot of nuance. Certainly the right tonal range with about all the depth I would want to...

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Michael Meyers
September 12, 2012 (Updated: September 13, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Double Agent... Double Doomed

Appearance Unlouched, a nice medium green, just a smidge on the forest green side with the slightest bluish underpinning. A little dull (this is a four year old bottle),...

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Michael Meyers
August 12, 2012 (Updated: August 13, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Live To Fight Another Day

Appearance Unlouched, a nice light-medium peridot with no discernible haze or sediment. Very natural looking. Louched, good green retention with little nuance or gradient in color. ...

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Michael Meyers
June 23, 2012 (Updated: August 07, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Knarr Knarr Hey Hey Kiss This Goodbye

I hate to be the spoiler on my own review, but I'm telling you all in advance how shockingly bad this product is because I am going to explain my...

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Michael Meyers
May 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Just Wait Till This Cat Lands On Its Feet

Appearance Unlouched, a light-light-medium peridot with an overall slight yellow wash. Just a little pallid. Perfectly clear, bright, and contaminant free. Louched, significant retention of what is a somewhat...

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Michael Meyers
May 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
About As Blanche As Blanche Can Be

Appearance Unlouched, crystal clear and contaminant free and just a little silvery. Louched, Nice milky white with just the barest platinum tinge. Louche A...

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Michael Meyers
April 01, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Suitte!

Appearance Unlouched, a light yellow-washed green, not quite peridot. Actually a little closer to celadon, with just a hint of bluish influence. Crystal clear, clean, and bright. Louched, ...

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Michael Meyers
February 12, 2012 (Updated: June 18, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Hitting On All Two Cylinders

Appearance Unlouched, medium forest green with glints of olive drab. More natural looking than most Matter offerings. A quite heavy level of color, however perfectly clear and bright for...

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Michael Meyers
February 05, 2012 (Updated: June 24, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
L'ate To The Party

Appearance Unlouched, a light medium peridot with just the slightest, slightest hint of olive. Crystal clear and clean. Louched, very good green retention with amber, golden, and bluish accents....

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Michael Meyers
February 05, 2012 (Updated: February 06, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
When Life Is Like A Box Of Absinthes

Appearance Unlouched, crystal clear and haze free. The ever so slightest golden tint, however nearly colorless. Louched, grey/blue tinted white with a golden undertone. Some glints of violet, gold,...

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Michael Meyers
February 05, 2012 (Updated: June 18, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

Appearance Unlouched, crystal clear and natural looking, however a very dark and heavy feuille morte coloration (amber, caramel, bordering on brown). Quite inappropriate considering it's age. Louched, orange, butterscotch,...

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Michael Meyers
November 20, 2011 (Updated: June 18, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Well, Shut My Mouth!

Appearance Neat, the telltale dark brownish yellow of macerated grand wormwood with slight glints of green. Clear and free of haze or sediment. Louched, that oddball "Dijon" yellow "Gatorade"...

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Michael Meyers
October 09, 2011 (Updated: June 18, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Color Neat, medium forest green with glints of peridot. A strong level of color but not overdone. Perfectly crystal clear and bright. Louched, lemony-yellow light green with beautiful soft...

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Michael Meyers
October 08, 2011 (Updated: June 18, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Hurts So Good

Color Unlouched, mossy green to olive drab with just some glints of peridot. Clear, bright, and natural looking. A heavy level of color. Any darker, and I would give...

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Michael Meyers
June 12, 2011 (Updated: June 18, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A No Nonsense Reaction To Utter Nonsense

Color A nice light medium green with a bluish undertone. A little monochromatic looking, it's typical Matter coloration, most of which don't quite look all natural to me. Pretty...

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Michael Meyers
May 28, 2011 (Updated: July 04, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Redefining Limits... Has Its Limits

Color Unlouched, a significant gold tint, about 1 shade lighter than my early bottle of Blanchette, but somehow not quite as interesting. Louched, chalky greyish white with a gold...

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Michael Meyers
May 22, 2011 (Updated: June 18, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
It Ain't Easy Tasting Green

Color FD&C Blue #1 and FD&C Yellow #5. What's more to say? Artificial looking light bluish green. Louche At 1:1, the recommended dilution on the...

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Michael Meyers
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