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Reviews written by Michael Meyers

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Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     April 30, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Thou Shall Not Covet This Absinthe

Color Unlouched, light medium yellow-green. Lighter than La Fee Pariesienne, and more yellowish. Very artificial looking (it is colored with FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Blue #1, and FD&C Yellow #5)....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     April 23, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

The Horse He Rode In On

Color Unlouched, a light green with an overtone which is more yellow than gold. Like peas and corn (with Gump accent). Crystal clear and clean, pleasing and very natural looking....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     January 22, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Wave Hello To The New

Color Unlouched, light medium peridot with an ever so slight bluish tinge. Not particularly nuanced, however crystal clear and bright. Although pleasing, it almost borders on being not quite natural...

Reviewed by Michael Meyers     January 16, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A Whiter Shade... Not Pale

Color Unlouched, crystal clear, bright, and absolutely colorless. The colorlessness here is almost unbelievable, and it pays off handsomely in the louched appearance. Louched, one of the most beautiful blanche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     January 16, 2011
Last updated: January 16, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Extrait, Extrait, Read All About It!

Color Unlouched, a very clear and bright medium peridot with an amber overtone. A strong level of color, unquestionably natural looking. Louched, nice green retention with amber highlights and some...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     January 12, 2011
Last updated: August 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Essai, Essai, Again, Please

Blanche Traditionelle Essai #4 Color Flawless clarity, very bright. Look hard and critically, and it has the very, very, very slightest tint of gold, however, nearly colorless. Louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     November 29, 2010
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Starry, "Starry" Night

Color Perfectly clear and bright with the ever so slightest gold tint, however, nearly colorless. Louched, a fairly opaque white with a slight golden undertone and some light bluish-grey and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     November 01, 2010
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

"Berthe" Of The Cool

OK, for the second time, I've decided to post reviews of two sibling absinthes, completed the same day, tasting each side by side. This review and the review of the...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     November 01, 2010
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Polly Want A... Perroquet!

OK, for the second time, I've decided to post reviews of two sibling absinthes, completed the same day, tasting each side by side. This review and the review of the...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     February 16, 2010
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Subtle Seduction From The Valle d'Awesome

Color Very clear amber with caramel tinges and glints of peridot at the edges. Although the dose poured is perfectly clear and bright, I can get only one pour per...

Reviewed by Michael Meyers     November 22, 2009
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Hard Charging Ride On The Absinth Autobahn

Color Unlouched, a very pretty light peridot with nice amber/gold highlights. Louched, an opaque milky amber with slight bluish highlights at the edges and meniscus. Louche Louche is quite...

Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 18, 2009
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Girl Power, Pontarlier Style

Color Unlouched, a good level of medium green with slight amber highlights. Crystal clarity in the dose, the bottles have the slightest "silty" sediment on the bottom. ...

Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 18, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Respect For Tradition, Spirited Creativity

Color Unlouched, light medium peridot. Crystal clarity in the dose, the bottles have the slightest "silty" sediment on the bottom. The color was an absolutely beautiful light medium green...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 16, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Unique Personality, Subtle Complexity

Color Unlouched, the color is medium amber with slight greenish glints. Reasonably clear, some slight suspended particulate in the dose. The bottom of my bottle is monkey island. Louched, the...

Reviewed by Michael Meyers     May 09, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

A New Member Of The Top Echelon

Color Neat, the color is a light medium yellow/gold tinged green. Sparkling, flawless clarity and unquestionably natural looking. Louched, the overall tone is that of creamy light celadon with gold/amber...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     April 19, 2009
Last updated: June 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

It Doesn't Need To Be This Way

Color Unlouched, it's really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really green. You know, green like the Crayola that says "Green". Green like equal parts primary blue and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     April 19, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Buy Bottle, Open, Drink, Repeat... With New Bottle

Color Unlouched, crystal clear, natural, sparkling medium caramel color with a slight brassy push. Louched, skim-milky butterscotch/caramel with a slight orange push. Some slight gradients to bluish-white at the edges...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     March 03, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Whispering Sweet Somethings...

Color Unlouched, light medium gold/green. Closer to peridot than most other Matter products I have seen. Sparkling clear. Louched, milky light medium green with yellow, gold, and rose glints, and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Michael Meyers     February 16, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A Blanche Of A Different Color

Color Unlouched, clear with a slight tinge of gold/bronze. It doesn't look tainted, rather a quite high-class tint. Otherwise perfectly clear and free of sediment. Louched, milky white with a...

Reviewed by Michael Meyers     January 31, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

The Other Side Of The Argument

Color Unlouched, light medium lime green with amber glints. Louched, milky amber/green with really beautiful opalescence... blue, rose, corn-silk at the edges. Maybe a smidge on the lean side in...

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