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Ordering
August 10, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Quirky and unusual, but enjoyable

Color: absolutely clear Aroma: before water, there seems to be quite a bit of cinnamon and spice, but that might actually be part of the base spirit...

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Brian Robinson
May 01, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Wow. Not in a good way.

Color: Very light. Almost seems like a flawed blanche. Louche: Very thick and turbulent louche, beginning immediately. Good layering. It almost seems artificially enhanced....

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Brian Robinson
May 01, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
On the lower end of US offerings

Color: A pale greenish yellow. Louche: Unlike other reviews, I got a pretty decent louche with lots of greens, blues and whites. Aroma: Very...

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Brian Robinson
May 01, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Retired Brands
Average

Color: Green, but very light. Could use some work. Louche: Builds nicely and ends up attractive, but not remarkably so. Aroma: A little...

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Brian Robinson
May 01, 2009 (Updated: May 02, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
I want more

This absinthe is all about one thing: featuring wormwood. Man, did it deliver. Louche: Understandably, there wasn't much louche at all. Aroma: HUGE...

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Brian Robinson
May 01, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Another enjoyable verte

Color: A very nice, vibrant peridot green. Louche: Great louche build. Completely louched by about 2:1. Deep, opalescent and vibrant with tints of green still...

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Brian Robinson
April 25, 2009 (Updated: April 28, 2009)
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 second blanche from Bezençon

Color: Clear and natural. Disclosure: For blanches, if there are no visible defects, I give a 4 instead of a 5. I only reserve a 5 score for perfectly...

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Brian Robinson
April 25, 2009 (Updated: April 28, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Another decent blanche in the US

Color: Clear, no visible sediment. Disclosure: For blanches, if there are no visible defects, I give a 4 instead of a 5. I only reserve a 5 score...

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Brian Robinson
April 23, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
At least you taste some anise...

Color: Vibrant, but very obviously artificial. My bottle is several years old and is as bright as the day I brought it home. Louche: Very thick...

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Brian Robinson
March 21, 2009 (Updated: March 21, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Unbelievable

Color: A wonderfully deep, pinkish amber. Louche: Using ice cold water from a fountain and my Simon Pierce bubble glass, the louche began building almost immediately. ...

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Brian Robinson
March 04, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A decent mid-range offering

Color: light green with hints of straw Louche: using the lady fountain, I got some great layering. Louche was extremely thick: almost too thick. ...

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Brian Robinson
March 04, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
An interesting twist on the herb bill

Color: An inviting emerald green. Not as 'green' as most other Matter products. Louche: wonderful layering produced by the fountain. Well formed, deep and opalescent....

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Brian Robinson
March 04, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A pretty decent offering, but could use some tweak

Color: An inviting deep green. Louche: No real layering. Instead, more of a general build up. Turns out to be a very nice shade of...

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Brian Robinson
March 04, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
A typical Bohemian style profile

Color: An attractive, natural emerald hue. Louche: Developes well. It ends up a tad thin, but still attractive. Still retains a greenish hue. ...

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Brian Robinson
February 13, 2009 (Updated: January 07, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Really good stuff

I was very pleased when I first pulled out this absinthe and poured a dose. First off, the packaging is great. The decanter style bottle adds a lot...

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Brian Robinson
February 08, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Refreshing and easy to drink.

I enjoy having a rouge every once in a while. The holidays are a perfect time, as is a hot summer day. It's a very refreshing, flowery beverage....

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Brian Robinson
February 08, 2009 (Updated: October 28, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
The US brands just keep getting better!

After trying a few of the prototypes, I was extremely excited to see this hit the shelves! Color: A shade lighter than emerald. Similar to an...

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Brian Robinson
October 02, 2008 (Updated: October 07, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Vintage Absinthe
Just plain fantastic

This was one of the most unique vintage absinthes I've ever tasted, mainly due to the louched color. Color: Pre-louche, a deep dark fuille morte. ...

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Brian Robinson
September 29, 2008
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
This absinthe is so easy to drink

This absinthe was extremely enjoyable. Color: A very attractive deep green. Louche: It didn't layer as much as I would hope, but it built...

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Brian Robinson
September 10, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Needs a lot of work.

Color: Waaay too light. Almost a straw color. Louche: I was happy with the louche. The layering is very pronounced. I think, due to...

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Brian Robinson
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