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Reviews written by amber-peter

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March 26, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.8
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
3.5
Overall
 
4.0
Plays it safe

Appearance: An average yellow-green, with maybe a touch of haze. Louche: A pretty color, but a hint too thick. Nice glowing red highlights, and maybe even a...

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amber-peter
March 26, 2013 (Updated: March 26, 2013)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
2.0
Overall
 
3.0
I don't get it.

Appearance: Extra green, without being too dark. Louche: When louched it's a pretty light green, but it's extremely milky and thick. Aroma: Hella minty,...

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amber-peter
March 26, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.2
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Lovely summer absinthe

Appearance: The color is a spot-on green, and very clear. Louche: A good thickness and attractively colored. The colors become very different as you move the glass...

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amber-peter
March 21, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.5
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.5
Dessert absinthe

Appearance: Very vibrant green-topaz (a bit more on the green side). Quite clean-looking...not at all syrupy or cloudy. Louche: After louching, Authentique is really beautiful in the...

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amber-peter
March 06, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.1
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.0
Extremely light

Appearance: Standard blanche, clear and uncolored. Louche: The top has a good deal of oily streaks and beads on the surface of the louched glass. The louche...

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amber-peter
February 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.8
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
5.0
Overall
 
5.0
Astounding.

Appearance: Damn near green, with a slight topaz hue. There's some slight haziness. Louche: Translucent fire opal glow, creamy yet reflective. It's still clearly a verte, as...

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amber-peter
February 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.8
Louche
 
3.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
3.5
Not bad.

Appearance: A good peridot, leaning a bit more towards yellow, with a hint of gold. No sediment or haze. Louche: It has a mildly green (maybe a...

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amber-peter
February 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Louche
 
3.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Pretty lady.

Appearance: Clear, with no sediment or haze. Louche: Pure white with red/gold highlights when held up to the light, though it's slightly thicker than I would wish....

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amber-peter
February 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.7
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
3.5
Spicy mystery...

Appearance: Green with a hint of yellow. It's a little pale. Louche: Pale and milky without being too creamy or thick...it reflects things from far away from...

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amber-peter
February 14, 2013 (Updated: February 14, 2013)
Overall rating
 
3.2
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
3.0
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
3.5
Overall
 
3.0
Currently not for me.

Appearance: A bit hazy, deep, olive green. Louche: Creamy with lots of orange and yellow in the translucent bits. It's what I would consider to be on...

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amber-peter
February 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.3
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
3.0
Looks, but not a very good personality

Appearance: Very pretty. Definitely hibiscus colored: a deep rosy pink, very lovely and appetizing in the glass. Louche: Thick like strawberry milk. Practically opaque, but there are...

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amber-peter
February 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.5
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Unconventional success

Appearance: A topaz-esque green and a little bit faded, but still in the right color family and tone. Louche: Very lovely green and orange. Just the right...

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amber-peter
February 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
2.9
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
1.0
Overall
 
3.0
Why?

Note: I did this as a before/after with the non-barrel-aged L'Enjôleuse, so may be more comparative than standalone. Appearance: There isn't a noticeable difference in appearance from...

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amber-peter
February 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.0
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.0
Creature from the Green Lagoon...

Appearance: A fairly unappealing deep amber fuille morte, with a slight olive cast when held to the light. Louche: It's a bit on the thick side. The...

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amber-peter
February 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.3
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
3.0
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
3.5
Licorice and candy.

Appearance: I'm not entirely sure how old the absinthe I'm drinking is, but it's a fairly bland-looking fuille morte topaz border on a dark olive...TOO dark. Louche:...

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amber-peter
February 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.1
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.0
Delightful surprise.

Appearance: Barely off from being perfectly clear, but not by much. Louche: Nicely cloudy without turning into a milk; white with some murkiness that detracts a little...

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amber-peter
September 24, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.8
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
5.0
Overall
 
5.0
Crown jewel.

Appearance: A slightly older sample, which means it's a bit more olive than green, but it's not at all too light or too dark. Louche: Once louched...

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amber-peter
September 24, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.4
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
5.0
Overall
 
4.5
Delicious garden.

Appearance: A fairly light green once it's in the glass, but it's a decently old sample. Once I get a new bottle I may adjust for this. ...

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amber-peter
September 24, 2012
Overall rating
 
3.0
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
3.0
Aroma
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
2.5
Overall
 
3.0
Needs some age.

Appearance: A very light green bordering on yellow...definitely could use a bit more coloring. Louche: Louches slowly, and becomes a pale, nearly white color with some splashes...

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amber-peter
September 04, 2012 (Updated: January 01, 2014)
Overall rating
 
3.2
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.0
Nope.

Appearance: Bright olive with no sediment. Louche: Upon adding water this forms a thick, unpenetrable louche that's somewhat unattractively colored...it was creepily reminiscent of pleghm. ...

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amber-peter
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