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January 01, 2017
Overall rating
 
2.2
Louche
 
1.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
2.0
Overall
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Disappointed again

Appearance: an inviting deep rouge. Louche: none. :/ It turns a bit more orange than rouge, but hardly even hazy. Aroma: Floral and...

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brian-robinson
January 01, 2017
Overall rating
 
1.8
Louche
 
1.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
1.0
Finish
 
1.0
Overall
 
1.5
Traditional Absinthe
Major changes needed

Appearance: A very pleasing peridot. Seems to be colored well. Louche: none to be found. I guess there's a slight haze, but that's about it....

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brian-robinson
January 01, 2017 (Updated: September 01, 2017)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Germany represent!

Appearance: a light peridot green with hints of hay. Bright and attractive. No sediment. Judiciously colored. Louche: Slightly thin, but with a slow, ice-cold...

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brian-robinson
January 01, 2017
Overall rating
 
4.4
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
A beautiful melange of old and new

Appearance: a beautiful golden hue, indicative of a well-aged absinthe Louche: wonderfully opalescent and well formed. Hues of yellow, green, and white. ...

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brian-robinson
July 09, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.3
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Dark, intense

Color: A peridot green quite darker than usual, very inviting. Louche: So much orange and yellow. Thick and colorful. It stays very thick up to 1:5, then...

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chiopris
July 07, 2016
Overall rating
 
1.8
Louche
 
1.5
Appearance
 
2.0
Aroma
 
1.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
1.5
Overall
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Caution: the remains of an old bottle

Appearance: It should be red but it's not at all. The bottle was opened in April 2012. Between green and cognac. Louche: An extremely light louche, as...

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chiopris
July 04, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.9
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
5.0
Overall
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Sweet sister

This is one smooth operator. Unlike it's bolder older brother, this one blends all the wonderful herbs into one harmonious sip, while remaining an intensely powerful expression, that shows just...

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songcatcher
July 04, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.6
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
5.0
Overall
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Heavy hitter

This is one powerful absinthe. Hardy, thick and can take plenty of water. Not a sweet, or mellow drink at all, but an in your face herbal explosion. A definite...

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songcatcher
July 02, 2016
Overall rating
 
3.4
Louche
 
2.5
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.5
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
On the right track, just give it some more juice

Appearance: Pale straw with hints of green. Louche: Very little louche to speak of, unfortunately. It's not hazy, per se. A bit thicker than...

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brian-robinson
July 02, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.2
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
3.5
Overall
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A new take on Helfrich

Appearance: deep, inviting peridot green Louche: Wonderfully thick and opalescent with yellows, greens, and whites all dancing around in there. Well done. ...

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brian-robinson
June 26, 2016
Overall rating
 
3.5
Louche
 
3.5
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Well mannered

Appearance: a medium peridot green, with no sediment. Quite similar to that of Centenaire. The color is in no way as dark as it appears in the picture here. ...

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chiopris
June 08, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.1
Louche
 
3.5
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Bison grass

Appearance: a very light peridot green, with no sediment. Louche: rather slow to start, but then very thick. At 1:4 the louche is beautifully opalescent, in a...

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chiopris
June 08, 2016
Overall rating
 
3.1
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
2.5
Overall
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Dry

Appearance: nothing to say, a medium peridot green, with no sediment. Louche: thick oily trails from the very beginning, then a lot of orange at the bottom...

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chiopris
June 06, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.6
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
In Search of Lost Time

Appearance: the typical peridot green, with no sediment. Classy package, the bottle comes wrapped in brown paper with black prints. The bottle itself has a neat design, modern but with...

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chiopris
June 06, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.5
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
The Blanche for those who love the Vertes

Appearance: Nice package, though I like the Grön better. The Vit package is so neat and the content so clear that one may underestimate the overall value. The absinthe is...

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chiopris
May 24, 2016
Overall rating
 
3.6
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
3.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Marching to the beat of a different drum

Color: Nothing to say, perfectly clear with no sediment. Louche: A surprising louche, starting soon, with unusual violet reflexes. At 1:5 it is still thick. ...

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chiopris
May 23, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.4
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
A true classic

Color: light peridot green, very classic. No sediment. Louche: Beautiful louche, starting soon, showing lovely blue and orange reflexes while staying opalescent and not too thick, with...

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chiopris
May 20, 2016
Overall rating
 
2.2
Louche
 
2.0
Appearance
 
3.0
Aroma
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
2.0
Overall
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Hibiscus

Color: a nice cognac color, more orange than pink. No sediment. Louche: A very thin louche, in line with the very low content of anise that is...

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chiopris
May 16, 2016
Overall rating
 
3.0
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
2.5
Overall
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
New and Unimproved?

This is a review of the 3rd edition of Sauvage, one which has widely been agreed to be significantly less sound in comparison to its earlier iterations. I've never...

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belewfripp
May 04, 2016
Overall rating
 
2.3
Louche
 
2.0
Appearance
 
2.0
Aroma
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
2.0
Overall
 
2.5
Traditional Absinthe
Very mild

Color: a very very light peridot green, clear and without any visible sediment. Louche: slow to develop, and very thin, with some nice orange reflexes. At 1:3...

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chiopris
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