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Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
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Post Number: 3761
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 7:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


quote:

I wonder why Yves chose to put...





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ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
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Post Number: 2113
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 7:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey Cheri!,
I'm having another great big absinthe party you can blow off! Contact me if you wanna build my hopes up to dash them later.
Hi, what're ya havin'?
La Vampress Verte (Cheri)
le Vicomte
Username: Cheri

Post Number: 74
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 5:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's been almost a year.. perhaps I should try Kubler again? It's sitting on my shelf..after a one glass, YUCK, put it away experience some time ago.. It still smells pretty burnt to me.
Absinthe-Distribution.com (Markus) (Mclion)
le Duc
Username: Mclion

Post Number: 186
Registered: 4-2002


Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 1:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Georgie, in fact it's a law thing, why they have to write the Thujone thing on the bottle.

I like it quite a lot and think it's very close to Emile and Guy. Maybe Segarra should also be mentioned, but that's another story.
Markus
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Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 3759
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

While you hold down the "ALT" key
(are you still with me?)
you type with the free hand (that's
the one that you have on your nut sack)
type 0 then 1 then 6 then 2

Let go of the keyboard and voila!
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Zouave (Giovannigray)
le Duc
Username: Giovannigray

Post Number: 183
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Because of my odd work schedule, I can only have one glass in the late afternoon (okay one and a half) so I've gotten into the habit of having my second absinthe just before bedtime (between 4 and 5AM).. And because I'm such a secondaries wuss, drifting off to sleep in an absinthe haze has become S.O.P. lately..
Georgie Boy (Mighty Fine Young Man) (Lediablevert)
le Duc
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 204
Registered: 6-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I honestly can't sleep with any kind of nightcap. And I sleep with OTC sleepaids almost every night, which really don't mix well anyway with alcohol.
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The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
Elitist Bastard
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Post Number: 537
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 11:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Unfortunately all I have is 1/4 bottle of gassified Kubler, and it's in a box down in storage... No late night sampling for me.

I think Liquorice is licorice. It's not unknown to use licorice in the production of absinthe. Although it's about as desireable in a product as using only star anise instead of green...

It's all about the money folks.
Escapee from the drunk tank
Zouave (Giovannigray)
le Duc
Username: Giovannigray

Post Number: 182
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Okay, in about two hours I'll be back home, and my nightcap's going to be a 5:1 (ungassified) Kubler 45. All this discussion's made me curious - and thirsty.
Georgie Boy (Mighty Fine Young Man) (Lediablevert)
le Duc
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 202
Registered: 6-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

From Blackmint.ch:


quote:

absinthe consists 60 per cent star aniseed and 20 per cent fennel grains, with the remainder comprising other plants, such as absinthe, coriander, mint, hyssop, balm, and liquorice – “Of course ! A am not going to reveal my recipe.”




I can sense the presense of anise in the mix by tasting neat, and also diluted either 5:1 or even 6:1. By liquorice, I'm sure that Yves means Green Anise, and not actual liquourice, or maybe of course the meaning of the word anise was lost in the translation done from french to english on the website.
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Georgie Boy (Mighty Fine Young Man) (Lediablevert)
le Duc
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 201
Registered: 6-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

One thing I noticed by looking at my bottle of Kubler today was something towards the bottom of the back label, down by the barcode, which read "Enthalt Thujon!" (Containing Thujone!). I wonder why Yves chose to put this on his bottle, besides maybe the obvious, to advertise the thujone levels? But if that's the case, then why so small? And why just ontop of the barcode? Do you think maybe it's the law in Switzerland for him to do this?

we love our kubler
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The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Icarus

Post Number: 536
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"But, I mean, no one outside of him, Nolan, and Absinthesque gave it anything over a "D" quality rating"

I've always touted Kubler 45% as having potential. It's about as complex as some la bleue's. The only major problem is it's abundance of tails. They make it difficult to enjoy without some modification (gassification). If they'd just work on their methodology/equipment I think they'd have a great product.

I was under the impression they only used star anise, not green??.

I tasted some colored 57% that someone sent me. It was an improved flavor from the blanche 57%, but I prefer the 45%.
Escapee from the drunk tank
balzdeep (Swarez)
Mousquetaire
Username: Swarez

Post Number: 36
Registered: 12-2002


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yup, 1-2 hours in the sun, one night in the freezer. Too much sun/heat and you break down too many of those fine "odor" compounds that provide us the taste we enjoy! Only a snap of air in between (not a long breather) to ensure not too much alch boils off. Thanks Gassy (and Herring) and add in if doing this wrong! Truly made a diff on my bottle, but still confused as to those 2 cents? "Alt+0162 " = WTF?
Hell, at least I can lick myself...
Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 3758
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Alt+0162

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Zouave (Giovannigray)
le Vicomte
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Post Number: 181
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I screwed up the gassification a few months ago.. (I think I left it in the sun for too long) At any rate, it ended up tasting like liquid mildew, and down the drain it went.
balzdeep (Swarez)
Mousquetaire
Username: Swarez

Post Number: 35
Registered: 12-2002


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Agree that Kubler presents itself with more flavors than is expected both for the price and the % alcohol. However, feel that those flavors can be appreciated at less than a 5:1 dillution (with gassification) -- sitting on the shelf for a year might produce the same. The main thing that I feel gassifying it does is get rid of the burnt flavor to allow the other flavors to come through. Personally don't mind the burnt flavor, but those others are hidden and quite tastey once exposed.

My 2 cents (Where's that damned "cents" key on these modern keyboards?) By the way, Kubler kicks Emiles Ass as far as LaBlanche's Concerned (we'll see how moonie fairs later!)
Hell, at least I can lick myself...
Zouave (Giovannigray)
Mousquetaire
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Post Number: 180
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Georgie.. Since I started drinking absinthe a couple of years ago, I've found anything more than 3:1 to be just too thin. In fact, I like Emile 68 at less than 3:1 with an ice cube.

I've read many times that with further dilution more flavors present themselves, but, whenever I try it, it just tastes weak to me, subtle flavors or not.

But, your earlier posting about Kubler at 6:1 intrigues me. So, that'll be my experiment tomorrow during my green hour. Well, maybe 5:1.

Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 3757
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try letting the Kubler sit
on the shelf for a year.

It really does mellow with
age, really really.
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Georgie Boy (Mighty Fine Young Man) (Lediablevert)
le Duc
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 200
Registered: 6-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Kubler is good, but, you just can't drink it 1:3 or even at 1:4. The flavor is just too strong. I don't even know if I could drink Emile 68 at 1:3. what are you drinking? Moonman's or something?
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Zouave (Giovannigray)
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Post Number: 179
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I just can't decide what I think about Kubler.. I just got another bottle of it in the hopes that it might be somewhat improved, but I don't think it is.. Maybe I'll try diluting it more (I also drink most of my absinthe at 3:1 or so), but I'm not too optimistic.

I've also noticed a similarity between K45 and Betty's #3, which probably means #3 is overcooked.
Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 3756
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It has it's purpose.

Both the Kubler and the Batman logo.
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Georgie Boy (Mighty Fine Young Man) (Lediablevert)
le Duc
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 198
Registered: 6-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ted gave kubler a nice review. He's a cool guy, and I expected so much from him, as it is actually quite good. But, I mean, no one outside of him, Nolan, and Absinthesque gave it anything over a "D" quality rating, which I really honestly think it really deserves. Why not review it to share my opinion of it? By the way, Headly, that's a really big Batman Bat in your profile now. :P
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Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
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Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Shit!

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Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 3754
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 5:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


quote:

Guess what?




You're about to dazzle me with a
short and interesting review of
a delightful and refreshing aperitif.


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Georgie Boy (Mighty Fine Young Man) (Lediablevert)
le Duc
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 195
Registered: 6-2003


Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey.

Guess what? I'm drinking Kubler.
It's not too bad. I like it quite a bit. I think the taste
is quite smooth. I think that Kubler was initially
supposed to be drank according to the 1/6
absinthe/water combination in the glass.
The taste of the anise is present at that rate,
however not overly obtrusive, nor is the taste
of the Star Anise. The other herbs in Kubler
are obviously there, also, and can be tasted quite
plainly. There's obviously some Hyssop and Lemon
Balm in here. I used to drink it 1 part Kubler and
3 parts water, and when you do that, it seems
that the star anise which is obviously in the
drink seems to bite back at you with each sip,
which isn't too pleasant at all, as the drink
cools. The secondaries I'm getting right now,
even after just 1 glass, are quite extrodinary.
They're even more so than what I can normally
get off of a glass of Emile Sapin, almost to the
point of seeming to be visionary.
Another thing I think I'd like to point out here,
about the smell that everyone complains about in
Kubler. What are you guys yappin about? To me
it just smells like plain old anise. And it's not at
all obtrusive. I find F. Guy's and Oxygenee's
smell to be more openly obnoxious than this.
The smell seems to simmer down, too, the longer
you take the cap off. Also, I find that after my
beverage of Kubler is already in the glass,
the smell is almost not even there anymore,
even before the sugar and water.
I mean, for pete's sake, this 45 Kubler is not
a bad La Bleue. I find it almost as good as
Betty's #3. This bottle was just kind of collecting
dust for awhile after my first glass, just until now,
when I finally popped the cap for a second try.
I guess I developed a stigma about it from
reading these forums. Maybe some of you should
open up your Kubler 45's if you are tired
of drinking your Emiles or F. Guy's or whatever.
You might be surprised what you find.
But maybe I'm wrong, maybe I haven't
been absinthe spoiled enough with the best
of Ted's and such, and obviously with
the vintages. Maybe I'm just a retard like I said earlier.
But I really find this Kubler 45 to be quite good,
I mean, I'd give it 3 and a half stars
if I was doing the reviews for the upcoming
update of the Buyer's Guide.
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