|By Petermarc on Wednesday, February 07, 2001 - 03:56 pm: Edit|
|By Germanandy on Wednesday, February 07, 2001 - 03:15 pm: Edit|
the "absinthe" tabu arrived today.
it is a dark black bottle with a ugly label (the picture isn't good, it depends on my old digicam).
the backlabel says something about absinth was a drug long ago and the stupid "burning sugar on a spoon ritual".
the content looks and tastes similar to absente (although it louches a little more than absente).
thats all i can say for the moment.
i wouldn't recommend this stuff, i think it isn't worth the shipping costs, just another part in the absinthe "moneymakingmachine".
|By Germanandy on Wednesday, February 07, 2001 - 03:02 pm: Edit|
|By Heiko on Wednesday, February 07, 2001 - 04:46 am: Edit|
Yeah, a whole case of it - it's getting cheaper that way, I don't feel I'm running out of it (baaad feeling) and I am convinced that I would consume 6 bottles of it anyways as time goes by... If you know you still have a few litres in your closet you can give a spontaneous party any time you want and don't care if a whole litre is gone.
BTW, Mrs. Lohmann answered about the "Tabu", this is what she wrote:
"Wir haben es in einem akk. Lebensmittellabor untersuchen lassen. Da es weniger als 0,5 mg Thujon enthielt, weigerte sich der Lebensmittelchemiker weiter zu untersuchen. Ich kann diese Frage also nicht beantworten."
In English: "We were having it analyzed by an 'akk.' [what does that stand for??] chemical-lab. As it contained less than 0,5 mg of thujone, the chemist wouldn't analyze it any further. Therefore I can not answer this question."
Although this doesn't really make sense to me (it's not the fault of my translation), it does not sound that good either - I guess I won't order it.
|By Loucheliver on Tuesday, February 06, 2001 - 06:49 pm: Edit|
A case of Deva? Big week coming up? I like people who think LARGE.
|By Heiko on Tuesday, February 06, 2001 - 06:13 pm: Edit|
No, I haven't tried "Tabu" yet, I sent a mail to Lohmann Sprirituosen today asking if it is real Absinthe (what means in my opinion it must contain the full legal amount of thujone). If it is, my next order will not only be a case of Deva, but also a bottle of tabu ;-)
|By Hersaint on Tuesday, February 06, 2001 - 12:28 pm: Edit|
Heißen Sie willkommen zum Forum heiko
Übrigens ist mein Deutsch nicht sehr gut entweder
|By Germanandy on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 10:02 pm: Edit|
nice to have another german on the board.
the picture postet below is from mrs. lohmanns page (she is realy a nice person).
have you tried the "tabu"?
my order is on it's way.
@bc and fluid- your german is very well
|By Heiko on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 03:22 pm: Edit|
First of all hi to everybody!
I'm new to the forum, but I guess I'll better post another message to let you know more about me...
Now, what I actually wanted to tell you is that there is another online shop for absinthe (should be especially interesting to germans, because it's in Berlin). I don't have to do anything with them, so this is not advertising, just information. The adress is www.absinthhandel.de - they also have this new german brand "Tabu". But: it might be just pastis, because the other brands (Deva and Pilsner) are marked "contains thujone", while Tabu is not - might just be missing, I don't know.
BTW: The owner of this store is the woman who went through all instances of bureaucracy to get an official admittance to sell absinthe in germany - let us all praise her! ;-)
|By Fluid on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 02:41 pm: Edit|
Sie auch? Ich hab drei jahren in Düsseldorf gelebt '83-'85... aber mein Deutsch ist zehr schlecht... entschuldigung, ich kanne nur Englisch schreiben (und sprechen!!)
|By Bob_Chong on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 02:21 pm: Edit|
Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Muehe! Es freut mich, dass Sie dieses Absinthe gefunden haben. Wir erwarten Ihren Bericht!
(Vor 14 Jahre hab' ich einen Sommer in die naehe von Krefeld gewohnt, aber ich erinnere mich nur ein Bisschen Deutsch.)
|By Petermarc on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 01:42 pm: Edit|
it's the same for france, i don't even like going to the post office, it's so painful...and i was thoroughly abused (financially) by UPS in paris...
|By Germanandy on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 12:58 pm: Edit|
thanx for the reply.
in case that they don't ship to the usa it is possible that i'm going to do this for those who wanted to try it.
but the shipping costs from germany are not inexpensive (i hate the german "post", a friend told me that to send the same parcel from germany to the usa cost more than from the usa to germany).
anyway, let's see how it tastes.
|By Martin on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 12:24 pm: Edit|
Thank you very much for finding out about this. I look forward to hearing what the German absinthe is like. I hope it is good, it would be nice to have something other than the usual choices for absinthe. If it is good, I hope they will ship to America.
I anxiously await your review.
|By Germanandy on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 10:06 am: Edit|
today i received the mail from the destillery, seems like they are very friendly people.
they wrote me that their product contains artemisia absinthium and a couple of other herbs.
about the price they wrote that it depends on how much i will order (the more i buy the less i have to pay) and the size of the bottles (each size is possible).
they also wrote me that shipping to other countrys is possible but it depends on the import-regulations of the destination.
i will order a bottle of each strength (55% & 70%) and post a review of that stuff.
|By Germanandy on Sunday, February 04, 2001 - 09:53 pm: Edit|
i have told myself a bottle of the "absinthe tabu" and i still wait for a answer of the neuh. dest.
the funny thing is that both destlliries wrote that they made the first german absinthe since the ban in the 20's.
does anyone of you know something about a vintage german absinthe?
|By Germanandy on Sunday, February 04, 2001 - 04:18 am: Edit|
hmmm, furry paws (red fur?)!!!
|By Bob_Chong on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 10:07 pm: Edit|
Ich bin Absinthe Trinker.
There--how's that for solidarity?
|By Admin on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 10:01 pm: Edit|
Thanks Germanandy, you are a.o.k.!
Please stick around, and find out how warm & fluffy we all are. No, really!
**making nummy noises**
But seriously, it's very easy to mistake or exaggerate meaning in online dialog, even when not dealing with language barriers.
Please accept our furry paws in welcome!
|By Petermarc on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 05:58 pm: Edit|
|By Bob_Chong on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 05:51 pm: Edit|
SO, has anyone tired this stuff (now that the Indians, slaves, and the French cavalry have been put aside)?
|By Don_Walsh on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 10:31 am: Edit|
Andy, I for one am much relieved you are not departing.
blackjack, I do not believe you are an insensitive twit. Just in case you thought I did.
We need arrivals at the forum not departures. There is health and wealth in diversity isn't there?
|By Germanandy on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 09:58 am: Edit|
äh, i think i over-react due to some reasons, sorry for that.
sometimes life is not easy :-)
and, äh, madame admin, please leave me in there, ok?
i love your beautyfull red hair, just want to say that.
|By _Blackjack on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 09:26 am: Edit|
I have sent a private apology to germanandy by email. I was being a smart-ass, and sometimes forget that people over the net don't know me well enough to know what I do and don't believe. I certainly do not believe the Germans are Nazis, nor have I anything against the French or the Swiss. I'm sorry.
|By Artemis on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 06:48 am: Edit|
Germanandy, sorry about that.
Too many redundant letters in there. My brain was doing some unrequested editing for me.
|By Artemis on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 06:46 am: Edit|
"absinthe is an original german product (not swiss)"
Neither German nor Swiss.
I thought Blackjack's post was funny, and I would have thought it funny if the U.S. had been involved. It had nothing to do with the promotion of Hitler or Nazis, and if you've read Blackjack's posts here, you know he has no truck with either one of them.
I agree that discussions of slavery and murder don't belong here, I'm tired of ALL that crap. I've quit reading those threads.
If Germandy was talking about something else, I must have missed it. Probably because I've quit reading it.
Germandy, I'm pretty sure no one had any intent to insult you personally, or Germans as a group.
|By Don_Walsh on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 03:09 am: Edit|
Andy, don't let the carping of a few insensitive twits drive you away. Like you I was born after 1945 and like you I am a little tired of hearing about it. I hope you rethink your departure.
|By Germanandy on Saturday, February 03, 2001 - 03:02 am: Edit|
ok, funny, isn't it, all germans are still nazis, and adolf hitler is still alive.
we still want to conquer the world and yes, absinthe is an original german product (not swiss).
i can hear that dung no longer!!!
did anyone ever talk about what the americans did with the black (slavery) or the indians (murder), no, and why, it do not belong to here.
sorry, i haven't got the linguistic capability to write like i want.
i think i'll get my ass out of here.
madame admin, please delete my account.
|By Bob_Chong on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 09:30 pm: Edit|
So how is it? Anyone drink the stuff, or is it just an electronic image at this point?
|By Petermarc on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 03:38 pm: Edit|
uh, well i guess this all ended with what i wanted to post...you guys are scary...
|By _Blackjack on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:44 pm: Edit|
It isn't actually German absinthe. The just annexed some Czech absithe, claiming it had historically always been German...
...La Fee is expected to surrender any day now...
...La Bleue is staying out of it...
|By Tabreaux on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:34 pm: Edit|
....or is this the front?
|By Tabreaux on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:33 pm: Edit|
....and here is the rear.
|By Tabreaux on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:32 pm: Edit|
Here's the front label to "Absinth Ordinaire".
|By Grimbergen on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:04 pm: Edit|
hehe. sorry I was just being an ass.
|By Grimbergen on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:03 pm: Edit|
|By Germanandy on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:03 pm: Edit|
|By Tabreaux on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:03 pm: Edit|
Email me your pic.
|By Germanandy on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:02 pm: Edit|
seems like it doesn't work anyway.
|By Tabreaux on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:01 pm: Edit|
Now you people have me screwed up. Here is a thumbnail....
|By Germanandy on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:00 pm: Edit|
|By Tabreaux on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 02:00 pm: Edit|
I think you are referring to "Absinthe Tabu".
This is the only image of it I have currently.
|By Admin on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 01:57 pm: Edit|
peter, send me your pic and I'll post for ya ...
soon tho, cuz I'm skipping work in a few. hehe.
|By Germanandy on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 01:51 pm: Edit|
puh, i'm glad that you've tried to post the pics and not me :-)
|By Petermarc on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 01:49 pm: Edit|
uh, kallisti...feel free to delete all of this and i will try again when i have my scheise together...
|By Petermarc on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 01:46 pm: Edit|
i can't figure out how to post an e-mailed picture...damn french language operating system...merde...i'll try later...thanks and sorry andy...
|By Petermarc on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 01:43 pm: Edit|
|By Petermarc on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 01:37 pm: Edit|
germanandy sent me some pix of labels for a new german absinth(e)...apparently this is a very old and well known distiller...he has contacted them and will keep us posted...
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