Archive through March 19, 2002

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Archive Thru March 2002: THE Definitive Guide to Wolvie's La Bleue:Archive through March 19, 2002
By Giovannigray on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:51 pm: Edit

Mea Culpa!

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:48 pm: Edit

See, told ya!

By Rowl on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:48 pm: Edit

I asked more recently and was told that only the bleue was available.

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:47 pm: Edit

Once it's done, it's done. As far as what is still in the pipes, I have no idea.

By Giovannigray on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:45 pm: Edit

As of March 6, Wolvie was sending me a bottle each of Bleue AND green, so as of two weeks ago, anyway, looks like both were available. But..that was two weeks ago.

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:45 pm: Edit

Dusty Knee,

Hold on to it.

By Mr_Rabid on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:45 pm: Edit

Old Way was... I dunno. I don't think I could have had a second glass. It had this nice, sharp up front anise bitch slap. Then, this strange... void, blank spot. And then a cloying, overstayed it's welcome taste.

I liked it- really I did- but I didn't find it real drinkable by the end of the glass.

Wolvies verte has no bitch slapping action, no kung fu grip. It's a much more laid back, wake up in the morning next to your true love of last evening and have another go kind of a taste. \

The bleau- like eating candy on the moon.

By Destiny on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:41 pm: Edit

>> "The Green, which is alas extinct,..."

Hey Douched Fibber, is wolvie's green gone or not? I only have half a bottle left, should I seduce it and hope for some minis?

By Etienne on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:38 pm: Edit

Mistah Livah;

Thanks for the thoughts. I'm sampling the NS right now, not so good as the Old Way, I agree, but on much the same wavelength. My tastebuds aren't educated yet, but it has the same "spicey" flavor that I enjoy in a green that I don't remember in the La Blue.

I enjoyed the Old Way, but I haven't had Wolvies or any of the Jades yet. I was knocked over by the fragrance of it. I swear I could still smell it in the room the next day.

What's up with Wolvies verte? Is it just out of stock, or extinct? Inquiring minds want to know!

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:23 pm: Edit

Maybe Rabid, Head, and Pantagruel would chime in w/their 1st impressions of Wolvie's Clear and Green, and Oh Kay. Although I must admit, we were socialising way more than we were "tasting".

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:19 pm: Edit

Etienne,

As I am drinking a Wolvie's LaBleue now, and just had Betty's #3, and Old Way on Sat And have had BEI LaBleue, and Jade Edouard Pernod and Nouvelle Orleans, lemme say this.
I agree about Betty's #3, it tastes incomplete. As far as the 2ndaries, we were having a fine ol' time, and I didn't notice. Wolvie's has more goin' on, in my opinion. Both aromatically, and flavor-wise. More "bottom end", earthiness. The Green, which is alas extinct, has even more going for it. More depth, more complexity, more of that good mustiness. And definitely more 2ndary action for me.
Old Way, is, as I think the name should actually be, merely Oh Kay. The group on Sat. said the same thing, as have most of the reviews here. It has that distilled absinthe smell and taste going on, but just not in the "right" way somehow. I always catch a hint of N.S.ness to it. If it comes out as a commercial product, and remains the same in taste and price, it's worth getting over the macerated Spansinthes.
All pale to Jade Edouard Pernod. Amazing stuff. A cascade of flavors, in balance. Awesome. As far as the Nouvelle Orleans, I can't remember that much frankly. Very good, but not an "experience" like the E.P.
Why would one have both LaBleue and Green? Variety is nice! Especially variety of a high quality. N.S., or any oil mix "absinthe" is hard for me to choke down after Old Way, any LaBleue, Wolvie's Green, etc...
Hope I've helped. If not, ask me some more questions. Glad to try, anyway.

Former Michigander, Lansing division,
Louchin' my Liver right now

By Dehe on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:50 pm: Edit

I hear you there man....

By Joalco on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:13 pm: Edit

If I'm not mistaken, the green was simply out of stock. If it is truly a thing of the past, I do believe a great many of us will be saddened...

Now if only my bottles would arrive...

By Destiny on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:11 pm: Edit

I agree, wolvie's green is wonderful. BTW, is it still available, someone mentioned that it was out of stock or something. Is it RIP?

By Joalco on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:06 pm: Edit

I've always been partial to a good LaBleue. Wolvie's is good, although my favorite will always be Betty's #2 (RIP).

Wolvie's green, however, is absolutely amazing. A close friend who's had vintage Pernod (along with Jade and many other bootlegs) says that Wolvie's green comes in at a respectable second.

By Etienne on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:03 pm: Edit

Mr. Liver;

You have as much experience with Wolvies absinthes as anyone, blanche and verte. Do you have a preference? I've had Betty's #3 La Blue, also NS and Old Way to represent the better greens. Some of Wolvies production is a target for the near future.

The La Blue was good, but seemed incomplete, both in taste and "special effects"

If there is good absinthe verte available, I wonder why I would want to bother with the La Blue again.

Thoughts or opinions?

By Joalco on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:00 pm: Edit

AAAAAHHH!!!

By Destiny on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:58 pm: Edit

I love wolvie's stuff too, I'm just burdened with this weird clown scent. Wait a minute... could it be? OH MY GOD, I've benn walking around with clown white on my face!!!

By Chevalier on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:53 pm: Edit

You're welcome, fellow clown-fearer.

Clown = Painted Pain

By Joalco on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:51 pm: Edit

Due to a long-ago-engrained fear of clowns, I must disagree with that last statement.

I love Wolvie's products...

I *hate* clowns.

jc

And for any clowns I may have offended, you may place your lips upon my Rearguard Evacuator (many thanks to Chevalier for the PCism)

By Destiny on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:49 pm: Edit

wolvie's la bleue... mmmmmm, clowny!

By Joalco on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:42 pm: Edit

Huh-huh... Loafed Labia said nail...

(oh my gawd, i'm regressing...)

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:04 pm: Edit

What he said. That about nails it.

By Joalco on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 02:48 pm: Edit

We Austinites are saving our reviews for a slightly later date, but I will tell you this: Wolvie's products are well worth the wait. The taste is exquisite, the price is great, but the downtime will drive you absolutely insane. =)

Enjoy, cheers, and welcome!

jc

By Amnesiac on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 02:38 pm: Edit

Hey everyone. I'm a brand spankin' new forum member, and I'm also a brand spankin' new Absinthe drinker. I just ordered two bottles of La Bleue from Wolvie, and that will be my first taste of Absinthe. From what I've read, it seems like I've made a wise choice.

I created this thread so that everyone who has ever tried Wolvie's La Bleue could post reviews about it and compare it to other Absinthes. I was kind of hoping this thread could be THE definitive Wolvie's La Bleue thread.

So let's get the reviews / comparison's rolling in!

And thanks for the info, everyone!!!

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