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post Jun 27 2008, 01:31 PM
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So my birthday is coming soon, i went to EAbsinthe.com and bought Angelique Verte Suisse 72abv 70cl , its in EUR, i think the conversion after shipping works out to about $93 dollars?? some other sites i tried wanted $70.00 for shipping. I don't know if i got a good deal or not, is that a good trusted website to use? and is the Angelique Verte Suisse 72abv 70cl good?
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post Jun 27 2008, 01:39 PM
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You bought a flawed absinthe in that it is colored with grand Wormwood which ruins an otherwise decent product. Next time check out the Buyers Guide.


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post Jun 27 2008, 01:43 PM
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is that a good trusted website to use?

It may be wise to ask that question before buying from the site, don't you think?

However, the last batch I tried of the Angelique was modified and not as bitter as the first. Still an irritating bitterness though.


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post Jun 27 2008, 01:45 PM
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QUOTE(Jaded Prole @ Jun 27 2008, 01:39 PM) *

You bought a flawed absinthe in that it is colored with grand Wormwood which ruins an otherwise decent product. Next time check out the Buyers Guide.

I read several reviews on it before i bought it, it was rated well? I had tried lucid but didn't care for the strong black liquiorish taste, guess i wasted my money =(
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post Jun 27 2008, 01:57 PM
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If you don't like the tatse of "black liquiorish," you won't like any absinthe. Anise & fennel are, along with grand wormwood, the holy trinity of absinthe ingredients. If they're not present, it ain't absinthe.


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post Jun 27 2008, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE(Rimbaud @ Jun 27 2008, 01:57 PM) *

If you don't like the tatse of "black liquiorish," you won't like any absinthe. Anise & fennel are, along with grand wormwood, the holy trinity of absinthe ingredients. If they're not present, it ain't absinthe.



so whats the difference in the bottle i ordered vs other absinthe
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post Jun 27 2008, 02:08 PM
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Angelique still has all of the normal flavors of absinthe (anise, fennel and wormwood), but it also has a grating bitterness in the finish, which gets you in the back of the throat. It's from the coloration step where they include Grande Wormwood. That is typically frowned upon because of the bitterness it imparts.

The bitterness of distilled wormwood is very light, crisp and refreshing. That's what you look for in a good abisnthe. If Angelique didn't use AA in the coloration step, it would be a pretty good product.

As mentioned before, if you don't like anise (or licorice), you won't like absinthe.
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post Jun 27 2008, 02:12 PM
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I tried lucid for the first time, it wasn't that bad (thats why i am trying again) i dont think they added enough water to it, and i think they burned the sugar cube, don't know if that affected the taste, but it took all i could to drink half the glass, it was so strong, i think they didn't have enough water in it
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post Jun 27 2008, 02:13 PM
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Read this thread.
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post Jun 27 2008, 02:20 PM
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QUOTE(digitallysick @ Jun 27 2008, 04:12 PM) *
i think they burned the sugar cube, don't know if that affected the taste


It does: it turns a rather fine absinthe into something with an awful burned sugar taste.

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post Jun 27 2008, 02:27 PM
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post Jun 27 2008, 05:46 PM
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post Jun 27 2008, 06:15 PM
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Noob Tartare, anyone?


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post Jun 27 2008, 09:28 PM
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QUOTE(Rimbaud @ Jun 27 2008, 06:15 PM) *

Noob Tartare, anyone?

better question what is good absnthe for a n00b and where can I buy it online for a decent price. Sorry for my English its not well
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post Jun 27 2008, 11:28 PM
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A noob should at least introduce himself in the entrance hall, and read some faq and posts before asking…






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