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post Mar 5 2005, 06:16 AM
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Tell me the answer, then.


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post Mar 5 2005, 06:49 AM
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Can I whisper it?


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post Mar 5 2005, 06:59 AM
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I'm not at liberty to say how I got it. It's safe to say it's by a method that most people can't use, so there's probably no point in going into details about it.


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post Mar 5 2005, 07:03 AM
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That's the answer I thought I may receive. Understand. Smokin Monkey.gif


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post Mar 5 2005, 07:08 AM
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Glad you understand. There are other people involved and they may not want their roles known. I didn't initiate the process, so I wouldn't even know how to get the stuff, in all honesty.

I can say a little more about it - the label says it contains wormwood and 11 "mountain herbs". The only ones called out specifically are anise, fennel, hyssop and lemon balm. You can taste the lemon balm, maybe even lemon grass. It's nothing like the nasty Lemon Pledge character of some of the Spanish lemony absinthes, though. There's something else I can't quite put my finger (nose) on, but it's interesting.


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post Mar 5 2005, 07:24 AM
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No need to explain.

Yes, that's the reason I was asking about it. It does look interesting, as you say. Their web site doesn't give out a lot of information.

Both the product and your review of it, are impressive.


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post Mar 5 2005, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE (AndrewT @ Mar 5 2005, 03:24 AM)
"Te amo" is valid in Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin.

Well, in Spanish, I'd expect "te quiero" (certainly when speaking about a bottle of absinthe", though I'm not exactly up to speed with respect to the difference between "amar" and "querer" - as I'm sure you all come into contact with Spanish much more often that I do, I'd be interested to know, though).

You're right about (classical) Latin, though -- silly me, falling for those cultural stereotypes. But then, I wasn't exactly sober last night hula-1.gif .


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post Mar 5 2005, 06:00 PM
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Te quiero would be technically correct, when used in conjunction with an "object", rather than a person.

However, this IS Edouard we're talking about, so a little romantic, poetic license should be called for!


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post Mar 7 2005, 08:06 AM
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Edouard, agapi mou, se latreuo!


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post Mar 7 2005, 02:50 PM
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post Mar 8 2005, 07:21 AM
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You ain't seen nothin' yet.

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post Mar 8 2005, 02:24 PM
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post Mar 8 2005, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (Absomphe @ Mar 4 2005, 10:18 PM)
I was going to rate the Kubler 53, but after reading your scoring of the Alandia Clandetine La Bleue, EVERY part of the breakdown would score IDENTICALLY for me!

I've just tasted the Kubler 53 for the first time. It's definitely got a lot in common with M. Bugnon's La Bleue that both Markus and Alandia are selling behind different labels. If the trio of La Bleues were lined up, I'd have to concentrate pretty hard to tell them apart. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing. They all taste great.


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So, recieved the Muse de France #1 and #2 today, and here are my scores:


Muse de France #1, Frenchman Phil / Lemercier

Color before water: 7 (10)
Natural looking with a clear rather light but distinct green.

Louche action: 6 (10)
The louche is thick and good, but a little too instant. Clearly the use of badiane is here to help the louche. A slower louche would enhance the effect.

Color after water: 7 (10)
Keeps the clear green and still natural looking. It could be more intense/distinct given the unlouched color, but it's nice.

Aroma: 22 (30)
Before water it has a good bit of fennel and wormwood. Surprisingly the wormwood is not as dominant out of the glass, but from the bottle it is very noticable. Anis just subtly in the back.
After water, it presents a rather flat aroma. Nothing very complex and enchanting. The anis is more dominant now than the fennel, and then there's of course the wormwood. Lack of complexity deducts a few points.

Mouth-feel: 6 (10)
At first it is fairly smooth and round, but this is abruptly disturbed by the bitterness that hits from behind. The bitter finish is a bit too much.

Taste: 12 (20)
Clearly there's quite the bitterness in this one, given the amount of wormwood. There's a slight hint of burnt here, but not very much, still it does remove a point... Sadly not much of the fennel or anise comes through here.

Overall impression: 5 (10)
It is too bitter to be refreshing and the little complexity that was present in the neat aroma, totally disappears in the tasting.

Total: 65 (100)


Note: A bit of sugar, of course smoothens the bitterness to some degree, but still... I understand that this one is nothing that will go into full scale production, and that is good...


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