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post Oct 7 2005, 08:16 AM
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post Oct 13 2005, 02:59 AM
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a review of Un Emile 45 that is about a year old. Also a review of Herbsaint Pastis and Macerated fennel. I reviewed all of these at around the same time and also made a small glass of VdF to compare.


Un Emile 45

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This would probably fit better in another topic but I don't think it's important enough to go and make a new thread, so it gets tacked on here.

HerbSaint Pastis.
Although there hasn't been any calls for pastis reviews I thought it would be interesting to see how it would score compared to absinthe.

COLOR BEFORE WATER 3/10
Artificially colored. They really shouldn't have bothered, it looks like neon pee.

LOUCHE ACTION 3/10
Quick, thick and uninteresting.

COLOR AFTER WATER 2/10
At 3:1 it is starting to become milky and opal but is hindered by the artificial coloring and is still mostly neon pee.

AROMA 12/30
Before water a sweet candy fennel smell and possibly some anise. After water it blossoms a bit but becomes overall thinner and loses the sweet smell.

MOUTH-FEEL 4/10
thin but not vacant.

TASTE 9/20
Fennel and oddly bitter for how sweet it smells.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 4/10

TOTAL 37/100


Macerated Fennel.
For learning experience I took some McCormick fennel and soaked it in a couple ounces of 151 proof everclear for a couple days. The color turned out bright green and since it was just an experiment I left it out in the sun to see the color change. It took only a couple hours to turn almost completely brown. It makes me wonder why some distillers ship their naturally colored verte in clear bottles.

COLOR BEFORE WATER 7/10
Natural green.

LOUCHE ACTION 4/10
Oil trails that slowly develops into an overall thin cloudy drink.

COLOR AFTER WATER 5/10
Thin milky greenish white. (But not anywhere near as thin as the UE45)

AROMA 10/30
Before water a sweet candy anise smell. After water the candy smell takes over more but it doesn't expand or blossom.

MOUTH-FEEL 2/10
thin, alcohol burn.

TASTE 5/20
Candy anise flavor (fennel), then green plant, then horrible bitter.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 3/10
Macerating a relatively large amounts of crappy fennel in crappy alcohol base is bad. Adding sugar makes it slightly reasonable.

TOTAL 36/100

It obviously gains pseudo points for having a natural green color. With sugar it wasn't undrinkable, which is sad that some companies seem to produce something less than fennel in everclear.


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post Oct 13 2005, 05:03 AM
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So they are both better than Un Emile 45%.


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post Oct 13 2005, 05:25 AM
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Yep… well without sugar the bitterness of the fennel made it undrinkable, it just got high marks for louche and color compared to the UE45. With sugar I would rate it above the UE45 though. The UE45 could get some credit for being a bit more complex but if it isn't done well there isn't a point to complex.
A year ago I didn't really notice the dirt smell but this time it was very pronounced, I had to hold my nose when it was close to the glass when taking a drink. It might not be there for every bottle, but if it is I don't see how the judges rated this anywhere near the top.

Oh and the VdF blew all three out of the water, it was the only glass of the four I didn't sink.


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post Oct 13 2005, 05:31 AM
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The "new and improved" Emile absinthes does have a slightly stronger louche and also a better flavor profile. Still, there's wrok to be done but it's definitely better than before.



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post Oct 15 2005, 10:00 AM
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Editors note: The review of Partisane has been removed from this thread and can be found in the Buyer's Guide here:
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post Nov 27 2005, 08:33 PM
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post Nov 28 2005, 05:19 AM
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Kefraya Arak "Cave Kouroum"

Reviewed by Grim and AndrewT 11/27/05

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
Perfectly clear.

LOUCHE ACTION 9/10
Completely opaque louche- holding it up to light makes it completely dark. One point taken off because it lacks the opalescent quality that most absinthe has.

COLOR AFTER WATER 9/10
Perfectly white. As mentioned, not as opalescent as some absinthe.

AROMA 28/30
Sweet, simple, and clean. Nothing harsh or overbearing.

MOUTH-FEEL 8.5/10
Nice and thick, feels like milk.

TASTE 18/20
Very simple, but clean and very strong herbally.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 8/10
Very, very well made. Full of flavor, though not herbal complexity.

Texas Louche Fest scores Kefraya Arak "Cave Kouroum" 90.5 out of 100


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post Nov 28 2005, 05:30 AM
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Reviewed by Grim and AndrewT 11/27/05

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
Unbelievably green. Almost looks like it was artificially dyed, but not so. Not too dark, not too light, just incredibly green.

LOUCHE ACTION 9/10
Beautiful climbing louche, swirling up from the bottom and coming to a nice thick, opaque louche.

COLOR AFTER WATER 9/10
Still quite alot of green showing through. More green than many commercial absinthes are before louching.

AROMA 29/30
No obvious faults, just a wonderfully assertive creamy, floral scent.

MOUTH-FEEL 8/10
Quite nice, not as thick as some, but still quite nice.

TASTE 18/20
Very bold and strong flavors, no faults at all, amazingly refreshing and solid.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 8.5/10
Very, very good. Full of flavor, very well balanced, with no flaws.

Grim and AndrewT score censored2.gif 91.5 out of 100


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post Nov 28 2005, 05:36 AM
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Despite what Andrew had to say... I found this quite cloying and, um, obvious.


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post Nov 28 2005, 02:30 PM
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In other words, it was not the Chateau La Tour of Absinthes?

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post Nov 28 2005, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE(AndrewT @ Nov 27 2005, 01:33 PM) *

Blanche Traditionelle "Brut d'alambic"...
OVERALL IMPRESSION 7/10
A very nice absinthe, well made, but it could stand a little more herbal intensity in the flavors. All in all, a much better product than the BDF.

Texas Louche Fest scores Blanche Traditionelle "Brut d'alambic" 78 out of 100

Truthfully, this is a clean commercial absinthe. It doesn't really do this absinthe right to group it with the likes of Kallnacher and Duplais, so don't.

With a slightly more present concentration of heavy oils and a quantity of A.a. to match that boosted spirit, this absinthe would be awesome.

It very much exceeded my expectations, and don't pay any attention to the BS "reviews" that follow that review. They were made late at night, while a few us were drunk (Andrew/myself were fighting, hanging off eachother, and stumbling around like drunk idiots), for no apparent reason other than the computer was on and the board was visible. Ignore the white noise.


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post Nov 29 2005, 02:01 AM
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QUOTE(AndrewT @ Nov 27 2005, 10:19 PM) *

Kefraya Arak "Cave Kouroum"

Reviewed by Grim and AndrewT 11/27/05

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
Perfectly clear.

LOUCHE ACTION 9/10
Completely opaque louche- holding it up to light makes it completely dark. One point taken off because it lacks the opalescent quality that most absinthe has.

COLOR AFTER WATER 9/10
Perfectly white. As mentioned, not as opalescent as some absinthe.

AROMA 28/30
Sweet, simple, and clean. Nothing harsh or overbearing.

MOUTH-FEEL 8.5/10
Nice and thick, feels like milk.

TASTE 18/20
Very simple, but clean and very strong herbally.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 8/10
Very, very well made. Full of flavor, though not herbal complexity.

Texas Louche Fest scores Kefraya Arak "Cave Kouroum" 90.5 out of 100



I just sampled Ksarak arak, and I would rate it very similarly...it's very clean, very simple, and extremely herbal, with a wonderful milky, opaque louche. I found it to be more "zippy' than Kubler 53, and perhaps a tad less complex, but that was more than compensated for by the rich, velvety texture, and the fantastic louche...for a beverage so anise-heavy, it's also reasonably dry in the finish...not cloying...for the price, a good arak is definitely a more economical purchase than any commercial la bleue absinthe, all historical romance aside.


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post Nov 29 2005, 03:41 PM
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the lebanese are certainly masters of distilling their own wine and then redistilling it with fine syrian green anise afterward. and 53%, just like la bleue...what's that all about? but don't think it hasn't been looked into... poke.gif


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