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> Absinthe Berger, circa 1900, reviewed
jmfranc
post Jan 7 2006, 07:50 PM
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Obviously, no vendor information is available for this absinthe other than that which appears in historical documents, which can be found at http://www.oxygenee.com.


Reviewed by JMFranc 1/7/06

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
A beautiful brown after 100 years.

LOUCHE ACTION 10/10
Thicker than almost any other absinthe I have drank including the preban Edouard, Premier Fils, and Pernod Fils. Swirls came on like a roiling boil from the bottle of the glass and the final louche was very thick.

COLOR AFTER WATER 10/10
Louche was very thick and became quite a nice shade of amber.

AROMA 30/30
Bouquet was indescribable. Very strong but not from alcohol. This one filled the room with delicate odors. Extremely pleasing but hard to describe.

MOUTH-FEEL 10/10
Coated the mouth and lingered. Thick like milk and trailing flavors were somewhat similar to the Edouard Pernod.

TASTE 18/20
Alpine, alpine, alpine. Herbal mixed with a slight alcohol bite. Flavors were hard to pick out. Lingering flavors long after swallowing!

OVERALL IMPRESSION 10/10
Of the four prebans I have had the honor to try, this has to be at the very top. If I was around 100 years ago, I would have drank this exclusively (except maybe some Edouard now and again).

JMFranc scores Berger Absinthe 98 out of 100


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post Jan 7 2006, 08:37 PM
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Nice photos. 98 out of 100! Sounds to good to be true.


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post Jan 7 2006, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE(jmfranc @ Jan 7 2006, 12:50 PM) *

JMFranc scores Pernod Fils 98 out of 100

This review is for the C.F.Berger, though, right?
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post Jan 7 2006, 10:05 PM
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QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ Jan 7 2006, 04:00 PM) *

QUOTE(jmfranc @ Jan 7 2006, 12:50 PM) *

JMFranc scores Pernod Fils 98 out of 100

This review is for the C.F.Berger, though, right?



DAMN IT! And there's no edit button on there for me. Admin, can you change the "Pernod Fils" to "Berger" or add the edit button for me?


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Nice catch Bill.


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QUOTE(jmfranc @ Jan 7 2006, 03:05 PM) *


DAMN IT! And there's no edit button on there for me. Admin, can you change the "Pernod Fils" to "Berger" or add the edit button for me?


You need to relax, fucker.
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post Jan 8 2006, 04:08 AM
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QUOTE(Head_prosthesis @ Jan 7 2006, 10:44 PM) *


You need to relax, fucker.




That's nice......



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You're right.
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post Jan 8 2006, 06:23 AM
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Maybe I'll get flamed and blamed for asking this , but:
Did you find any similarities between this and the Jade Verte Suisse?
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post Jan 8 2006, 02:58 PM
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I was going to ask the exact same question.

Whatever the case, that Berger sounds amazing, and seems to be in line with pretty much every other comment I've heard from anyone who has had vintage Berger.
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post Jan 8 2006, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ Jan 8 2006, 01:23 AM) *

Maybe I'll get flamed and blamed for asking this , but:
Did you find any similarities between this and the Jade Verte Suisse?



A little. It's got a similar strength in the herbs flavor but the overall taste is not similar - I was expecting it to be close and it wasn't. The Berger and the Jade Suisse are "slightly" similar but at the same time very different.


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QUOTE(Head_prosthesis @ Jan 7 2006, 11:46 PM) *

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You can cut the sexual tension between those two with a knife.


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QUOTE(Head_prosthesis @ Jan 8 2006, 01:02 PM) *

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