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toulouse
Hello,

It's been some time! I just picked up a bottle of the Kubler 53% at my local beverage store.

It has been about 3 years since I've had absinthe. The substitutes do no justice. Might as well have whiskey. (and I love whiskey).

The aroma of this la bleue hit me right away, as it louched, the entire room filled with the glorious memories of sessions past. As I sip it now (sans sucre) I am reminded of the mouth feel that real absinthe has, smooth and velvety. Calm, yet spicey. I cannot stop smelling this pour. For a la bleue the sweetness is just right. Sugar would've killed it.

Sorry for the ramble; but I am very excited to get back into my tastings and my writings. What a way to celebrate hump day!

So, in similar manner, only post (or don't, :) ) while enjoying your absinthe of choice. The subsequent prose is always more colorful.

Salut!
toulouse

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toulouse
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toulouse
Hello,

It's been some time! I just picked up a bottle of the Kubler 53% at my local beverage store.

It has been about 3 years since I've had absinthe. The substitutes do no justice. Might as well have whiskey. (and I love whiskey).

The aroma of this la bleue hit me right away, as it louched, the entire room filled with the glorious memories of sessions past. As I sip it now (sans sucre) I am reminded of the mouth feel that real absinthe has, smooth and velvety. Calm, yet spicey. I cannot stop smelling this pour. For a la bleue the sweetness is just right. Sugar would've killed it.

Sorry for the ramble; but I am very excited to get back into my tastings and my writings. What a way to celebrate hump day!

So, in similar manner, only post (or don't, :) ) while enjoying your absinthe of choice. The subsequent prose is always more colorful.

Salut!
toulouse

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Provenance
I thought Kubler was an absinthe substitute.
toulouse
nope.
Doctor Love

QUOTE(Provenance @ Sep 17 2008, 06:41 PM) *
I thought Kubler was an absinthe substitute.


And I thought you were a comedian substitute heart.gif

Oh, yeah and uh…I'm posting, while enjoying absinthe. I don't know what it is though.

Rimbaud
Now there are two of the same thread.

Grate.™
absinthist
QUOTE(Provenance @ Sep 17 2008, 05:41 PM) *

I thought Kubler was an absinthe substitute.

Ha! And not even the 1st class one.
thegreenimp
QUOTE(Provenance @ Sep 17 2008, 08:41 PM) *

I thought Kubler was an absinthe substitute.


It's an Arak substitute. When you can't find decent Arak.
Nephrite
HA! Btw, Stay clear of Arak Sannine unless you are prepared to drink 3 times the water… Something about it isn't right. Tastes great but feels really bad the next day. Stick to Razzouk or Fakra.
Absomphe
QUOTE(thegreenimp @ Sep 18 2008, 05:09 AM) *

It's an Arak substitute. When you can't find decent Arak.



Every one I've tasted is better than Kubler.

And for a mere fraction of the price.
absinthist
QUOTE(thegreenimp @ Sep 18 2008, 04:09 AM) *

When you can't find decent Arak.


Indeed!™ There is at least one brand on the shelves.
OCvertDe
I have yet to find a package store manager who has any idea what I'm talking about when I ask for Arak, or are remotely interested in trying to find me any. They just point at whatever xitty pastis is on the shelf and say "you mean this?"

This state sucks.
Patlow
When I was last in Florida for business, I visited my mother who had a bottle of Kubler in her house. I was struck by how god awfully boring and one dimensional it was. After 5 or 6 glasses I decided not to ever buy it again, even as a present for someone. wink.gif

(EDIT- That being said, I appreciate what Kubler did for getting Absinthe back into America.)
Steyr850
QUOTE(Absomphe @ Sep 18 2008, 09:06 AM) *

Every one I've tasted is better bitterer than Kubler.

And for a mere fraction of the price.

absinthist
Kouzobler as its name strongly indicates is an ouzo substitute, though even Nostalgia Ouzo has a more complex flavour.
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