Waited in to recieve proper absinthe glass, got ‘sorry we missed you message’, how!?
Ah well, here we have Sebor absinthe from Czech republic standing at 55%. At first this is nice to drink but the second it leaves your lips you get a smack of bitter medicine. And it doesnt go away, if anything it hinders the next sips as well. ‘With wormwoood’, your not bloodly joking mate! At least you get a hazy louche. I cant get my head around why this exists. Looked into it a bit, brand makes it their own way, not using tradional distilling methods, yet still try to call it absinthe.
Wasnt even aware of a UK made absinthe. Here we have Original Manchester Absinthe standing at 65%. Hmm two days running having an absinthe that basically doesnt louche… hmmm. Has a pleasant aroma of spices, even a bit of mint. Very thin, quick and clean mouthfeel. A pleasant taste of light spices and something sweet. Oh and by the way,
It doesnt taste like an absinthe. Nor acts like one. No stand out flavours. No aniseed. Just what happened here? Luckily I’m listening to Infected Mushroom to cheer me up
Here we have Absinthe bitters, from Australia standing at 52%. Beautiful emerald colour. but thats about it.
Now this one is actually quite hard to explain. As much as I want to say it is balanced, it is also quite boring. Everything is light. The flavours and aroma are subtle. I suppose you could say that this is a good absinthe for a first time try, but on the flipside it has no wow factor, no ‘Now thats why I enjoy absinthe!’ proclamation to others.
This bugger still hasnt louche’d yet! Moar water captain! (after adding even more water it still did nothing… )
Matsix christmas hat is cuteness.
Anyways here we have Parisienne absinthe from La fee standing at 68%. Now this one I could smell from across the room. The main aroma and taste is a sweet liquorice with aniseed making its way in subtlely. But there not much else to it to be honest. Non oily and very clean finish, leaving little aftertaste.
Plus from now on I will actually make sure to show the Louche stage of the absinthe’s. This is its truer form, you add water until it goes cloudly, the drink comes alive at this stage
Here we have Jade Terminus Oxygenee, which also seems to be from France standing at 68%. Oh boy this one is strong, but has less of a aniseed kick to it, seems much more balanced than the previous one. Yet there is only a mellow (but seriously addictive) aftertaste with a pleasant warmth that lingers. Its very herby, a real smack of wormwood, sharp, clean, bitter enough and lightly lightly liquorice.
This is going to sound odd but it is actually refreshing and I feel like I’m being spoiled. It is really good.
We didn’t end up recording podcasts for the summer and autumn anime series (we were too busy actually going to Japan! it’s a hard life) so I wanted to write up some thoughts.
Mob Psycho 100 was one of my favourites of the summer season. Originally written by ONE (probably best known for One Punch Man) and the animation has kept the rough style.
Mob works for the blonde guy above. He has a knack for dealing with the supernatural. Which his employer does not. Which is bad as the guy claims to be able to deal with any spirit. But this is merely side dressing for the series. It’s more about Mob coming to terms with his abilities and the people around him.
While it starts as more of a comedy show, it turns more serious as the series progresses. Also I forgot to mention the 100 from the title. As more things happen to Mob, a number goes up. Once this number hits 100, who knows what will happen 🙂
Here we have Puur la trappe from Koningshoeven brewery standing at 4.7%. The aroma was nothing but hops. While thankfully the taste was indeed hoppy but a lot more balanced, with a light sweetness and bitter. Way more drinkable than I expected.
Today’s drink is Red Nose Reinbeer by Cotleigh Brewery. Self described as “copper coloured and richly flavoured” and sitting at 5%. Not sure why the reindeer is making that face, this tastes fine. It has a fairly muted smell compared to a lot of the beers I’ve had recently, only giving off a rather mild fruity smell. Taste wise, the fruits are there but not in the way of a proper fruit beer. More in a “we’re hanging out round the back and you’ll see us at the bar occasionally” kind of way. A little sharpness to it but nothing that will bother you. A nice relaxed ale.
Tonight we visit Santa’s Darkside. Which involves a trip to “premium strength dark brown coloured beer” town (as the label notes). This seems to be part way between a normal dark ale and a porter. The smell is more hops than the taste is. The taste has a sharpness to it that seems to be fading the more I drink. Some light chocolate flavouring lead to the porter comment earlier. There is also a tartness to the aftertaste that almost dries your tongue out. Very little carbonation make it fairly easy to drink as well, even if the aftereffects will confuse you slightly.
Up next is Very Bad Elf. A pale amber ale at 7.5%. The smell seems super familiar and I’m not sure which other beer it reminds me of. Though that might be the hopps in the smell. It’s surprisingly light and drinkable for 7.5%. The hoppyness is also the main bulk of the taste for me. There are some other tastes but none of them stand out enough for me to place. All in all, not a bad beer.