A fine absinthe with sugar, but without sweetening tastes quite watery even when making a stronger drink. Still, price is right for this everyday absinthe.
Strong anise taste; great bottle. With sugar and water it tastes like Ouzo. It is already fairly sweet. I have used 1:1 ratio of absinthe to water, as that is when it clouds all the way up. Call me a Philistine, but I tried using the sugar water in which apricots are preserved in place of water over sugar, at a ratio of about a tsp. to 2 oz water, and it is very smooth. Let me know I'm not a philistine. This is the first absinthe I have ever had, as it was the least expensive of four bottles I got to try, and I'm saving the others until I am back in civilization again.
I can't rate the absinthe in stars yet because I have nothing to compare it to and I have not finished the bottle. If I submit this and am asked to rate it, it will get three stars just for that reason. It may well be a five-star absinthe. I know I love the bottle.
The fourth bottle is Green Velvet, which I anticipate to be excellent.
I chose this Francois Guy Absinthe because of the honest or down to earth mix of herbs and for the maker.
Yep, program would not let me hold off rating until I could do it well.
One of first post-ban absinthe!
The realy good absinthe to start, but also a good absinthe to drink always!
I really wish they made this stuff at a higher proof. The first few glasses I tried of this became watered down way too quickly. Finally at about a 1 to 1 ratio this stuff started to work. It seems like a bit of a crime that you have to make a double just to get one good glass of absinthe with this stuff.
Best buy for money ,
really nice and simple absinthe
I would like to add to the previous noteworthy reviews posted here, that, the Fancois Guy is the best absinthe I have had. I have consumed (with much deliberation) about a dozen bottles of absinthe over the past four years. Some of the hightly rated absinthes consumed, have had some off flavors which some reviewers pass off as being complex, but, truth be told, some are just not ballanced. One herb or another dominates the mixture. Perhaps the imperfection does (in my opinion) appeal to some tastes, but I don't warm up to that particular brand untill the 3rd glass has been consumed, at which point, it doesn't matter anymore. All Absinthes are great on the 3rd glass.
Francois Guy is very well ballanced, with a nice, anise (not too strong, but not weak) impact. The pale brownish green, crystal clear color testifies to the fact that this is a distilled (superior) concoction, not one which is merely macerated. The effect is just as strong as an Amer, or, as it is also known, a Libertine, which may be regulated by the strength of the mixture, or, as to the quantity consumed. No need to seek out the 35 PPM thujone alternatives, which I have done, believe me! So smooth is this one on the tongue and pleasantly warming to the throat and stomach, and, most importantly, numbing to the soul and mind, that the cares of the day disolve like a sugar cube in water. By the way, Francois Guy is so good, that no sugar is required, IMHO. This superb absinthe would be my only choice if I could drink no other, and thats saying a lot, coming from a perfectionist.
My only apprehension in posting this review, is that, if, everyone should start to buy this little gem, the price will start to go up, which brings me to my last point. This absinthe, at its current price, is an incredible bargan, especially when it comes from France, where the best absinthe in the world is produced, bar none! As a previous poster said "My bar will never, ever be without this under valued Fairy". I guaranty, she will give you pleasure, if it is pleasure that you seek, and we all seek pleasure, don't we? If you like green thighs, they will mesmerize, I will say no more, as she has them wrapped around my head right now!
I've bought 6 or 7 bottles of this, and I will buy more. The flawor is quite annised but not to much, the alcohol content is perfect, and overall the price is really good.
I find this to be one of my favorites when it comes to casual drinks. The flavor is nice and full. I'd highly recommend it as a core offering.
Great everyday absinthe, easy to enjoy. Strong anise flavor and a tad bitter on the back of the tongue.
My favorite absinthe ever !!!! I do not know why I like it soooooooooo much, I have bought many bottles of this, and I'm always happy to do it again.
Almost colorless, but full of flavor! perfect for beginners, the wormwood taste can be sometimes overpowering, but francois guy is well balanced!
One of my favorites. Smooth and tasty with wonderful effects. As far as I'm concerned this is one of the finest Absinthes made. My bar will always be stocked with Francois Guy.
My first glass of absinthe was a Francois Guy. I liked it so much that I didn't let go of it. (of absinthe, not of Francois Guy).
Although I've found some that are more in accordance with my tastes, it is a good absinthe in my opinion.
It's quite aniseed, thick on the palate and I like to drink it late in the afternoon because of its low alcohol degree.
I can find similarities with good Araks that I discovered in the Republic of Lebanon (a grape liqueur, typical of that country)
If on top of that it's delivered quickly and without any problems, I'll be happy to recomend it. So I recomend it !
A good absinthe from Pontarlier, a nice compromise because of its price. A good absinthe to start off with. Fresh, a bit too aniseed in my opinion, not very herbal but well balanced.