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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
The Muse is the newest addition to our Cider House Collection. Inspired by the festive nature of slightly sweet Demi-Sec champagnes and sparkling wines, the Muse is bubbly and effervescent. It is made from traditional culinary and bittersweet apples and aged on French oak. The Muse is sweet up front with a juicy apple aroma and bright acidity, and slightly drying on the finish with a lingering sweet apple note. The French oak adds a subtle wood impression, imparting notes of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3121) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Hmm, pretty good stuff. Aroma is apples, spices, and a bit of funk. Flavorís like nose, plus some tart and a little oak. Great body and carbonation - though not similar to the sparkling wines Iíve had. Very good finish. This would go great with roast duck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Intricate08 (38) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Decently complex cider-- champagne-like. Oak, vanilla, and cinnamon accentuates the smell of apples. Clear pour with a white head. Sweet taste with a tart after-taste of strictly apples. Very refreshing and crisp

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (5045) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2016
bottle. Golden yellow with one finger head. Itís crazy what a different there are between the caged and corked AO ciders to the standard AO offerings. An explosion of sweet apple flavor. Mild subtle oak and spice. Not super complex, but I canít imagine who wouldnít enjoy the heck out of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Really beautiful and complex cider with oaky vanilla notes, cinnamon, and a nice apple character with just a hint of sweetness. Very good stuff and if it were from a more crafty cidery it would get a ton of love imo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steph24x (1) - - JUN 8, 2016 does not count
absolutely amazing cider champagne. i wish angry orchard would begin to mass produce this, instead of its current small-batch production. if you like demi-sec champagnes, this is for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SKnox13 (24) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle was brought by a friend a co worker... Aroma was apple damp wood and some all spice. Color rich golden yellow with a brilliant clarity. Sweet refreshing apple wine, very sparkling mouth feel dry finish. Nice cider a little too sweet could have used some more time on the oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle - I had this one earlier in the year and quite enjoyed it. Iíll need to sample it again to do a better review.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2858) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
750 mL bottle poured. I have been eyeing this bottle for years now, but always hesitated at the $20 price tag. Found it for $12 though, so that was easily enough persuasion. Clear golden pour with a quick fade head. More or less standard apple cider aroma. Flavor is on the juicy side. Very apple juice like, drinks nice. Not too sweet. Not a whole lot that separates this from the standards. Expected more I guess, but very tasty overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Weasel (2) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
Good for what it is. Very good desert cider. Sweet as expected and very drinkable. Generally, very sweet would limit me to a glass but that does not happen with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1377) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Has to be a 2014 bottle, Iíve had it for over a year. Pours a clear deep golden with quite a bit of fizzy eggshell foam that evaporates, leaving a sparkling body. Nose involves candy apple, damp wood, light clove spice, some herbal honey tea like aromas, toasty toffee. Really sweet, fairly tart. Medium toward heavier bodied for a cider, thick yet actively carbed, finishing candy sweet and tart. Quite nicely done, but gets overbearing. Maybe more oak and less sweet would be more to my liking, but this is a nice dessert cider.

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