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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Really unusual cider with an aroma of apples, and a fizzy palate. Has a light amber gold color, and a fizzy foamy head. As a champagne fan, I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
8/29/14. 750mL bottle from Five Points. Dark golden pour with a huge fizzy khaki head that sizzles away instantly. It does remind of champagne, actually, as the bottle says. We are actually enjoying this out of a champagne flute for funzies. Sweet apple juice aroma, brown sugar, and not much else. Rather sweet flavor, not what I was expecting for an almost 8% cider that mentions champagne on the bottle. Sweet apples, like apple juice, but it very lightly reminds me of a green Jolly Rancher in a way... Mild hint of a bitter yeastiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3921) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Aroma is apples/apple juice, fruit and sweetness/very slight off-notes. The flavor is apples, fruit, strong effervescence/carbonation and a long and very tart/mildly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1148) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a vivid gold with a light, quick-dissipating white head and copious amounts of visible carbonation. Nose is vanilla, apple, toast, and lactic and savory notes. Definitely demi-sec, though turning more bitter on the finish; there’s a drying wood and apple-peel note on the back of the mouth that keeps it from being cloying that really cleans it up. The oak adds nutmeg and more vanilla. Finish has honey, floral, and peel notes. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2014
750ml corked and caged bottle; served cold. Aroma: Crisp, dry, green apples. A little juicy, but quite dry. Appearance: Crystal clear, gold body with a thin, foamy, white head. Not bright, high carbonation. Little to no lacing. Taste: Very dry at first. Crisp, juicy, and gentle kiss of oak. Palate: Sticky. Light bodied, moderate length on the finish, ends on light sweetness. Overall: Very much like a sparkling wine indeed. Not as sweet as a moscato, and not as dry as a brut champagne. Quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11077) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle @ Camping. Clear golden orange pour with a soda-like white head. Nose of apple skin, champagne, dough, yeast, and honey. Lots of caramel and apple pie. Sweet up front on the palate with vanilla, caramel, apple pie, and fruit juice. Dough, some champagne, a touch of yeast, and slight alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelinwa (597) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Standard cider pour. Aroma of fresh, sweet apples. Bold and pleasant as far as that goes. Flavor is upfront sweet to the point of tasting unpleasantly sugary. Uhg. Mixed in there are some citrus and vanilla notes, but frankly everything in this is upstaged by sugar. I keep getting sucked into this brand, and this one by the high ratings, but they seem to specialize in being overpriced and average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCS0629 (25) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2014
This is more if a sparkling apple wine than a beer. Like the bottle says, "effervescent & bubbly", and it truly is. This is a wonderfully refreshing beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1766) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours clear golden with small white head, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Aroma is dry apple, medium/light body, Taste is simple apples, some oak, some cinnamon, and hint of spice. Hoped for more, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (361) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Really unusual cider with an aroma of apples, and a fizzy palate. Has a light amber gold color, and a fizzy foamy head. As a champagne fan, I really enjoyed this.

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