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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
This golden cider has a pleasing sweet apple aroma. It has has a strong Apple flavor upfront which quickly gives way to a good solid champaign flavor finishing much drier than the aroma would have you believe. It is one of the best ciders I have ever tried ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2014
750 ml bottle from Total Wine.

After seeing the ratings on here I was really eager to try this one. It pours a rich clear gold. The nose is musty apples, quite rich. Nice. Flavor is intense and relatively sweet but with a tart bite behind the sugars. I don’t get as much from the oak as some seem to. Sticky mouthfeel, as a previous rater notes. Certainly very enjoyable, though somewhat on the sparkling apple juice side of matters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1987) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep gold color with moderate white head that settles slowly. Intense aromas of old golden apples. Flavors carry the same plus a mellowness from the oak and spicy cinnamon notes. Big carbonation. Long dark apple finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark yellow with a half finger of fizzy white head. Aroma of strong, tart apples. Taste is medium sweet and heavily tart. Light bodied and a somewhat sticky texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long, tart finish. Very good, probably the best angry orchard cider I’ve tried yet!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear syrupy gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges and remains. Aroma has lots of sweet apple with a bit of underlying dryness and a touch of tartness. Flavor is mainly sweet apples with a bit of oak and some dryness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (146) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
750ml ($16.49) Tastes like sparkling apple juice, no taste of alcohol in this. a perfect drink really. danger zone for those who don’t handle alcohol very well as its 7.5% abv and could be an easy way to over do it as it tastes so good.

   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 (6144) - 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 (4046) - 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 (1192) - 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.

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