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Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard
The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Angry Orchard
The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.7%
Light gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of butter pecan, caramel coated apple, funnel cake, and rice cakes with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium body and an even, compelling, medium-length buttered toasted pumpkin loaf finish. A toasty cider that offers a sweet treat for autumn imbibing.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Spicy & Complex & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: butter pecan, caramel coated apple, funnel cake, and rice cakes
Taste Flavor: buttered toasted pumpkin loaf
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Chicken Kebobs, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty cider that offers a sweet treat for autumn imbibing.

The Producer

Angry Orchard Cider Company

The Producer
Cincinnati, OH
USA
1 617-368-5000

Their Portfolio

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88 Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Easy Apple Hard Cider 4.2% (USA)
83 Angry Orchard Stone Dry Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard 2016 Bottle Conditioned French Cider 7.54% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard 2016 The Extension Cider 7.6% (USA)
86 Angry Orchard Oval Nouveau English Cider 6.2% (USA)
91 Angry Orchard Summer Honey Hard Cider 5% (USA)
89 Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
93 Angry Orchard Eden Specialty Collaboration "Understood in Motion 01" 8% (USA)
89 Angry Orchard Knotty Pear Hard Cider 6.5% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard The Old Fashioned Hard Cider 6.5% (USA)
81 Angry Orchard Crimson Spy Hard Cider 6.7% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Rose for Sal Hard Cider 6.9% (USA)
93 Angry Orchard Dear Brittany Hard Cider 7.5% (USA)
90 Angry Orchard Oliver’s Hard Cider Collaboration Understood in Motion 03 7.2% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Perry 6.2% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Edu Spanish Cider 6.9% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Walden Hollow Hard Cider 8% (USA)
83 Angry Orchard Baldwin Single Varietal Hard Cider 7.9% (USA)
90 Angry Orchard Baldwin/Northern Spy Hard Cider 8.3% (USA)
89 Angry Orchard Wooden Sleeper Hard Cider 10.5% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard Crown Maple Wooden Sleeper Hard Cider 12% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Iceman Hard Cider 10% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Cuvee 2 Hard Cider 6.6% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard E.Z. Orchards Collaboration Understood in Motion 02 7.2% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
91 Angry Orchard Eden Specialty Collaboration Understood in Motion 01 8% (USA)
81 Angry Orchard Super Natural Cider 7.6% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
84 Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
80 Angry Orchard Strawman Farmhouse Hard Cider 10% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard Ice Man Hard Cider 10% (USA)
90 Angry Orchard The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider 7.7% (USA)

Specialty Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Specialty ciders include all ciders that do not fit neatly into other categories. These ciders may be barrel-aged, dry-hopped, spiced, made with single or heirloom apple varietals, fermented with an exotic or wild yeast strain, or any combination of these techniques. Ciders in this category have a diverse set of flavors, aromas and alcohol content. Most specialty ciders have seasonal or limited availability, but are becoming more readily available year-round as the category grows in popularity.

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