ADNAMS WILD WAVE Non-alcoholic Cider

It’s been a while since I last reviewed a non-alcoholic cider and with summer on the way I was pleased to find WILD WAVE by Adnams available at Ocado.

The last Adnams alcohol-free drink I reviewed was actually a red wine (Cabernet Tempranillo) so I was unsure how they would fare with a classic cider. Adnams themselves are one of th UK’s oldest brewers and create some iconic drinks including Ghost Ship pale ale.

To create this fully fermented non-alcoholic WILD WAVE cider Adnams have collaborated with Gloucestershire cider maker Rod Clifford and used a distinct combination of both bitter and sweet British apple varieties to produce a punchy and refreshing cider.

So the question is, is WILD WAVE a perfect accompaniment to a summer BBQ? Well, you’ll just need to read my review to find out.

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Is alcohol-free WILD WAVE any good?


WILD WAVE is a really tasty cider with all the flavour characteristics of a classic bittersweet, crips cider, without the alcohol. You can certainly pick out the tart apple flavours but it is nicely balanced with a level of sweetness. The carbonation of this cider is also spot on so overall, it’s a medium dry cider that is a quench-thirster and one I’ll be going back to. 

Aroma & Appearance

As you would expect, it has the aroma of a classic English apple cider. When poured into the glass WILD WAVE has a light amber look but don’t expect a frothy head.

Bonus points

Adnams’ WILD WAVE is suitable for both vegans and gluten-free drinkers and is also fairly low on the calorie count. Worth noting that although it’s fairly easy to find in the UK you may struggle to pick up a can if you’re in Europe or the US.

Buy Alcohol-free WILD WAVE

At the time of writing, you can buy this non-alcoholic cider from Ocado or the online specialist site below. 

uk customers

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Wise Bartender is a very well-respected alcohol-free retailer with a great selection of booze-free drinks and an easy-to-use site.

COST (at time of publication) – £1.69


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Key information

– per 100ml

Type – apple cider

Producer Adnams Southwold

Country – UK

Alcohol content – 0.5%

Calories – 23

Ingredients – Water, Apple Juice From Concentrate, Apple Juice Not From Concentrate, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Acidity Regulator (Malic Acid), Preservatives (Sodium Metabisulphite, Potassium Sorbate) Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid)

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability UK/ EU – medium

Availability US/ CAN – very hard


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