Sheppy's, SOM, UK

picture of Sheppy's Original Cloudy submitted by BushWalker
picture of Sheppy's Original Cloudy submitted by BushWalker

Original Cloudy

ABV: 4.5%
500 ml serving:

English style cider. Semi-sweet, smooth tasting, and having mild fruit taste.

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (203) said:
I bought this cider on a special price in Waitrose for £1.76, so I can’t complain about that. It’s very light on fizz, it’s not still as some cloudy ciders are and is a tad on the sweet side of the medium-sweet see-saw. It’s better than Thatcher’s Haze which is good and it’s very light in colour, like champagne (but cloudy). It’s tartness is very light are are the tannins and the light, refreshing apple taste is a tad watery. On first sip it lightly fizzes on your tongue and the length is amazing - lasts a long time and that’s one of the plus points on the cider as the aftertaste is also very pleasant and fruity. At 4.5%ABV you could have a go on this stuff all day at a BBQ - or as a session cider - but for me the sweetness would eventually catch up and possibly push it overboard. Sheepy’s Cloudy has a great nose - very fruity and the smooth taste has a real dollop of toffee to it which aids the complexity of this otherwise ‘ok’ entry. It’s hard to find something bad about it - and it’s hard to find something remarkable about it too. It was great to try but I wouldn’t rush out to buy it again anytime soon as I’ve had better cloudy ciders elsewhere. It’s ok in all areas really - but nothing ‘special’ either - other than the Waitrose price at the moment (Aug ‘22) or £1.76. 3/5 for me as it’s a tad too sweet and doesn’t have much going on other than it’s quaffable, easy to drink and fairly priced for a Sheppy’s cider.
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2022
reviewer Judge
Judge (15069) said:
Yellow colour, slightly hazy with moderate fizz. Light apple peel aroma. A little toffee in the flavour.
Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020
reviewer KevinG
KevinG (156) said:
pleasant semi-sweet cider. Light aroma, slightly hazy, very quaffable
Reviewed on 05 Jan 2020
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13084) said:
Pale yellow, and cloudy, with only a light, apple candy aroma. Crisp, sharp, under-ripe fruit flavour, with little depth or complexity, and little aftertaste. Disappointing, and not a patch on most Sheppy's ciders. Easy to drink and sessionable, though.
Reviewed on 17 Feb 2018


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