Brulo 5 Fruit Gose Non Alcoholic Beer Review

What type of beer is this?

Brulo 5 Fruit Gose is… a gose of course!

Gose beers (pronounced gose-uh) are sour beers and are getting very popular in the craft beer world. They are a warm fermented beer and originated in Goslar, Germany.

It would typically have 50% of the grain being malted wheat and what makes it stand out versus other sour beers is the addition of salt or the use of very salty water. The salt in addition to lemon tartness combine with a herbal element, often added coriander to form a gose.

The acidic, tart, sourness comes from the use of lactobacillus bacteria which produce organic acids.

They are a bit of an acquired taste and i have not really acquired it yet.

The Ingredients

The can is billed as 5 fruits so which 5 fruits have they gone for and will there be salt and coriander?

Brulo 5 Fruit Gose includes

  • Water
  • Barley
  • Mango
  • Guava
  • Passionfruit
  • Apricot
  • Orange
  • Yeast
  • Salt

That is quite the selection of tropical and citrus fruits however as a gose, i should point out they haven’t used any wheat and there isn’t any coriander, although this isn’t a must, just for the purest.

All in all, it is a very interesting list of ingredients isn’t it. What will it taste like?

The Nutrition

As soon as you start adding fruit to beer you up the sugar levels. Additionally when you cultivate souring acid in a beer you need some sweetness to counteract it. So how much sugar are we talking?

Values per 100ml or 100g
Calories 37kcal
Brulo 5 Fruit Gose Nutrition Stats

Oh, that is near the top end of calories, carbs and sugar as far as a non alcoholic beer goes. It would still be less calories overall than a typical alcoholic beer.

I don’t mind this type of nutrition profile as long as the taste is excellent as there are so many great, low calorie options.

To read more about what isotonic is and how it affects beers, you can read about that here

The Look

The usual Brulo styled can with splashes of hot colour to reflect the tropical fruits within

The beer itself is a slightly dulled, mid orange. I thought the passionfruit would have made it pop more

The Aroma

I thought I was just going to get a big nose of tropical fruit but that isn’t quite what happens.You can certainly smell the orange, passionfruit and mango but they are tempered by a salty sourness

The Taste

I have tried a lot of Gose and im not sure why I bother! I am not really a fan of the category but this is less gose than normal.

This isn’t just a big sweet fruit beer with all the tropical purees in it. You can certainly pick up the sweetness of all that sugar and carbs but it is cut with the salty sourness of a gose pretty well. 

There is medium body but a lot of mouthfeel from the large levels of carbs.

It is a strange one, if you like gose, you probably drink it for the saltiness, but if you aren’t a fan or a new gose drinker, you probably want one a little lower in salt.

The Verdict

I would say this is an entry level gose with less salt than some but a definite sour edge.

The Score

6.5/10 – As gose goes, it is ok. I probably wouldn’t drink the whole can or buy it again tho. If you are looking a way into non alcoholic gose, this might be for you.

Find out where this beer ranks compared to all the beers i have reviewed on my updated “Best Non Alcoholic Beers” page

Where to buy?

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

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Is gluten Brulo 5 Fruit Gose free? 

No, Brulo 5 Fruit Gose is not gluten free

I have an entire article on non alcoholic beers and gluten if you want more information.

Is Brulo 5 Fruit Gose vegan?

Yes, this beer is indeed vegan friendly

For more on vegan beers see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.

Review Overview

As gose goes, it is ok. I probably wouldn’t drink the whole can or buy it again tho. If you are looking a way into non alcoholic gose, this might be for you.


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