Zero Five Pale Ale 

Zero Five is the latest alcohol-free beer from craft brewer Thornbridge, a brewery based in Derbyshire, UK. Thornbridge has been around for almost two decades so have some experience in creating tasty beers (with Jaipur probably their most famous).

So what makes Zero Five different and how does Thornbridge go about brewing it? Well to achieve a crisp and unique flavour the brewery has used a combination of Amarillo and Cascade hops and Munich malts, with a twist of orange peel for a gentle tang.

So how did this up-and-coming brewery get on with its first alcohol-free beer? Well, you’ll just have to read my review below to find out.

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Is Zero Five Beer any good?


Zero Five is a pretty tasty, malty alcohol-free pale ale.  On the first sip you’ll definitely pick out the bitter flavours before they begin to mellow and you can start making out some of the added citrus flavours; especially orange, lemon and grapefruit. Overall it makes for a refreshing and tasty beer with a fairly dry finish.

Aroma & Appearance

Cirtus aromas dominate the smells that hit the nose when a bottle of this beer is opened. In the glass, it pours with a medium dark amber colour but the head is rather lacking. 

Bonus points

Sadly Thornbridge’s Zero Five is neither gluten-free nor vegan friendly so it may put off some drinkers. Avialability-wise your best bet is to get it online but you sometimes can find it at supermarkets.

Buy Zero Five alcohol-free beer

At the time of writing, you can buy this alcohol-free pale ale from the retailers below. 

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Key information

– per 330ml


Country – UK

Alcohol content – 0.5%

Calories – 26

Ingredients – water, barley malt, wheat malt (Low Colour Maris Otter, Crystal, Munich), hops (Amarillo, Cascade), yeast, orange peel

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability – medium

zero five pale ale

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