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Kirin Heartland Gluten Test

During my recent trip to Japan I had to chance to try locally brewed beers. I bought a bottle of Kirin Heartland actually because of the nice bottle. Taste was average, malty with a good finish.

Beer: Kirin Heartland
Producer: Kirin Brewery / 麒麟麦酒株式会社
Originating country: Japan
Brewing location: Japan
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops
Miscellaneous: ABV and ingredients according to internet research as I wasn’t able to read the label

Kirin Heartland Gluten Test Kirin Heartland Gluten Test

I tested with a threshold of 5 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten above 5 ppm. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible red test line on the right of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – see my facts page.

Kirin Heartland Gluten Test

Weihenstephaner Helles Gluten Test

OK, this is a rather unknown beer which is even difficult to pronounce for non-native German speakers. Also the taste is rather average in my eyes. So why do I test it? The reason is that the brewery claims to be the oldest brewery in the world. Well, not sure whether this is true and I will actually leave it with you to search the internet and investigate. But let’s see what’s the gluten test result.

Beer: Weihenstephaner Original Helles
Producer: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.1%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops
Miscellaneous: States to be oldest brewery in the world on front label (Älteste Brauerei der Welt)

Weihenstephan Gluten Test Weihenstephan Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

I tested with a threshold of 5 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: A red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). This indicates the presence of gluten equal to or above 5 ppm. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though this test is positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Weihenstephan Gluten Test

Budweiser Original Gluten Test

More than two years ago I tested Budweiser – well, the American Budweiser. It was about time to test the ‘real’ Budweiser from Czech Republic. Here you go.

Beer: Budweiser Original
Producer: Budějovický Budvar n.p.
Originating country: Czech Republic
Brewing location: Czech Republic
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops
Miscellaneous: -

Budweiser Original Gluten Test001 Budweiser Original Gluten Test001

I tested with a threshold of 5 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten above 5 ppm. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible red test line on the right of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – see my facts page.

Budweiser Original Gluten Test001

Paulaner Weissbier Gluten Test

The German Weissbier is very famous also outside of Germany. Weiss is German for white but the name could also refer to wheat which is Weizen in German. On the label of Paulaner Weißbier you actually see this special German letter: ß

This actually means double-s but the letter ß only exists in German as far as I know. On the label you can also read Hefe which is yeast and Naturtrüb which means unfiltered/naturally cloudy.

So we know this beers contains wheat and is moreover not filtered. Despite the fact Weissbier is really refreshing and suits well to a lot of delicious foods it might not be the best idea to consume it if you are Coeliac. I am sorry for all who can not enjoy this beer, it tastes excellent and has a good score on ratebeer.com

Beer: Paulaner Weissbier
Producer: Paulaner Brauerei
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Ingredients: water, wheat malt, barley malt, yeast
Miscellaneous: -

Paulaner Weissbier Gluten Test Paulaner Weissbier Gluten Test

I tested with a threshold of 20 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: A clearly visible red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). The red line indicates the presence of gluten equal to or above 20 ppm. As the line is dark red I assume this beer contains a lot of gluten. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though this test is positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Paulaner Weissbier Gluten Test

Tyskie Gluten Test

The winner of the recent Polish beer poll is Tyskie Gronie. Taste and corbonation of Tyskie  is good, it finishs a bit flat but it generally is a good beer. And gluten seems to be very low, see the result below.

Beer: Tyskie Gronie
Producer: Kompania Piwowarska
Originating country: Poland
Brewing location: Poland
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz..
Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, glucose syrup, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous: -

Tyskie Gronie Gluten Test Tyskie Gronie Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

I tested with a threshold of 5 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten above 5 ppm. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible red test line on the right of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – see my facts page.

 Tyskie Gronie Gluten Test

Poll: Which Polish beer do you want me to test next?

I will start the new year with a poll. When you think of good beer you may think about Belgium, Czech Republic or Germany but Poland also has to offer a number of fine beers and this is your chance to vote for a Polish beer which I then will test on its gluten content. You can vote for EB, Lech or Tyskie.

Which Polish beer do you want me to test next?

  • Tyskie (37%, 22 Votes)
  • EB (34%, 20 Votes)
  • Lech (29%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

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Poll closed on 23/01/2016.

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Asahi Gluten Test

If you like Japanese food and want a beer to your Sushi or Donburi in your favourite Japanese restaurant then this test is for you. But not only outside Japan this test might be useful for people with Celiac Disease. The number of affected people seems to increase also in Japan. I found some interesting sites about the rise of gluten intolerance and a gluten-free guide for Japan. Enjoy a Asahi when you read this.

Beer: Asahi
Producer: Asahi Beer K.K. / アサヒビール株式会社
Originating country: Japan
Brewing location: UK
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, maize, hops, rice
Miscellaneous: Brewed in the UK but says ‘Product of CZ’ on the label

Asahi Gluten Test Asahi Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

I tested with a threshold of 5 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten above 5 ppm. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible red test line on the right of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – see my facts page.

Asahi Gluten Test

Krombacher Hell Gluten Test

After I tested the Krombacher Pils back in May I now test their lager beer called Hell which means bright. Krombacher Hell is a decent lager, quaffable, malty and hoppy. I actually like it and prefer it to their Pils. And according to my knowledge this is the first time it gets tested on its gluten level.

Beer: Krombacher Hell
Producer: Krombacher Brauerei
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous: -

Krombacher Hell Gluten Test Krombacher Hell Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

I tested with a threshold of 5 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten above 5 ppm. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible red test line on the right of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – see my facts page.

Krombacher Hell Gluten Test

Coopers Pale Ale Gluten Test

This post is for my Australian friends and loyal visitors Adam and Les. It is hard to find Australian beer in Germany, even the most famous ones like Fosters and XXXX are difficult to get here. According to Adam the best brewery on a large scale is Coopers and luckily I was able to find a shop where I could get Coopers Pale Ale. This beer is not filtered as it is naturally fermented in the bottle, leaving some sediment. From experience I know that filtration is an important factor to reduce gluten so the gluten test result below is no surprise. The filtered ones Coopers Clear and Cloopers Lager are unfortunately not available here.

Beer: Coopers Pale Ale
Producer: Coopers Brewery
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: Australia
Bottle size: 0.375 l = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.5%
Ingredients: water, barley, hops, yeast
Miscellaneous: -

 Coopers Pale Ale Gluten Test Coopers Pale Ale Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

I tested with a threshold of 20 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: A red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). The red line is quite weak however, it indicates the presence of gluten equal to or above 20 ppm. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though this test is positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Coopers Pale Ale Gluten Test

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