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Newcastle Brown Ale Gluten Test

Newcastle Brown Ale is one of the most popular Ales available. In the US it is among the Top 10 of the imported beer brands and #3 of the best selling bottled Ales in the UK. Well, I am not a big fan of Ales but I gave it a try again. And again I realised I prefer Lager or Pilsener style beers. Anyway, there are many Ale lovers out there and those who are sensitive to gluten might appreciate the gluten test result below.

Beer: Newcastle Brown Ale
Producer: John Smith’s Brewery
Originating country: UK
Brewing location: UK
Bottle size: 0.55 l = approx. 19 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.7%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, glucose syrup, torrefied wheat, colour: caramel, hops
Miscellaneous: -

Newcastle Brown Ale Gluten Test Newcastle Brown Ale 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 clearly visible 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.

Newcastle Brown Ale Gluten Test

Bitburger Gluten Test

Bitburger Pilsner is another famous German beer – at least here in Germany. It is a decent beer and due to smart marketing amongst the Top 3 best selling brands in Germany. Because of the partnership with the German Football Association it could increase sales last year. The colour of Bitburger Premium Pils is pale yellow, it has low carbonation, a light taste and a nice bitter aftertaste. In general good and quaffable.

Beer: Bitburger Premium Pils
Producer: Bitburger Brauerei
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous: -

Bitburger Premium Pils Gluten Test Bitburger Premium Pils 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.

Bitburger Premium Pils Gluten Test

Re-design 2015

Re-Design 2015After two years using the WordPress Twenty Eleven theme it was about time to give the site a refresh. Due to the increasing use of mobile devices it was necessary to change to a full responsive design which offers more comfortability on any mobile device. I now play around with themes from Anders Noren. I always liked his designs and use his themes already on my other sites.

Please note I am still in the testing phase and play around with the themes to customize them to my own needs. It will take a few days until I have down all the changes. Thank you for your understanding.

Quilmes Gluten Test

During my recent trip to Spain I had the chance to purchase Quilmes, the most famous beer from Argentina. Quilmes is a decent beer, fresh with good aftertaste. And here is the result of the gluten test.

Beer: Quilmes
Producer: Cerveceria y malteria Quilmes
Originating country: Argentina
Brewing location: Argentina
Bottle size: 340 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.9%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, corn, hops, E224
Miscellaneous: -

Quilmes Gluten Test Quilmes 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. Again please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – please see my facts page.

Quilmes Gluten Test

La Chouffe Blonde Gluten Test

Winner of the recent poll was La Chouffe, a famous Belgian Trappist beer in a little fancy bottle. In comparison to Duvel (click here for the test result) I liked La Chouffe more, very good smell and taste. However, I can not cope with the strong alcohol. In summer times I like to enjoy a cold beer with low alcohol. Maybe I try La Chouffe again in winter.

Beer: La Chouffe Blonde
Producer: Brasserie d’Achouffe
Originating country: Belgium
Brewing location: Belgium
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz..
Alcohol by volume: 8%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast, invert sugar, coriander
Miscellaneous: -

La Chouffe Blonde Gluten Test La Chouffe Blonde 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. Again please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – please see my facts page.

La Chouffe Blonde Gluten Test

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

I recently found a store which sells a number of trappist beers. I excluded some beers already as they contain wheat like Grimbergen and Chimay. So here is your chance to vote for your favourite trappist beer (containing barley but no wheat).

Which Trappist beer do you want me to test next?

  • La Chouffe Blonde (49%, 38 Votes)
  • La Trappe Tripel (46%, 36 Votes)
  • Tongerlo Blonde (5%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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Beligan Beer Gluten TestPoll closed on 05/07/2015.

Krombacher Pils Gluten Test

Pilsner beer style is the most common in Germany. Around 50% of the beer lovers prefer Pilsner rather than the many other styles like Weissbier (wheat beer), Lager, Helles etc.

Krombacher is the second best selling beer in Germany. It is actually quite good, nothing special but not bad at all. Due to smart marketing e.g. in football, handball, hockey and basketball it is one of the few brands which grow.

Beer: Krombacher Pils
Producer: Krombacher Brauerei
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous: -

Krombacher Pils Gluten Test Krombacher Pils 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. Again please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – please see my facts page.

Krombacher Pils Gluten Test

Heineken Gluten Test #2

You have voted for Heineken in the recent poll. After I tested Heineken already on a 40 ppm threshold a while ago here is the test result with a more useful 5 ppm threshold. And because of the result I tested Heineken a third time – on 20 ppm. Please see below what happened and my conclusion.

Beer: Heineken
Producer: Heineken Brouwerijen
Originating country: Netherlands
Brewing location: Netherlands
Bottle size: 0.4 l
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops extract (translated from German)
Miscellaneous:  -

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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.

Heineken Gluten Test

Test result: A barely visible 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 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.

From my first Heineken test in 2013 we already know that the level is below 40 ppm. The second test now shows that the 5 ppm threshold has just breached. So we are getting closer to a result but we are still not there. Hence I tested again and this time on the 20 ppm threshold.

Heineken Gluten Test

Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten above 20 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. Again please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – please see my facts page.

Conclusion: The gluten level in Heineken is somewhere between 5 and 20 ppm. Because of the very weak red test line after the 5 ppm test I would say that Heineken is closer to 5 than to 20 ppm.

Test on 40 ppm = negative
Test on 20 ppm = negative
Test on 5 ppm = positive

Please note the different picture colours are due to the fact I wanted to visualize the test results better and used image editing software. As explained the red line on the 5 ppm test was barely visible but it was there. But on the original picture (taken with my smartphone camera) it was not really visible, hence I used the software to enhance the picture quality.

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

Heineken is the most popular Dutch beer. I tested Heineken already some time ago but on a 40 ppm threshold. Don’t ask me why I have done that. It was my first test with GlutenTox Home so I played around with the levels and thresholds I guess but more useful are the 20 or 5 ppm thresholds.

Anyway, this is the chance to get Heineken tested again on a 5 ppm threshold if it wins the poll. Opponents are Grolsch and Alfa. Please vote below.

Which Dutch beer do you want me to test next?

  • Heineken (55%, 67 Votes)
  • Grolsch (29%, 35 Votes)
  • Alfa (16%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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Dutch Beer Gluten Test Low Gluten Free Beer Test Results Coeliac Disease Celiac Sensitive Gluten Sensitivity IntolerancePoll closed on 30/04/2015.

Duvel Gluten Test

There are not many Belgian beers available in Germany. Well, there is actually no need to import beer from Belgium as the German beer is generally good but Belgian beer has a good reputation in the world. From the few Belgian beers I found most contain strong alcohol and wheat like Chimay and Grimbergen. One exception is Duvel, no wheat according my internet research (see below the ingredients are not listed on the label) but still strong alcohol. Alcohol delivers flavour so Duvel has a crisp taste. But for me it has too much alcohol and too much gas so it will not become one of my favourites. And here is the gluten test result:

Beer: Duvel
Producer: Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat
Originating country: Belgium
Brewing location: Belgium
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 8.5%
Ingredients: water, malt, yest, hops (internet research)
Miscellaneous: Ingredients not listed on label

Duvel Gluten Test Duvel 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.

Duvel Gluten Test

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. In this test there is no indication that Duvel has more than 5 ppm gluten. However, it is not a medical advice – please see my facts page.

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