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Herforder Pils Gluten Test

A beer from the city of Herford in Eastern Westphalia. It’s a decent Pils I always have when I visit some relatives. I like it and it’s best enjoyed not too cold from the small bottle (in German called a Steinie).

Beer: Herforder Pils
Producer: Herforder Brauerei
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops extract
Miscellaneous:

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Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

Test result: The test result is negative. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible pink test spot on the left of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The pink spot on the right test area ( C ) is a control spot and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though the detection limit in this kit is very low (1-2 ppm) and the is negative please note this is not a medical advice – please see also my facts page.

Herforder Pils Gluten Test

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Gluten Test

During the famous Oktoberfest time a lot of the breweries brew a special beer which is only available during that time. This normally has higher alcohol content and is so very tasty as alcohol transports the taste in beer. Well, that’s also why I don’t really like alcohol free beer. Anyway here is the gluten test of Spaten Oktoberfestbier. I saved two bottles I bought in Oktober in my basement to enjoy them later. Despite the result below (*spoiler warning*) I had no reaction on it.

Beer: Spaten Oktoberfestbier
Producer: Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Munich
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Alcohol by volume: 5.9%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous:

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Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

Test result: There is a clearly visible pink test spot on the left of the test area ( T ) which indicates the presence of gluten. According to the instructions a “very low gluten” level of 20 to 100 ppm should give a test spot which is weaker or similar in intensity to that of the control spot ( C ). Please find some more information here.

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Gluten Test

On a scale from 1 to 20 I would rate the test spot intensity 3. As Imutest uses the R5 antibody since a while it is difficult to estimate the gluten level in ppm in comparison to Skerritt antibody they used earlier, hence I will mark the test just positive. Even though this test is positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Zillertal Märzen Gluten Test

During my last ski holiday on the Austrian side of the ‘Zugspitze’ (the highest mountain in Germany) I found a nice Austrian beer which I liked very much. It is not really local from that place but it is also not so much a mainstream beer like Gösser.

I decided for the Zillertal Märzen rather than the Zillertal Pils as the Austrian Märzen is close to Lager. The definition of Märzen in Germany is very different to the Austrian as the German Märzen is stronger in alcohol and more hoppy. Anyway, here is the gluten test result of Zillertal Märzen:

Beer: Zillertaler Marzen
Producer: Zillertal Bier GmbH
Originating country: Austria
Brewing location: Austria
Bottle size: 500 ml
Alcohol by volume: 5.1%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, aroma hops
Miscellaneous: 

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Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

Test result: The test result is negative. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible pink test spot on the left of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The pink spot on the right test area ( C ) is a control spot and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though the detection limit in this kit is very low (1-2 ppm) and the test is negative please note this is not a medical advice – please see also my facts page.

Zillertal Marzen Gluten Test

Cantillon Gueuze Gluten Test

A classic gueuze from Cantillon lambic brewery in Brussels made from a blend of 1,2&3 year old lambic. They use a high proportion of wheat in the grist so this was always likely to have a high gluten content. The reason I tested is due to the different varieties of wild yeast and bacteria which ferment the beer, the theory being that they produce protein enzymes which might break down the gluten.

Beer: Cantillon Gueuze
Producer: Brasserie Cantillon
Originating country: Belgium
Brewing location: Belgium
Bottle size: 750 ml
Alcohol by volume: 5%
Ingredients: Barley malt, raw wheat, hops, water
Miscellaneous:

Cantillon Gueuze Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

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 ). The red line 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.

Lost & Grounded Keller Pils Gluten Test

This is the first test from Zoe:

A hoppy lager from a relatively new craft brewery in Bristol, UK. A very refreshing and tasty lager, very balanced, not too malt forward or sweet.

Beer: Keller Pils
Producer: Lost & Grounded Brewers
Originating country: UK
Brewing location: UK
Bottle size: 440 ml can
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: Pilsner malt, hops, water, yeast
Miscellaneous: 

Lost and Grounded Keller Pils Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Zoe 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 faint red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). The red line 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.

Lost and_Grounded Keller Pils Gluten Test

 

Tiger Gluten Test

This is a very much requested test. Many people asked for this already. During one of my last trips I grabbed a Tiger can and took it home to test it on gluten. Taste is quite OK. Nothing special, probably best enjoyed in Asia when the weather is hot and the beer cold.

Beer: Tiger
Producer: Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd
Originating country: Singapore
Brewing location: European Union
Bottle size: 330 ml
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, maize grits, hop extract
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.

Tiger 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. Please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – see my facts page.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry  Christmas and Happy New Year

Erzquell Pils Gluten Test

This is the first test from Martin. Erzquell is a local Pilsner from Bielstein – a small town east of Cologne.

Beer: Erzquell Pils
Producer: Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein 
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: water, malt, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous: Fun fact on the back label: When the word ‘Prost’ appears which simply means Cheers the beer has the optimal drinking temperature. See the second pic below.

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Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

Test result: The test result is negative. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible pink test spot on the left of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The pink spot on the right test area ( C ) is a control spot and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though the detection limit in this kit is very low (1-2 ppm) and the is negative please note this is not a medical advice – please see also my facts page.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager Gluten Test

Another famous American beer and something many visitors probably waited for a long time is Samual Adams crafted Boston Lager. Well, what’s the definition of craft beer? In my eyes it’s a beer produced by an independent small brewery selling it almost only locally, preferebly run as a family business and the boss checks the quality daily with passion and dedication. Boston Lager is to me more a mass production beer produced by a S&P listed company with almost 1 Billion $ revenue. Here is a nice little article about Sam Adams. Maybe I am wrong so I would be happy to see comments with your opinion

But what about the gluten concentration in Boston Lager? Here is the test result:

Beer: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Producer: Boston Beer Company
Originating country: USA
Brewing location: USA
Bottle size: 12 oz = 0.355 l
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast (internet research as ingredients are not listed on the can)
Miscellaneous:

 Sam Adam Gluten Test Sam Adam Gluten Test

Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

Test result: The test result is negative. According to the instructions there should appear a clearly visible pink test spot on the left of the test area ( T ) to indicate the presence of gluten. The pink spot on the right test area ( C ) is a control spot and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though the detection limit in this kit is very low (1-2 ppm) and the test is negative please note this is not a medical advice – please see also my facts page.

Sam Adam Gluten Test

Jack’s Abby House Lager Gluten Test

This is the first test from Barrett.

I completed by first beer test using GlutenTox Home on a beer I was hoping to enjoy called House Lager from a brewery called Jack’s Abbey here in New England, USA.

Beer: Jack’s Abby House Lager
Style: Pale Lager
Producer:Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Originating country: USA
Brewing location: Framingham, Massachussetts, USA
Format Tested: 16 ox Can purchased in Boston, MA
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
Ingredients: –
Miscellaneous: Unfiltered, unpasteurized, ingredients not listed on can

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Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Barrett 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 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.

Jacks Abby House Lager Gluten Test

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