Low Gluten in Beer

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Ambar Especial Gluten Test

Spain is very progressive in regards to gluten free foods and beverages. In almost all restaurants, shops and hotels gluten free products are available. Also Biomedal as the manufacturer of the GlutenTox Home kit is Spanish and Estrella Daura Damm from Barcelona was a pioneer in the gluten free beer business – event though my test showed a controversy result.

Ambar is my latest discovery from Spain. It is labelled gluten free (sin gluten means without gluten) and says on the back label: “La malta de cebada que contiene esta cerveza ha sido tratada para garantizar un consumo apto para celiacos” which means something like ‘The barley used in this beer has been treated to ensure safe consumption by Coelics’. The beer itself is rather averge, a typcial Spanish beer, sweet, fizzy carbonation and should be consumed only cold. And here is the gluten test result for Ambar:

Beer: Ambar Especial
Producer: La Zaragozana
Originating country: Spain
Brewing location: Spain
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
Ingredients: – not stated on label
Miscellaneous: labelled gluten free

Ambar Gluten Test Ambar 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.

Ambar Gluten Test

Stiegl Goldbräu Gluten Test

This is my first gluten test with Austrian beer. There is very good beer available in Austria – mainly the small local breweries have excellent beer. The Salzburg located Stiegl brewery is the biggest private brewery founded in 1492.

Goldbräu is their premium lager and it tastes nice and malty, just a bit light.

Beer: Stiegl Goldbräu
Producer: Stieglbrauerei Salzburg
Originating country: Austria
Brewing location: Austria
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.9%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops
Miscellaneous: -

Stiegl Gluten Test Stiegl 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 ). 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.

Stiegl Gluten Test

Foster’s Gluten Test

Foster’s is probably the most famous Australian beer and sold worldwide. In Australia the people may prefer other beers but it is quite famous in English pubs and during my recent trip to Detroit I could find it there in mals and stores as well. Fostes brews worldwide under licence so the beer I test here is the US version of Fosters and so gluten test results of Fosters can vary depending on the brewing location.

Beer: Foster’s Lager
Producer: Foster’s Group
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: USA
Bottle size: 0.75 l = approx. 25 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: – not stated on label
Miscellaneous: US version, brewed in the US

Foster's Gluten Test Foster's 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.

Foster's Gluten Test

Pabst Blue Ribbon Gluten Test #2

This is the second test of PBR after I tested this famous American beer already back in March 2014. I was only able to get these huge cans with 24 oz. where you just need one per night.

Beer: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Producer: Pabst Brewing Company
Originating country: USA
Brewing location: USA
Bottle size: 24 oz = 0.710 l
Alcohol by volume: 4.74%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast
Miscellaneous: -

Pabst Blue Ribbon Gluten Test Pabst Blue Ribbon 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.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Gluten Test

Kirin Heartland Gluten Test

During my recent trip to Japan I had the 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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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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