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?

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Dutch Beer Gluten Test Low Gluten Free Beer Test Results Coeliac Disease Celiac Sensitive Gluten Sensitivity IntolerancePoll will close 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.

      Brooklyn Lager Gluten Test

      I recently had the chance to drink a bottle of Brooklyn Lager, a very nice American beer which tastes completely different to the, well, typical American style beers. It was refreshing and crisp and not flat at all. And of course I wanted to see how much gluten it has. Moreover, it claims to have less than 5 ppm (please keep in mind the widely accepted gluten free level is 20 ppm):

      “None of our beers are gluten free. Unfortunately, we don’t routinely test for gluten content in our beers. We are only able to quantify up to 5 ppm of gluten and confirmed that Lager has less than 5 ppm of gluten. Unfortunately, our current production demands do not allow us to produce a gluten free beer.”

      Source: http://brooklynbrewery.com/about/faq

      Here is my test result:

      Beer: Brooklyn Lager
      Producer: Brooklyn Brewery
      Originating country: USA
      Brewing location: USA
      Bottle size: 12 oz = 0.355 l
      Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
      Ingredients: malted barley, hops, water, yeast
      Miscellaneous: -

      Brooklyn Lager Gluten Test Brooklyn Lager Gluten Test

      Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

      Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten. 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. But this test is negative. 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.

      Brooklyn Lager Gluten Test

        Pilsner Urquell Gluten Test

        Pilsner Urquell is the surprising winner of the latest poll. Because of the popularity of the American Budweiser I thought the Czech Budweiser will clearly win the poll but the majority voted for Pilsner Urquell. This beer is also famous as it was the first Pilsner style brewed beer. Here is the gluten test result:

        Beer: Pilsner Urquell
        Producer: Plzesky Prazdroj
        Originating country: Czech Republic
        Brewing location: Czech Republic
        Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
        Alcohol by volume: 4.4%
        Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract (translated from German)
        Miscellaneous: Ingredients listed in German as product sold in Germany

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        Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

        Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten. 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. But this test is negative. 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.

        Pilsner Urquell Gluten Test

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

          There are plenty of excellent beers available in Czech Republic. The best selling beer within the country is Gambrinus -the god of beer- which I already tested in 2013. The most famous beer of course is Budweiser due to the popularity of its American brother which only have the same name but nothing else in common. Pilsner Urquell is a famous Czech export beer whilst Staropramen is the favourite beer in the capital Prague. Please vote which of these Czech beers you want me to test next.

          Budweiser (Czech Original)
          Staropramen
          Pilsner Urquell

          Which Czech beer do you want me to test next?

          • Pilsner Urquell (43%, 47 Votes)
          • Budweiser (Czech Original) (40%, 44 Votes)
          • Staropramen (17%, 19 Votes)

          Total Voters: 110

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          Gluten Test Czech Beer Poll

          Poll closed on 23/01/2015.

            Beck’s Gluten Test #2

            As with the recent Warsteiner validation test I also tested Beck’s a second time using a different test kit. In the first test I used the Imutest test kit which uses the antibody Skerritt. And here is the result with Biomedal’s kit which uses the G12 antibody.

            Beer: Beck’s
            Producer: Beck’s Brewery/Anheuser Busch InBev
            Originating country: Germany
            Brewing location: Germany
            Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
            Alcohol by volume: 4.9%
            Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops
            Miscellaneous: -

            Beck'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.

            Beck's 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 Beck’s has more than 5 ppm gluten. However, it is not a medical advice – please see my facts page.

              Dorada Gluten Test

              Dorada is a very nice beer from the Canary Islands which belong to Spain. The Canaries have a mild climate all year and so a cold Dorada is always an option even during Canarian winters. Mainly tourists from England, France, Germany, Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries visit the islands to enoy the sun. And for all those who are sensitive to gluten and plan to go there this test is for you.

              Beer: Dorada
              Producer: CCC (Compania Cervecera de Canarias)
              Originating country: Spain
              Brewing location: Spain
              Bottle size: 0.5 l can = approx. 16 Oz.
              Alcohol by volume: 4.7%
              Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops (translated from Spanish)
              Miscellaneous: -

              Dorada Gluten Test Low Gluten Free Beer Test Results Coeliac Disease Celiac Sensitive Gluten Sensitivity Intolerance Dorada Gluten Test Low Gluten Free Beer Test Results Coeliac Disease Celiac Sensitive Gluten Sensitivity Intolerance

              Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

              Test result: There is no indication of the presence of gluten. 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. But this test is negative. 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.

              Dorada Gluten Test Low Gluten Free Beer Test Results Coeliac Disease Celiac Sensitive Gluten Sensitivity Intolerance

                How to read the gluten test summary table

                The most visited page on my site is the test results summary table. As I received a few enquiries how the table works here a short explanation on how to read the test results.

                I test the beer with two different test kits which also work differently.

                The Imutest kit works with an intensity scale, the darker the test spot the more gluten is in the sample. The test spot intensity is scaled from 0 (no visible spot) to 20 (dark red) whilst the control spot is estimated with an intensity of 6/7 (light pink). This allows the estimation of the level of gluten based on assay from the manufacturer. In the example below the test spot was rarely visible (intensity of 1 or 2) and so the gluten level is very low, surely below 20 ppm and maybe even below 5 ppm.

                The Biomedal kit works with thresholds which can be set to 40, 20 or 5 ppm depending of the number of drops from the extraction solution which will be added to the unit. If a red test line appears the test is positive. In the example below the test with the 5 ppm threshold was negative so the beer has less than 5 ppm gluten.

                how to read this table

                  Warsteiner Gluten Test #2

                  This is the second test of famous German beer Warsteiner. The first Warsteiner gluten test was negative and it actually became my favourite beer, also because of the test result. In the first test I used the Imutest test kit which uses the antibody Skerritt. To validate the result I wanted to see how Biomedal’s kit with the G12 antibody reacts. In a recent post I listed some test kits and information about antibodies and how they work. But to make it simple – the more tests are negative the safer it is for gluten-intolerant people.

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

                  Warsteiner Low Gluten Test Results Coeliac Disease Celiac Sensitive Gluten Sensitivity Intolerance

                  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.

                  Warsteiner Low Gluten Test Results Coeliac Disease Celiac Sensitive Gluten Sensitivity Intolerance

                  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 Warsteiner has more than 5 ppm gluten. However, it is not a medical advice – please see my facts page.