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.
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
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.