Low Gluten in Beer

test the gluten content of your beer

Author: Adam (Page 1 of 2)

Coopers Birell Ultra Light Gluten Test

Another test provided by Adam and as usual a good story to read:

…Coopers Birell Ultra Light, commonly known as “Birell”.  It is a very very low alcohol content beer (about 0.5% – some call alcohol-free).  In fact my parents let me and my brother drink it as children on Saturday nights at home when my father had his big (longneck) bottle (or two) of Southwark Premium whilst we watched Saturday night television together as a family.  It was (and still very much is) a very flavoursome drink – very malty flavour.  So much so that I thought it may not be low enough in gluten, but it is.  Brilliant.  A good one to have when wanting to drive, or not get drunk.  And, unlike some other low/no alcohol beers, I’ve seen tested on your website, it is all natural.  Yum yum!

Beer: Coopers Birell Ultra Light
Producer: Coopers Brewery
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: Australia
Bottle size: 375 ml
Alcohol by volume: less than 0.5% (according to label)
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops and yeast
Miscellaneous: commonly just called Birell

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Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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.

Coopers Birell 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Grolsch Gluten Test

Back in 2015 I started a poll about Dutch beer you want me to test and the winner was Heineken. On 2nd place was Grolsch – another famous Dutch beer and in my eyes the better tasting one. Adam was so kind to test Grolsch now. And here is the result.

Beer: Grolsch
Producer: Koninklijke Grolsch N.V.
Originating country: Netherlands
Brewing location: Netherlands
Bottle size: 450 ml
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops
Miscellaneous:

Grolsch Gluten Test Grolsch Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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.

Grolsch 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Lobethal Bohemian Philsner Gluten Test

Another test provide by Adam and great story to read. Please scroll down to the read the whole story.

Beer: Bohemian Philsner
Producer: Lobethal Bierhaus
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: Australia
Bottle size: 330 ml
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: malt, yeast, hops & water
Miscellaneous:

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Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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.

Lobethal Bohemian Philsner 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

And here the story from Adam about his new favourite place:

I had been in phone contact with a brewer/owner (Alistair Turnbull) in the Adelaide Hills at Lobethal Bierhaus – https://www.bierhaus.com.au/

He had been very interested in what I had said about low gluten beers and the GlutenTox Home Kit. He also was telling me about a gluten free beer he had been working on with help from the University Of Adelaide, made from sorghum and lentils.

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Vale Lager Gluten Test

Test provided by Adam from Adelaide/Australia

Another beer from my home state of South Australia.  The “Vale” is in reference to McLaren Vale, our second most famous wine producing area after the Barossa Valley, of course.  Mind you the beer is made in Willunga which I think isn’t technically McLaren Vale.  Anyway that’s not important.  What is important is that it was another pass, under 20ppm.  And it was quite a nice beer too.

Beer: Vale Lager
Producer: Vale Brewing
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: Australia
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.5%
Ingredients: not stated on label
Miscellaneous: Thanks for test, Adam!

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Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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: 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Vale Lager Gluten Test

Coopers Lager Gluten Test

Test done by Adam:

…this time Coopers Lager.  Obviously another Coopers from my home town/city of Adelaide.

I have been waiting some time now for contact from Coopers about their gluten content of all of their beers, but I guess I couldn’t wait any longer.  So I tested it myself.

It’s an okay beer, I just need to have it in the right style of glass to really judge its true flavour and character.  I often try beers in different glass styles to find the best one.

Beer: Coopers Lager
Producer: Coopers Brewery
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: Australia
Bottle size: 375 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: not stated on label
Miscellaneous: Thanks for test, Adam!

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Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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: 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Coopers Lager Gluten Test

DAB Export Gluten Test

Tested by Adam. Short statement from him about the beer:

Good beer.  Try it if you haven’t before.

Beer: DAB Export
Producer: Dortmunder Actien-Brauerei
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: not stated on label but water, malted barley and hops according to internet research
Miscellaneous: Thanks for the test, Adam!

DAB Export Gluten Test DAB Export Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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: 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

DAB Export Gluten Test

Stockade Duel Hoppy Lager Gluten Test

This test was provided by Adam.

… I went shopping for a different type of beer.  This one looked interesting as it mentioned how hoppy it is, as hops seem to be very popular in the beer community at the moment with everybody seeming to love highly hopped ales.  The smell/aroma of this beer is wonderful, so fruity, but the taste is average.  I’d try it again, in different style glasses, but probably wouldn’t buy it by the box.

Beer: Duel Hoppy Lager
Producer: Stockade Brew Co
Originating country: Australia
Brewing location: Australia
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.7%
Ingredients: not stated on label
Miscellaneous: Thanks for test, Adam!

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Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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: 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Duel Hoppy Lager Gluten Test

Steinlager Pure Gluten Test

Test provided by Adam:

I tested the New Zealand beer Steinlager (sounds more German than New Zealand!).  Anyway all I know about Steinlager is that it has been around for a long time and is marketed as being very “clean and pure”.  On pouring it has a great head and is easy to drink too.

Beer: Steinlager Pure
Producer: Lion Nathan
Originating country: New Zealand
Brewing location: New Zealand
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops and yeast
Miscellaneous: Thanks for the tests, Adam!

Steinlager Gluten Test Steinlager Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam 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: 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. Even though this test is negative please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Steinlager Gluten Test

Bintang Gluten Test

Further test provided by Adam.

…with the Indonesian beer, Bintang Pilsener.  It’s a 330mL bottle, 4.7% alcohol.  Ingredients: water, malts, sucrose, barley, and hops.  I find it strange that both “malts” and “sucrose” are listed before “barley”.  Perhaps the “malts” are from wheat.  That would make sense of the test result.  On an amusing note, my eldest step-son didn’t want to drink the beer so I used as a shampoo!

Beer: Bintang Pilsener
Producer: Bintang Indonesia Tbk
Originating country: Indonesia
Brewing location: Indonesia
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.7%
Ingredients: water, malts, sucrose, barley and hops
Miscellaneous:  –

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Adam 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.

Bintang Gluten Test

Löwenbräu Original Gluten Test

This is another test provided by Adam. Back in 2013 I already tested a special version of Lowenbrau – it was the Oktoberfest variant which is only available during the famous beer festival times. And the result was positive. But the regular Lowenbrau Adam tested now is more common and available in many countries. A decent Lager with less alcohol then the Oktoberfest beer. And here is the result of Adam’s test:

Beer: Lowenbrau Original
Producer: Lowenbrau
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous: Thanks for the tests, Adam!

Lowenbrau Original Gluten Test Lowenbrau Original Gluten Test

Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Adam tested with both thresholds 5 and 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 both test sticks ( T ). The red line  indicates the presence of gluten equal to or above 5 and consequently also 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 tests have been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though these tests are positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Lowenbrau Original Gluten Test

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