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Michelob Ultra Gluten Test

Michelob Ultra is ranked 8th of the best selling beers in America in 2013 (see here the Top 20). It is a typical American light beer with a watery taste but generally OK as it was not as sweet as other American light beers, a bit like a light European style Lager beer. The level of gluten is very low, see test result below.

Beer: Michelob Ultra
Producer: Anheuser-Busch
Originating country: USA
Brewing location: USA
Bottle size: 16 oz (approx. 470 ml)
Alcohol by volume: 4.2%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast (translated from German)
Miscellaneous: Ingredients listed in German as product sold in Germany

Michelob Ultra Gluten Test Michelob Ultra Gluten Test

Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

Test result: There is a barely visible pink test spot on the left of the test area ( T ), almost not visible in the picture but it is there. 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 ).

Michelob Ultra Gluten Test

On a scale from 1 to 20 I would rate the test spot intensity 1. The spot is hardly visible so it seems the gluten level is very, very low as the test kit also has a very low detection limit. Please find some more information here. Even though this test is low positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.


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  1. XLI

    Thanks for doing the research. It’s appreciated! I’m going to try 4 oz and see what happens.

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