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Moosehead Gluten Test

This is the first test of Canadian beer. Moosehead is not the best selling beer in Canada but I gave it a try as one of my website visitors told me that Moosehead, Labatt and Molson are the most common beers in Canada. Well, honestly I didn’t like it as it has an unpleasant sweet taste. But taste differs and here is the result of the Moosehead gluten test:

Beer: Moosehead Lager
Producer: Moosehead Breweries
Originating country: Canada
Brewing location: Canada
Bottle size: 12 oz can (approx. 355 ml)
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, malt, corn, hops, yeast
Miscellaneous: 

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Test Kit: Imutest Gluten-in-Food Kit

Test result: There is a clearly visible pink test spot on the left of the test area ( T ) which indicates the presence of gluten. 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 ). Please find some more information here. The test spot appears lighter than the control spot.

Moosehead Gluten Test

On a scale from 1 to 20 I would rate the test spot intensity 4/5 so in this test the level is above 20 ppm. Even though this test is positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

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2 Comments

  1. Mel

    Hi there, I appreciate this info! I happen to enjoy Moosehead and typically in the summer, I imbibe more. Like a couple tall tans after work, often. Anyways lately, I’ve been getting these pimple like red bumps on my upper arms only and I’m so confused what could be causing it. On the weekend I was in party mode and drank 4 tall cans and had the worst case of the trots the next day (even though I had a good dinner before I started drinking); it’s unusual for me to feel this way. A friend of mine tells me it’s how she realized she was gluten intolerant. I’m normally not a big bread fan (hate crumbs) or a pasta eater; but I do enjoy those sometimes. None the less, I’m going to cut out all beer for a month or so and see how things go… It might be rough… lol Thank you though.

    • Steffen

      Hi Mel, thanks for your feedback to the Moosehead test. It was tested positive so this could be a reason. But normally the gluten concentration is very low in beer. Between 20 and 100 ppm (parts per million) is still considered very low according to Codex Alimentarius. 1 ppm is equal to 1 milligram per liter.
      Not comparable with bread or pasta which is a gluten bomb.

      Cheers Steffen

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