Newcastle Brown Ale is one of the most popular Ales available. In the US it is among the Top 10 of the imported beer brands and #3 of the best selling bottled Ales in the UK. Well, I am not a big fan of Ales but I gave it a try again. And again I realised I prefer Lager or Pilsener style beers. Anyway, there are many Ale lovers out there and those who are sensitive to gluten might appreciate the gluten test result below.
Beer: Newcastle Brown Ale
Producer: John Smith’s Brewery
Originating country: UK
Brewing location: UK
Bottle size: 0.55 l = approx. 19 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.7%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, glucose syrup, torrefied wheat, colour: caramel, hops
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: A clearly visible red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). This indicates the presence of gluten equal to or above 5 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.