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Beck’s Gluten Test #2

As with the recent Warsteiner validation test I also tested Beck’s a second time using a different test kit. In the first test I used the Imutest test kit which uses the antibody Skerritt. And here is the result with Biomedal’s kit which uses the G12 antibody.

Beer: Beck’s
Producer: Beck’s Brewery/Anheuser Busch InBev
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.9%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops

Beck's Gluten Test

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.

Beck's Gluten Test

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. In this test there is no indication that Beck’s has more than 5 ppm gluten. However, it is not a medical advice – please see my facts page.


Dorada Gluten Test


Merry Xmas !


  1. Les Carter from Australia

    Thanks for the further Becks test Steffen. I like a Becks now and then good beer.

    Also, Merry Xmas Steffen and also to all your followers on here.

    Cheers !!!

  2. Adam from Adelaide, Australia

    Hello Steffen (and Les Carter if you’re reading this)
    I successfully tried a Beck’s 330mL bottle on Friday and a Beck’s 500mL can on Saturday, both made in Germany. It took me a while to get my courage up again after my experience with the Australian brewed Carlsberg. Anyway they were both quite nice with no bad affects. Thank you Steffen.
    I would like to try a Miller next but I’m not sure if the Miller you tested is the same as what we have in Australia. I remember liking Miller when I was younger and it was called Miller Genuine Draft.
    Les have you tried Miller since you’ve been diagnosed with cd? And if you’re reading this Les I slightly disagree with in regards to Obrien gf beers here in Australia. My first experience with their products wasn’t great – I didn’t like their Premium Lager nor their Pale Ale. Since then they’ve changed their Premium Lager recipe and it’s better. And their Black Lager is good. Their best ones I’ve had are their Pilsner and their Belgian Ale. Another good gf beer (not O’Briens) is The Occasional Parrot Pale Ale. I do agree that they’re too expensive so that’s why I’m here.
    Cheers to beers with no tears, Adam.

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      Hi Adam,

      I only tested Miller Lite and Miller High Life, both negative. Don’t know about the gluten content in Genuine Draft, though.
      I always recommend to purchase a 5er test kit and test your own favourite beers. It’s not that expensive, only shipping may be not cheap to Australia. But it’s a useful investment in your health. Since I tested Becks and Warsteiner I actually stick with them and feel good. Also my doc said I am in a good shape and have no intestinal damage – despite the fact I drink regular beer.

      Cheers Steffen

    • Les Carter from Australia

      Thanks Adam, well not tried O’Briens Black Ale, nor their revamped Premium. Have to seek some out. My town does not have GF Beer, Coles and Wollies do not stock it. Good to hear the Becks worked out, am having one right now.

      As for Miller, not given that a go.

      Cheers, Les, my e mail is lesmarycarter@aapt.net.au if you would like to speak.

  3. Jero

    Careful wit this. Had a strong reaction to a can of becks. Paresthesia confusion typical gluten symptoms for me

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      Hi Jero, if you react on barley containing beers (not sure if only Beck’s or also others) please be careful and switch to beers without barley or wheat. I would also not recommend the artificially gluten-reduced beers for you. Instead go for those made from alternative grains e.g. sorghum. Cheers Steffen

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