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Kingfisher Gluten Test

I am currently in India and just tested the most famous Indian beer Kingfisher Premium Lager. It contains rice beside barley so I assumed already that it will be low in gluten. But it contains some other ingredients like sugar and syrup which is not really in accordance with German Beer Law. But it’s India so it’s OK like the beer itself. An everyday beer with sweet taste best enjoyed very cold.

Beer: Kingfisher Premium Lager
Producer: United Breweries Group
Originating country: India
Brewing location: India
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, sugar, rice/maize/millet/corn syrup, ethyl alcohol (generated in the process), hops and yeast

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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: 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. Please don’t take any of my test results as a medical advice – see my facts page.

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  1. Thanks! You saved my evening.

  2. Dogbite Williams

    Steffen, Kingfisher is listed as 5 (positive) on the test results chart.

  3. Anurag Pandey

    You’re Godsent…..Thanks.

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      You are welcome – greetings to all people in India! Will be in Bangalore again later this year 😉

  4. Carissa

    AMAZING thank you! Any chances you’ll be testing more/other Indian beers?

  5. K Mathis

    Hope you will test some of these beers from India and Nepal. Thanks!

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  6. Stafan

    Typical beer has a gluten content above 20 parts per million (ppm). This threshold of 20ppm is the lowest amount of gluten that can be detected with available scientific tools.
    5ppm is too less to detect any gluten

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