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Krombacher Pils Gluten Test

Pilsner beer style is the most common in Germany. Around 50% of the beer lovers prefer Pilsner rather than the many other styles like Weissbier (wheat beer), Lager, Helles etc.

Krombacher is the second best selling beer in Germany. It is actually quite good, nothing special but not bad at all. Due to smart marketing e.g. in football, handball, hockey and basketball it is one of the few brands which grow.

Beer: Krombacher Pils
Producer: Krombacher Brauerei
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract

Krombacher Pils Gluten Test Krombacher Pils 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.

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

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  1. johnson macdougal

    Thanks! Didn’t know we had this one so widely available in Canada, but just found it at my local beer store – pretty solid beer!

  2. Les Carter from Australia

    Thanks Steffen, might look for it downunder.

  3. Wayne

    Really helpful mate thank you,
    Easy to understand for a thicko like me
    Just started my gluten free life at 50 n glad I can drink beer

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      Hi Wayne, thanks for the nice words. Well, I guess you are a typical male Celiac – like me. Diagnosed late with CD and the first thing I feared was if I still can consume beer. My doc said 90% of the male ask this question first, hence I started to assess what gluten level beer has. I avoid pasta, pizza and even the wonderful German bread (which was hard) but giving up beer was not an option 🙂
      Cheers Steffen

  4. John

    Best beer in my opinion
    No sugars, No additives, pure as it can be.

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      Agreed, good beer. It is a mainstream beer here in Germany but clearly one of the better ones.

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