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San Miguel Gluten Test

San Miguel is the winner of the recent beer poll. It is probably the most famous Spanish beer beside Estrella. And here is the test result.

Beer: San Miguel Especial
Producer: Mahou-San Miguel
Originating country: Spain/Philippines
Brewing location: EU according to label (Spain most likely)
Bottle size: 330 ml = approx. 12 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 5.4%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract
Miscellaneous: This is the European version, not the one from the Philippines

San Miguel Gluten Test San Miguel 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: A red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). The red line 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.

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  1. Franz


    eine Frage, ich bin öfters in Spanien und suche ein glutenfreies Bier.
    Da ich Zöliakie habe, wollte ich gerne wissen ob das San Miguel Especial gluten frei ist, weil es ja ein extra glutenfreies Bier von San Miguel gibt und ich gerne auf Nummer sicher gehen möchte.

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