This is a very much requested test. Many people asked for this already. During one of my last trips I grabbed a Tiger can and took it home to test it on gluten. Taste is quite OK. Nothing special, probably best enjoyed in Asia when the weather is hot and the beer cold.
Producer: Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd
Originating country: Singapore
Brewing location: European Union
Bottle size: 330 ml
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, maize grits, hop extract
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.
Another great find! I stuck to Tsingtao in Thailand but now I know a have options!
I guess Chang and Singha are also rather safe as they only use barley malt to get the beer colour but use also rice as an ingredient. Have you made any experience with these beers in Thailand?
Thanks for Test Steffen. I have tried Tiger in past pre coeliac years. A good beer from memory. The danger is, it is brewed under licence around the world, and ingredients would differ I think. It is brewed in Australia too. I am in Singapore in March next year, between cruises, have to give the real Tiger another hit.
Hey Les, oh you go on another cruise. I am jaelous now ;-).
You are right they produce under licence worldwide and also the beer from my test was brewed in the EU. I mean the EU is large, this is not really transparent.
Anyway, enjoy the cruise mate!
Thanks Steffen, I contacted Tiger Beer Australia yesterday, they told me their brewing process and ingredients are exactly the same world wide. Yes mate, cruising Asia next year and in April this year, cruising Sydney to Honolulu, time for a few Budweisers on board and in Waikiki afer cruise !!
Awesome! Enjoy it – I mean both Hawaii and the Bud 🙂
I tried a Leo beer last night, Thai lager, from same company as brews Chang and Singa. Leo beer also has rice as ingredient, with barley malt. 330ml bottle, 5% abv, a sweetish light coloured lager. Pleasant on the palate, not a great head, but not bad.
I have had no adverse reaction. Leo is available from our local ALDI. I paid AU$18 for a 12 pack, good value for Australia where beer is heavily taxed. With the temperature @ 34C today, I may have to try another icy cold Leo @ ‘happy hour.’
Anybody else tried Leo lager?
Thank you, this is exactly what I need!
This is total bullshit. Tiger or Lao are not gluten-free. You can keep fooling yourself as much as you want, but there is not a single gluten-free beer in Asia.
What part of “There is no indication of the presence of gluten above 5 ppm.” are you unable to comprehend, Dr. Richardson? Steffen never claimed this beer was gluten free. The whole purpose of this website was to test for low-gluten beers brewed with gluten-containing barley because (for most beer drinkers) gluten-free sorghum-based beers taste drastically inferior.
Dear Dr. Richardson,
The name of this website is lowgluten.org. That means we focus on low gluten in beer, not gluten-free beer. But if you look for gluten-free beer in Asia I am pretty sure there are some options. I tried both of the beers you mentioned and had no reaction even though I am Coeliac.
‘DR Richardson’ You do realise that even ‘gluten free beers’ have a very small amount of gluten in. There is a threshold of less than 20 ppm that if always below, can be called gluten free? Your comment is completely ignorant to what this website is trying to establish. It’s trying to find beers that are close to this point for those with an intolerance to gluten.
Wrong. San Miguel Gluten free is available in SE Asia – and San Miguel Light tests show zero gluten.