This is the second test of famous German beer Warsteiner. The first Warsteiner gluten test was negative and it actually became my favourite beer, also because of the test result. In the first test I used the Imutest test kit which uses the antibody Skerritt. To validate the result I wanted to see how Biomedal’s kit with the G12 antibody reacts. In a recent post I listed some test kits and information about antibodies and how they work. But to make it simple – the more tests are negative the safer it is for gluten-intolerant people.
Beer: Warsteiner Premium Verum
Producer: Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer KG
Originating country: Germany
Brewing location: Germany
Bottle size: 0.5 l = approx. 16 Oz.
Alcohol by volume: 4.8%
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops 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. In this test there is no indication that Warsteiner has more than 5 ppm gluten. However, it is not a medical advice – please see my facts page.
Les Carter from Australia
Well done again Steffen for the 2nd test, I will have to look for that Warsteiner Premium Verum ‘down under.’
I´am confused. I understand that Modelo beer, amber or dark would be gluten free, as well as Corona because their main ingredientes are corn starch and rice. But Warsteiner is made of barley, so these tests seem implausible.
I am not doubting your tests, but it seems to contradict science itself.
Adam from Adelaide, Australia
Tried my first Warsteiner yesterday. It was very nice and no bad effects. The flavour was quite light and reminded me of some of the gluten free beers here in Australia, but, of course, much less expensive.
Thanks to you testing this one twice I have a lot of confidence drinking it.
I would like to try again the very hoppy Pilsner Urquell as my first try I wasn’t quite sure my tummy handled it (could’ve been my paranoia – mind over matter – as it tasted too good to be true).
On another note have you ever tried Schnitzer Brau gluten free beer brewed in Germany? I haven’t had it for years because it’s too expensive for very little taste.
Schnitzer Bräu is probably the most famous gluten free beer in Germany. I tried it once and did not like it, though. It’s made with sorghum, this probably makes the difference. As I always have only one or two beer I prefer to stay with the regular beer. And I think it is way too expensive like you said for very little taste. However, it remains an option for people who really suffer from gluten intolerance – better than giving up beer completely.
That’s amazing I had no idea until a friend of mine mentioned it and then I found this post from a Google search. I love this beer and some of the others mentioned. Think I need to get a test kit or two to experiment. Got it be cheaper than drinking Estrella daura for the rest if my life.
Hi Adam, yes that’s a good idea. Get a kit and test your favourites. It’s a useful investment in your health. And if you could share your experience and results on my website would be highly appreciated. Cheers Steffen