Sunday, February 2, 2014

Coors Light

Beer: Coors Light
Style: Pale Lager
Brewing location: Golden, Colorado
Originating country: USA
Alcohol by Volume: 4.2% 
Ingredients: brewing water, hops, barley, grains and yeast
Format tested: 24 oz can purchased in Los Angeles, CA
Beeradvocate rating: 50/100
Ratebeer rating: 0/100
Test kit: E-Z Gluten


Miscellaneous
  • The Coors Brewing Company is a regional division of the world’s seventh-largest brewing company, the Canadian Molson Coors Brewing Company and is the third-largest brewer in the United States.
  • In 1873, German immigrants Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler established a brewery in Golden after buying recipe of a Pilsner style beer from a Czech immigrant William Silhan. 
  • In 1959, Coors became the first American brewer to use an all-aluminum two-piece beverage can. Coors currently operates the largest aluminum can producing plant in the world

Test Result Photo
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Test result
Negative at 10 parts per million (ppm), meaning it is less than 10 ppm. Though standards vary from country to country, according to the FDA, "in order to use the term 'gluten free' on its label a food must meet all the requirements of the definition, including that the food must contain less than 20 ppm gluten". It is said that products with a gluten content below 20 ppm are suitable for people with celiac disease.

My experience drinking Coors Light 
I am not sure where I fall in the gluten tolerance spectrum; I am gluten intolerant but not celiac. I definitely know what it feels like to be "glutened" i.e. gluten exposure, but I have not deliberately pushed my gluten consumption limits with any food or beer. I consumed this 24 oz can over an hour period (drinking nothing else) without experiencing any kind of gluten reaction.

28 comments:

  1. hi can u test the ppm of gluten for me on the Molson Export please

    thanks

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  2. So if you drink a six pack tho wouldnt it make you sick !?

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  3. Coors light is safe six pack will not hurt us and drink a lot of it. No affects at all.

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  4. Does the country of origin affect the gluten level? Ie canada vs u.s.

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    1. The Coors Light brewed in the UK brewery differs since wheat is added to the brew instead of corn?/rice? in the US breweries. The UK brewed Coors Light prints out wheat as an ingredient.

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  5. I wonder how regular coors would compare?

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    1. from all I've read, it is the light beers that have the least amount of gluten..

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  6. Thank you. This is a very useful tests for those beer lovers out there.
    Mmmm Beer.

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  7. As a Celiac who has had no felt symptoms from Omission Pale Ale which had a below 20ppm result via your tests and a tested 10ppm or less from eurofins ELISA test (omission's official site) ... I WILL ... be drinking some COORS LIGHT later today.

    Your test suggests the gluten content is less than 10ppm and another site with a different home test claims it may even be as low as 5ppm.

    One can only assume if I can drink Omission without symptoms than I must also be able to drink Coors Light.

    Later today I will make a post giving the details on if I felt negative symptoms after consuming Coors Light.

    I've tried Budweiser and Heineken several years ago and DID feel negative symptoms.

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  8. UPDATE:

    Over the course of 7 hours I've had 10 ... 12 ounce Coors Lights.

    I've experienced no felt symptoms so far from drinking this product.

    By my 3rd Budweiser and Heineken (36 ounces) my stomach was turning, muscles were aching, and I was glued to the toilet at the hips regretting my decision.

    So far with Coors Lights no issues at all. Celiacs experience gluten consumption in different ways and some don't experience any discomfort at all even though they are causing permanent damage.

    If the gluten content in this beer is so low not to trigger a reaction than awesome, but you're still gambling with your health.

    I personally didn't experience felt symptoms in the 7 hour period of consumption.

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  9. I have a gluten intolerance and im extremely sensitive. I tried one bottle which would normally destroy me! I have have had no side effects at all! I'm going to have two or three tonight! Fingers crossed! It's been 8 years since I had beer. Keep up the work!

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    1. Paul, how did you get on after drinking 2-3 Coors?

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  10. OMG OMG OMG.... Okay... maybe a little dramatic. I have endometreosis which means that I am now wheat intolerant, or I could have a baby, so I chose the elimination of wheat. I am not crazy! I used to drink Bud Light all the time. I have not had a "regular" beer since August 2013... I have just had 2 (yes, two!) Coors Light. I am perfectly fine... 30 minutes apart so I would be curled up screaming merry blue murder if I was to react. I am off to the Dominican very soon and am going to try and avoid ice in drinks etc... so beer would be an amazing asset. Corona is next on my test list ~ in the meantime.... CHEERS! :)

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  11. I have Celiac and had been drinking Miller Lite for years and assume it was better than regular beers but had symptoms. Tried many "Gluten Free" beers and they all suck. I have switched to Coors Light and drinking it for over six months. Two an evening during the week and 6 or more on Saturday / Sunday (especially during football season). Anyway I have not had any noticeable symptoms with Coors Light. Good choice since most bars and restaurants have it on the menu. I might add that I have had Coors Light draft at bars and it does seem to bother me but that may be draft beer in general.

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  12. I have celiac disease, so I was excited to try Coors Light after reading this. I had two last night and I am sick as hell. NOT gluten free!

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    1. Yeah cause you're a celiac. I'd say these guides are more for the gluten intolerant

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  13. before I was a bud light drinker, who would always have low back pain and muscle aches the next day from the gluten. I tried coors light, no muscle aches but headache. I think the origin/content of corn product in this one should be advised to those who are sensitive. especially if it is USA GMO/BT CORN.

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  14. before I was a bud light drinker, who would always have low back pain and muscle aches the next day from the gluten. I tried coors light, no muscle aches but headache. I think the origin/content of corn product in this one should be advised to those who are sensitive. especially if it is USA GMO/BT CORN.

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  15. Good comment, AJ. I try to avoid beers containing corn to which millions of people are allergic.

    I wish more brewers would choose rice (which is hypo-allergenic) as an adjunct, but most home brewers claim corn provides more flavor.

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    1. Coors has had a rice beer, Peak, for 1 1/2 years, but it is still just available in Portland/Seattle area. :(

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    2. Coors is no longer making Coors Peak. It has been discontinued .

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    3. Why is it still on their website?
      http://m.coorspeak.com

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  16. Diagnosed as Celiac last December, and was crushed to have to stop drinking beer. I tried the 'gluten free' beers, like Omission, but they are expensive and often hard to find. Found your blog, and decided to try Coors Light ... so happy I did. Served at almost every restaurant and bar, cheap ... and have had as much as a 6-pack in one evening with no ill effects. Thanks and good luck!

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  17. I am not celiac but I avoid gluten because it gives me an asthma attack… Actually some of the commercial gluten-free beers have given me asthma attacks, this site has helped… I stick to the very low PPM beers… Corona is my go to… But I can drink Coors light and Coors without problem… PBR at 20 ppm, I'm OK with one but not more. Hope that helps.

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  18. Coors light gave me a reaction :/ was bummed since it's 10 ppm .. but PBR at 20ppm seams to me fine .. weird, maybe it's the ingredients? I think I'll try pbr again or corona extra next

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    1. Ace, I really think those of us with celiac have different sensitivities to levels of gluten. What may start a immune response from one may not set off one in another. I drink Coors and Corona Extra with no ill effects.

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  19. I'm going to live in India for 3 months. Which beers can I drink? I'm supposed to be gluten intolerant but can drink Guinness and Bud Light.

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