Öko-Test takes 43 beer varieties under the magnifying glass – glyphosate-residues discovered

German beer can convince in the Test

In a recent test judgment Öko-Test shows that beer does not have to hide from Germany. More than half of the 43 tested Pils from the beer sections with the grade “very good”. In some Beers, however, and glyphosate were detected residues. Deductions there was for some varieties of poor foam quality and harmful for the environment packaging.

Pils is one of the most popular drinks in Germany. The German purity law for Beers has a long Tradition and many German Beers to be praised worldwide. In the current issue of Öko-Test feel professionals 43 Pils Beers on the Tooth. Is justified the good reputation? According to the test result! 25 Beers reached the test score of “very good”, 12 as “good”. Five varieties, the circuit of light formed. Öko-Test explains what to look for in the beer-purchasing.

Pils put to the test

Eco-Test has sent 43 beer varieties to laboratories. There they were checked thoroughly for information that may be contained problematic substances. Among the residues according to the General microbial contamination, glyphosate-back as well as pollutants that may, for example, to escape from coating the interior of cans of beer.

Quality of the Beers was able to largely convince

First the good news: Not a single beer, received a worse grade than “satisfactory”. Among the tested Pils, not a single black sheep was. Disease-causing germs could be found in any beer. Similarly, there was nothing to complain about at the specified alcohol content, as well as in the bitter degrees, the spice master, and the final degree of fermentation of the Beers. Around a third of the Beers, however, glyphosate could be detected residues.

How is glyphosate into the beer?

The weed killer glyphosate is often used for the cultivation of grain. Bayer is after the purchase of Monsanto is now the manufacturer of the doubtful and must in the United States with actions for damages in the billions apart. Glyphosate is suspected to be carcinogenic. Residues of the Weed killer resulted in deductions in the Test-to-Point. Particularly annoying: In the Bio-beer “Hofmark Pils” could also be glyphosate detected residues. The Pils is therefore one of the losers of the Tests. Öko-Test question the adherence to organic guidelines.

Many well-known brands are very good

Beer lovers can rejoice that many well-known Pils varieties of very good sections. Brands such as Astra Urtyp, Becks, Bitburger, Hasseröder, Holsten, König Pilsner and Krombacher was able to fully convince. Amazingly well even many cheap varieties are cut off. The Discount beer Falk felser net, Oettinger Pils, Paderborner Pilsener and castle crown Premium Pilsener did not have to fear comparison with more expensive varieties. As tastes are known to be different, was assessed in the Test, only the quality and the pollutants.

The not-so-white sheep among the Beers

Some of the well-known Pilsner beer varieties, but there were also small defects. This is how Öko-Test found, for example, in the popular brands Flensburger Pilsener and Jever Pilsener residues of the Weed killer glyphosate. The Beers have been pushed to the grade “good”. The cheap beads Bacher Premium Pils from Lidl section is also comparatively bad. Here are just a glyphosate non-residues are discovered, the beer is also offered in an ecologically questionable disposable bottle worthy. Generally speaking, the Eco advises-Test of Beers in cans and disposable bottles on the environment’s sake. The full test results free of charge on the website of Öko-Test found.

When making a beer purchase

Overall, one can commit according to Öko-Test no glaring mistakes when buying Beer. Differences in terms of climate protection and quality there is but still. You should pay attention to:

  • The sake of the environment: beer in returnable bottles is better for the environment, in particular when the manufacturer is located within a radius of 150 kilometers.
  • A look at the date of minimum durability is worth it. The Pils is short prior to the expiration date, can taste lead to defects.
  • At home and in the market, stored the beer in a cool and dark, it remains fresh longer.