Mount St. Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow English Trappist Ale

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Tynt Meadow is the UK’s first ever Trappist Ale and is brewed by the monks at Mount St. Bernard Abbey. Brewed according to traditional recipes dating back hundreds of years.

Trappist beers tend to be named after the place in which the monastery is situated. The name ‘Tynt Meadow’ honours the link with a plot of land on which monastic life was refounded in the midlands almost two centuries ago.

Tynt Meadow is strong dark ale with a clearly English character. It is mahogany in colour with aromas of dark chocolate, liquorice and rich fruit flavours. It is full bodied and gently balances the flavours of dark chocolate, pepper and fig and leaves a warm and dry finish on the palate.

After decades of dairy farming, the monks began to feel this work wasn’t a viable source of income and sought alternative means of supporting the upkeep of the Abbey and its grounds. As a result, the idea of reviving Trappist brewing traditions was born and a redundant part of the 19th century monastery in Leicestershire was transformed into an active brewery. The beer is brewed, bottles and packaged on site

The monks at Mount St. Bernard Abbey live by the rule of Saint Benedict, a lifestyle which is summed up by their motto Ora et labora – ‘pray and work’. As monks, they strive to earn their living by working with their hands. They do no receive any subsidies from the church for their living expenses or for the upkeep of their historic buildings. This means that they depend on reliable source of income to continue their life of contemplation, to welcome guests and to help those in need.

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Water, Barley Malt, Sugar, Hops, Yeast

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Mount St. Bernard Abbey Brewery
Oaks Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 5UL, England

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  1. Stujago

    This is comparable to a Belgian dubbel. I actually found it to be more drinkable than it’s Belgian counterparts. It has an English slant to it in that it has an old ale taste to it. Quite sweet.

  2. John Sanders

    A deep brown, rich, absolute belter of a beer, malty with toffee/chocolate notes. This beer has grown on me over the last two years. Leave some for me

  3. David Goater

    This is a cross between a good Belgian honey beer and a Mead. It has a warm thick pleasant sweetness and lasting complex aftertaste. if you are a boring Lager drinker or an XXX bitter lover you will not like this. Which is good, all the more for me.

  4. David Gouldson

    Fruity and malty. Nice Trappist Ale.

  5. Robin Flower

    An outstanding beer. An English Trappist beer that easily holds its own among its more famous Belgian counterparts. There is a lot going on here in the taste and the beautiful and moreish finish is sublime.

  6. Ba Faiers

    Good Trappist style, sllightly sweet at first, but slips down too easily for a beer of this strength. I hope the monks don’t drive! It won’t wean me off of Orval but I will buy again.

  7. Peter

    This is a really good drinkable ale

  8. Tobias

    After the first few times I had this beer I thought it was one of the best around, and after a few more I still do, however… I recently tried it back to back with a guinness foreign extra, and they were surprisingly similar. definitely not the same, but it took a little bit of the unique sparkle from the tynt meadow. i have no idea why this matters. but it’s cost a star. sorry.

  9. Edit Bodis

    This is an excellent beer, one of the few I can drink without getting heartburn.
    The taste is very pleasant, mellow yet strong.
    I have heard about it when I saw the film made at Mount St Bernard Abbey: Out of town.
    Been enjoying it ever since.
    If you like dark ales I am pretty sure Tynt Meadow will become one of your favourites.
    Try it!

  10. Kevin Matthias

    Deep rich ale, dried fruit & date flavours with a touch of dark chocolate. Sweetness offset by decent hop presence, some warming alcohol. Rubbing shoulders with the Rochforts & the Westmalles, a worthy addition to the trappist family.

  11. Steve

    Best English beer I’ve had. Very similar to full dark Belgian beers

  12. Kevin Hughes

    This is a complex beer, rich malt and slight smoky aroma. Initial flavour is sweet and malty with a slight bitterness and strong smoke flavour on the finish. It is worth trying this historic beer, it brings to mind the warm snug of a country pub in winter with a crawling fire on the go.

  13. S K Lewicki

    A very satisfyingly ‘full’ taste to this one, which for me ranks high among the Trappist ‘dubbel’ style beers, although sometimes I feel it lacks some of the subtleties of Rochefort 6. But it’s great there’s finally an English addition to the Trappist family and this is a beer I’m always glad to come back to…

  14. Gaz H

    This beer has such a distinctive taste, definitely one to be savoured.

  15. Kris

    I was impressed with my first taste of this English trappist mostly as it compares flavourably to the Belgian editions!

  16. Mark Nellist

    Compares very well to your typical Belgian Trappist beers, in fact, I actually prefer this one over those.
    Plenty of body and flavour, offset with a good balancing bitterness. What stands out for me though – and what keeps me coming back for more – is that it’s a lot less sweet than its European neighbours, almost putting it into a different beer style bracket.

  17. Paul Craycraft

    If there was a ‘desert island disks’ type selection for ales, then this would probably be the one on my hit list. Lovely strong, robust flavour, and hi-strength – which I prefer these days (can’t handle the same volume as in my ‘yoof’!). Go on, just try it, even just the once…

  18. Tim Vaughan

    Quite smooth, almost creamy feel but has enough body, bite and malt to balance out on the overall taste. I’ve given this a 5 to recognise its individuality for an English dark beer, and the efforts by the abbey to develop something unique in the UK (as far as I know).

  19. FoggyMountainMan

    Was intrigued to try this one and have to say it was well worth it. Give it a go yourself.

  20. Colin Woodward

    Discovered this by chance and now it is a firm favourite. A very different English dark beer that never disappoints. Strong tones with a distinct flavour.As has been said before I think this compares very favourably with the European Trappist beers.

  21. patrick harrigan

    A beautiful and full bodied beer with a hint of caramel. Slightly dry aftertaste.

  22. David Winter

    Simply one of England’s best beers. Full bodied, dark, creamy, very different from a traditional British bitter, but not excessively sweet. A malty, savoury treat.

  23. Paul Evans

    Nectar. Just nectar.

  24. Steve Bruce

    I like this a lot. A quite bitter almost liquorice like aftertaste, dry but slightly sweet, complex it is !. Lovely stuff, fits in well with the Belgian strong/ trappist beers that i love so much. Cant give it 5 stars but its up there.