Tynt Meadow – English Trappist Strong Ale
Tynt Meadow is the UK‚Äôs first Trappist Ale, brewed by monks at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire. It becomes one of only 12 officially recognised Trappist breweries in the world. It takes the learnings and traditions of Trappist breweries, but using English barley, hops and yeast to create an English Trappist Ale unique amongst the other monastic offerings.
The resulting beer is a Mahogany-coloured, with a subtle, warm red hue, and a lasting beige head. The aroma carries hints of dark chocolate, liquorice, and rich fruit flavours. Full-bodied, gently balanced dark chocolate, pepper, and fig. A warm and dry finish on the palate. Taste a piece of history.
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
When the inviability of farming became obvious, we began to look for an alternative source of income and common work. We aimed to establish an industry in which many of us could be involved. Brewing met our requirements. After much careful research and community discussion, we decided to revive the Abbey’s beer-making tradition. We know for a fact that beer was brewed here in the nineteenth century and, contrary to widespread perception, monastic brewing has never been confined only to the Low Countries. Past visitors to our community have left accounts expressing their liking for the monks’ table beer. Although the historic recipe has been lost, we’re certain that the ale we’re brewing now is at least as delicious and nurturing.