The UK’s first Trappist Ale, brewed by monks at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire.
The beer is the result of meticulous planning and research on behalf of the Abbey’s Cistercian brothers, who have taken inspiration from both historic Trappist brewing practice and local English tradition, using English barley, hops and yeast to create an English Trappist Ale unique amongst the other monastic offerings.
Trappist beers tend to be named after the place in which the monastery is situated. Mount St Bernard have called theirs ‘Tynt Meadow’, to honour the link with the plot of land on which monastic life was refounded here in the Midlands almost two centuries ago. Being part of the great Trappist tradition, they have chosen to produce a strong dark ale, but one with a clearly English character.
Tynt Meadow is mahogany-coloured, with a subtle, warm red hue, and a lasting beige head. Its aroma carries hints of dark chocolate, liquorice, and rich fruit flavours. The beer is full-bodied, gently balancing the taste of dark chocolate, pepper, and fig. It leaves a warm and dry finish on the palate.