Tynt Meadow
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

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Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
England, United Kingdom
English Strong Ale
Ranked #6
Ranked #7,584
4.09 | pDev: 7.33%
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
Jun 26, 2018
Trappist beers tend to be named after the place in which the monastery is situated. We’ve called ours ‘Tynt Meadow’, to honor the link with the plot of land on which monastic life was re-founded here in the Midlands almost two centuries ago. Being part of the great Trappist tradition, we’ve chosen to produce a strong dark ale, but one with a clearly English character.

Tynt Meadow is mahogany-colored, with a subtle, warm red hue, and a lasting beige head. Its aroma carries hints of dark chocolate, liquorice, and rich fruit flavors. 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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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A - Deep cooper, mahagony color, gentle pour yields a thin off white cap. During the experience a steady production keeps a ring alive clinging to the glass.
S - Brown sugar, a bit of anise, sweet malt, dark fruit , primarily raisin. There is a spicy thread in there, not quite pepper, not quite yeasty ester, but its there.
T - Candied dark sugar, some licorice, again with that peppery thread, With a warm up, a really nice plum aspect develops
M - Sweet start, stays in the lanes, fully coats the palate. just on the edge of sticky. A nice dry finish
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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a somewhat cloudy amber-brown and then full cloudy with a lot of yeast sediment; opaque in the glass; thin yet lasting light khaki colored head. Nice spicy nose; star anise and licorice; candi sugar sweetness smell; light suggestion of raisins. Spicy, malty flavors; anise, red licorice, and candi sugar; cloves; light cocoa on the backend; a touch booziness; very mild bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel; thick and sticky on the palate; a touch of boozy warmth.

Other than a bit of over-carbonation overflow (likely due to the beer not being that cold - must have been just added to the store's coolers), there are no major flaws with this beer. I'll be back to pick up another sample and let it sit in the fridge a few days before re-trying the beer. I love the complexity and mouthfeel of this beer. A very nice find. The beer buyer guy said this is the only true Trappist beer brewed in the UK.

Pouring temperature: 63 °F: bottling info:
Source: local purchase (Coaltrain Fine Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits)
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3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
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Smell: It has caramel and spicy aromas up front. There are some bread crust elements with some figs and licorice.

Taste: There are caramel and toffee flavors with quite a bit of spiciness. There are a bit of figs and other dark fruits in support.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle - $6.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a not-altogether-clear, tawny brown body with an off-white head.

Smell: Lush caramel, cooked brown sugar laced with a little nibble of chocolate and instant coffee powder. Perfumy wafts of spice-studded fruitcake soaked in a little sherry.

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A - Pours a murky amber with a large fizzy off white head. The head fades into a thin ring leaving light spotty lacing

S - Aroma is plums, dark cherry and chocolate.

T - The taste is chocolate, coffee, raisins, figs, dark cherries, caramel, white pepper and a lingering bitter finish.

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Tynt Meadow (2023)

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Strong Ale English

Smells of tangy chocolate and Bing cherries. The yeast is earthy, bitter, and sour but very nice and unique. Super smooth feel. Baker's chocolate covered raisins and fruity esters roll on heavy. Super clean, spring water body with earthy and bitter fin


Aug 03, 2023
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
English Trappist Ale is a great description for this newcomer, because you've never had an English Trappist Ale before, and so this is a new/unique experience. More English influences than a Belgian, more Belgian influences than a English Strong.
I loved the unique complexity in the nose, the taste and the finnish. I hope the monks of St Bernard have a successful launch and look forward to additional offerings.
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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a dark ruby red color, that is nearly opaque. A dense beige head forms that last forever, light lace is left as this finally and gently recedes.
S: The aroma is all malts and incredibly nuanced. Fresh baked bread toasted malts, light chocolate covered cherries. The dark fruit character lingers on a bit. Incredibly inviting and welcoming.
T: Like the nose, all the malty characteristics are there and great. Baked bread, dark fruits, chocolate, brown/caramelized sugars. Just a touch of earthy hoppiness for which helps keep this form being cloying in anyway.
M/O: A medium body with moderate carbonation. If there is any "fault" here this could be a bit fuller. Though that just makes it all the easier to drink, and it is smooth, sweet, but not too sweet, and just all around warming and moreish.

A great nuanced malt character, that doesn't become cloying, and is just spot on English in every way. I have been missing these kinds of English Strong Ale's and I'll be coming back to this one a lot. Well, until it inevitably becomes scarce, and you can't find it anymore on the shelve. Until then, I'm going to enjoy this as much as I can.
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4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into tulip, good 2+ finger tight bubbled light tan head, great retention and lacing. Dark ruby in the glass, not light passes thru, really exceptional looking beer. Big malt on the nose, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit comes to mind. Taste follows the nose, big sweet malt in the front with a good strong carbonation to pull it back in along with a good heavy hand on the bitterness. As it warms the flavors start to come out, caramel, toffee, roasted malt on the front with dark dried fruits, figs, raisins floating around the background. I will take an English strong on this, but it is teetering between English and American Barley wine. Man it is 100 degrees during the day and 85 at night and I am drinking this thinking it is truly a great winter beer, but it is hitting the spot now
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
07/18/23 bottle @ Winking Lizard Peninsula
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Tynt Meadow from Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
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