Tynt Meadow
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

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Style:
Strong Ale - English
Ranked #9
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
87
Ranked #9,020
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
50
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Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
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xander10 from England

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay to be honest, this beer is great and I can tell that, its full of flavour, it's a beautiful dark ale and was a surprise to me when I found it, seeing as it's a Trappist beer from the UK, but for me personally, its a bit too much dark fruit and fig flavour for me, but I wouldn't advise the monks to change it as what they have here is a great beer, which you should try for yourself to see if it's your kind of thing. I for one hope that Mount Saint Bernard Abbey continue to produce more beers and maybe even some tripels and quads (or perhaps some English styles) as if this is their entrance into Trappist beer, then what they make next surely will be exceptional.

Oct 29, 2020
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish brown with low, wispy head.

Smell is sweet and intense, with notes of dried fruit, figs, brown sugar and raisins.

Taste is soft and fruity with notes of dried apricot, raisins, brown sugar and a hint of leather. Moderate bitterness with a hint of yeast on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice ale, modern yet traditional.

Aug 29, 2020
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stcules from Italy

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brown color, cappuccno colored foam, not too eleant, some big bubbles.
In the smell raisins, candu sugar, liquorice, a bit of wood, plums.
Round ad armonic taste, warming, without being cloyng.
Malt, candy sugar, liquorice, roots, plums.
Very smooth, round, complex. Almond notes.
Bitter aftertaste, with roots/liquorice.
Malty.

Apr 25, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

De Bieronomy. En copa Teku. Viendo Joker. Con caña de lomo y matecado. Perfil tipico de strong ale, correcta pero sin mucho que destacar, salvo si acaso una presencia de alcohol superior a lo esperado por el anv

Jan 09, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Colin. Ruddy mahogany pour, small bubbles fade. Sweet aroma, plums. Taste is more pit fruit, raisins, light yeast. Really nice. This finishes off all of the abbeys for me (for now)

Nov 24, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in my Spiegelau tulip. Best before 07/05/21 printed on the label. Pours a gorgeous translucent mahogany with a tight, 1.5 inch, off-white head that slowly breaks down, revealing tiny pinpricks and craters as it disperses into a consistent slick. Nose is fairly subdued - some notes of dark fruit (think figs and dates) as well as yeast. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's quite a bit of oxidation happening, so there's a wet cardboard presence in the flavor profile. There's also a hint of chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to light) with a carbonation falling just shy of assertive. Overall, not something that is going to cellar particularly well. Drink it sooner than later.

Nov 24, 2019
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rex_4539 from Greece

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Very hazy, murky brown-ish color, one finger beige head, excellent thin lacing, light carbonation.

S: Sweet, hops, malts, alcohol.

T: Sweet, hops, malts, alcohol.

F: Medium to full bodied, plenty of flavor.

O: Interesting ale but not for every day, that's for sure.

Nov 22, 2019
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Bruno74200 from France

3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark brown body with a beige fluffy head
Some ok notes of nuts, toffee and cereals but a lot of off notes with metallic notes and phenolic notes. Very yeasty but never estery

Sep 23, 2019
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janubio from Spain

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at The Beer Castle, served in a Westmalle glass. Pours a small beige head with short retention. Poor lacing.
Aroma of dried fruits, toffee, caramel, vanilla, spices.
Medium to full body, creamy texture, normal carbonation. Spicy finish.
Taste of licorice, toffee caramel, vanilla, spices.
A really good new trappist.

Aug 06, 2019
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great find from Centrale, the bottle shop at the Newcastle train station.
Not every Trappist monastery can (or should) brew like Chimay. So for Tynt Meadow to come on the scene, I think this will create more variety in the Trappist brand. Tynt Meadow offers variety within the Trappist brand of quality, although it is no Chimay... yet.

I give its highest marks for Looks; mahogany with a persistent foam and nice lacing. Smells say dark fruit, but only solid and not great. Taste comes in the same, but a bit more like a holiday fruit cake with a few nuts. It sits in my mouth fine, I don't want it to go away and its bubbles tickle. I admit I liked the ale more when it became dessert along with a cookie with chunks of Belgian chocolate in it.

As is my habit, I go on brewers websites. This Abbey's site is different; very different than brewers touting their wares. Monastic life is to be respected for being what is difficult and pure. As for brewing, I give them big OA Hugs/respect.

Jun 06, 2019
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ThaneMcC from Germany

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An English Trappist ale. . . interesting. . .
best before 16/01/21
Pours a deep brown with amber hints and about a FB of off white head that resolves rather quickly
Smells of cherry, leather, molassess and biscuit. Taste is sweet malts forward, molassess, burnt sugar/caramel, hints of fig mid note, woody, oaky notes, some burnt notes at the end and fairly astringent finish. Medium bodied with little carbonation.
Overall, a rather tasty ale which takes the best parts of an english ale and belgian dubbel - quite good, reasonably priced - pairs well with a bit of strong cheeze and sausage

May 18, 2019
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hoegaardenhero from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle with 16/01/21 best before date -
a: slightly hazy amber brown with tight tan head; thick finger of head relatively quickly fades down to a thick ring clinging to the sides of the glass and light misting of white over the top; tiny streams of bubbles can be seen moving from the bottom of the glass to the surface through the haze

s: not too fragrant -- a tiny bit of coffee, some toastiness; a little bit of mint; what's there is pleasant but there isn't too much of it

t: toastiness ad toffee are the are the most prevalent with a little bit of char at the end of the sip; i get basically exclusively a toasty/biscuity/toffee taste and basically nothing toward the fruity spectrum, which i actually quite like and quite british; i taste absolutely none of the abv. ultimately, quite smooth and quite pleasing.

m: medium body with mild but tight carbonation; a little bit of stickiness but not in a bad way.

o: solid beer, but definitely nothing too impressive. if i wasn't moving soon i would consider a few for the cellar.

May 15, 2019
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JonnoWillsteed from England

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- Very dark chestnut brown. Some deep red is more apparent when held to a light. Very slight haze (rest veeery well beforehand), with 1Cm fine-bubble mid-tan head.
S- Pungent deep malts, quite toasty, elements of deep/dark fruit.
T- Woah! A long deep journey, toasty into deep richness that reminds me of black molasses and the rich pungency of British Christmas pudding.
M- Quite rich, puddingy^, the 7.4% is wholly apparent. One to slowly savour, a lovely brew; zero out of place.
O- I find it amazing that a beer like this exists in the UK, of it's style+quality, and yet I've only just discovered it. This is certainly one that I will buy again.
330ml bottle, from BeersOfEurope. BB: 19/01/2021
ps. Re: my comments re: 'slight haze'. This bottle has rested for days, It was poured carefully, and the bottom of the bottle remains well coated in sediment. Maybe store+serve according to your tastes, with that in mind.

May 03, 2019
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EmperorBevis from England

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled & bottle conditioned & an English Trappist ale
Pours a stark brown reddish cloudy. Odd with splatterings of tan head
Coffee & dark Chico aroma
That dark sugars, figs and a little treacle yeah, a very English slant on the style.

May 02, 2019
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, dark mahogany coloration with amnedium, creamy, lasting head. Smells of bready, caramel malt with notes of toffee, chocolate and red/dark fruits: redcurrant, raisin. Taste Follows the nose, with a great balance of slightly toasted, bready, caramel malt and notes of toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, red/dark fruits: redcurrant, raisin, fig and some spicy yeast esters, with clove being most prominent. Finishes with a light/medium bitterness and some sweet and spicy notes lingering in the aftertaste. Full, velvety mouthfeel with a rich body and low/medium carbonation.

This is an intriguing and very well done cross between an English Strong Ale and a Belgian Dubbel that is dominated by a wonderfully complex malt balance with very little hop aromatics coming through, except perhaps for a light herbal bitterness. Exceptional balance between sweet, bitter and spicey notes, as well as a very nice, velvety mouthfeel.

Mar 30, 2019
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eric5bellies from Australia

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Tyny Meadow sniffer

A - Pours a dark Mahogany colour with an off White head that reduces quickly and laces.
S - Not much on the nose except some Belgian caramel and spice
T - Really quite nice. Spice, nutmeg with candied sugar undertones and a nice boozy finish
M - Medium to full mouthfeel with medium carbonation
O - I really like this one, it does have a uniqueness (much like the glass). It mixes the classic Trappist Belgian brew with something distinctly English. So well worth seeking out.

Feb 01, 2019
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DJ-Hophead from England

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours dark brown with a medium tanned foamy head. Lovely lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Sweet, caramel, marzipan, dark fruits, Xmas cake, woody notes. Taste - Sweet, burnt sugar, dark fruits - raisins, vinous notes, light booze at the back. Wow this is a lovely strong English ale with a lot of complexity. Love to try this in a different version to a bottle.

Oct 03, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a warm, dark delight. Boozy raisin, semi-sweet chocolate, prune, fig, toffee malt, with some sharper grass and oak cask flavors on the finish. Very different than other trappist ales, but quality doesn't suffer, rather this is an old ale for uk. Could use a little more time to age to add brilliance

Sep 23, 2018
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vinicole from England

4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle conditioned. Amber with a touch of orange. Somewhat hazy. Light tan frothy head leaving some slight lacing.
Rich aroma of toffee and dried fruits. Sweet bready malt and yeast present.
Old ale taste to the core. Rum and raisin fudge. Sweet demerara but finishing with a balanced musty bitterness.
Medium to full bodied with a smooth bottle conditioned carbonation. Somewhat boozy.
Edges could be knocked off with some ageing.

Aug 03, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow (£2.90):
This one was definitely a sweet beer with a nice caramel opening that had some sugars & darker fruits coming through too; there was a combination of plum, prunes & raisins alongside a touch of fig further on. The beer was somewhat balanced with with a subtle earthy bitterness & the odd boozy touch further on to see things out. Whilst the beer was drinkable, I was slightly disappointed with this one as it was nowhere near as good as most other Trappist beers that I've tried sadly.

Jul 22, 2018
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Hoppsbabo from England

4.94/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the first batch ever brewed and sold at the abbey.

Absolutely wow. Where to start... Well, it's different. It's malt forward, smokey and roasty, almost tastes like a stout but also has a lighter malty character. The finish has a Belgianesque marzipan snap. It is quite bitter, as are most high ABV Trappist beers. However, at 7.4% this drinks like something much stronger. Getting some serious whisky notes in the aftertaste. Wonder if it was aged in wood or something. Also grassy. Little to no hop presence.

Honestly, I was expecting a load of rubbish, but this is really complex and interesting. One of the very best bottled beers I've ever had. Oh man, what I'd give to try a cask version.

Jul 14, 2018
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unhappyfeet from England

4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

British take on the great Belgian Trappist beers. stunning coloured 2cm yellow caramel head, poured into st Bernardus glass, smell immediately reminded of Westveletren 12 and st b. First taste is a punchy hit of black coffee, plum, dark cherry and burnt toast, hints of treacle as it settles, later as it warms and smoothes out becoming a strong silky caramel mocha. Not quite getting the really warm tummy feeling as with the high strength Belgians mentioned, but this Trappist beer is definitely up there with the greats.

Jul 12, 2018
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