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Brewed by the monks at the Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire, according to the apostolic atude set out by the International Trappist Association, the beer will be broadcast in the UK by James Clay from 9 July, as able-bodied as actuality awash at the on-site boutique at the abbey.
The abbey’s accreditation by the International Trappist Affiliation was accustomed beforehand this year and Mount St Bernard has now become the 12th Trappist brewery in the world. The abbey brewed for the aboriginal time in March of this year, and has this anniversary appear its aboriginal beer.
The beer takes its name from Tynt Meadow, a adjacent acreage in which the monks of St Bernard originally acclimatized aloft accession in Leicestershire in 1835 and is brewed application an English ache of aggrandize and English barley and hops. It is alert fermented, with the accessory beverage demography abode in the bottle.
With an ABV of 7.4%, Tynt Meadow is declared as an English Trappist Ale with aromas of apic chocolate, liquorice and affluent fruit. It is concentrated and balanced. On the aficionado are flavours of chocolate, pepper and fig, and a abiding boozy finish.
“At the aboriginal affair we had with the International Trappist Affiliation appealing abundant anybody said: ‘Don’t beverage a Belgian apery beer, accomplish article that draws on bounded tradition’,” explained Father Erik Varden, abbot of Mount St Bernard. “So we did a lot of awful accurate tasting to adjudge which affectionate of beers we liked.
“We absitively aboriginal on that we capital to accomplish article adequately able and dark, and again we artlessly approved to accomplish the altered beer styles we enjoyed in Father Michael’s little proto brewery, and came up with article we are blessed with and we achievement that you will enjoy.”
Profits from the sales of the beer will be acclimated to advance the abbey and the monk’s way of life, as the Trappist affiliation dictates. An accurate Trappist artefact charge be produced aural the walls or in the about of the monastery; in accordance with the administration of the ociation and in accordance with their rule; and for the account of the ociation and/or their amusing work.
The name ‘Trappist’ originates from the La Trappe Abbey, in Soligny-la-Trappe, Normandy, France, area a movement bankrupt abroad from the Cistercian Order in the 17th century. Today, orted Trappist monasteries about the apple aftermath articles as orted as wine, beer, oil, bread, honey, cheese and cosmetics.
Prior to Mount St Bernard Abbey, there were 11 breweries in the apple bearing Trappist beer. Eight of these are based in Belgium and the Netherlands, while the actual three barrage from Austria, the US and Italy.
Despite the UK’s affluent brewing ancestry and tradition, the clandestineness and artifice surrounding Trappist brewing has consistently been a antecedent of abundant action amid British beer drinkers. This celeted moment, which sees the UK accompany an aristocratic club of countries that can lay affirmation to accepting an accurate Trappist beer, has accurately generated a cogent fizz in the industry.
The monks of Mount St Bernard accept been unsurprisingly coy about their new brewery project, capacity of which accept been few and far between. Even now, with the beer clearly appear to the public, arch brewer Father Michael would not acknowledge which hops or ache of aggrandize were acclimated in its production. The monks ert the beer is not ‘a Belgian imitation’, and although it shares some of the characteristics of added Trappist Ales, Tynt Meadow is audibly English in both its name, architecture and flavour profile.
Securing the administration rights to Tynt Meadow is absolutely a accomplishment for James Clay, and acme a advantageous ce of months for the distributor, afterward its accretion of Beer Direct. The change agency of the beer will ensure able antecedent sales, and there will acceptable be absolutely a clamour as specialist bars, pubs and shops seek to defended the bound stock.
The abstraction for ambience up the brewery aural the abbey walls has been about bristles years in the making, and came about afterwards the monks realised they could no best abide to armamentarium the budget of the abbey through dairy farming.
“We are accustomed bodies active an accustomed life, but for an amazing aen in an amazing setting,” explained Father Erik. “However, we don’t accept any banking abutment from any academy alfresco of ourselves. Bodies sometimes accept we get coffers of gold beatific to us from Rome and that is abominably not the case. So a abbey will consistently accept to acquisition a way of earning its own subsistence.”
Father Erik continued: “Cistercians accept consistently been farmers, and our abbey has consistently been a dairy farm, which we connected to do until 2014. But we accomplished a point area we started allurement austere questions about the activity of the farm, and we bare to accomplish some adequately abundant investments to backpack on. The ignment was actual abundant and the accolade was basal and we accounted it would be capricious to continue.
“After a continued action of application we bankrupt bottomward the farm, but we bare article to alter it with, both as a antecedent of income, and to accredit us to advance our enements in accommodating work.
The monks accomplished out to their brothers beyond Europe for admonition on the atude of Trappist brewing, as able-bodied as several bounded breweries, afore starting to absolute the compound for Tynt Meadow on their own 20hl kit from Germany.
“We capital to accept a apple of ignment that would affiliate abounding of us in a distinct project,” Father Erik added. “