Tynt Meadow, the UK’s first ever Trappist brewery has obtained the ATP-label
On September 17, the beer was presented to the Board of Directors of the ITA (International Trappist Association). After tasting, discussion and voting, the beer received the ATP label for a period of 5 years. This label not only certifies the Trappist origin of the product, but also provides the consumer with a guarantee that the purchased products are in compliance with the standards of quality and values of an existing Trappist community. For more information on the ATP label, see: https://www.trappist.be/de-vereniging/atp-label/
After decades of dairy farming, the monks began to feel this work wasn’t a viable source of income and sought alternative means of supporting the upkeep of the Abbey and its grounds. As a result, the idea of reviving Trappist brewing traditions was born, and they transformed a redundant part of the 19th Century monastery in Leicestershire into an active brewery. The beer is brewed, bottled and packaged on the site. Trappist beer is a specialist beer brewed on a small scale by monks in accordance with traditional recipes dating back hundreds of years.
The new English Trappist Ale is named ‘Tynt Meadow’ after the place in which it is brewed. It is mahogany- coloured, and has aromas 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.
Father Erik from Mount St Bernard Abbey said:
“It’s an exciting time for us to be launching Tynt Meadow, we’re very proud of the English Trappist Ale we have created and we are delighted to bring life back to old traditions. Being the only Trappist brewery in the UK, we hope to bring something truly special to our customers across the country and rest of the world.”