<p>Take a long walk in the Vall&eacute;e d&rsquo;Aubel. Don&rsquo;t haste, look around and you might find a secret garden hidden in an old deserted Abbaye. Push the massive carved door and silently walk into a heavenly place where nature has reclaimed its rights. Approach the altar. Do you see the two bottles glistening softly under lights <em>c</em><em>&eacute;</em><em>lestes</em>? </p> <p>There are the Stassen Cidres d&rsquo;Abbaye, perfected by generations of monks and generously left as a gift to callers.</p>

Blond 6,5%

Brun 7,5%


<p>The Cidre de l&rsquo;Abbaye de Val Dieu is born from the monks&rsquo; devotion to brewing tradition since 1216. These exquisite, naturally slightly cloudy <em>cidres d&rsquo;abbaye</em>, use apples grown on ancient abbey land and a long tradition of double fermentation. Every sip is a precious gift of heavenly taste of the apple, of fine bubbles of a time that stood still, and of strong craft from monks&rsquo; traditions.</p> <p>Their double fermentation gives them a strong and resilient body. Cidre d&rsquo;Abbaye Blond has a rich amber robe and leaves delicate citrus notes. Cidre d&rsquo;Abbaye Brun has a robe of a dark russet color and is of noble character with fine bubbles and caramelized notes.</p> <p>Serve these <em>cidres</em> chilled in a chalice glass, with olives, nuts and a side of <em>Joie de Vivre</em>.</p>

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The Stassen Family Tree

<p> This is a 120-year-old apple tree, with deep green foliage and gnarled trunk. Will you sit down and look at it? </p> <p> Take your time, see the Joie de Vivre hiding in plain sight, be taken by these craftsmen passing on their passion to the next generation. </p> Heritage

A Stroll in Aubel

<p> Take a small <em>vall&eacute;e</em>, nesting in a corner of Belgium - ensure you take the long way to wherever you were going. Sprinkle orchards and a couple of bell towers on the country hills, Put on your walking shoes or hop on a horse if you like it spicier, Add a few friends that want to come along. </p> Trails