La Sirène Praline cacao, vanilla & hazelnut stout is a rich dark beer made on Wurundjeri country, Melbourne, Victoria.
Beer & Cheese
La Sirène Praline Cacao, Hazelnut & Vanilla Stout is an alluring stout produced in nearby Alphington. Upfront, the aroma of cocoa hits your nose and upon sipping there’s a cacophony of sour cherry/vanilla undertones as well as the roasty, toasty flavours of hazelnut and cacao nibs. The mild bitterness of chocolate/coffee as well as its light carbonation leaves your mouth clean, making this an easy-drinking stout at a restrained 5.8% ABV.
NOTE – Harper and Blohm licensing restrictions require that wine can only be purchased in conjunction with one or more food items. A maximum quantity of liquor purchased must not exceed more than two 750ml bottles of wine. Liquor cannot be purchased by anyone under 18. Liquor cannot be left at unoccupied premises – please ensure that you will be home to accept your delivery.
Orders that do not meet these requirements will not be fulfilled and refunds will be issued.
La Sirène has come a long way since their 2010 inception. With a focus on Saison style beers, they’ve expanded into wild-fermented ales, hoppy Farmhouse ales and beer/wine hybrids which nod towards founder Nikias’ wine background.
Praline Stout has been part of their stable since 2014, and thankfully it now comes in 330ml cans down from the 750ml of its original release.
Sustainability is not just a buzz word at La Sirène but very much at the forefront of their approach to brewing practices - from re-engineering their brewhouse in order to minimise water usage to travel miles and packaging initiatives.
Beer & Cheese
Why do they work so well together?
When looking at cheese and beer pairings, there are few rules and ultimately your individual palate should be your guide. Think of pairings like a set of scales; flavours need to be in balance as do textures. Chocolate might seem like an obvious match for stout but they would be far too similar; much more exciting is blue cheese.
La Sirène Praline is a medium-bodied stout which particularly meet the moderate spice and mineral tang of blue cheeses such as Colston Bassett Shropshire Blue & Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue.