This Brown Ale performs as advertised – Tastes like an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and even has the after taste of oatmeal. I liked it. Preferred it to be cold. Not sure about the food pairing unless you are eating other oatmeal raisin cookies. Could be served to those of refined taste in smaller glasses as a dessert. Pinky must be out. Try or split one with a loved one.