I used to brew beer with friends and we made some truly amazing beers. A few of my favorites wereea butternut squash saison and a cranberry pale ale. No adjunct flavorings/spices. That really changed how I tasted things.
Oh And the ginger wheat beer. That one was chef’s kiss emoji
@00 the first beer my cousin and I brewed together was for the celebration of my first son’s first birthday(which is in late November). We made a Dunkelweizen(dark wheat) style. That was 16 years ago this month and it is still the best beer that we have ever made.
@00 I’ve made several flavored beers with (mostly) good results. Some of the favorites:
Raspberry amber ale - added 5lbs of freshly picked raspberries to the fermenter. This one was very popular with my friends and went fast.
Honey-ginger lager - this won a blue ribbon at the county fair.
Holiday fruitcake stout - also quite popular; added cinnamon, ginger and orange peel to the fermenter.
Never experienced traditional seasons, so I don’t really get seasonal flavors. I don’t have the feedback loop and warm fuzzies from consuming pumpkin spice and having a nip in the air and thinking “fall.” I have no emotional attachment to seasons changing (except for lychee season. I appreciate it the most because it is so short). I accidentally outsmarted the marketing industry.
…so I guess lychee is my favorite seasonal flavor.