I came across a thread regarding seasonal flavor profile attribution, somewhere - and I'm trying to pin down criteria related to flavor profiles and seasonal bottling times. Is there an effect related to time of year and flavor, or is this a moot point?
Granted, it has been discussed that flavor profiles differ from season-to-season; is it symmetrical? Is there symmetry or any predicable patterns outside of the cycling aspect, regarding what a batch, barrel, or bottling will taste like - depending on when it was bottled? Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter?
I tend to find myself gravitating to late spring and early summer bottlings (it seems) without having enough info to back up whether or not this is viable. It's something I've discovered over the past year... a pattern, whether it's viable or simply chance. BB