Most normal people plan out their yearly calendar in months. However, my calendar goes by the beer seasons. It's kind of like the Chinese calendar... I guess, I really don't know what the Chinese calendar consists of. Probably monkeys and dragons. Well, my calendar just shifted from the winter styles such as porters, stouts and heavy Belgians to spring/summer beers like bocks, wheats and pale ales.
I believe this is why I can't choose a favorite beer. People know I'm really into this beer stuff (or maybe dangerously obsessed), so I get the "what's your favorite beer?" question a lot. My beer choice tends to change with the seasons so that is hard to answer.
Now even though these spring/summer types of beer are lighter in color because of less roasted malt, it does not mean they have less flavor, just different. The summer styles tend to be a bit fruitier and taste a little better at colder temperatures. Perfect for a hot day, but I would not normally drink these styles during the winter.
With this said, I can assure you at I will still drink a 10% imperial stout during the middle of summer. You can't expect me to wait until it gets cold again to have something so delicious.