Back in the late spring I brewed a Brewers Best Cream ale kit, and added a handfull of fresh sage leaves from my garden for the last three days in the fermenter. Four weeks in fermenter, three weeks in the bottle and 3 days in the fridge. Week 1: sage an hops flavors really complimented each other, good beer. Week 3: Sage really came forward. Still quite drinkable, but not what I intended. Week 5: Yummy! Hops and sage balanced, malt complex. If I gave you one and didn't tell you it had sage you couldn't identify it, but when told you could place it right out. I ran out of that batch that week. Also, that was my last extract kit. All-grain forever.
Scotia Go Bragh! Mack.