SWMBO has been making a bit of a face when she tried my nut brown ale, but she passed by the desk just now and had a sip and said "Hey, that's actually good!" Now, coming from a non-beer drinker (pretty exclusively wine and margarita on the rocks drinker) that's high praise. This is the same beer she was making the face at a few weeks ago. And she's right, it's been getting better and better.
Just starting out and not having enough homebrews in the fridge, it's tough (impossible) to wait. But it is amazing how much better it gets with a few extra weeks. This one was bottled 12/14, so is at about six weeks from bottling, nine weeks from brew day. Sad part is that there are only six 12 ouncers left, and a couple more of 'em are going to bite the bullet before the night is over. Just bottled a mild brown today and I already know I'll be popping the tops early.
My nut brown ale: