Threw one of the altbiers and one of the weizenbiers into the fridge last night, a little early I know, but I HAD to taste them! Popped these suckers after brewing today.
The altbier was NICE! Good head, nice retention too. All the harsh bitterness I mentioned above was gone. Got a back-of-the-tongue bite as an aftertaste. Much-improved body and mouthfeel. For a first brew, this far exceeded my expectations.
The weizenbier was good, though I think it is still too young. The mouthfeel and carbonation weren't nearly as developed as the altbier. I think/hope this one will improve though it is quite drinkable now.