I had a friend stop by to kill a couple hours tonight before he went to work at his 11p-7a shift. I was telling him about how I've been brewing and he wanted to try my first batch, a belgian golden, which has only been in the bottle for 10 days. I probably should have just told him it isn't ready yet and waited until I could provide a quality product but my excitement got the better of me. Since all the beers are in my closet conditioning and are obviously warm, we threw 2 of them in the freezer for about an hour and then popped them.
Mine poured fine. His poured a ton of head, but he poured it wrong (straight splashdown instead of pouring it down the side of the glass)
I tried one on Sunday and it was pretty good. At the time I said it was green but on its way to being good. This time it tasted a little watered down and even greener than it did on Sunday. His wasn't that great either, he said it had an aftertaste and I'm guessing it was kinda flat from his bad pour.
I know most people say to chill them in the fridge for at least a couple days before drinking, and I know the beer isn't fully conditioned yet. I'm probably answering my own question here and just looking for verification, but did we most likely have a sub-par experience because the beer wasn't properly chilled? I would ask if my beer is getting worse, but I know that's just a paranoid newbie reaction and I should probably just RDWHAHB