I opened up my first bottle of the beer I brewed a few weeks ago. It is just a really simple extract porter (I figured start small) and it has a slight ester taste to it (not quite banana taste, but a bit fruity), but I didn't read my directions and pitched the yeast at 90 degrees, so I am surprised it isn't worse.
Anyhow, it ended up at 4.6%, a very nice dark brown, and the head was just off white and died off pretty quick, but it is still very well carbonated.
This was an extra 12 oz. bottle I had laying around, and the rest are in 22s, so I'll let them sit another week until I tear into them, but it is totally drinkable now!
I'm so happy! And my wit already is starting to kick off some great smells (it is only 4 days into fermentation and so it has a ways to go)
Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.