msw708, there isn't really a short answer to your question. This recipe improves with a few months of aging but has proven to be tasty within just a few weeks. It depends a lot on how much time it spent before bottling too. The first time I brewed it, I didn't give it enough time to bulk age and let the yeasts clean up after themselves. So I had to wait for that to happen while in the bottle. My advice is give it enough time to carb up and sample it and try to stick some aside for a few months. Let me know how you like it.