This has been carbing in the bottle for about 2 weeks, and it has done nothing but become more refreshing! The Raspberry bite has slightly mellowed, but the raspberry taste is still apparent. I fear that over the next couple of months the fruit taste will fade to the point where the raspberry flavor would be muted, so I might try bumping the fruit up to 2-3 pounds instead of 1.25. I was skeptical when a fellow poster recommended 3 pounds, but now I'm thinking that they might have been right My girlfriend can't get enough of the stuff, and ordered me to make another batch when summer approaches. Who am I to deny such a patient woman?