I'm hoping this comment will bump the thread. I recently bottled my third batch of homebrew, a Blue Moon clone, and couldn't wait to try it. Cracked open a bottle on the fourth day, and had a lovely, velvety head, but the beer was slightly under carbonated. Opened another on day five, and the head is now too "active" and the beer has an over-carbonated bite to it.
I've read here that witbiers should be consumed fresh, but I'm perplexed that there could be such a difference after just one additional day. Both of my earlier batches also wound up somewhat harshly carbonated, using casting sugar (added before bottling).
If I allow the beer to condition a few more days, is that likely to hurt or help? Would I be best served chilling the beer now, to at least preserve what I've got?