Originally Posted by Catfish
Sadly, they are usually not as good as you'd hope. The best one is so often the last one.
The very first taste of the very first bottle from my very first batch was one of those magical, transcendent, life-altering moments. Aside from the "I made this" novelty, it was actually really great beer, even though it was my first batch, and only 5 days since bottling. Since then, the first taste is always hit or miss, but it's usually to test the carbonation. But that first bottle...I was so giddy.