I bottled a spiced Holiday Ale from Austin Homebrew (Primary for 3 1/2 weeks) last week & when sampled, the spices were mild. I took a reading after 1 1/2 weeks & I could smell the spices. When I bottled, the spice smell was more mild.
I'm guessing it should mellow out some when you transfer to bottles.
This has all been wonderful.......but now I'm on my way.