I'm trying my first brew tonight. It's only been in the bottle for 2 weeks but I was impatient. It's not exactly what I expected, although it could very well be that the kit was not my cup of tea. It went flat pretty quickly after opening and it is a bit too bitter for my taste. It was the California Common kit from homebrewery.com. I know I made some mistakes as I actually saw stuff fall into my makeup water before I was finished brewing. It also included lager yeast and I could only keep the ambient temperature around 64 degrees. Next time I will be better prepared, and hey, it could get better with a little more time in the bottle.