PS--My Nut Brown that was my first brew (been bottled almost two months) is still pretty poor....Maye it will get better!
Probably not - HEY - tuff love. None of this keeping the dream alive. The only time I have had a beer go from poor to good is when there is an outstanding flavor problem that diminishes. Otherwise a beer that is poor just because it's plain, boring, lifeless will stay that way.
As for the Fat Tire - Yea - my Fat Tire clones (and then the constant tweaking with more Biscuit malt) always seems to get better until . . .IT'S GONE!
I've held onto bottles of ambers for 6 months and they seem to go down hill with age. Darker beers continue to improve.
Congrats - but get this. Your beer making skills will keep getting better and better and in 10 batches you can make that Fat Tire clone again and say to yourself, "that Fat Tire Clone I had in batch #2 was so simple compared to THIS Fat Tire clone".