We finally have a new guest reviewer on the show - Dave, who works at Westmere Beverage Brew Crew (the store I almost exclusively buy all my beer from). I've known him for a while through the store, plus he's a regular at Mahar's and I see him there often. He helped me review New Belgium Fat Tire - an amber ale by this highly-regarded brewery.
Thanks to http://youtube.com/yuichituba for the beer!
here is my 2016 text review (I never wrote a text review in 2010):
3.7AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1709) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale
AROMA: Amber and pale malt presence with caramel being a predominate flavor (though mild overall). Faint citrus or floral hop presence. Slight tang due to age of bottle. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Orange/copper hue; mostly clear. Moderate off-white foam. Good lacing. 2/3
FLAVOR: Malt-forward palette, but not overtly sweet. Moderately high caramel and some toffee flavor on the back end. There is an underlying current of citrus/floral hop flavor and minor, noticeable bitterness to offer balance. Some orange marmalade emerges on the finish. No tang taste. No alcohol presence. 16/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Texture is soft and smooth. Minor aftertaste of hops and caramel is pleasant. No alcohol warmth. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not a particularly robust palette, but to-spec for the style and enjoyable. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 37/50