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City Steam The Naughty Nurse - City Steam Brewery Café

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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
City Steam Brewery Café visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Naughty Nurse has become quite the popular lady in the Nutmeg State. With her classy and sensual elegance, combined with just the right amount of...ahem...bite, she has made many a friend both inside and outside of our brewpub. Don't let that "come hither" look fool you, though - she is all business when it comes to performance. In fact, she is our best seller! If the Nurse needs a match, it can be a nice beefy burger, or almost anything else on a pub style menu. And with her moderate alcohol content, she can stand alone and make your next Session last a long, long time! This fine ale is brewed for a spicy, slightly bittersweet finish using traditional English malt, hops, yeast and manners. Available short or tall, of course!

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Reviews by brewcifix:
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brewcifix

Connecticut

3.04/5  rDev -12.1%

A: Naughty Nurse pours a slightly cloudy burnt amber with a decent off-white fizzy head that lends to little lacing. For a "Naughty Nurse", her head really doesn't go the distance.

S: The nose is pretty tame, exhibiting a little caramel, roasted malts, and hay. I'm picking up some mineral notes as well.

T: The flavor is a bit more complex- although, not by much. Nutty caramel, toffee, and roasted malts give way to slightly bitter hops- reminiscent of an English Bitter. This brew starts off kind of like a brown ale, and ends like a bitter. Very nice indeed. The aftertaste is malty and sweet. I'm not detecting any of the "bite" that the Brewer alludes to. This is a rather mild, drinkable beer. I don't feel that it's putting any hair on my chest.

M: This beer is light to medium weight with medium carbonation. Its drinkable mouthfeel and mellow flavor make this beer dangerously easy (as a naughty nurse should be). This beer will also pair nicely with food.

Overall, I think City Steam's Naughty Nurse is nothing spectacular, but, DEFINITELY nothing to reject. This is a fine brewed beer with nice flavor and versatility. Restaurants would be wise to have it on their menu. Personally, I'd find it hard to pass up to accompany a meal or hardy sandwich.

06-24-2013 22:05:13 | More by brewcifix
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-18-2013 01:51:47 | More by woodchipper
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-30-2013 22:39:20 | More by SuomiHobbit
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tim6298

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-07-2012 21:09:48 | More by tim6298
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tmoreau713

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-27-2013 15:04:48 | More by tmoreau713
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/2 inch head, amber in color, clear

Smell: big caramel malt and some earth.

Taste: big caramel with earthy hops in the middleand a bready caramel end

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a big bitter spike in the middle and a sweet end, high carbonation, light body

Overall: Not sure if this is good for a bitter or pale ale. When I was drinking it, I thought sweet amber ale. There is a nice mix, but the malt triumphs. Not out of the ordinary, but nothing to pass over either.

05-16-2011 14:37:25 | More by tigg924
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Milkysunshine

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-08-2012 01:52:46 | More by Milkysunshine
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far333

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

This seems to be the flagship brew, at least the most popular, perhaps because it has what it takes for mass appeal. Better than average in most respects, but it probably won't blow you away. Light brown color with a low head that dissipates fairly quickly. Slight hop aroma, followed by a mellow hop flavor, supplemented with some malt and fruity undertones. Decent mouthfeel, but no real lingering flavors.

05-13-2003 04:03:19 | More by far333
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-19-2012 17:31:27 | More by jefftuck47
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.01/5  rDev -13%

Poured a golden semi-dark amber. No noticeable nose or aroma. My first taste was light, not much of a body. No real hop or malt taste, if anything a bit of malt and a hint of caramel and a touch of sweetness.

I am not sure on where I classify this type of beer.

Again with many that I have tasted, nothing fundamentally wrong, but there is also nothing that shines as being outstanding.

01-20-2014 21:13:39 | More by rdilauro
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Varkias41

New Jersey

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02-24-2014 17:45:31 | More by Varkias41
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-07-2013 22:29:08 | More by alamode
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-09-2014 21:09:35 | More by Griffith
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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tarch2ta


3.76/5  rDev +8.7%

08-15-2014 03:34:42 | More by tarch2ta
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socon67

New York

3.83/5  rDev +10.7%

On tap in Tolland CT.

A - Amber color, with a cloudy haze in the pint glass it was served in. A significant amount of foam.

S - Very floral. Smells like some variety of baking spices. Kinda funky, but in a good way.

T - Malty right from the get-go. Also a bit of spicyness mixed in. Noto so much sweet as bittery hoppienss. Finishes with a distinctive malty taste as well.

M - Medium bodied, with little carbonation.

D - Very much so. Kinda wish I had this available on tap when I wanted a fresh ESB.

10-27-2010 17:13:27 | More by socon67
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +16.8%

the first thing you notice is the dark red color. This was tasted in a tulip glass and head retension was decent.

the smell was sweet and sugary, some hints of floral in the background. Upon first taste the first thing that you will notice is the Super Lite mouth feel. The next thing you're going to notice is sweetness, a touch of alcohol and some floral notes in the finish.

The light mouthfeel and sweet taste makes you want to have another and finish the glass. This is certainly a session ale, and one has to wonder whether the sweetness is not balanced out with enough bitterness. The bitterness is there its on the palate somewhat similar to a good English ale, but the wet soapy sweet mouth feel craves some balance .

Perhaps balance can be found by paring this with spicy Chinese food or perhaps with dessert. Adding something citrus may be another good idea. I would certainly try this again as it was well above average.

04-21-2013 01:56:02 | More by andjusticeforale
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grahuba

Connecticut

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New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Enriquehopnog

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1/5  rDev -71.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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DarkLordPsycho

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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +31.5%

Poured from single bottle (courtesy of Ancona's mix-a-six) into a pint glass.

Dark brown, with reddish hints, very little foam. Some white around the edges. Floral malty smell. Faint licorice/anise smell. Bold malty taste with a robust flavor. Subtle notes of coffee, chocolate, and other spices swirled in. Really solid flavor, I was really surprised at how good I thought this was. Some cola too. Lightish carbination but balanced well.

Really good beer, very drinkable. Will seek out again.

04-02-2011 23:39:14 | More by KTCamm
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City Steam The Naughty Nurse from City Steam Brewery Café
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