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City Steam The Naughty Nurse - City Steam Brewery Café

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2002)
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at jm Curley in Boston, MA

A: Pours a clear dark reddish amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a one finger tall frothy off-white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the suface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toffee and caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness and light amounts of fruity yeasts. Very light notes of earthy hops.

T: Mild amounts of sweetness from the toffee and caramel notes from the malts. There is a light amount of fruitiness from the yeast and some light earthy hop flavors. Light amounts of bitterness that fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I thought this beer was pretty easy to drink and could be sessionable, though I probably was not a big enough fan to have more than a couple of these - I was hoping for a little more grassy/earth hops that I expect for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2013 01:59:46 | More by dbrauneis
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a decent fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, light lacing, semi clear amber cranberry reddish color.

Nose sweet malts, reddish candy malts slightly syrupy, some toffee and caramel, sweet juicy malt profile and hints of fruity hops.

Taste starts with sweet malts again toffee and caramel as well as plenty of candy malt flavors, when decent sweetness. Reddish toasty amber malts as well. Then light hops, a slight earthy grassy profile that brings mild bitterness, and an earthy dirty bitterness. Finish is drier but a little sweet still, lingering grassy hops and light reddish amber candy malts.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall meh, this wouldn't be too bad for an underhopped English amber or red ale, but as a bitter this misses the mark but quite a bit. Hops are barely detectable and just a bit of earthy grassy flavors, way too much on the malt side for a bitter even if the hops were bigger, and malts seem too much on the candy caramel sweet side again for a bitter.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 12:46:21 | More by jlindros
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- 12oz bottle poured into a standard goblet. The beer has an amber/dark-red body with an off-white head. The cap on the beer is about one finger in height and takes on a frothy texture. Head retention is decent and a foamy ring ends up depositing just a few tiny spots of lace for me.

S- Not a whole ton going on here. Light notes of dark fruit, caramel and some hops make it up for me, really stressing to pick anything up.

T- A fairly mild flavor which I sort of expected after my first few sniffs at the aroma. Mild sweetness comes through from the malts as well as some biscuit, caramel and light nutty hints. Spicy/Euro hops are the strongest thing in the taste with notes of grass, herbs and some citrus zest.

MF- Fairly silky feel to a mouthfeel with a light overall consistency. Carbonation is moderately high and appropriate for the flavors at hand. Slight bitterness lingers on the palate in the finish.

Mild and laid back but not bad, nothing off or abrasive here. Herbal and spicy hop forward with some decent malt backing.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 03:56:50 | More by cbutova
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2013 15:58:54 | More by civicm87
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Connecticut

3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. Brown Bottle. Has bottled on date.

A: Deep amber with a large off white head. Good retention and lacing. Looks good so far.

S: Malts, light hops, caramel, and some faint husky grains. Nothing stands out.

T/M: Hop bitterness, malts, some sweetness. All of the flavors are weak and forgettable.
Everything that us there is balanced pretty well. The finish is bitter. Has a nice smooth feel,
and an interesting metallic taste.

O: A good beer to session, but an average representation of the style. Even though I can get
it fresh I don't think I'll be seeking it out too often.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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City Steam The Naughty Nurse from City Steam Brewery Café
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