City Steam The Naughty Nurse - City Steam Brewery Café

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with notes of caramel and toffee.
T: The taste has flavors of grassy hops and toffee; notes of cough syrup-like flavors become noticeable and linger through the finish. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation.
O: For being an English Bitter, this beer didn't have much in the way of bitterness. I would have liked this beer a lot better if it didn't taste like cough syrup.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Large bubbled head that dies down to nothing. No lace. Neutral amber color and nearly clear.

More caramel and crystal malt nose than any hop. There's also a notable iron smell.

The sip is far more bitter than the smell indicates. The malt base is brief--it's not sweet but it has some elements of caramel and powdered malt. The hop provides bitterness but little complexity. The aftertaste is long. Thin bodied with an elevated level of carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the source.
Comes to the table a clear amber color with a small head but a decent amount of lace. Smells of light caramel and brown sugar with a earthy spicy hop to provide some balance. The flavor is earth and spicy hop with a hint of skunk and a solid caramel malty backbone. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Nice approachable easy drinking ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

At Wood n Tap for dinner decided to go with a local brew on tap.

Appearance - Initial delivery was a cloudy amber with about an inch of creamy foam in a clean beer glass. Carbonation was light. Let the drink settle for a few minutes and the cloudiness turned to a crystal clear amber.

Smell - Pleasant smell with a hint of burnt caramel and bitter hops.

Taste - Initial sip was pleasant enhanced by notes of toffee and caramel. Bitter but pleasant and balanced after taste remained.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and drinkable with good carbonation.

Overall - I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and ordered a follow up. Very drinkable english bitter ale.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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City Steam The Naughty Nurse from City Steam Brewery Café
79 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.