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Brewed by:
City Steam Brewery Café
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
297
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
32.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
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65
For Trade:
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Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 297
Reviews by rdilauro:
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3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tim6298
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tmoreau713
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of far333
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this beer at the actual brewery cafe, served in a pint. Being in CT, I hear about this beer all the time from the people who drink BMC. Most craft guys don't give this any attention. So let's dig in!

Nice appearance and amber color, head doesn't last long at all. Subtle aroma of malts and sweetness. Flavor is light and sweet with a touch of bitterness in the back. A little too sticky for me on the feel and the end result is a beer that isn't bad but isn't good.

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Photo of acurtis
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes from November 10th, 2015
Had on-tap@ Shadrach's in The Heritage in Southbury, CT

Appearance - Served up in an ice cold pint, the brew is clear and brilliant copper red in color with a narrow, 1/4 finger width head. Fair retention, then breaks down to a near barren surface with a razor thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass, Lace is mostly streaky, with a few spots here and there.

Smell - Caramel malts and floral hop character. Maybe a trace of honey?

Taste - Caramel with soft floral hop notes. Mid-taste brings light notes of toasted grain and a hint of honey sweetness. Finishes with good all-around balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonatin. Smooth, quaffable quality.

Overall - I'm finding this brew quite agreeable. I dig that caramel/floral flavor combo that it has going for it. There's nothing here that's magical, but it's a very drinkable brew.

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Photo of alamode
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MorganMessersmith
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Satisfying and thirst quenching delicious beverage.

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Photo of Dcfoley
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tarch2ta
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of andjusticeforale
4.06/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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Photo of grahuba
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Ralphs66
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mjstacker
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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City Steam The Naughty Nurse from City Steam Brewery Café
3.43 out of 5 based on 297 ratings.
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