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City Steam Brewery Café
Connecticut, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of VolumedTK
1.59/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

The beer is struggling to define itself. Could not taste any of the qualities listed in the description.

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Photo of donniecuffs
1.65/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Purchased a 12oz bottle of this from The Cork in Torrington, CT. Into a pint glass, it poured a cloudy reddish amber, with a healthy dose of carbonation, one finger of sepia-colored head, and good retention and lacing. Smelled very bready/biscuit, with caramel, molasses, and a very feint hint of chocolate. The taste verified the nose; caramel and molasses with a very dry finish and a modest bitter hop bite. The feel was exceedingly carbonated, yet still medium-bodied. Very one-dimensional, and non-descript; this beer would benefit from either a more robust grain bill or a more varied hop presence.

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Photo of HopStoopid120
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of Akyeras
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of packetknife
2.45/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had high hopes. It had a frothy head, it was served well chilled. I could smell hops on the nose. Then I drank it.. missed the hops. They were just really weak. Is this ~supposed~ to be a pale ale? Sure doesn't seem it. The 2nd beer I tried at City Steam. I'm a bit dissapointed.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of woosterbill
2.65/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Delaney's.

A: Clear chestnut body under a thin, fizzy white head. No retention or lace to speak of. Pretty weak.

S: Husky malt, some caramel, and a bit of cheese. Not good.

T: Follows the nose. Boring, silo-esque malt and not much else. Husky, rough, and stultifying.

M: Frothy, soft medium body. Pretty nice.

O: Even if you want a boring beer, you can do way better than this one. Not recommended.


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Photo of Boto
2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught: Lighter amber color. It had a little head, but not too much, with a small amount of lacing. Aroma is a bit thin. I get some citrus hops and a little malt, plus some floral notes. There is a decent enough maltiness to the beer, but pretty this on any bitterness to the taste. Good, but a bit on the thin side for a Pale Ale. A typical "standard" house beer for a micro: good, but definitely brewed for the Macro masses.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT

Not too bad, but not that great either. Pretty mild and smooth, but not too flavorful/memorable. Poured a light amber with a light head that settled quickly. Light, mildly hoppy aroma and taste. Easy drinking, light mouthfeel. Not something I'd reorder, but nice for those who don't live dangerously.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of hoppyhoppy
2.76/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of surprenant1138
2.82/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a gorgeous dark amber with small head and decent retention of lacing. Aroma is malty, with some hops and yeast. Mouthfeel is light. Taste is of hops, yeast and is just overall watered down tasting. It is just ok.

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Photo of superhero_sam
2.89/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Really harsh the first few sips. Like drinking dollar store soda. But after a few it improved into something halfway decent.

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Photo of jimhoko
2.94/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 313 ratings