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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
City Steam Brewery Café
Connecticut, United States
citysteam.biz

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
Ranking:
#39,035
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
313
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
75
Trade:
1
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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

Photo of CTHomer
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: medium brown; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thick ring; moderate lacing;

S: roasted grain; piney hops;

T: caramel malt and roasted grain through mid-palate; moderately bitter finish with some residual caramel sweetness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: a nice beer; not special, but enjoyable;

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Photo of KevinB
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSaint728
4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shellynix
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jusstin02
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mtrich08
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bonesaw1127
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sswilliams41
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 TheSixthRing
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes from November 10th, 2015
Had [email protected] 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 InspectorBob
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRealBerg
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of predikit
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber, left a frothy white head that dissipated quickly.

Smells a bit fruity, some toffee tones.

Taste is very middle of the road, a classic beer flavor with nothing special about it. No bitterness to be had, the malts don't really jump forward with any toasted flavors, and the hops are non existent. Tastes like the lowest common denominator of the flavor 'beer'.

Light bodied, crisp, extremely drinkable. Thirst quenching even.

Middle of the road beer, would not be bad on a hot summer's day after some hard work.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Houlio_99
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of edouble0015
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcm75
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This came to me in a CANQuest (tm) trade, although I am currently (mostly) on a trading hiatus due to a massive backlog here at Chez Woody. One of our local personalities, Miranda Wrights, earned the "Naughty Nurse" moniker several years ago, thanks to her Hallowe'en costume that year. I raise a toast to her with this beer!

From the CAN: "Amber Ale"; "Brewed with a large quantity of the finest quality Thos. Fawcette English crystal malt and traditional British hops, this beautiful amber beer has a sweet caramel-like aftertaste and a spicy and almost floral aroma. It is good for what ales you!"

The Nurse looks like a character out of Chester Gould's 1940's-era "Dick Tracy"!

She did not seem to mind when I Crack!ed her open, but I could not bring myself to invert her for the Glug. Instead, I was uncharacteristically gentle. Naughty or not, she doesn't deserve rough treatment. She was, indeed, naughty, foaming up through the vent, causing me to have to wait for her to settle down. I got a finger of fizzy, tawny head for my efforts, but it was rather short-lived. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a nutty sweetness, definitely borne of the malt. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was subdued, slightly nutty and easily drinkable. It had a mild bitterness, slightly grassy, leading me to wonder what variety(ies) of hops had been employed. Finish was semi-dry, with a nutty grassiness that was very refreshing on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

City Steam The Naughty Nurse from City Steam Brewery Café
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 313 ratings