AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Naughty Nurse pours a slightly cloudy burnt amber with a decent off-white fizzy head that lends to little lacing. For a "Naughty Nurse", her head really doesn’t go the distance.
The nose is pretty tame, exhibiting a little caramel, roasted malts, and hay. I’m picking up some mineral notes as well.
The flavor is a bit more complex- although, not by much. Nutty caramel, toffee, and roasted malts give way to slightly bitter hops- reminiscent of an English Bitter. This brew starts off kind of like a brown ale, and ends like a bitter. Very nice indeed. The aftertaste is malty and sweet. I’m not detecting any of the "bite" that the Brewer alludes to. This is a rather mild, drinkable beer. I don’t feel that it’s putting any hair on my chest.
This beer is light to medium weight with medium carbonation. Its drinkable mouthfeel and mellow flavor make this beer dangerously easy (as a naughty nurse should be). This beer will also pair nicely with food.
Overall, I think City Steam’s Naughty Nurse is nothing spectacular, but, DEFINITELY nothing to reject. This is a fine brewed beer with nice flavor and versatility. Restaurants would be wise to have it on their menu. Personally, I’d find it hard to pass up to accompany a meal or hardy sandwich.
fishonmyplane (280) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, medium-bodied amber ale with plenty of flavor. Hoppier than most pale ales that you would actually get in the UK. A little spicy, nice malt backbone, and a healthy dose of English hops. A solid beer for the style, and a bit underrated on this site, IMO.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Tony’s, thanks to Tony or DW I believe, 19/05/13.
Clear reddish amber with a thin beige head.
Nose is toffee, biscuit, mineral notes.
Taste comprises caramel malt, straw, bread dough, biscuit bite, light fruit.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
A truly ’whelming’ beer, assume the classic formation 6-3-6-3-12!
Scrapersnbeer (1262) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft fruity caramel aroma. Chestnut brown color, not much head. Slightly bitter, nutty, and a touch of dark fruit. Seems like a classic English pale, only crisper like a ESB. Nice sessionable body that is substantial without being filling.
BroSpud (1526) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz beer. Pours a medium clear amber with a beige head. Very true to the style of an english ale. Slightly sweet malt flavors with the english hop bitterness on the back end. Nothing spectacular.
pinkie (321) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper, a little hazy with chestnut hue. A fabulous head of soft creamy foam that fell off oh so slowly like a tease. It really does have a come hither look. Sticky lace and thick cap. Smells great with fat malt and light citrus. Lemon and floral are light as a feather on a bread & biscuit caramel malt spine. Malt opens up deep and sweet. Taste is gentle ,clean crystal malt with a good honey and butter sweetness, slightly nutty, alongside hops that are as gentle as a spring breeze with some earth and floral and not quite too bitter. Just enough bitter to lean in on the back palate. It was a touch watery and thin. Drank smooth and bittersweet and had a silky mouthfeel with just a bit of carbonation to tickle the throat. Really good.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuit, malt, caramel and hints of floral hops net finish. Smooth, if run of the mill. 3.1.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent amber with a thin but persistent beige head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: grassy pale malt, brown or medium-dark crystal malts, a touch of roast, and fallen leaves.
Taste: toasted and caramel malts, a hint of roast, subtle woodsy hop bitterness.
Elements are all there, but lacking life and unity.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Hartford airport. Pretty standard-looking American ale -- dark amber and clean. Crisp and cleanly delivered, mellow malt and caramel. Very, very easy to drink. (#4920, 1/17/2013)
AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
An english pale ale with a very floral taste. Other than that, nothing too remarkable.