kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2013
I have an issue with this beer...it's a triple. A golden colored Carmel triple.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone thornecb (6288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Butterscotch and caramel aromas. Sour butterscotch and toffee front to back. Lasting sour earth finish. Yuk. kramer (6990) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is just loads of crystal malty with a hefty huskiness and a brewed-tea like note. Minimal to no hops, and some burnt caramel as well. The flavor is overly husky and grainy with too much sweetness and minimal to no hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Can’t say that I care for this one at all. johnnnniee (4523) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
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. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2013
On tap at Black Bear Saloon, Nice amber body with medium head. Nose is toasty malts, nuts, sugar and some hops. Floral notes. More hoppier in the finish. Enjoyable.
Dogbrick (14510) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Sample at Black Bear Saloon in BDL. The beer pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Grainy malt and hops in the nose. Light body with flavors of toasted malt, hops and caramel. The finish is sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Average overall. radagast83 (8895) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Poured a light amber, yellow color, wispy white head. Flavor was sweet malts, light notes. Okay brew. BeerandBlues2 (14580) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, shory retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt and earthy malt. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Travlr (27320) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle from Julio’s. clear deep amber color, small whitebhead. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is sweet burnt toast. OK. AaronDaniel (53) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
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.