matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Deep amber pour with a small 1 finger head that fades quickly.
Aroma is very malty lots of toffee notes and slight hint of spice.
Flavor is very 1-dimensional but tasty. Caramel/toffee and very malty. Good be a little better balanced as I don’t get a lot from the hops at all.
Very easy drinker.
For a style I generally don’t like this is pretty good. A little to sweet but not bad. Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2005
Pours a dark amber, with a finger of foam. Aroma is sweet grain, and mild and lightly citric hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, and uninteresting. Flavor starts with grainy sweetness and light caramel, then turns mildly bitter, with a pleasing and subtle hop finish. Definitely drinkable, but really nothing to get too excited about. A pretty standard flagship offering. lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tap: Moderate amber color with a small head. Smells of light caramel with earthy hops. The flavor is earthy caramel malty, would like to taste a little more bitter to pull the flavors together. Medium body moderate carbonation 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. Whalernation81 (8) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
This may not be my favorite CT beer but I’m not leaving this without saying it may not be my bottle of beer but it shouldn’t stop any beer drinker from trying it