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Magic Hat Brewing Co. Elixirs Find... Brewery Tour Now Playing Shop Peep Show Get Social About Us Home Blog Circus Boy ó THE Hefeweizen Unfiltered and unfettered, Circus Boy is a unique and refreshing American-style Hefeweizen. Is he a who? Or a what? Or perhaps some of both? Be amazed by the flavorful haze of this wonderful wheat beer.

Editorís note: Yes, the bottle calls it a hefeweizen. The beer, however, is brewed with a (fairly hefty) portion of lemongrass, which contributes a significant aroma and flavor. Thus we have deemed it a Spice/herb/vegetable and not a German Hefeweizen, which should be free from adjuncts (other than hops).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Mostly clear gold with a small foam cap. The nose is really nice with some wheat and clove and a prominent lemony hop tone. The taste has that same lemony flavor but not in an acidic or twangy way, but as a sweet and mellow calming action, with a lot of wheat and clove and a good dose of banana throughout, particularly on the finish. I really liked sipping this very unique hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5302-20130429] Tap. Light wheat grass aroma. Clear, pale yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy head. Wheatgrass lemon flavour has a light sweet finish. Light body. Tasty. (6/3/7/3/12) 3.1
(@ brewery, South Burlington, VT)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy golden color. Itís actually pretty damn clear until the yeast is poured in - and even after, itís still not that cloudy. The head isnít anything to write home about, either. It isnít even a finger high, has an off-white color, and very poor retention. S: Smells like a generic wheat ale. The ester notes are very muted...and even worse, seem off somehow. Wheat malt is the most prevalent note I pick up, along with a twinge of candied sugar. T: Thereís lots of wheat to start, along with a slight spiciness. And then after that...nothing. The finish is empty in flavor. I guess it isnít bad, but thatís only because itís so devoid of character. M: Well, if I have to pick something I like about this one, then Iíll say I enjoy how soft it feels. Itís a pretty sweet brew, as well, lacking the vibrant carbonation of some examples. O: BOOO-RING. The simple fact that itís just really dull instantly makes it better than the abomination that was Seance, at least. In a way, I hate these boring beers simply because they create dull reviews...just like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsyís into a goblet. Pale, orange and clear with a fully diminished head, no lacing. Mild aroma of lemongrass, hay/straw, malts (pale, wheat), light citrus hops. Similar flavor, bland, lightly sweet and spiced. Light body with a thin feel. Not too good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours yellow with no head. Aroma big on malt, vegetal, corn taste is vegetal, pretty bad. This beer is rough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Can smell the lemongrass in it. Not cloudu like the bottle says but quite clear. Decent beer overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle, pours a cloudy yellow, aroma was a bit spicy, taste was a bit citrus with some banana, and overall pretty standard hefe, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (200) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Great gold color with no head, flavorful enough to be interesting but not amazing, a solid wheat beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle->lager. Cloudy yellow with medium white head. Strong citrus over yeast, wheat, wet hay. Fairly crisp. Flavor is just eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Poured from bottle. This head which dissipated quickly. Hazy banana color. Citrus, slightly peppery aroma. Taste is bland for the style. Disappointing. Light for the class and not full bodied.

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