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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 — 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.

Editor’s 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).


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
obxdude10 (2031) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2006
One of the most, if not THE most, disgusting "weizens" I’ve ever tasted (yes, I read the Editor’s note about the style), vitrually no head, zero lacing, very little hefe-type notes in both the aroma and flavors, grassy aroma with a very slightly tone of wheat & spice in the nose, fizzy and watery body, very thin too, tastes like a Budweiser on steriods, very thin flavors with a very fizzy body & very little to offer in the flavor department, just a touch of wheat & light banana flavor, very sour finish & aftertaste, not a good beer at all, whether you call it a spice beer or a hefeweizen

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Deeply hazy, dull orange-straw body with unsightly muddy globs and a cottony white head. Unfiltered is good, but this is downright trubby. Muted aroma of carbonic spice, lemon, and musty yeast. Flavor has some prominent malt with a rich nutty aspect, some graininess, and a sweet impression, although counter-balanced by a firmer than expected hop character. A fair beer, but I would look elsewhere for a regular summer refresher.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (505) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours cloudy with a good sized head. Aroma is of banana, and citrus. Flavor is lemon banana and a mild bitterness. If judged as a heffeweizen I’d have to give it low scores due to the off-flavors. On it’s own merits however, it is a pretty good beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle. Poured a bit hazy and golden with a pretty good head. Not dead, not overactive. Seeing as how the bottle is very proud of the fact it’s unfilitered, I’d have thought it would be cloudier. Eh. When this comes straight out of the fridge, it’s pretty good and refreshing. The nose isn’t much, mostly lemon and wheat, and it gets weaker as it warms. The lemongrass makes for a nice, refreshing mouthfeel when cold. Very citrusy and a slight bit of wheat. It really dulls out as it warms, though, and starts to taste like whole wheat bread. And, if they’re going to call it a hefe, I’d like some more spice in it. On a hot day, this would make a pretty good lawnmower beer, but that’s about it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Pours hazy orange gold with a white head. It has a light wheat hop aroma. The flavor is of refreshing citrus with a zest of lemon. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with the sourness of citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2006
good overall. a hazy brownish-yellow body with a white head. Citrus notes and a slight peppery aroma. Taste was mild with some citrus notes. hops seemed to be floral in a spice nature. smooth but a little too watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle from State Line. Turbid off-gold pour, with 2-finger fizzy white head and a lot of floaties and sinkers. The aroma is very hopcitric, including orange zest, lemon, some clove, and soapy tangerines. The flavor is very citric, with a solid pale malt base, and some clovey hops.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Lightly hazy orange body with a thin white head. Sweet citrus aroma. Sweet flavor, notable wheat notes, and some grassiness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle from Thaichile. I agree with hopscotch on this, much more like an American wheat than Hefe. A bit spicey in aroma, some citrus and definite wheat malt. A hazy golden color with a modest white head. Some lacing. Light bodied, somewhat dry. Decent wheat malt flavor, some tangy citrus and perhaps a hint of clove. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9052) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle... Hazy, yellow ale with a small, frothy, white head. The aroma is citrusy and yeasty, but I’m not picking up the spices. Any spicy esters or lemongrass is subtle, not flashy. Tangy, well-bittered flavor with lemon and grapefruit. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes crisp, fruity and lightly bitter. More like an American wheat than hefeweizen to me. Nice and refreshing!


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