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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   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).


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy yellowish color with a medium sized thick white head. Aroma is wheaty with hints of mowed grass and lemon. Flavor is mostly wheat, with hints of wet grass and lemon lime citrus. Average at best.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Fairly clear gold pour with a 1-2 finger white head, no retention and no lacing. Bland aroma despite the brewer’s claim. Fairly weak malt and slight hop bitterness on the toungue with a little citrus. Short and clean finish. Hefeweizen??? Not even close. This beer is filtered (or looks that way), has no clove or banana notes and misses the mark on every other hallmark of a hefe.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. A spice/herb/vegetable? I didn´t even know that this style existed! Read the commercial description.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Draught at the WBF in Raleigh. Nice white head, cloudy appearance, and citrus aroma. Almost more of a Belgian white to me, and then there’s this hoppiness that is unexpected. It’s not like magic hat to make anything true to style--kind of refreshing in a way.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Golden orange color with a frothy head. Very cloudy! Heavy cirtus aoma and flavor and medium hoppiness. finishes with a slight bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
12 oz bottle. Looks like a milkshake. Orange-yellow and completely opaque. Very citrusy aromas of lemon peel, lemongrass, some apple and pear. Pretty light on the hefeweizen character. Creamy texture which is good but all of the strong lemongrass flavour kills this for me. A bit grassy with moderate bitterness. Bready/yeasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Deep golden/orange in color,cloudy with a large white head. Aroma of sulphur, citrus fruit,cloves,spices. Finishes bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Ah, leave it to magic hat to need this ridiculous disclaimer that they have no clue what they are making or how it can be reasonably marketed. The aroma has a lot of lemon hazelnuttiness wheat berm kernel. Ywllow towards orange, big off white head. tasty head, butty bready, less fruit than expected from aroma. sweetish light honeyed palate. better than expected but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2006
citrus, spruce, floral and fruity aroma.hazy, pale, white foam, frothy... not too good to look at. Very refreshing and goes down easy. An amazing summer beer after mowing lawn. Doesnt really have any strong taste....just refreshing

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4123) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Light golden beer that got hazy when I swirl some of the yeast into the glass. Huge rocky white head. The nose was of lemon and grass and something vaguely chalky. Very refreshing after coming in from yard work. Lemon, orange rind, a spicy aspect that reminded me of corianger, some bubblegum and yeast. Smooth and chuggable. Not a traditional hefe (as Editor points out), but tastey nonetheless.


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