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RATINGS: 833   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).


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ghawener (1555) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2156) - 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 (9268) - 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 (4106) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUN 30, 2006
Hazy Golden color with medium white head. Aroma was grassy, with malty wheat smell. Pretty sweet for a hefe, grass taste, refreshing, low bitterness. Could use a bit more balance, finish wasn’t that great due to lack of hoppiness. Bit of a citrus taste on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Draught. Hazy orange-gold body with a fluffy white head and some sticky lace. The aroma is cheesy, citrusy, and reasonably spicy. The flavour is again, well spiced and there is some fruity citrus type flavours along with sour bread. The profile is a bit simple but it serves it’s purpose as a refreshing throwback. Sampled at Cole’s in Buffalo on June 24, 2006.


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