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RATINGS: 808   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 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).


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2006
Aroma:Citrus,cloves,light silk aroma.... Appearance:Very hazy yellow,light head... Flavor:Light cloce,light malt,light silk.....

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Thanks to Troy for sharing this at the gathering. Pours a light mostly clear golden (very light for style) and a thin white head no lace. Aroma is a bit phenolic - cloves and a bit of vanilla, with only slight banana esters. Light wheaty flavor mixed with cereal and grain, and a touch of citrusy lemon in the finish.. Light spritzy carbonation and light on the palate. Easy drinking beer but nothing complex and really not a good example of a hefe even though it is listed as a spiced.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Brewery. Pour was a cloudy straw yellow color with a big white head. Mostly lemongrass in the aroma with some weird staleness. The flavors leaned a little too much toward the stale side (which is how I percieve a lot of german and czech hops). Still a good bit of lemongrass also but really not very enjoyable.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
12oz. bottle. Hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. Sour, citrusy aroma with some baby vomit in the background. Not totally vile like adult vomit, but kind of a lactic sourness you get when a baby hurls. As much as I didnít like the aroma, at least this is the first Magic Hat beer Iíve tried that didnít smell like butterscotch so I am thankful for that. After getting past the aroma, the flavor wasnít all that awful. Tart lemons, grass and perhaps coriander? I am 0-4 with this brewery so far.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Nice start, uneven, average finish. Strong citrus nose and notes. Refreshing, yet a little watery. Fades quickly.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2006
12oz bottle. 5/3/06. Pours a hazy golden/apricot color with a frothy bright white head. Head receedes to a thin layer and a medium ring. Nose is lemony, light fruity esters, some grassy notes, and a light yeast. Flavors of lemon and light clove, some more yeasty notes and a bit of dirty water. Palate is stingy and over carbonated, leaves a dirty taste in the mouth.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - MAY 3, 2006
not to impressive. tasted like a white beer with the lemon already squeezed in. very lemony, some spice and some other cirtus. kinda watery.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Opaque golden body with a diminishing white bubbly/frothy head. Fair malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty and citrusy notes. Taste is unbalanced and dominated by hops. It also carries some herbal notes. It leaves an unpleasant sour aftertaste. This is not a horrible beer, but it definitely lacks balance.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle. Had at a beer tasting in DC. A nice light lemony aroma. Taste is of faint wheat and lemons. Pretty good beer, not great but decent.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Hazy-bubbly pale gold with a decent bright white fizzy head. Aroma - lemongrass, man o man! Sort of like slightly sour lemon air freshener, sharply lemony with some spice. The lemongrass works better in the flavour, which is very refreshin - crisp, citrusy, decent carbonation and a little acidic. Another oddball - it canít decide if itís a lame-o attempt at an american wheat or a fizzy spice/;veg brew.


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