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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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8601) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10142) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a small white bubbly head that went away rather quickly. Aroma of lemon, grass, wheat, some vanilla and light banana. Flavor is all lemon at first, almost along the lines of a lemonade. As the lemon balances out some cereal comes through then finishes slightly dry. Carbonation comes in on the tongue but then balances out to a slightly lighter easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2006
Citrus at the aroma taste a litle bit sour at first but after theres a great taste of bread that comes and stay for a while its not bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - 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.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimmack (1223) - 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 didn’t like the aroma, at least this is the first Magic Hat beer I’ve tried that didn’t smell like butterscotch so I am thankful for that. After getting past the aroma, the flavor wasn’t all that awful. Tart lemons, grass and perhaps coriander? I am 0-4 with this brewery so far.

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