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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 — 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).


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2006
Not quite "hefe" enough. The commercial description is better than the contents and ceratainly more than I can discernt. Not bad really, just nothing more constructive to add and fairly mundane all around.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
(tasting at the loft)yellow appearance with a nice hoppy aroma.flavor was a mix mix of hops,and straw.lawnmower brew for sure.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2006
Poured a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of acidic lemony citrus with some off notes, like sweaty gym socks. Taste is toffee, lemon, and more sock character. Not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 27, 2006
I worte my rating of this beer knowing nothing other than it is a hefe: Bottle poured into a small pilsner glass. Color is cloudy light yellow. The nose is very lemony, more lemon than just citus. A very present aroma. The beer has a bite to it when you taste it. Jumps in your mouth and tickles the taste buds. The flavor is again lemony, not hefe-like. The beer has a light body with a bit of bitterness. It seems my original notes go hand in hand with the decision to make it a spice/herb/veg beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2006
[bottle] Sweet sugary aroma. Flavors are strong wheat, yeast and lemony citrus flavors. Finishes quite bitter. Not the greatest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 From the Joe’s garage collection sampled with Stegosaurus, pours golden with a decent white head, aroma of citrus, sweet malts, slight hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet up font, lemony flavored with some hoppy bitterness and a dry finish, i enjoyed this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle from joes garage.. Hefenwiesens are an aquired tasted and I loved it.. But a buddy of mine hated it... love the lemongrass flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2006
(12oz bottle, best by end of 7/06) Hazy straw body topped by a medium pillowy white head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal (lemongrass), lemon, some clove. Taste is medium sweet, tart lemon, some lemongrass, banana, herbal. Creamy light-medium body with some crispness. Guess I’m in the minority, but I enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 23, 2006
Interesting and flavorful wheat beer that stylistically is a hefeweizen but with the addition of lemon grass. Pours to a hazy, pale yellow color, with a thick, tall, creamy, white head, and a vibrant carbonation. The nose is intresting with aromas of lemon grass/cirtrus aroma, with hints of esters of banana, and clove. The palate is firm, with good, tart, malted wheat flavor, paired with esters of fruit, and some lemon grass/citrus flavor. This beer finishes with more wheat malt up front, then ends spicy with some notes of citrus/lemon grass that lingers. This is one of those, love it or hate it type of beers. Many beer lovers will find this beer to be a failure and hate it. I personally liked this one. I enjoyed the addition of lemon grass, and being a big fan of Thai food, I could see matching this beer up with a papaya salad, or with coconut lemon grass soup. Would also work well with pad thai, or red and green curries.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 20, 2006
Bottle - Poured a hazy yellow in color with a "hefty" bright white head. Aroma is slightly reminicient of what a hefe is supposed to be... clove/banana, yeasty... the lemon grass imparts a "fake" lemon taste that does not meet up to what a nice fresh lemon slice would be in a good hefe. Not as good as I hoped it would be... a pretty poor showing for this brewer...


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