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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Nice start, uneven, average finish. Strong citrus nose and notes. Refreshing, yet a little watery. Fades quickly.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eructoblaster (3290) - 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.

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