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RATINGS: 813   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).


2.6
   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 (3117) - 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 (6130) - 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 can’t decide if it’s a lame-o attempt at an american wheat or a fizzy spice/;veg brew.

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 (1787) - 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 (2525) - 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 (715) - 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.


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