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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
This beer was not very good and I suspect that my bottle was bad. I would try this again in hopes of a fresh sample, but as of right now, this does not get a high rating.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
Not having read any of the previous reviews of this before i bought it, I thought that I was going to try a nice unfiltered hefeweizen, which I generally like. Upon first pour, the beer looked decent, hazy with a big white head. Promising. Then I smelled it. Sewage. It smelled like sewage. Should have stopped there, but i decided to drink it. Tasted nothing like a hefeweizen. Lousy, slightly citrus flavor, unpleasant bitterness, horrible finish that just lasts and lasts. This beer sucks ass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2006
Bottle. Light, cloudy straw on the pour with a short lived head. Spice on the nose. Flavors of ginger and some citrus. Definately not a Hefeweizen as described on the bottle. Another Magic Hat brew that wasn’t very magical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2006
Lemongrass, peat, dandelion on the nose from this not bad-looking, hazy, blond beer. Some lacing. Grabby on the palate, with some tart hops and herbal flavors. Earthy finish is a little cloying, too. Definitely not for those expecting a hefe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
Very disappointing. There is a cloudy haze with some hops present. The lemongrass is present but balance is lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2006
murky golden yellow. Sweet crisp lemony fruity. An easy drinker that doesnt offer enough though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2006
interesting editor’s note. this beer sucked. i wanted a hefeweizen and this nonsense (a variety pack). barely any citrus, zero banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Sure it’s not a true hefe but Magic Hat is best when they’re out of the box. This was a very refresing, grassy and citrus beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2006
Somerville Beer Carnival 06 - Bottle. Pours orangish and clear. Aroma not really like a hefe. Taste has a little wheat and a lot of citrus and grassyness. Bad alcohol flavor and pretty thin. If this is a hefe it’s not a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2006
Very very strong lemongrass. Gives it a bit of an herbal, vegetal flavor. Reminds me of sprite with that light lemon-lime flavor. Slightly yeasty, and a good bit bready in texture. Strange bitterness in the finish. Some hops, with slight citrus coming here too. An interesting idea, but with some problems.

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