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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 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 (601) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biznizness (1123) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2006
Interesting to read about this after having it last night. The lemongrass is a strong bittersweet flavor, of course I didn’t really know what that was when I drank it. Worth a try, but not your typical hefe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2434) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Smells like Thai dinner. I guess that spice is called lemongrass. Looks a bit too orange and clear to be a hefe. No head. Good call ratebeer on pronouncing it a spice/herb/vegetable beer. Has a hoppy taste in the palate and a dry mouthfeel. Interesting beer, not sure I want it again though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weare138 (9) - Pleasantville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2006 does not count
I like this beer but, as many others have mentioned, it doesn’t have a typical hef taste to it, or more to the point it has a generic American hef flavor. I expect a little more wheat flavor, a little more cloudiness and a little more chewiness to a hef but its a very nice beer, goes down smooth, almost a hef light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Pours an orange color that is not very cloudy with a minimal head. The taste is mainly of lemon, a bitter lemon, there was also some wheat taste and it has a watery taste.

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