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RATINGS: 824   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).


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (287) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2012
pours golden,moderate head minimal lacing.aroma is citrus and musty with the presence of wheat and malt.flavor is got a slight citrus bite and is kinda sweet.got a thin syrupy mouthfeel to it and you get a citrus zest finish to this.an average interpretation of a hefe.cant complain would definitly pick up a six on a hot day.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (694) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Mild lemon aroma. A hazy golden body with a light white head. A gentle lemon taste with a hint of bitterness. Clean refreshing finish. Light bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2015
12oz bottle. Pretty unimpressive aroma for the style...grainy, doughy, not much banana or clove, more along the lines of an American Wheat. And it’s filtered...so maybe a Kristalweizen? The lemongrass is not a bonus, giving it a perfume-like artificial tinge. Drinkable, but pretty shabby overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Carlos87 (27) - - JUL 19, 2015
Pours a light golden color with a weak white head. A crisp lemon taste with a subtle citrus finish. Not a great imitation or rendition. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of white pepper and cereal. Taste is peppery grain.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gatorfan84 (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
This beer has very little aroma. It is a very smooth beer. The aroma and color are lacking but the taste makes up for it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
This is a rather exceptionally bready tasting brew. It’s cloudy orange w/ a long lasting white head and great big splotches of lace. It smells like bread yeast and flour w/ a hint of herbal grassiness. The texture is nice and juicy thick w/o being sweet or heavy and w/ creamy carbonation. This richness seems to bring out a bit of banana and an ever-so-slight touch of tart lemon. I think I prefer my hefes w/ a stronger banana character but this has the texture spot-on which is rare to find so definitely worth a try for fans of the style.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mstrcrwly (701) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
i had this years ago and never had any desire to have it again..so we’ll leave it at that...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RuneStumo (2423) - Haugesund, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
20.02.2015. 0,355l Bottle. Bread & Butter, New York. Pale yellow colour with white head. Rather thin beer with a light hoppy aroma. Not much that reminds me of a hefeweizen here. Thin body. Aftertaste is a thin floral bitter lemon ending, that leaves a sour aroma of lemon in my mouth.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (7284) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Felt like a hefe the other day and got this. My bad. I could handle a lemongrass spiced hefe, but this is just a shit beer. Looks filtered though it’s not. Aroma and taste is the hefe yeast version of malty cardboard, and an additional off was that in no way shape or form can you tell is supposed to be lemongrass. Not getting finished.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. bottle. Poured cloudy, amber, huge fizzy white head and sediment floating all around. Aroma of citrus fruit (lemon), grains, clove and some malts. Taste is consistent, crisp, lemongrass notes, spices and some grain notes. Overall an OK brew.


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