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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is slight estery and vague citrusy. Citrusy, estery and slight yeasty flavoured. Smooth mouthfeel and medium dry wheaty and slight estery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Bottled. An unclear orange beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet wheaty with light notes of banana, while the flavor is sweet wheaty, but more with notes of oranges.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle at Stockholm Beerfestival. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Flavour of malts, fruits and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 Bottled (rated Sept 2006). Orange head, small head. Aroma is hoppy, leathery and slight caramellish. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and grassy with notes of cooked vegetables. Smooth, but quite watery. 6 3 6 3 12

Bottled (re-rated in 2007). Orange colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, US hops and some slight hints of wheat. Flavour is US hops and acidic citrus fruits. The style could be something like American Hefeweizen (rather than German Hefeweizen as the bottle claims). 6 3 6 3 12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Slightly hazy, deep golden with a handsome, dense, creamy, white head leaving laces. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Light body, dry phenols, citrus, yeast and a whiff of butter. The finish is dry. 310507

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23717) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2006 [Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival] Cloudy golden. Some spicy mustard and yeast character. Sweetish with clean mouthfeel. Notes of coriander, lemon grass and oranges. Has a very American feel to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (21654) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of white pepper and cereal. Taste is peppery grain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Draught at Pony Bar, New York
Hazy blond color. Served too cold; it has light aroma and light flavor; very light wheat character, instead there is a spicy side, peppery, and light lemon. Simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2008
Well, I felt pretty good about my super-discerning palate when I concluded that this wasn’t a hefeweizen. And then I logged on here and realized that many other people arrived at the same conclusion. I was right, anyway. So, the beer. Considering it as NOT a hefeweizen, it’s pretty good. The initial surprise I felt after tasting it gradually subsided as I realized that I was tasting something different. It would be like biting into an apple and tasting banana. i love bananas (and apples, incidentally), but if I were expecting to taste apple it would be weird. The beer is worth a taste, so go for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Hazy orange, white head. Very hoppy and grassy aroma. Hoppy flavor, a bit thin.

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