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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   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 ó 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.

Editorís 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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Not bad.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle. It pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is sweet and lemony with strong lemongrass notes. The flavor has some decent wheat malt and more intense lemongrass. Pretty sweet and simple. Only light hints of hefeweizen yeast. Kinda boring but refreshing by the poolside.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nittanytide (264) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Poured pale gold with a bubbly head that quickly disappeared. Faint orange aroma. Taste is oranges and orange zest. Didnít have the crisp-wheaty-citrusness that I expected from the style. Decent, but there are better hefes out there.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (357) - - JUN 29, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 I poured it from the bottle into a glass. The aroma is banana, spice, and wheat. The taste is banana, spice, and wheat. While cold, itís fairly crisp and refreshing. There is nice carbonation. It?s not a great interpretation of the style though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (627) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear deep amber with a huge head of white foam. Not much aroma or flavor. Pretty ordinary and Blah!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a medium yellow. Aromas of grains and grass. Flavor was kind of strange, lots of grainy flavor and a little hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ecook90 (32) - Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2016
A very citrusy take on a hefe so I'm not sure how close it exactly is. But it's got a refreshing flavor to it that's quite a bit different from the norm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (1402) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Not bad , though little bit strange hefeweizen. Cloudy , yellow color. Aroma of grain , banana , lemongrass. Sweet, fruity taste with touch of bitterness at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Not a bad beer. I tend to really like Hefeweizens, but this doesnít strike me as a great hefe or even as something that could really be called a hefe at all. Drink something else if thatís what youíre looking for specifically, but Magic Hat tends to do silly things a lot and I think their beer has kind of fallen off in the last few years as a result.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1256) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Drinkable but not quality to style. Not hazy enough. Nice color. Taste is weak. Bottle

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Triptych (2) - Alabama, USA - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
This is my favorite beer. I donít like a lot of banana in my beer so thatís a plus to me. The citrus notes go well with the lemongrass. Its a lighter beer and I refer to it as a thirst quencher.


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