RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   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 — 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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3.3
jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Light golden beer that got hazy when I swirl some of the yeast into the glass. Huge rocky white head. The nose was of lemon and grass and something vaguely chalky. Very refreshing after coming in from yard work. Lemon, orange rind, a spicy aspect that reminded me of corianger, some bubblegum and yeast. Smooth and chuggable. Not a traditional hefe (as Editor points out), but tastey nonetheless.

2.7
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Hazy Golden color with medium white head. Aroma was grassy, with malty wheat smell. Pretty sweet for a hefe, grass taste, refreshing, low bitterness. Could use a bit more balance, finish wasn’t that great due to lack of hoppiness. Bit of a citrus taste on the finish.

3.1
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Draught. Hazy orange-gold body with a fluffy white head and some sticky lace. The aroma is cheesy, citrusy, and reasonably spicy. The flavour is again, well spiced and there is some fruity citrus type flavours along with sour bread. The profile is a bit simple but it serves it’s purpose as a refreshing throwback. Sampled at Cole’s in Buffalo on June 24, 2006.

3.5
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Draft. Hazy orange body, moderate small white head. (3+) Lightly hoppy flavour with a very pleasant tart wheaty bite. Wheaty, grassy aroma with a moderate hop presence and some citrus. Average palate well suited to a warm day at Cole’s. Didn’t like this as much at the end of the glass as I did at the beginning, but it was quite pleasant and refreshing nonetheless.

3.6
Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
Herbal Hoppy and some lemon, like a blend of a pale ale and a hefweizen. Moderate amount of wheat in the mouth A nice one, though light on the mouth. Yeast wheaty smell. Cloudy yellowness with white head.Good summer day beer.

2.7
Ron (4184) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 One bottle from Joe’s Garage pk. Poured very little head. Slight lemon aroma. Flavor of lemon grass. Not much carbonation. I still have another to try. Rerate 6/26/06 More carbonation in this bottle to give it a bigger head. Still had that odd aftertaste though.

2.8
hershiser2 (3667) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Bottle. Pale yellow with chunks and a huge white head. Heavy lemony aroma and especially bitter flavor, with lots of grass as well. Um, not sure what to think about it... not crazy about it. It’s definitely odd, but not something I’d seek out.

2.9
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Odd beer. Ok aroma. If I wouldn’t have read the description here I wouldn’t have known that they used lemon grass. It’s not in the aroma but I could taste it near the end of the beer (and after when I burped some of it up). Flavor is just decent but mild with nothing outstanding going on in the beer.

2.6
luckygirl (1222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
So hard to do this with a straight face when Ernest keeps talking about urnial cakes. I’ve never smelled a urinal cake... well, there was that one time... but I don’t remember it really well... anywhoo. I’ll do my best to take this into my own, men’s-room free frame of reference. ;) Beer is a slightly hazy, light yellow-orange color with a small. frothy, white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is kind of pointy and challenging: Malty with moderate notes of toasted grain; Hoppy with moderate herb notes; Yeasty with a moderate note of damp basement, light note of dough, tiny notes of B vitamin/urine; Vibrant moderate notes of lemon grass. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic with an average-length, lightly sweet, lightly astringent finish. Heavy lemongrass, slight husky retros. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

2.3
Ernest (7820) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of urinal cake, kaffir leaf, and lemon zest. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Unnerving smell of a restaurant men’s room is hard to get past. The other aspects aren’t bad, but the lemongrass (which I normally like, e.g. Thai food)paired with something else makes it so urinal cakey that I just can’t get into it.


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