Circus Boy - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle with a freshness date on the back label. Under the cap "Being Stronger means Living Longer"
A- Dirty dish water foam clings to the glass ... I know that sounds disgusting but that it is what it looks like. Pale beige orange clouded color from the yeast and pale malts.
S- Touch spicy, touch lemony. Dusty wheat malt flour. Nuetral but nutty yeast in the back.
T&M- Iced lemon herbal tea comes to mind with a spicy wheat kick. Roughness of the grain keeps an edge, muted yeast adds one more layer to the mix. A bit smoother than crisp, with a solid medium body. Finishes with a musty dryness.
D- This beer is as interesting as its name, a nice surprise coming from Magic Hat. One of the first American Wheat Ales that does not make me think "summer seasonal". They took a somewhat pedestrian style and added some flare to it, this one gets a thumbs up from me.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2006 02:02:14 | More by Jason
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3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
pours out a hazed gold colour with the addition of the dregs. little head with poor retention. the addition of lemongrass accentuates the overall already lemony aroma. definitely fruity. the taste is more of the same. while not a true hefe, there are some shared characteristics. underneath the lemony facade there is bits and pieces of hay and grass with some slight spicy notes. american pale wheat for sure, with a noticeable back end bitterness. this is a unique tasting beer. medium bodied with a coarse mouthfeel. drinkability is nice. would be really awesome to quench a thirst in the summertime.
overall, this is a twist on the american wheat style that leans heavily on the lemon quenching aspects. i picked this up on clearance for a really low price, and had it been summer, i would have bought multiple cases.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 21:34:20 | More by budgood1
Circus Boy from Magic Hat Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.