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Circus Boy - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,377 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1377
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%


Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-22-2006)
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hustlesworth

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

gladly scooped up the last multi-pack from giant eagle. it was on sale because the freshness dat was july 31 and it's now almost 2 weeks into august. under the cap reads "love is blind to your behind"

A- beautiful golden tangerine clementine body with a thick billowy smoke effect from the yeast drifting toward the bottom of my pint glass. the cloudy hefe was topped by 2in of frothy toothpaste spit head that dissipated quickly to 1/8in with lots of chunky lace. i left 1/2 the yeast in the bottle cuz there seemed to be a excessive amount.

S- sour orange, apricot, lemon balm like i grow in my garden, wheat, grains, herbal fermenting citrus like bad OJ, spicy clove, coriander, alcohol.

T- typical citrus like orange and lemon peel, clove and nutmeg, pineapple, agave nectar, mild hops. i make my own dandilion wine every spring and this beer had an uncanny taste resemblance. tart from the citrus and a run-of-the-mill ordinary fleishmann's yeast quality which i like in my wine but not in beer, that reminded me of miller high life with a spicy citrus kick and a fruity hop finish.

MF- sticky and dry with too much carbonation as i'm noticing with most magic hat beers. makes me want something more reputably american.

D- definitely refreshing but with lackluster and/or out-of-place characteristics. i've had more than a few better examples of wheat ale and hefe.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 06:52:19 | More by hustlesworth
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Aroma: Mold malt sweetness, faint orange citrus.

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Circus Boy from Magic Hat Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,377 ratings.