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Circus Boy - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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1,503 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Upon drinking this beer I was dissapointed there was only one in my Make your own six pack. A six mind you that up until this was very poor.

First off. I cannot even describe how drinkable this beer is, its the perfect mix of light and flavorful. I could have finished this beer in ten seconds had I not wanted to savour it.

I dream of the day I can have this on tap.

callmeclemens, Aug 11, 2010
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pigSTI04, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent for what it is -- a gateway/session beer. I generally like extreme beers with huge hops, but now and then crave a nice refreshing hefeweizen, and Circus Boy fits the bill. (Almost a pun there.) Creamy mouthfeel, taste is lemony with a touch of apricot. Toned down but not as pallid as many American wheats. A good companion to Magic Hat's terrific flagship brew Number 9. Extremely drinkable. Bizarro (and appealing) name and label.

ABV, Mar 14, 2006
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4.7/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is awsome. The brew has a golden, cloudy appearance but you do not see the yeast floating in the beer like you do with other Hefe Weizens; in fact even though Magic Hat calls this beer a Hefe Weizen it is classified as an American Pale Wheat Ale.

The Beer is a golden yellow with a minimal head. The smell is like, well, have you ever smelled a vat of warm yeast at a brewery, now imagine the same smell but the vat is full of cold brew; (this beer is best served cold), Some might find this smell unpleasant; I do not. I can not smell any spices in this beer and I don't think Magic Hat put any in there; it works for me.

The main reason I love this beer is that it goes down SMOOTHLY with no aftertaste.
From what I have read people either love or hate this beer. Well I LOVE it. This is my favorite beer from Magic Hat.

microbrewlover, Jul 01, 2007
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4.65/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice bright yellow color,with a great thick head.

The smell was very lemony with a solid citrus punch

The taste was that of lemon grass type of herbal tea, perfect lemon taste without being to citrusy

Light to medium body, with decent carbonation

I was able to taste this when i bought Magic Hat's "Night Of The Living Dead" 12 pack sampler, out of all the beers i expected this one to be the lightest and weakest of the bunch.But it surprised me!! really good beer, careful it could get addictive and you'll find yourself drinking more then you planned on.

Perfect for a summer's afternoon

Tee76, Sep 28, 2009
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4.63/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Golden yellow and cloudy. Head stays around for awhile and leaves some splotchy lacing.

S - Mainly grains in the nose. I'm picking up wheat bread and lots of black pepper. Smells fantastic. Black pepper replaces the traditional clove spice on this one. Also picking up lemon and some sweet orange.

T - Very earthy. Wheat, lemongrass, green tea bitterness and again I'm getting a black pepper spicy character.

M - Almost medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Very light and clean.

D/N - This is the best offering I have had from Magic Hat. the other beers I have had from them were sub-par. This only comes in the mixed 12 pack where I am. That sucks.

depechemode1983, Mar 15, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy peach color with a nice off-white head and very active carbonation. Very cloudy when the yeast is swirled in. Citrus fruit aroma without being tart or biting. Apples come to mind with some orange character. Similar in flavor with a nice refreshing fruit character. Very yeasty with some graininess. A medium-light bodied and smoothly refreshing summer quencher.

Per Label: "The Hefeweizen" & "Natural Flavors Added" (?!?) & "Unfiltered and Unfettered"

Per MHBC website:
1.055 Gravity, 18 IBUs, 5.0 SRM.
Malts: Wheat & Pale
Hops: Amarillo & German Magnum

Drink By (end of): May '06
Tasted: 05/07/06

($14.99 / 2006 Spring Variety 12-Pack)

RBorsato, Jul 05, 2006
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Circus Boy from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.