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Circus Boy - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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77
okay

1,477 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,477
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 84 | 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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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +47.5%

11-25-2011 00:28:51 | More by WaydeRafnel
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +47.5%

05-19-2012 03:23:31 | More by ksiazewski
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cjoan24

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +47.5%

02-07-2012 01:03:31 | More by cjoan24
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dave00100

Vermont

5/5  rDev +47.5%

12-10-2011 18:17:11 | More by dave00100
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HideYaBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +47.5%

11-10-2013 15:41:44 | More by HideYaBeer
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +47.5%

11-14-2011 08:36:42 | More by Travisnin
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JDWEX1117

New York

5/5  rDev +47.5%

12-08-2011 20:58:52 | More by JDWEX1117
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +47.5%

11-21-2011 21:12:46 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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callmeclemens

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +47.5%

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.

08-11-2010 16:46:44 | More by callmeclemens
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semicharmedkind

Yukon (Canada)

5/5  rDev +47.5%

11-16-2011 03:19:40 | More by semicharmedkind
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pigSTI04

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +47.5%

12-07-2011 22:57:45 | More by pigSTI04
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ABV

New York

5/5  rDev +47.5%

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.

03-14-2006 08:37:36 | More by ABV
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +47.5%

12-10-2011 21:39:18 | More by oneturbucfan
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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Delaware

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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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cde1218

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

09-14-2012 21:36:09 | More by cde1218
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karabearaesquire

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

06-07-2013 04:34:26 | More by jngrizzaffi
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +38.6%

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.

07-01-2007 01:48:50 | More by microbrewlover
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Tee76

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +37.2%

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

09-28-2009 17:49:07 | More by Tee76
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depechemode1983

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +36.6%

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.

03-15-2011 02:55:24 | More by depechemode1983
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +35.7%

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)

07-05-2006 21:21:01 | More by RBorsato
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AoxoMoxoA

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +35.7%

Very cloudy beer, but it's meant to be cloudy. After all, we drink it because it tastes good... not because its crystal clear. And Circus Boy certainly does taste good. It reminds me of some of the beers a local microbrewery serves on tap. The fact that Magic Hat can reproduce that quality in a mass production of bottled beer is commendable, to say the least. The pouring tip on the side of the box definitely affects the overall taste and appearance of the beer; give it a try.

06-03-2006 06:36:14 | More by AoxoMoxoA
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Circus Boy from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,477 ratings.