Circus Boy The Hefeweizen! | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Circus Boy The Hefeweizen!Circus Boy The Hefeweizen!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by Jason on 02-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,090
Reviews:
669
Ratings:
1,714
pDev:
17.46%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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27
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Photo of Mick_Bynes
1.02/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is absolutely gross! It smells rancid and the taste is way much worse! I seriously wanted to vomit after drinking this beer. It's a shame, because it's from Magic Hat! Magic Hat produces great beer. I gave this beer to my friends and they surprisingly loved it! I was not a fan of it.

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Photo of JohnBradSC
2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerded-one
4.01/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

clean taste with a hint of lemongrass finish

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nzorzi117
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaksurf
2.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenHoppy
1.23/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer sucks! Possibly one of the worst beers I ever consumed. Flavors of stale barley, stale honey, rotting apples, rotting malt, rotting oranges, and lemongrass that actually makes all the flavors listed taste worse. Lemongrass doesn't improve it and what the fuck is lemongrass doing in my hefeweisen? Should be loaded with bananas and clove, this is a poor rendition of the style. Highly not recommended!

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Photo of CHickman
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear yellow gold with a slight haze that can't cover up the carbonation racing up like champagne bubbles along with a bunch of sediment floating around. The head was white and foamy at 2-3 fingers high, fading very, very slowly and leaving minimal lacing.

Smells of wheat, hay, a horse stable, lemon zest, Pledge cleaning product, husk, mild spices like pepper and clove. It's mostly wheat with the rest of the aroma acting as accents.

Tastes of wheat, lemon, yeast, orange peel, fresh cut grass, mild spices like pepper and clove, vegetables, biscuit, toasted grains, faint caramel, a dash of citrus hops and some barnyard or earthy notes. The lemon and orange peel save it from being a dull wheat drink.

Light and easy to drink, it's modeled after a hefeweizen but lacks the fruity hops to make it more flavorful than just an impersonator. Alright overall.

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Photo of Kemblain
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 3" off-white blanket of foam with fair retention

S: has the hefeweizen banana and clove smell supported by bubble gum, some wheat, citrus, and a hint of mustiness

T: Banana, wheat and bubblegum flavors lead to a tart zippy finish

F: light body and medium high carbonation

O: This is a light, refreshing hefeweizen that is a little light for the style

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Photo of Aj21
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RomanOstrich
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanm3850
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Velivolus
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Culinary_Brewer
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look - Light copper color, high head retention and carbonation, slightly hazy from particles.

Smell - Citrus, lemongrass (which is not a surprise since this beer is brewed with organic lemongrass), bitterness from grapefruit, undertones of resin and pine.

Taste - Surprisingly smooth finish, not bitter. The beer's bitterness is well balanced by the sharpness of the lemongrass. Bitter at first with the lemongrass finish.

Feel - Soft mouthfeel, no drying (low tannins). Low to medium carbonation.

Conclusion - This is a very complex beer that I would pair with white fish. I would even make a lemon-based sauce to complement.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Lightly hazy golden hue with a thin creamy ring of 1/2 finger.

Aromas of bread and yeast. Slight lemon rind. Very quiet, very plain.

Flavor is much of the same, mostly white bread and crust, some saaz hop, lemon rind, and a very faint suggestion of banana bubble gum.

Feel is crisp and smooth, though not exactly clean; has a slight chalky residue on the finish.

Overall to describe this beer in one word would be "boring". It's more of a straight wheat with some lemony Saaz influence. It's very plain, there's just nothing here that's remarkable or even good. Not sure if I'm gonna waste the calories finishing it or just move on to the next one.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Circus Boy The Hefeweizen! from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 1,714 ratings