Day #69(!) – Magic Hat Circus BoyMarch 11, 2011
Today rocks. It’s day 69, which is awesome in itself; it’s the beginning of Spring Break and it feels awesome outside. I currently have the windows open with the breeze coming in while watching Conan that I have DVRed. Today rocks and I hope the beer does too.
Magic Hat Circus Boy
Circus boy is confusing to me already. The bottle clearly says “Hefeweizen” on the front but the site that I pull most of my stats from classifies it as a spice/herb/vegetable beer. Apparently the reasoning behind this is that a Hefeweizen should be free of adjuncts, while this beer was brewed with loads of lemongrass. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered lemongrass. 5.4%, let’s see how this turns out.
This beer pours a very hazy golden orange color with lots of floating sediment. There is a decent white head atop the beer that appears quite foamy.
The aroma is interesting. Lots of peppery notes with dried grass, lemon zest and like a musty dry wheat. There is a certain smell that I always pick up while driving down Fielder Road in Arlington right by the open field next to the Freemason retirement home. I don’t know how else to explain it; you’re just going to have to drive down there and see for yourself.
Well it’s strange and different which I don’t know why I expected anything less from Magic Hat. They seem to push the envelope on everything they do. Sometimes it pays off; sometimes it’s Circus Boy.