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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,230 Ratings

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Ratings: 1230
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006)
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Photo of tjfontaine


5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this beer at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul MN recently - a very nice Rye Beer with a taste common to Amber Ales which I like ... I bought 4 bottles of this beer today at the four firkins in St. Louis Park MN ...

This beer has a bit of hoppyness and tastes to me like a bit lighter version of Surly Furious.

I would have this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2008 02:11:29 | More by tjfontaine
Photo of WoodBrew


5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

SCHWINGGG! F & A!!! F & A!!!! This beer is FRICKIN AWESOME!!! Probably my favorite beer to date! The color is a clear Amber beauty! The smell is hoppy/cirus with something special...that special is Thai Palm Sugar....no less! The 7% ABV is balanced beautifully with hops, rye, caramel malt, and thai palm sugar! The head is nice/white with a perfect lace to follow! THIS BEER IS WORHT YOUR YOUNGER SISTER'S VIRGINITY! High ABV may scare some from a session stand point....trust me...after five tap servings...I still want MORE!!! YUMMY YUMMY! Jesse...thanks for having your reception at 2 Bros!!!! Stay thirsty my friends!

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2011 03:48:21 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of JuniperJesus


4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The color is gorgeous like a copper beauty shiny from a healthy application of massage oil. The malt and sweetness flirt hard with the spice of the rye and bitterness of the hops. It’s no surprise these two hook up for an orgy of deliciousness that results in a simultaneous orgasm that leaves you gasping for air and dreaming of your next sip.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 14:32:46 | More by JuniperJesus
Photo of patriot76

New York

4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Dark brown with a reddish hue. A little cloudy with a thick one inch head that leaves fantastic lacing.

S- Wonderful hop aroma with a strong hint of the rye and thai palm sugar. Very complex. Great nose.

T- Wow. What a great tasting mixture of hops and rye along with the thai palm sugar and malt. Perfectly balanced. It leaves very pleasant bitterness that lingers very well.

M- The pleasant bitterness starts at the back of the palate, then fills the entire palate, ending in a perfectly balanced aftertaste.

O- Outstanding. World class. One of the best beers one could find anywhere... in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 17:02:24 | More by patriot76
Photo of wyattshotmaker


4.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've had this beer many a time on tap,however I am elated that Two Bros. are releasing this in 4 packs.

appearance-this beer is a very dark amber color.on appearance i would guess it was a brown ale or a porter.small head which disappated quickly

smell-fruity,mango scent with some hops and a little bit of sweet malt.

lacing-moderate lacing,not that big a concern for me.

taste-wow.i love this beer.big hop flavor with some hints of vanilla,mango,a small bit of alcohol,and a spicy rye finish.slight roasted malt notes as well.extremely drinkable.

mouthfeel-slight amount of carbonation.i feel it fits the style of the beer well,and isn't overly thick or thin.

this is a tremendous beer.if you can get your hands on it,please do so.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 03:14:05 | More by wyattshotmaker
Photo of TheSSG


4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice, foamy head that is off-white-tan, and is surprisingly not persistent, yet resiny. Aroma is sweet malt, floral hops, and spicy rye...just brilliant. A deep burnt umber color. Starts bitter with notes of grapefruit and a LOT of rye spiciness coming through. Builds to a hefty bitterness in the middle. Bitterness begins to become very pronounced and a mix of pine resin and grapefruit/citrus rind. Right as this flavor is most intense, it cuts into the malt, where the rye shines right through, and the finish is still hop bitterness, a touch of rye, and then the sweetness of the palm sugar comes through.

Complex, (rye) malty, hoppy. Everything you could ever want from one bier.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 03:47:21 | More by TheSSG
Photo of alexipa


4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Very dark murky red with not much head to speak of. The appearance of this one leads me to believe this will pack a punch of flavor, I hope for a full bodied experience.

S: Peppery spices up front, some floral hops and caramel sweetness in there as well.

T: They aren't messing around with the rye in this beer. It is amazingly spicy and complex, but they've packed enough caramel malts in to keep it very balanced. This is like nothing I've ever had.

M: I could chew this. It's not incredibly thick, but the creamy smoothness makes me want to just suck on it for a while... weird.

O: This. This is what a great beer should be. You could search the entire world for a better Rye Beer and come up completely empty handed and dumb founded. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 05:09:58 | More by alexipa
Photo of schenked


4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - a deep mahogany. Foamy head. nice appearance of carbonation

S- citrus-piney hop-godness. wiffs of toasty rye.

T-wonderfully complex. bold citrus-hops blended with toasty-carmel rye. reminscent of toasted marshmallows. the rye lingers on the palate.

M- nice body, medium with a pleasing thickness

D-I am in love with this beer. Great balance, very intriguing. The hops-rye combo makes me very happy. This beer would add an interesting demension to spicy Asian or Latin American foods.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2006 15:21:17 | More by schenked
Photo of GreenWBush


4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just when you're about to give up on a brewery they turn around and put out something that really catches your attention. I found this beer on-tap throughout good-beer establishments Chicago and was thoroughly impressed. It also reminds me somewhat of a smoother Red's Rye, which is a huge compliment in itself.

This beer comes to me a looming, rustic scarlett with a frothy head that has powerful cling.

The nose is a great blend of dry, near-tart rye and a fantastic and ceaseless hoppiness. The citrus - and in particular grapefruit - elements of the C-hops are here, but the aroma (as well as flavor) are decidedly unique.

While I often deride Two Bro's for their marshmellow-y malt flavors, in this particular beer it works wonders. The near-bitterness of the rye malt intertwines perfectly with this pillow-soft malt characteristic, all the while being informed and fleshed out by a substantial but not overzealous hoppiness. This beer is more about beefy hop flavors and velvet texture than it is sheer, face-stripping IBUs. A cracked-pepper thing happens on the outset of the slurp which conspires with the rye and hops to make a mouth-drying and wickedly addictive package.

The perfect silken mouthfeel pulls this all together and decieves the drinker of its ~7% ABV.

Beermail me if you ever see this cask-conditioned. I'll drive to Chicago if need be.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2006 19:35:34 | More by GreenWBush
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was thrilled to get this one in a package recently. I had heard about this a while back and had been hunting it ever since. It really seemed like something that would be right up my alley, and as a result, have had it sitting on my wants list for a while. So last night I decided it would be a good night to pop open this 12oz and sit down and enjoy it with dinner. Served it right out of the fridge and poured it into an imperial pint glass. A nice hard pour produced a wonderful ruby tinted liquid. Lots of haze with it, but you could still make out some nicer carbonation streaking its way up toward the surface. A very nice two finger high head of white colored foam then came up over the top and hung around for a good long while before finally settling down to a thin veil across the top that hung around for the remainder of the session. Very nice side glass lace really capped it off very well. This had a really good overall look to it and I was most excited to proceed with it.

The aroma was loaded down with hops. Tons of grapefruit and tangerine like aromas just erupting from the first moment that I took a whiff. Once it warmed it settled down and a good dose of the rye malts started to come through and really deepen the profile. Some nice hints of sugar coming through sweetening it up nicely. The flavor really started to set it off. First off it was remarkably smooth, almost too smooth at times, I had trouble believing this was at 7%. Rich rye malts were the big player in the smoothness, giving a subtle and refined balance to the loads of floral hosp that were dumped in on this one. The flavor started out with a heavy dose of grapefruit and orange, hints of lemon grass as well, nice puckering hop bite, that was then transformed over to the malts, nice hints of sugar, and cereal grains coming through giving it a very lively depth. The long lingering bitterness of the finish provided by the ample dry hopping only served to draw out the moisture and really let that sweet smell sit there and dissolve for a good bit of time. The feel was very nice, with a good medium bodied ale with more then ample carbonation. Never dull or slick it really just came off very well. I could not even tell this was anywhere near 7%, in fact it was damn near session able. I would have loved to have had another one right after this, it was really that goods.

Overall I was really blown away by this one. I did not expect it to be as good as it was. Really a top notch, quality brew on all accounts that I would love to have the chance to try again. If you see this one around, go for it!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 13:21:27 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of leakyfaucet12


4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from a variety pack that I had got for christmas.

A- A maroon color with a long lasting quite impressive head.

S- this beer smells a bit piny and i also smell that this beer is going to be hoppy.

T- Taste is a pleasant surprise. The rye of this beer makes a quick punch upfront but quickly turns to a "good" bitter hoppiness.

M-Perfect amount of carbonation and seems extremely easy to go down

D- I am on my third so what does that tell you!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 02:17:13 | More by leakyfaucet12
Photo of JamnesCameron


4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a deep orange tinted ruby, with about a finger of tan head made up of mostly tiny bubbles. Very nice lacing.

Aromas of citrusy/earthy hops and rye bread.

First sip is of sweet malt, spicy rye, and citrus and earthy hops. The finish is mostly bitter, with some rye bread notes. Good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. No carbonic bite, very well carbonated.

Mouthfeel is big, chewy, and a slight puckering bitterness. No carbonation prickle. "Softly carbonated."

Very drinkable. If not for the alcohol, this would be a great session beer. One of my favorite Two Brothers beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 02:14:06 | More by JamnesCameron
Photo of EPseja

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another great BA Birthday BIF gift!

Served from a 22oz bomber in my favorite slightly-bowed Dogfish head pint glass at just about cellar temperature.

A - Super-clear medium brown color with copper highlights and a fat two inch off-white, creamy head. Lacing is very nice and head retention is up to speed.

S - Nice flowery, citrus hoppiness with a touch of sourdough and rye hidden under a blanket of medium roast malts. Very well balanced and enticing.

T - Lightly sweet malts give way to a fantastic rye graininess that not only bolsters the bitterness of the finishing hops, but also adds a touch of sweetness to the aftertaste, providing incredible balance.

M - Slight viscosity on the way in, puffing up to a deliciously creamy mouthful after some initial tongue-tip tingliness. Compresses nicely for the swallow and leaves a mildly sweet yeasty, bready aftertaste. Awesome.

D - Congratulations. This is one fantastic beer that has it all -- a nice hop profile like a good IPA and a great malt profile like a well made brown ale bordering on a light scotch ale. This beer has the body of a pole dancer and the brains of a Harvard Grad, with a touch of downhome sweetness like she'd add to every loaf of home-baked rye. Talk about your balance...

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 01:12:27 | More by EPseja
Photo of leif86


4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby colored brew with a slightly off white, foamy head with excellent retention.

S: Spice from the rye. An excellent hop aroma along with what I think resembles the smell of vanilla extract.

T: Deliciously bitter (grapefruit like) without being over powering. This stays with you for a while. Spice from the rye. Chocolate and caramel as well.

M: Very creamy, perfect carbonation. Lingers in your mouth without being sticky.

D: Superb. Simple as that.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 20:06:00 | More by leif86
Photo of nlmartin


4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served in a imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer has a fantastic clear red almost orange coloration. The head was two fingers high with a biege coloration. The head had major retention. Rings of lacing remained behind on my glass.

Smell: The beer is seriously loaded with hops. The beer has a very pronounced pine and lemony smell. The beer has a big rye malty breadyness. I swear I caught a whiff of smokeyness to the beer.

Taste: The beer majorly delivers with a hop assault. The beer has excellent oily pine and citrus flavors. The beer has a great rye bread maltyness.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is full bodied and loaded with flavor. The beer has a long lasting flavor due to oilyness. The beer is very easy to drink. I enjoyed this beer from the point I opened it until it was gone. Hopefully this beer will be reoccuring.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2006 03:29:38 | More by nlmartin
Photo of hopjuicer


4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured in an imperial pint. Pours a deep copper red.

Excellent dry hop in the nose, grain and molasses.

Taste demonstrates an excellent balance hop and malt, hiding a moderately high abv for the style.

This beer is the highlight of the variety 24 pack from Costco and a long time go to beer. I was pleased when they added it to their year round lineup, and switched it from four to six pack without increasing the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 04:02:09 | More by hopjuicer
Photo of osusullins


4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite chicagoland beers. I love C&E. In my opinion this is the best of all the Two Brothers' beers, and I really like a few of there offerings. I keep a six pack in my fridge at all times.

Pours a deep amber with a nice thick,creamy white head. Very nice lacing.

Smell is bready with some pine resin and citrus undertones.

Hoppy bitterness begins the palate's journey with pine up front with a good solid bready backbone. A well balanced and very solid take on a Rye P.A. I can drink this everyday and not get tired of it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 04:20:00 | More by osusullins
Photo of AylwinForbes


4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"It's warm!" Dulcie exclaims, surprised by the higher temperature of the cask compared with the regular tap. I blush. I thought I had died and gone to heaven to see a barman pull a pint. The cask version is delectably seductive, and incredibly drinkable. That muddy red slightly hazy appearance and molasses/grainy aroma. Taste is a complex mixture of molasses, malt, hop.

Serving type: cask

01-28-2008 22:38:45 | More by AylwinForbes
Photo of SurlyZach


4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A-dark copper/brown color
S-Complex mix of spicy rye, citrusy hops, and some malt
T-Great mix of bitter hops and spicy rye with just a bit of sweetness.
M-very smooth and almost light feel--easy drinking
O-this is a fantastic beer, very complex, excellent combo of hoppiness and rye, this is definitely one of my new favorites

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 14:19:30 | More by SurlyZach
Photo of Chiefy770


4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle into an IPA glass. "Best by" 05/20/14

Dark amber body, nearly brown. Big fluffy off-white head caps this one off. Great lacing throughout. Sweet notes of citrus from the hops stands out in the nose. Other notes of sweet fruit and spiced hops are also detectable. Pretty good presence of rye in the malts. The malts really carry complex flavors from the rye. Sweet caramel and bread slowly break down and leave a great hit of citric hops in the finish. Somewhat smokey flavors develop in the finish.

This is quite frankly one of the best Rye IPAs I have had.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:14:57 | More by Chiefy770
Photo of Cresant


4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass. The body was clear of sediment, golden brown/ruby in color. Two fingers of off-white head left steps on a ladder of lace. Beautiful.

Smell was clean fresh grains.

Taste was spicy. Sharp citic hops (Summit) dominated the sweetness of the malts (in a nice way). Drying finish. Extremely drinkable and very tasty.

Mouthfeel was prickly. Medium/filling carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 01:19:51 | More by Cresant
Photo of DarkerTheBetter


4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer came a magnificent glowing amber with touches of brown and a thin film and collar of white.

Smells of pine, pine apple, cherry, pipe tobacco and dry dusty rye.

Tastes quite dry too with earthy grains, wheat, rye and finishes with some homemade bread crusts. This is balanced with a simcoe-like hoppy smoothness.

Feels slick and prominent with a soft scrub of carbonation. Very nice!

This is remarkably smooth, clean, attractive and delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 18:33:18 | More by DarkerTheBetter
Photo of StlHopHead77


4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours out a deep but bright crimson with a stiff,dense and lasting slightly,off-white cap that stood 2 1/2 inches tall.Really exceptional,uniform rings of sticky lacing left on the glass.Real attractive beer.

S-The nose starts with a fruit punch hoppiness that includes tangerine,slightly underripe pineapple,mango and grapefruit.The earthy spice of the rye is next with a good caramel malt base evident in the finish.

T-Great jammy,citric hops,musky tropical fruit(mango,papaya),wet pine,white pepper from the rye,toffee and some flavors of wheat cracker.

M-Medium bodied with a serious depth of flavor.Good carbonation helps push along a sweet/slick mouthfeel and brings every subtle nuance of the flavors out.Moderately dry finish.

O-Hands down the best beer I've had in the last year.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 11:55:32 | More by StlHopHead77
Photo of Jesse13713


4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a dark brown with very impressive lacing. A nice vibrant head. Hints of light brown and amber at times as well.

Smell - I am overwhelmed by hops at first, but they are quick to balance themselves out. A heavy malt smell as well. Slight fruity and caramel notes in the nose as well.

Taste - An absolutely delicious full flavored IPA taste. Strong, impressive hops. A very rich and malty IPA that is perfectly balanced between bitter and smooth. It transfers from rich, to hoppy, to smooth and caramel-like. A perfect balance.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - As stated, very smooth and hoppy. A smooth drink. This feels like two brothers are working together to create the perfect drink. One brother is named hops. And the other brother is named Smoothness. And it's like they high fived each other to create this sweet concoction of a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2011 03:15:15 | More by Jesse13713
Photo of umustdrink


4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Mahogany colored with a thin white head, rocky, fading to a film. Good amount of lacing.

S - Spicy malts, you can definitely tell there's Rye involved here. It's slightly peppery and almost hot spicy. Balancing the malts is a lightly bitter grapefruity hop.

T - Taste is a lot like a good amber, but the malts are augmented with a spicy rye character. Like a good amber, theres a nice piny hoppy balance. The finish is a warm malty character that is slightly hoppy-bitter.

M - Texture is very creamy at points. Carbonation is medium, providing just the right amount of bite.

D - An excellent rye beer, comparable to Red's rye but creamier which is very good. I love rye beers and I wish they were more accessible.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 00:48:44 | More by umustdrink
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Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.