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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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1,385 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,385
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 136
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dry, but with a creamy touch of Thai Palm Sugar and the spicy tang of Rye, all balanced by loads of the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on. Yep, it’s an Orignal. And that’s no Sin.

IBU: 68

(Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006)
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

underthemilkyway, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

PhillyStyle, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

TMGH, Jul 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Rod_J, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

krl2112, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

GuidedByBill, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

jk3, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Beerdudenumberone, Feb 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

carmike813, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

nzerbe, Apr 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Rjhami, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

neckbracesub, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

stbo101, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

reedmn, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Notacraftdrinker, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of williamherbert
3.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance is glassy, glowing deep cherry red. Puffy white head that shrinks to an uneven foam. Lots of tiny carbonation.

Smooth honey goes with the more bitter amber malts. Hint of a lacquer. A mild resiny hop. Too much metallic and furniture polish.

The taste has a metallic, nail-polish taste. But otherwise has a nice, woody hop, along with bitter -- slightly sour -- amber malt.

The feel is smooth but with medium body. A little bite at the end. Not bad but just a strange, metallic taste that overshadows the rest. Too much lacquer.

williamherbert, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of younger35
3.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Just picked up a four pack of this from my local beer store. This will be my first offering from Two Brothers but everything they put out seems really interesting. Drank out of my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a very clear dark red with bits of orange around the edges. Decent half finger head is off-white and very creamy. Plenty of lacing is left down the side of the glass and a nice cap and collar stay almost the entire beer.
Smell- Very floral hoppiness with plenty of lilac and rose hips to go around. Lightly toasted malt and the palm sugar add a very brown sugary undertone. A nutty hazelnut aspect is present as well.
Taste- The bitterness isn't as pronounced as I was expecting but it's still the dominating characteristic. Mildly herbal with an almost minty hop kick that is semi spicy from the rye. The whole thing is a bit milder than I was expecting. I was thinking it would be more like Founders Red Rye. A light sweetness is present that really is noticeable in the aftertaste. Finishes with the same nuttiness that was present in the nose along with a persistent sweetness.
Mouthfeel- A bit to thin for my liking but it is very smooth. Light carbonation that may be a notch to low.
Drinkability- I was hoping for a more extreme kind of beer but this makes for an easier drinking brew than I was expecting. The sweetness is a bit cloying after about half a glass but not to severely. Overall this isn't a bad brew but I was really hoping for more. Go with Founders Red Rye or Hop Rod Rye if you want a better hopped up rye beer.

younger35, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of largadeer
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Opaque murky amber with an inch of dense foam that retains exceptionally well.

Smell: A somewhat muted aroma of burnt sugar and resiny hops with a hint of rye. A subtle fruitiness comes out as it warms.

Taste & mouthfeel: A touch of caramelized sugar and a ton of rye. Fruity and earthy, malty but not especially sweet. Medium/light-bodied. A blast of piney bitterness comes out in the finish; this stuff has a big hop smack but man is it nice.

Drinkability: Could easily drink a few of these, damn good stuff.

Edit: Had this again recently and it was nowhere close to being as good as I remembered. Did they tweak the recipe?

largadeer, Jul 12, 2008
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3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poored a dark brown caramel color, not going to lie kind thew me off.nose was kinda weak slight hops kinda peak thru. Also kinda dissapointed to me the rye was not what I was expecting but still not bad. Would drink it again and probably will. Almost more like a ipa than a rye, atleast to me.

icefisherman, Jul 18, 2009
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3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass, producing a dark brown, mahogany brew with a small half inch head. Little retention and lacing.

Aroma is complex. A bready biscuit aroma with a pungent hoppy kick in the nostrils.

Sort of plain mellow brown ale flavor. Thick sweet flavor with a nutty, caramel punch but really hoppy; a little piney, a little earthy.

Full bodied with a lingering flavor embodying all the beers characteristics. Very little carbonation, makes it feel thicker than it really is.

Decent flavor, couldn't really have more than one though. Really thick; I think a bit more carbonation would be beneficial to this beer and make it easier to drink.

davexisxrabid, Feb 18, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber/brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, jam, sugar. Flavor of caramel malt, a touch of rye graininess, sweet molasses/sugar. Not overly sweet but pretty "blah" overall. It's not bad, but a little sweet for my liking.
7/4/6/3/14 (3.4/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Mar 31, 2009
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3.18/5  rDev -22.2%

Ajmorriso1, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of badmoon
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip from a bottle.

A: Dark brown. Started with a decent head that didn't last. This one has a little bit of lacing but not much.

S: The spice is really standing out. I'm not getting any hops...spicy!

T: I'm getting sugar and malt. I'm not picking up the hops other than the bitter finish. Could just be my bottle. Who knows.

M: Very creamy. It also has a sort of metallic quality. I'm really beginning to think I have a bad bottle.

D: It's OK. I wouldn't want more than one or two. It's a big beer.

Overall: It's passable. There are many other beers I'd rather drink but this one was fine. I'd like to try a different bottle to see if mine was "off".

badmoon, Apr 18, 2009
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,385 ratings.