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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,299 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,299
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 129
Gots: 66 | FT: 2
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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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -26.8%

08-18-2013 04:26:00 | More by Rod_J
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

07-14-2013 20:44:11 | More by krl2112
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-30-2012 17:51:48 | More by jk3
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-12-2013 23:19:06 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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carmike813

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

05-27-2014 18:47:07 | More by carmike813
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nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev -26.8%

04-05-2013 02:05:14 | More by nzerbe
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Rjhami

California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-24-2011 03:51:36 | More by Rjhami
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.8%

08-07-2013 15:19:11 | More by neckbracesub
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stbo101

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

11-25-2011 23:51:07 | More by stbo101
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.8%

04-13-2014 04:52:47 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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williamherbert

New York

3.03/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 17:06:51 | More by williamherbert
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younger35

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 03:38:48 | More by younger35
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largadeer

California

3.05/5  rDev -25.6%
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?

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 01:04:33 | More by largadeer
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icefisherman

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 02:46:58 | More by icefisherman
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davexisxrabid

California

3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 07:20:19 | More by davexisxrabid
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
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)

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 02:52:39 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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badmoon

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -22%
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".

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2009 05:03:40 | More by badmoon
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kojevergas

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a Flying Dog pilsner glass in St. Paul, Minnesota. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and decent retention. Colour is a dark nontransparent amber.

Sm: Cream, toasted malt, and very light caramel. Maybe butterscotch. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lovely toasted malt foundation. Some nice cream and butterscotch tones lie atop. Fairly complex. Well built and pretty well balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat tingly. A bit too thick. Pretty complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Pretty drinkable, but it costs a lot. It isn't as unique as it should be. Hides its ABV well. For a rye beer, it's not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2011 00:55:12 | More by kojevergas
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep red, big head, good lacing.

Smell: I sniffed and sniffed, maybe a vague citrus and a little bread.

Taste: Lots of tangy rye and an astringent bitterness. Very dry finish.

Drinkability: Not available in Minnesota, kind of weird to have more than one in a sitting.

An interesting beer, I was expecting a lot more hop flavor since it is supposedly "hopped-up", but mostly my take-away was the strong rye flavor. Decent to try, but I probably won't have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 00:31:10 | More by Mdog
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FLASH

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

07-14-2012 05:48:03 | More by FLASH
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown that you can't see through with a thin white head.

Very light malt nose and perhaps a bit of green ivy, not much else.

Light mouthfeel but with some light creaminess, light malt, cooked fruit flavors and some underlying bitter pine hops. Hints of white pepper.

Tasted this one almost a year beyond it's "best by" date. Perhaps the dates really do mean something. I might want to try one that's a bit fresher before making any definitive decisions.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 03:53:41 | More by GRG1313
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jen_not_jenn

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

04-03-2012 19:29:35 | More by jen_not_jenn
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

09-18-2013 21:07:54 | More by JohnK17
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pijiu

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

A: Deep caramel colored liquid with a oatmeal-hued head about an inch thick, that dissipated quickly. Tightly packed tiny bubbles with persistent lacing.

S: Has a very pleasant floral smell with a dash of citron scent. It has a mild aroma, but it is very pleasing.

T: Tastes sharp on the tip of the tongue and the top of the soft palate, but not too harsh. Continuation of citrus notes throughout, light hints of aged cheese, bitter hop finish on the sides of the tongue.

M: Very smooth and thin. Very little carbonation and therefore a very mild drink. Easy on the throat.

D: Very easy to drink, but has a strong flavor. Would be a good complement to red meat or deeply colored sauces. Perhaps would not drink it by itself.

Overall: A pleasing beer, but you must be in the mood for a stronger, darker flavor. The aroma is quite nice.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2009 23:10:58 | More by pijiu
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cvalleskey

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

01-20-2013 02:46:13 | More by cvalleskey
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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