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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,301 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,301
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 129
Gots: 67 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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

Going into this one with Founder's Red Rye as the benchmark (on tap at my local pizza joint is cause for excessive quality control testing).

Dark red with thin head into a standard pint glass.

Nice malty, rye aroma. Did not pick up the "hopped-up"aspect in the aroma.

The malty finish seems dry with a burnt characteristic. Flavor comes across thin and watery.

This is my second go round with this beer and I may need a third because of consistency issues. I thought it was a better beer than what I'm drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 02:13:25 | More by Yetiman420
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

08-01-2012 02:26:28 | More by Rmatuszak2
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

07-22-2013 17:39:28 | More by BMart
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

04-06-2014 05:28:30 | More by ThaHealer
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

12-12-2012 20:20:38 | More by Atsukan
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3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 of 7 daily rated beers in honor of Craft Beer Week

Poured in a pint glass on May 11
A: Best by 10/29/08!? C'mon - serious minus points for Liberty Village Wines and Spirits in Stillwater, MN for that. I wish it was fresh. Moderate pour yields 1/8 finger of white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Deep copper burgundy clear liquid. Pretty!
S: Rich bread and raisin/fig. Plum, some tang of rye and some sweetness. A little brandy.
T: Doesn't taste "hopped up", probably the age. Tastes good nonetheless. Some boozy brandy/bourbon notes. Rye tang.
M: Hot after warming. Good carbonation.
D: Good but I wish it was fresh.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 01:06:56 | More by dfillius
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District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark caramel color, just slightly cloudy, but I don't believe it's bottle conditioned. Nice big foamy head after a very aggressive pour. Pretty mild aroma of citrus, rye, and an almost tropical mango like smell. On the palate, a faint smokiness comes first with the rye and hops clumsily juxtaposed. The dryness in the midpalate is quite firm with a thin, bone dry finish. It remains quite bitter in the mouth very long after each sip. Body is medium with moderate carbonation, it is quite balanced, not a souped up RIPA like it claimed to be. There's nothing grounding to this beer, it's slightly sloppy. Drinkability comes out low, a bit of a dissapointment.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 19:15:10 | More by dreadnatty08
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3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on 2/17/10.

A-Pours a dark red/copper with white one finger head.

S-Caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, and maybe the slightest whiff of rye.

T-Hint of spicy rye, but citrus hops dominate here with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit; caramel malt balances and keeps it from being very bitter.

M-Low carbonation and bordering on flat with medium body.

D-Pretty, easy drinking but not very interesting to my palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 20:34:53 | More by samie85
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3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

S- 22 ounce bomber bottle
A- a nice reddish, almost light caramel color
Smell- citrus, with almost orange juice type aroma
Taste- really taste the hops, some what pine taste, strong flavor
Mouth feel- light
D- not my favorite type of beer, hence the rating. If you like "hoppy" ales this is the one for you. great example.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 16:33:29 | More by salukiKMO
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3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chilled 12 oz. longneck into a 33 cl snifter. Best-by date is printed outside the lighter colored box, so it's partially illegible, but it's some time in 2013.

Look- Deep.deep ruby-amber with a generous head that falls within a minute or two. Sticky lace clings to the glass but doesn't develop much.

Smell- Malty, spicy, light herbal aroma. Swirling brings out some light citrus and booze. Sweeter as it warms.

Taste- Nothing too different from the aroma, although not as sweet as anticipated. Rye toast, marshmallow, mild citrus up front. Herbal/white bread finish. Tasty, subdued but very nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full, creamy sip. Mellow carbonation. A little heavier than I'd like.

Overall- Decent, but nothing too fancy. I'd probably pick it up again at some point if I saw it, but I'm not in any hurry.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 07:38:45 | More by Lawl3ss
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New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation - Poured into Flying Fish Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark ruby brown body, white well retained head, and some lacing

Smell - Grapefruit

Taste - Rye, grapefruit, and a hell of a lot of hops

Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy

Drinkability - Could only drink one in a blue moon

Overall - Thought it would be worse

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 18:53:19 | More by tjd112
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3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. A generous extra from lurchingbeast. Thanks, Frank!

A: Pours a clear, but very dark, maroon-ruby body that shines faintly when held to the light. Its head is mild at best, with short retention, but it leaves thick sheets of lace and register marks down the sides of the glass.

S: Spicy rye and a general grainy character are nice on the nose. The hops express themselves as grapefruit zest.

T: There's a general sweetness that I find barleywine-ish, though I can't pin it down to toffee, caramel, or brown sugar. The rye imparts a spicy bread flavor that is especially noticeable in the finish. Hops impart citrus and a mild bitterness that is well covered during the taste, but lies bare in the aftertaste.

M: This feels fairly thin; the flavors fall quickly off the tongue, resulting in a watery finish.

D: I like it, but I probably wouldn't buy it if it were locally available, and I certainly wouldn't hunt it down via trade.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 07:40:33 | More by Arbitrator
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3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This rye beer pours a deep and mysterious red with a foamy head and medium retention. Carbonation seems to be on the light side and, if I didn't know better, I'd assume that this blood red ale was an amber.

Smell is way hoppier than expected, melding hop bitterness with a fruit sweetness that is well presented in the background.

Taste was floral and hoppy, packing a berry ripeness without the acidity. Although this is not lacking in the flavor department, I must admit that I was expecting more saltiness in the forefront.

I once had a Jewish Rye at Triumph Brewpub and really expected some of that deli roll character here. The brew can't be faulted for not resembling that beer, but I was hoping for salt to balance out the sweetness.

As it warms, the interesting flavors of the Thai Sugar come out and leave a nice coating on the tongue, but I can't help but wish for a little salt in the mix with all of these bold, sweet flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 00:23:53 | More by deapokid
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3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Bordeaux glass.
Best by 7/17/2011.

Aroma: Piney hops dominate up front, followed by robust rye, and finally dry, grainy malt.

Appearance: Light tan, fluffy, two fingered head disipates very slowly, while sticky lacing clings to the inside of the glass. Ruby-amber slightly hazy iced tea-colored body.

Flavor: Carmelized sugar up front, immediately followed by brisk hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Some of the rye note then makes an appearance, followed, finally, by a prominent bitter finish that lingers for about 30 seconds.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Less carbonation than expected, and frankly a bit on the flat side.

Overall: This beer has a beautiful body and lacing. Aroma is nice, but mouthfeel, unfortunately was a bit disappointing. It's not a bad beer per se. Just not one I'd order twice, when there are so many other options now.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 03:15:06 | More by mdvatab
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3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a reddish brown with small off-white head, lightly fizzy, good retention, leaving some lacing in a pint glass.

S: Solid smell of some sweet and smoky brown malt, pineapple, very floral hops.

T: Definitely sweet at the forefront, I got a lot of caramel malt and brown sugar. Hops are give a dry citrus and some tropical flavour. Only problem was an annoying coppery metallic aftertaste that dropped the score down from a solid 4. Ends with that along with some bitter dry hops and rye spice.

M: Light carbonation, fairly light body, resiny, some residual sugar character for sure, metallic.

D: A nice rye beer from a brewery I have never tried before, but Founder's Red and Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye are in another category all together in comparison.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2008 04:46:20 | More by Halcyondays
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3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 1/2 finger head, oatmeal color with very faint blueish grey tinge. Deep amber color with a bit of haze. Minimal carbonation but what was there meandered it way slowly to the head.

Nose was faint, hops for sure maybe some grass but I think I wanted it to be there.

Nice hoppy start but finish was a bit weak. There was no jaw tightening bitterness at the back end but the grass giving way to some very slight malt was too subtle and was not balanced with the start. The sweetness that was present throughout was also faint which was better than cloying.

Good viscosity which was expected based on the carbonation action which held the finish as long as it could.

Very drinkable but wish there was a bigger finish.

The Brothers are local so I will have to make a trip to further study this beer in its native habitat.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 02:15:03 | More by smbslt
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3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another thanks to dzyneguru. Poured into 14oz glass. Poured a nice deep brown with a bit of a reddish tint. The beer had less than a half inch of of tan head that didn't have much retention and a little better than minimal lacing.

The Rye scent in this brew was kind of muted, not as sharp as others I've had, with a nice trace of hops in the background. The flavor had a bolder Rye flavor, but not overpoweringly so. There was also a nice blend of hops on the finish.

The body was decent, perhaps a bit thin. Drinkability was good, I'd have more of these if they were local to me. Overall, a decent beer that's worth your time if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 19:43:06 | More by beertunes
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3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Brown body with some red in it. Hardly a white head and a fair bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Some lacing, but overall not exactly attractive.

Smell - Rye all over the place. Some hops and some caramel to it also, but it's a lot of rye.

Taste - Rye forward again. Well, it is a rye beer, I suppose. Spicy and a little sweet, actually. Hop bitterness in the finish. Also, sadly, a boozy flavor, even though it's only 7%.

Mouthfeel - Kinda low carbonation and it feels heavy. It's got a lot of body to it, but that's probably from the rye. Again, the slight tinge of alcohol is disappointing.

Overall - I'm not a fan of rye beers, but there's some characteristics that bring it down besides the rye. Still drinkable, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 02:45:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

best by 3/4/11

pours clear dark copper brown with a 1+ finger head that left no lacing

smell was not that strong - all i got was sugar and malt

taste was a little better - faint hops were overpowered by the very sweet malts - this is not the first time i have had this beer and maybe this bottle was just from a dud batch?

mouthfeel was good light/medium body with moderate carbonation - very smooth and creamy

drinkability is ok - but if the flavors are hit and miss bottle to bottle it will not be a staple in my house

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 19:24:14 | More by jsh420
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-24-2011 03:58:49 | More by SolarMikey
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-24-2013 19:00:15 | More by DerekQXQX
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.