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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 148
Gots: 161 | 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:
Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006

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
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Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
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)

Photo of Mdog
3.19/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Photo of badmoon
3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
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".

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Photo of pijiu
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

Photo of Yetiman420
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

Photo of dreadnatty08
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Photo of dfillius
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Photo of samie85
3.36/5  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.

Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.