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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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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cane and Eble started out with a tall creamy head with pleanty of bubbles. It sits tall over a clean dark amber body. Great lacing acompanies an aroma of plumbs, brown sugar, alcohol and some hop aroma. The body is moderately thick with a pleasant almost creamy mouthfeel. Cane and Eble displays a great balence of toasty rye malt and hops. There are undertones of plumbs and dark fruit sweetness. The progression of flavor on your pallet goes as such, fruit, rye, hops, with a carmel, hop,and fruit aftertaste.
Try it with Soba noodles, veggies and tofu in a garlic sesame sauce.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 23:05:36 | More by johanvond
Photo of FosterJM


4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1423rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint

@World of Beer, Naperville, IL

App- Almost like an amber color with only a small head to it. Decent cling but not much. A good density is there and allows a nice amount of light in. Tinges of brown in the center.

Smell- I enjoyed the aromatics on this beer. Had a decent of rye with a good amount of hippiness behind it and a full dose of malt on the nose.

Taste- A really good blend and balance on this. Glad I found a single bottle at the bar vs. a 6 pack to take home. A huge amount of rye and a nice creamy flavor with a touch of malt and pepper.

Mouth- A medium creamy body with a medium carbonation. Good rye residual flavors and a bit of pepper.

Drink- A good beer. Should've brought a 6 pk home but didn't have the room for 6 more beers. Want more.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 01:32:43 | More by FosterJM
Photo of Deuane


4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a couple of bottles of this lately since I had not had it in a long time. Thanks much to Ffej for the hook up for a few of them.

A=Deep, clear rusty amber body with a small off-white/light tan head that reduced to a thin ring. Some light sticky webbed lace left behind.

S-Sweet malts AND citrus at the same time. Nice...like sniffing a bowl of mandarin oranges,

T- Blast of sweet caramel malt followed quickly by citrusy hop goodness. A very nice sweetness flows through the sip and then ends on a dry note...thanks rye malt!

M-Medium light body with a very smooth feel. This may be just a bit on the light side for me. I wouldnt mind a bit more body to support the sweetness.

D-I like the sweet/citrus hop combo. A very easy to drink and enjoyable brew. Good sharp hoppy bitterness flows nicely throughout to beer to be met with the sweetness from the malt and palm sugar and ends with the dryness of the rye....well done!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2008 15:32:32 | More by Deuane
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New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love a good rye beer, and this one fit the bill.

Poured with a copper russet hue, it had a spicy fruit hop nose and a lingering chocolate malt undertone.

In the taste, I found a distinct and signature coconut flavor, perhaps a result of the fermented palm sugar.

Despite its strength, the beer was rather drinkable and easy to consume. I was amazed how quickly I finished the bomber.

Well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 22:34:07 | More by Sixpoint
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District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

deep copper niceness. great color. head is a little lame, but does its job, releasing fantastic odors

lushly rich, stickily hoppy, spicily rye-ey. great mix of piney and citrus hops, with a little of whatever sugar they have in there

the hops are so fresh coming out of this. great rye kick. C&E has always been a little sweet for my tastes, perhaps just a little slow feeling. i would have thought the palm sugar (or whatever) would dry it out--perhaps they compensate by mashing hot

Serving type: growler

11-29-2009 02:02:14 | More by bruachan
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice darker orange with a fairly minimal head, but one that sticks around as a thin cap for the duration of the beer.Decent lacing as well. Aroma has a touch of sour and a touch of rye spiciness with some floral hops as a bottom note. Slight rye sourness on the start, followed by spicy combo of rye grain and hops and long hop bitterness on the finish. Citrus notes throughout. Really very nice rye flavors. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and a touch of candy sugar is there as well, but very balanced. Beautifully drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 01:01:30 | More by Georgiabeer
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap last night at Brass Rail in Campbelltown, PA. Served chilled in a pint glass.

A - a caramel/bronze shade w/ mild haze and the head of light beige clings steadfastly after the sip.

S - Fruity date-like nose w/ piney and grainy odors. Slightly tobacco-like w/ earthy aromas that are sweet.

M - A slight resinous tinge in the feel as the moderately high level of carbonation keeps the beer from feeling to cloying w/ a slick rye texture w/ a bitter pine finish

T - The taste is crisp and spicy w/ rye flavor high in the grainy/malty element w/ a slight cereal sweet malt taste of rye. The flavor has a gentle caramel aspect w/ hops rushing to close the gap following the sweet effect w/ piney and mild citrus notes of tangerine. A smooth candy like taste is noticed toward the end of the pint w/ a taste that keeps the beer balanced w/ the high alpha hops that hang on into a slightly bitter finish.

D - A great rye IPA, I can't imagine many hoppy ryes I would rather have. the fullness makes it hard to drink too many, but still very drinkable and one I consider refreshing for the strength. I recommend this if you are a fan of rye beers and hops - it won't disappoint in either respect.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2009 18:30:55 | More by Slatetank
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear coppery orange, topped with a receding off white head. No bottle conditioning? Head dies very quickly into a meek collar. No lacing. Aroma is pretty much all hops. Citrusy and bright, with a fresh, punchy attack. An unusual sugary sweet fruitiness in the background, I expect from the added sugar. A bit too saccharine to be malt. It adds to the orange juice citrusy scent. The flavor opens with sweet caramel right up front. Big, bold flavor with a healthy dose of green fruit. Kiwi, apples, grapes. Hops peep in early, delivering orangey citrus with a bit of a bright green lime tang. The color may be red, but the taste screams green. Green hops, green fruit, green face if you drink too many bombers. Amazingly smooth and silky, with a firm, full body and gentle carbonation. I'm very happy with that, as it makes the beer just glide across the palate. I'm sure the rye contributes something to the effect, too. Is this oak aged? Something gives off that feel. Prominent citrusy hops in the finish, very sunny and fresh. Unusual sweet aftertaste that lingers on with the hop bitterness. Amazingly well balanced, with the oddball palm sugar and all. Some beer-batter yeast presence. I don't know how many batches it took to nail this, but nail it they did. I'll be buying another and probably extra to share with friends. Word on the street is that they brewed this with a new super alpha hop variety called Summit (18%!!!). It's amazingly juicy. Might be a new favorite of mine. Very good. I look forward to the Philosophers Stone.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2006 07:10:56 | More by UnionMade
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Kasey's Tavern in Chicago on 1/23/2010.

A= This ale poured a deep red/brown color with a 1.5" cream colored head. The head retained a long time and left a ton of sticky lace down my glass.

S= Lots of "American" in this big hop profile (grapefruit more than pine) and a not insignificant amount of sweetness. The rye added a spicy note as well.

T= Much like the aroma. Lots of hop flavor and bitterness, balanced against malt sweetness and other flavors like rum soaked raisins, spicy rye, cane sugar, and a light toffe note. Finished fairly balanced, with the sweet and hoppy qualities battling it out right to the end of each sip.

MF= Just a bit to the heavy side of medium bodied with a chewy-slick feel that is eased a bit by the solid carbonation.

D= Extremely tasty and very drinkable. Probably my favorite beer from Two Brothers and that is saying something.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 03:43:57 | More by spointon
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is caramel with red garnet highlights. Exceptional head and thick lacing combine for an impressive presentation.

Musty but somewhat citrus hop aroma leads to spicy rye and faint malt.

Taste starts with a piney/citrus hop burst leading into the spicy rye then mellows to a malt backdrop. Balanced, complex and highly enjoyable. Pepper and pine, citrus and dry malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slightly dry and medium body. Spot on carbonation. Very nice.

This beer goes down fast for a 7% abv. It hits the spot on a cold rainy evening. Two Brothers use of rye is the best I have had as they did not over do it while creating a unique and tasty brew. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 05:50:08 | More by 312HopBomb
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark rust red into my Carlsberg Imperial Pint. Head rises quite high and holds in an off white uneven cloud. Aromas are sweet and grainy, breadlike, with a light dry hint of hops.

Taste is much stronger than the nose. A rich and creamy body with lots of grain in the taste. Sweetness rides in there and sticks through the bitter and dry finish.

This one is very nice for sure. I do love rye brews and all the hops in this makes it finish nice and dry but still sweet...

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 18:54:31 | More by gpcollen1
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caramel sweet, rye spice, and sticky, fruity hops

A: Deep, dark, hazy sunset red with a fairly persistent regenerative three finger off white head.

S: The first thing I get is a raw, almost spiced sweetness, more like molasses than any kind of fruit. Rye spice is definitely there, but not overwhelming. Floral, zesty, and dusty hops float on top. Not extremely potent, but quite pleasant and inviting.

T: Malt is similar to the nose... raw, caramel, candy sweet with a spicy rye edge, but hops are much more exotically fruity and bitter on the palate... this is well hopped, well made beer.

M: While creamy, the body is just a hair thinner that I'd like to feel at this ABV. Texture is fine grained and sticks to the tongue well. Carbonation is high enough to carry the flavors into the palate, but low enough not to get in the way.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 02:23:37 | More by dmfrench
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have got to admit that I've only had a couple of Rye beers so I'm not too sure how to review this one. It looked good with a lively pour and darker amber color. The head was minimal, but stuck solidly to the glass. The nose was mostly piney hops with a malty/bready combo. Solid hoppy taste coupled with a punch of sugary sweetness up front, followed by a long bitter aftertaste and a distinct grainy dryness. Time to try more ryes. I loved it and will for sure pick up another 4pk in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 23:36:35 | More by BDLbrewster
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a nonic.

A: Fine tan head maxes out at about half an inch in height, over a clear, burnished brown body. Head dissipates into a very thin ring with slight webbed lacing.

S: Nice herbal hops, tangy rye, and a vaguely fruity, almost cherry scent. Almost like iced tea at times, in a very good way.

T: Good hop kick throughout, but not overpowering of the sour rye and the sugar. Just enough sweetness in the finish to keep this very drinkable. Taste largely follows the nose. Very good.

M: Coats the tongue nicely, with a somewhat astringent feeling. Medium carbonation.

D: High. Great balance of hops, rye, and maltiness. Not at all boozy feeling for 7% abv. Almost sessionable, if it were a little less alcoholic. I could (and often do) get pretty tipsy on this if I'm not careful. A great beer, and reasonably priced.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 04:04:46 | More by wschmit
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Another treat picked up from Anderson's General Store in Toledo. A deep, dark red ale. Bold hop flavors with a decided tang from rye. Totally different from other rye beers that I've tried, but not as flavorful as Red's Rye from Founder's. However, this is still a really nice beer & one I'd love to try on cask. Recommend

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 01:39:10 | More by montageman
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- This BEER pours a murky brown/red color. The head starts out one finger thick, but ends up much less than that.

Smell- Cane and Ebel has an earthy, almost musty smell in the bottle. Once poured, I could pick up a pepper and caramel smell.

Taste- At first sip, I could taste a caramel/malt flavor. There is sweetness to this initial taste, but the earthy barley flavor keeps it from being overwhelming. Rye & sweetness gives way to a slight bitterness from hops.

Mouthfeel- slightly sticky... lingers on the tongue with bitterness and slight earthy tones

Overall- I am very happy with the way earthy rye and bitter hops dance in this ale. This unique ale really works!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 23:52:03 | More by blahblahbeercom
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber-red with foamy cream colored head and lacing spattered all over.

Smell: Complex mix of grapefruit, orange, spice and bread.

Taste: Grapefruity hops and somewhat sweet fruity & toasty malts battle, while a sharp spiciness floats above both the hops and malts and carries long into the very bitter finish.

Feel: Moderately low carbonation, medium to full smooth body, extremely dry finish.

Drinkability: What an onslaught this beer is on my taste buds, yet still quite refreshing.

This is now my third Rye IPA/Red Ale (Founders Red Rye and Summit India Rye being the other two), and this is simply a sub-style I truly enjoy. Like the Black IPA (or whatever we are now calling it), this almost deserves its own style now, since this has nothing in common with the other, tamer Rye beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 21:57:44 | More by bsp77
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark dark amber color
S: Smells great! Not too strong.
T: Good taste. I think I let it get too cold but I can taste the rye in it and the hops and malt have a great balance.
M: The Mouthfeel is about average with this type of beer. A little harsh but I think the coldness is adding to that. I should have let this one sit.
D: This is a great beer. I wouldn't mind a sixer of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 21:43:36 | More by BrewIndy
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Second Two Brothers of the evening. I found this stuff for 6.50 a 4 pack today. I have been wanting to try this beer for some time but haven't been able to locate it....unitl today.

A - Very nice. Deep Brown Red with a cloudy feel and look. Excellent. It says....well crafted on it.

S - Hops are noticeable. Also there is a sweetness to this beer than I haven't picked up on with other Two Brothers.

T - Very Good!!! Hops on a sweet tooth. Reminds me of a piece of rye bread just coming out of the toaster with a little butter on it. Not too strong rye flavor but nice. You can taste this beer in the back of your throat just as it slides down. Very nice.

M - Again, very smooth like most two brother beers are. Excellent. Quality is what these guys strife for.

D - Ahhh...Yeah! A little bit more expensive than there other beers but for a miss priced 6 pack, I think $1.75 per bottle is well worth it. I think the price might be wrong so I am going back tomorrow and pick up some more. HELLO!!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 03:21:48 | More by schellsbeer
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New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single, twelve ounce bottle copped from New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street in Manhattan for $3.00...
"A hopped-up red, rye ale" on the front logo sticker..
According to the bottle, this beer was brewed with rye and palm sugar...
Pours a ruby-red, tawny, dark-amber hue with a minimal head that deposited a thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Hints of amber, caramel, malts, and hops dominated the aroma...
Taste included a strong presence of rye on the tongue along with a nice balance of malts and hops, caramel, a hint of vanilla, and slight candied sugars...
No bitterness or alcohol detected, and the brew concluded with a sweet finish...
Good stuff...

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 11:41:22 | More by dsa7783
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin but fluffy head, as if that makes any sense, atop a dark coppery brown brew.

Slightly spicy smell with sweet malt and earthy hops.

Tastes great. Sweet smooth malt base with a solid, citrusy hop kick. Strong but not over powering.

Smooth medium-full body with good carbonation.

A distinctive beer which is complex but still easy to drink. A solid beer from one of my favorite breweries.

Tasted on 3/7/08.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 05:12:59 | More by tmitch75
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky reddish/brown color. At first a two finger beige head forms with good retention initially. The bubbly foam recedes to a tiny cap, with some light patchy lace.
S: A big powerful aroma comes billowing out. At first, passion fruit of pineapple and melons. Citrus and pine as well. There is a bit of spice, I think more from hops than anything. Really well balanced with toasted malt, and sweet toffee. A big bready aroma from the rye as well. Excellent.
T: Follows the nose, but with much more bready rye that I love. A substantial hop presents of passion fruit, citrus, and pine. Though toasted rye bread, toffee, and some brown sugar gives this incredible depth. Again, excellent.
M/D: A nice full body that is well carbonated. Lightly resiny and syrupy. Though really creamy and smooth. The alcohol has a nice punch, but still a great beer to drink. I can quaff a few with no problem.

This is a very nice beer. One of the best rye beers I have had. Up there with the best of the Rye Pale Ales. Something I highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 00:21:03 | More by champ103
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to d0b for this nice extra.

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a snifter.
Forming a decent 1 finger off white bubbly head.
The head quickly fizzles leaving a few pods of bubbles. Thin spotty streaks of lace with a greasy kind of brandy like texture on the glss.
Color is a pale brown, transparent when held to light, but still darker brown in color. Glowing with a golden brown shimmer.

Aromas of sweet buttery toast, malt, caramel, a hint of alcahol but very slight. Brown sugar, maple syrup, and some nice grapefruity hops, mmm its a sweet nectar of goodness at the knose.

Upfront its busrting with hops and a welcome even balance of carbonation. Its definatly sweet, but still some bitterness from the hops comes through swinging.
More of that toasted bready flavor, lots of sweet malt, burnt caramel, honey, and just the right amount of hops to keep that sweetness in check.
Crisp clean finish with a long lingering bitter hop and carbonation still tickling my tounge.

I didnt get much from the rye on this. Any kind of spice was drowned out by the hops. Still a good balance between sweet and bitter, so I cant really complain.
Very nice beer, recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 06:52:49 | More by Buebie
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a nonic. Big 3 finger head atop a very dark amber body. Nice lacing, retention.

Rye and hops meld to create a gorgeous and appetizing aroma. Spicy and citrsuy.

Huge spicy and tangy rye malt flavors backed up by the classic zing of a red ale are balanced out by the nice smoothness achieved by the addition of thai palm sugar.

Very smooth on the palate, great carbonation, creamy and full.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2007 01:49:16 | More by illidurit
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had from the tap at Sunset G&T in Allston, Ma. Presented to me in a standard pint glass the beer was a tawny redish brown color with a sliver of incredibly creamy off-white head. The head was so creamy it almost looked like it was from a nitro-tap. Some spotting lacing throughout the sample, but no other outright signs of carbonation.

The nose has a soft hop presence with the slight flowery esters in the back. Not a dominating scent but more well blended with noticable malt and some sweetness and caramel.

The taste has an innitial hop character much greater than the nose would intimate. A huge malt profile greats the palate with hop bitterness stinging the back of the tounge. This does give way and is well balanced with a rich almost semi-sweet malty character towards the end of each sip. Some mild sweetness and caramel and toffee flavors. A very sublte sweetness that just barley coats the palate but provided balance to the beer.

Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

The beer was very drinkable and similair in taste to Red's Rye. A very nice balance of flavors. An innitial taste might leave one thinking this favors the hops only, but a balance of flavors; of sweetness and bitterness, is well done and lends a great deal to the beer's drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2006 16:00:25 | More by Sycodrummer
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.