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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,514
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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3.02/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Two Brothers sure has an interesting take on the color red. This is purplish black. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is lacking, but a short ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: This has a hell of a lot more hop character than rye, but in any case it smells great. Citrusy and floral hops. Just a touch of spicy earthy rye underneath. Toasty malts with minor caramel notes.

2.5 T: The taste is confused. Moderate, though out of place, hop bitterness that comes off in an almost burnt nature. Rye is much more apparent, but it doesn't work well with the hops. That isn't to say it can't. I've had rye IPAs that were delicious. A touch of roastiness, toast, and sugary caramel.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, but lacking smoothness due to the perceived burnt flavors.

2.5 D: I think this would have worked better if they used less bittering hops. In any case, it's at least interesting.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Sort of a murky, rusty shade of amber, with a light khaki head and decent lace/retention. Appearance almost borders that of a brown ale.

S- Grapefruit hops up front, accompanied mostly by other citrus aromas. This is slightly floral, with the rye coming through on the back end along with some clove and candy sugar.

T- Follows the nose. Nice floral presence up front followed by a mild sweetness, and slightly bitter/dry finish. Tasty.

M- Smooth, oily, a bit dry from the hops and the rye. Would not have guessed that this is 7%, as it is very easy to drink.

O- This is a very solid brew overall. It doesn't necessarily kill it in any one aspect, but makes for a great overall package. I would certainly drink this agian.

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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Muddy red, almost chestnut in color. Frothy, two-finger light beige head that leaves a thick, sticky lacing.

Nose is pine, caramel sweetness, and a touch of grassiness.

Taste follows the nose pretty well. An initial, fleeting sweetness gives way to some nice hop flavor and bitterness. Sweetness comes around more as the beer warms, and I begin picking up some hints of tobacco.

Medium body and carbonation, the hop resins seem to coat the tongue. Fairly dry finish.

I could drink several of these in a sitting. Overall very well balanced, and the ABV seems to be hidden fairly well.

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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.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a a murky, brownish-amber color with a small off-white head that disappears quickly. Scent is very sweet with some lovely hop aromas. Sweet caramel malt as well. Somewhat piney. Maple syrup? Taste is immediately caramel malt with some delicious rye flavors. Great hops balanced with rye and sweet malt. A bit of honey and citrus. A lot of pine. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, well carbonated, with a somewhat sticky finish. Drinkability is high. Overall, I really wish there were more rye beers. This is a great one.

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Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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