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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,385 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,385
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 136
Gots: 102 | 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:
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

lockewoodfin, Sep 18, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saw this beer at the local homebrew store and had to try it. My first Two Bothers Brewing co. beer. This one is one of my new favorites. Poured a nice red with a quick dissipating head. left decent lacing down the glass. Taste of rye was well balanced and a perfect compliment to the hop character. Smell was of roasted rye with a little touch of hops.

I gotta recommend this to anyone who hasn't tried it yet. It blew my mind

Rhynes2, Jul 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DocDownUnder, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

vidguy17, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jordanmtate, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Bill69, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of SethB2
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a deep amber color with a very thick head that has no intention of going away anytime this decade. Very nice.

S - This beer has the typical earmarks of a rye beer. Big roasted grain aroma with a hoppiness that isn't very distinct due to the dark malts. Smells a little yeasty as well.

T - Whoa, yeah this is a Rye beer. No question. Big roasted flavors hit hard up front and leave very little, if any, room for the sweeter malts to back them up. Citris hops make an appearance toward the middle. Finishes up in a typical Rye fashion. Bitter and a bit sour (in a good way) with some "dustiness" on the palate.

M - Very, very nice. Smooth and easy drinking.

D - Same as above. Nice beer.

Thanks to JeffKrenner for the chance to try this unique and easy drinking beer.

SethB2, Aug 31, 2006
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3.52/5  rDev -13.9%

JeffONeal, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

pisomojado8, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Nate, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich amber color with moderate head and lacing. I can't smell much in it. If anything, all I detect is the smell of alcohol. A little unimpressed. The taste is a surprise... maltier than I expected with only a hint of hops in the aftertaste. I would have liked more hoppiness to balance this out a little more. The rye is somewhat apparent, but not as dominating as in, say, a Founder's Red's Rye. Still enjoyable and unique.

bassmantin, Sep 23, 2007
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taught a class near the Clark Street Ale House, and wanted to see what was on cask. Pleasant surprise to find Cane & Ebel there. Reviewed it back on 15 Jan 2007 in a growler from the brewery, so this is the cask review.

It still retains the dark ruby clarity, and the head is now much inproved in both size and staying power. The aroma of rye grassiness and citrus hops is even better than before. The flavor has a nice spiciness from both the hops and the cane, and the solid malt body balances well against the 68 IBU and dry-hop flavors. The cask presentation makes this beer even smoother and more dangerously drinkable than it was off the keg. If you're in Chicago's north loop area, don't miss it.

MillRat, May 18, 2007
Photo of Homerbag
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber body taht starts off with a thick one and half finger head then reduces to an impressive lacing ring.

Smells like a IPA. Strong grapefruit/citrus hops followed by an even nalt balance. The rye sourness is noticable. Taste is mildly sweet at first then a hop kick hits the middle of the tounge. This has the same taste as if you were snacking on grapefruit and pieces of rye bread.
Feel is a bit sticky, carbonation is good.

Overall a very drinkable beer. Almost a sweeter IPA. I liked it and would have more. I like the bitter citrus hop tones. It may not exactly be true to form, but still a good choice.

Homerbag, Feb 19, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Walletsworth, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

TEdubbaD, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mrjmann, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best before 6/30/09.

Deep mahogany color with good clarity. Beige head, formed a bit slow, but left a patchy sheet on the back half of the glass.

Great aroma. Resinous piney hops are primary, followed by the sticky sugar aroma. It's bold, but not at all cloying; a very pleasant sweetness, being derived from palm sugar rather than corn syrup or something cheap. Smells sticky, like syrup being boiled down into a thick goo. Another layer is a spicy rye. These elements blend so well. You can pick it apart, or appreciate the way it works together.

I can say a lot of the same things about the flavor. It's superbly balanced on the palate, seamlessly showing off sweet, bitter, and spicy flavors. There's so much rye flavor, but it's livened up by a sweetness like raw sticky dark sugar. The rye bite is complemented by bitter piney hops. The hopping of this is superb. Rather than cluttering it with citric hops for the sake of complexity, the hops simply add depth to the dominant rye character. Having had this on tap, I know the piney hops are more forward, adding a more explosive flavor, and healthy bitterness. As is, it is still boldly flavorful, and at 68 IBUs, not slacking there either. Finishes on the dry side, with lingering rye spice and herbal hop aftertaste.

Like any beer with a healthy rye presence - smoooth. 7% abv isn't tasted or felt in the least. One must at least guess that such a potently flavorful beer is no less than that strong. It's certainly not felt though. Carbonation is on the lower side.

While the boldness and relative heaviness of the beer prevents me from chugging it down, I'd gladly drink these all night. I've been craving this beer before getting this pack, and while Hop Rod Rye is a passable substitute and great beer, I quickly remembered why I preferred this one. I wish it was easier to find and a bit more affordable, but anyone who can get it needs to. It's fantastic right now, and even better nearer to peak freshness. I might score this a perfect on tap. It's that good.

ommegoose, Mar 30, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

asafarc2, Feb 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

KCM, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

batfireman, Jan 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

BDLbrewster, Apr 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jaxray8, Aug 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

JeltMaaj, Apr 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

CorneliusBunker, Oct 17, 2012
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4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Very dark murky red with not much head to speak of. The appearance of this one leads me to believe this will pack a punch of flavor, I hope for a full bodied experience.

S: Peppery spices up front, some floral hops and caramel sweetness in there as well.

T: They aren't messing around with the rye in this beer. It is amazingly spicy and complex, but they've packed enough caramel malts in to keep it very balanced. This is like nothing I've ever had.

M: I could chew this. It's not incredibly thick, but the creamy smoothness makes me want to just suck on it for a while... weird.

O: This. This is what a great beer should be. You could search the entire world for a better Rye Beer and come up completely empty handed and dumb founded. Well done!

alexipa, Feb 12, 2013
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,385 ratings.