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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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1,349 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,349
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 136
Gots: 85 | 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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Mdog

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -21.2%

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.

02-02-2008 00:31:10 | More by Mdog
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AylwinForbes

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +14.6%

"It's warm!" Dulcie exclaims, surprised by the higher temperature of the cask compared with the regular tap. I blush. I thought I had died and gone to heaven to see a barman pull a pint. The cask version is delectably seductive, and incredibly drinkable. That muddy red slightly hazy appearance and molasses/grainy aroma. Taste is a complex mixture of molasses, malt, hop.

01-28-2008 22:38:45 | More by AylwinForbes
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plaid75

New York

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured a deep murky amber hue with half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a robust sweet malt with a smattering of floral hop.

The taste consisted of an upfront toasted grainy malt, some caramel sweetness and a spicy rye element. Some flowery hop toward the finish helped to dry the beer out. Excellent toasted malt at the finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry and toasted residue.

Overall a very tasty and complex beer. Thanks to unclejedi for this one.

01-09-2008 01:39:50 | More by plaid75
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seaoflament

California

4.1/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to my Secret Santa sprinkle for this one.

Pours a muddy red and brown color with a decent inch of foam.

Aromas of citrus fruits, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple, a bit of mango, and peaches. Toasted bread and some caramel dominate the malt. A few grassy aromas and I also pick up a bit of fresh pomegranate. Then, after it gets close to room temp, there are some apple peels, pear, and maybe a bit of grapes.

Sweet malt upfront with some spices and followed by rye bread and bitter citrus. The finish is a little dry from the rye and also spicy and tangy. A pretty sweet tasting beer yet well balanced with some hop bite. A fruity taste develops as the beer warms up and a hint of alcohol is detected as well.

A very good red ale with a rye and citrus twist.

12-28-2007 04:58:29 | More by seaoflament
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gpcollen1

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

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...

11-18-2007 18:54:31 | More by gpcollen1
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Appears slightly hazed deep copper amber with a large off white cream head leaves even lacing around. Aroma has sweet roasted caramel aspects with flowing herbal and mild citrus notes along with a spicy rye kick. Flavor is great I have no clue what Thai palm sugar tastes like but this beer is so unique with the combination of spicy rye, herbal and citrus hop tones, and caramel roastiness. Strong flow of hop oils carrying the bitterness to the edge. Mouthfeel is sticky with hop resins evenly carbonated very smooth, glides going down medium bodied. Drinkability is nice an all around very complex drinking beer that I hope to see again soon.

11-03-2007 16:43:22 | More by WVbeergeek
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umustdrink

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +12.9%

A - Mahogany colored with a thin white head, rocky, fading to a film. Good amount of lacing.

S - Spicy malts, you can definitely tell there's Rye involved here. It's slightly peppery and almost hot spicy. Balancing the malts is a lightly bitter grapefruity hop.

T - Taste is a lot like a good amber, but the malts are augmented with a spicy rye character. Like a good amber, theres a nice piny hoppy balance. The finish is a warm malty character that is slightly hoppy-bitter.

M - Texture is very creamy at points. Carbonation is medium, providing just the right amount of bite.

D - An excellent rye beer, comparable to Red's rye but creamier which is very good. I love rye beers and I wish they were more accessible.

10-20-2007 00:48:44 | More by umustdrink
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franksnbeans

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

Presented to me clear amber with orange hue and a cream head that laces heavily. Nose is bread, spicy rye malt and a little hops. Tastes nice and hoppy with a big malty balance and the rye shows up at the bitter end. Medium in the mouth and very drinkable. Overall a delightful rye IPA that is worth trying.

10-10-2007 18:26:44 | More by franksnbeans
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bassmantin

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

09-23-2007 01:38:21 | More by bassmantin
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Sixpoint

New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

09-12-2007 22:34:07 | More by Sixpoint
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shroompod

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle poured cold into goblet. Darkish brown, somewhat cloudy , small head, no lacing.

Smell is faintly caramel, not smelling a lot, could be my allergies.

The beer pulls through with nice hop bite , maltiness , and some crispness with I'd assume comes from the sugar and rye.

Mouthfeel is thin, and under carbonated.

Overall drinkability is pretty good, although I won't be seeking this one out.

08-29-2007 00:04:33 | More by shroompod
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WesWes

New York

4.43/5  rDev +8%

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a smooth and creamy crystal malt and rye scent along with a wonderful hop aroma. It's bitter with a bit of rye spiciness. The taste is good. It has a very bitter hop flavor that blends nicely with the crystal and rye malts. It's incredibly smooth and light for a beer at 7%. Rye is the new trend in brewing and I couldn't be happier. It's spicey flavor lends itself well to hoppy beers. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer. It's complex all the way through; a great beer!

08-28-2007 23:51:58 | More by WesWes
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

Something a bit different and very tasty and pleasant. Summit hops, plum sugar which gives interesting drinkable characterist while being fresh fruit sweet. A good showing of rye, with vanilla.Everyone I shared this with had a different take, reflecting the complexity successfully created, different fruits, citrus. Complex aroma as well.

08-26-2007 03:00:58 | More by Sammy
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mdm46410

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a shaker. This ale poured a dark brownish amber color with a thick, rocky, beige head that slowly subsided, leaving some extra thick, sticky lacing around the glass. The aroma was very strong and consisted of a huge floral, citrus hop presence, along with some caramel malt sneaking in behind the hops. The flavor was decently hoppy and bitter, but the citrus elements appeared to have been mellowed out quite a bit by the palm sugar. This seemed to give the beer some brandy and vanilla characteristics. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a slightly slick, oily feel, along with light carbonation. A very enjoyable and unique beer from Two Brothers.

08-10-2007 23:36:11 | More by mdm46410
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

Very nice red color with a huge, fluffy off white head. Nice level of hoppiness to it with a crisp bite in there. Heavy handed hop bitterness in the flavor. Terriffic creaminess and soft malt taste. Nice crispness from the rye. The creamy flavor really balances nicely against the heavy hop flavors. Great body-very full and smooth. Just a great beer all around. Very enjoyable.

08-06-2007 01:30:06 | More by lackenhauser
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

A- HUGE airy off white head on a light cloudy darker red body.
S- Rye comes through nicely, spices, citrus hops, grapefruit, grass, and few earthy tones as well.
T- Very interesting and different flavor. Citrus and grass hops blended in a sugary body. Rye comes through nicley and adds a nice twist to the flavor. A light hint of spices come through and builds up on tongue. Light alcohol warms back throat. Rye, dry, light bitterness, and grass flavors all stick around for the aftertaste.
M- Way to carbonated IMO. Medium/full body with really high carbonation.
D- It is a very decent beer. Few things I don't like but mostly it is a very tasty beer. I wouldn't mind drinking more of this at all.

08-01-2007 06:40:20 | More by BlindPig
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

Thanks to dchatfield for this one.

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a clear rustic amber hue with a fluffy two finger off-white head that slowly dies down to a nice lacing. Webbing is very good, sticky from here to there. Smell is clean and crisp with sweet citric friut aromas with a floral scent as well, a bit weaker than I would like. When I first take the initial sip it's almost like fresh brewed iced tea (with carbonation) but then the hop rye flavor emerges. Sweet caramel malt balances perfectly with the citric hop/rye bite. Almost a kettle corn popcorn flavor to it, yummy. Creamy medium bodied mouthfeel with little carbonation. Ends pretty dry, but in a pretty good way. Drinkability is great, no alcohol in the nose or on the tongue, hidden very well. I said it before, and I'll say it again...more breweries need to make rye beers. Good work Two Brothers.

07-19-2007 01:38:19 | More by BeerTruth
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

A Christmas present from AprilLuvs beer. Thanks.

Pours a ruddy amber with a soapy fading khaki headcap leaving suds lace.

Sweet nose of candy lolipop and floral aromas. There is a solid malt bill nose in there too.

First swigs: Table sugar and tea sweet front. Raw chewy grain and very bitter orange peel finish.

Feel is a tad cloying and suary sweet. Medium body with plenty of carbonation zip.

07-18-2007 00:30:12 | More by blitheringidiot
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prototypic

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Appearance: It's a dark brown-reddish color with a foamy two finger head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: A little light on the nose. It has a light grainy taste. Hops are noticeable, but not overly strong. Light caramel-toffee malt smell.

Taste: Initially, it's slightly grainy or earthy which I'm sure is the rye factor.Toffee malt adds a bit of a sweetness to the mix. Hops are bitter and noticeable, but again, not over the top. Pretty well balanced overall.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, carbonated well, and very smooth. Very drinkable beer. Overall, this is a very well done brew. Certainly one I recommend.

07-15-2007 04:20:15 | More by prototypic
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illidurit

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

07-04-2007 01:49:16 | More by illidurit
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chadspivey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks to malcontent for the opportunity to try this brew....

A: Dark amber color with a two finger, offwhite head.

S: This is a faint smell. Roasted malts, not much else.

T: There's the hops. I couldn't smell them, but I can taste them. The malt still rocks. Well balanced brew.

M: Perfect. Compliments the taste very well. Full body.

D: If I had regular access to this beer, I would drink way too much beer.

06-24-2007 13:03:36 | More by chadspivey
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dreadnatty08

District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev -18.8%

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.

06-21-2007 19:15:10 | More by dreadnatty08
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a clear reddish copper. Nice two finger off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Steady streams of bubbles racing to the surface.

Aroma consists of sweet caramel malts, honey, woody pine hops, some light citrus, and rye. Smells good, but it's a bit sweet smelling, imo.

The flavor is somewhat sweet for a rye, as well. Hops show up more after a couple of sips and the bitterness starts to kick in. Rye bread is noticeable, as is something that gives it a creamy flavor...not sure where it's coming from.

Creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation. Almost like it's on nitro. Very easy to drink. ABV doesn't show up at all. Pretty damn good rye beer.

06-21-2007 15:19:16 | More by Imstillthegman
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz. bottle

Crystal clear amber color. Good lacing. Small to medium, creamy, light tan head.

Sweet aroma. Caramel and honey. Spicy, hops both herbal and citrus. Milder aroma than I expected.

Taste is more bitter than sweet, but it gets more balanced as it warms. Hops & rye keep it bitter. Rye shows up in finish. Biscuity. Sweet character sugary/caramel.

Medium + body. Low to medium carbonation. Dry.

Nice. Reminds me a bit of Nugget Nectar.

06-11-2007 15:36:03 | More by
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a dark brownish amber color with one and a half fingers worth of creamy white head that has pretty good retention, and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is of sweet caramel initially when poured, but more noticeable after the pour are some piney and citrusy hops along with a little touch of rye.

Initially, the beer is sweet with toffee and caramel. Then comes the hops. There is some pine along with some grapefruit, and pineapple is present also. The beer finishes with a nice spicy rye flavor. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, smooth, and pleasantly carbonated. No signs of the 7% alcohol and this is a very drinkable beer. I wish there were more of this style available to me. I havent had a lot of these, but between this and the two Founder's rye beers, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite styles. This is a great beer.

06-09-2007 02:19:41 | More by hckyfn9999
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.